Weekend by numbers: 14.06.19 to 16.06.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on June 14, 2019.
Weekend by numbers: 14.06.19 to 16.06.19
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4 gifts to consider for dad

Long Semadoh Valley

Does dad love a good adventure? Take a trip with him to find out how paddy is grown and the back-breaking work that farmers in Long Semadoh Valley in Sarawak put into each planting season guided by the team behind Langit — a social enterprise that aspires to bring economic empowerment to smallholder farmers in East Malaysia. Take a break from the daily grind to breathe cool mountain air and dip your feet in clear streams as you experience the life of a subsistence farmer in Kampung Long Semadoh Naseb for an adventure fee of RM1,300 per pax. Bookings are open till July 3 for three sets of five-day adventure dates in August. Visit www.langit.com.my for dates, the detailed itinerary and more information.


Galaxy Fit

For the fitness fan, Samsung’s new line-up of Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e may just be the gift you’re looking for. Designed to get you moving swiftly, these devices are made for life balance seekers who are looking for extra motivation. With just a flick of the wrist, the Galaxy Fit and Fit e make pursuing wellness goals more convenient, stylish and fun. Available for purchase on the Samsung Malaysia Online Store and available at Samsung Experience stores beginning today, the Galaxy Fit (in black and silver) and Galaxy Fit e (in black and white) have a recommended retail price of RM369 and RM139 respectively.


Royal Selangor

Royal Selangor offers a compelling gift choice for Marvel fans in the form of a limited-edition Phoenix, the latest addition to the pantheon of iconic Marvel characters. Crafted by Ghim Ong, The Phoenix Arising figurine, one of the most powerful X-Men characters to grace the comics and silver screen, is now available for pre-orders at Royal Selangor retail stores and online at www.royalselangor.com. The dramatic 1/8 sculpture, of which there are 999 individually numbered pieces worldwide, captures the Dark Phoenix as it manifests itself in the mutant telepath-cum-telekinetic form, making it a highly collectible piece.


Botan bow tie

For the discerning man in your life, pick out a Botan bow tie from Biji-biji, designed by Maatin Shaakir for Father’s Day. It is made from vintage kimono materials by renowned Japanese textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono. Available in a variety of fun colours and designs, this stylish accessory is priced at RM150 and can be purchased via www.bijibijidesign.com.



2 dining options for father’s day

One World Hotel PJ

One World Hotel PJ invites us to celebrate fathers and father figures in our lives at Cinnamon Coffee House. Perfect for those who like to try a little of everything, the bountiful spread offers a selection of over 100 treats to choose from such as sliced beef Wellington accompanied by buttered onion and mustard cream, stewed chicken with potato, mushrooms and peas, sea bass fillet with Béarnaise sauce, wok fried prawn with mala sauce, gulai daging tetel and mutton briyani, just to name a few. This Father’s Day promo is available this Sunday from noon to 4pm and priced at RM128 nett per adult and RM68 nett per child (aged six to 12 years old) at First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre. For reservations and enquiries, call (03) 7681 1157 or email [email protected].



Feel like staying in this weekend? Why not place an order with PichaEats and make the day extra meaningful. Chef Nesreen’s delicious cooking is delivered right to your doorstep so you can skip the crowd, stay home for a cosy meal, and spend quality time with the family. Priced at RM200 for five pax, the menu includes chicken gulai, eggplant stew and popcorn chicken wrap. Visit www.pichaeats.oddle.me for bookings and more.



2 shows to catch

The Joke Factory

Keep the momentum of the Raya celebrations going with a night of stand-up comedy at The Joke Factory. Come for festive fun and belly laughs today and tomorrow with Mad Sabah, Rayza Mukmin, Keren Bala Devan, Sulaiman Azmil, Prakash Daniel, Brian Tan and Netflix’s very own Kavin Jay. The Joke Factory is located at 27 Level G3 Block C5, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets for the 8.30pm show priced at RM50 are available for purchase via www.thejokefactory.com.my.


Duo by McBe

Swing by Alexis Bistro Ampang situated within Great Eastern Mall at 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur to catch the 10pm performance by Duo by McBe. Hailing from Sabah, this barber by day and musician by night will take to the stage to present an exceptionally unique show that showcases a transition from pure acoustic with double bass and acoustic guitars to a taste of electric sound with plug-in electric bass, guitars and drums. There will be a music charge of RM10++ per pax. Visit www.alexis.com.my for more information on the show happening tonight and tomorrow.



1 workshop to attend

The Hive Bulk Foods

Are you on a journey of eliminating single-use plastic from your household yet don’t quite know how to replace cling film and ziplock bags? Then come spend your Sunday morning learning how to make beeswax wraps at The Hive Bulk Foods, 92A Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, Kuala Lumpur. The two-hour long workshop that begins at 10am, priced at RM70, will also teach you how to choose the right fabric for beeswax wraps, methods of cleaning the wraps and more. Visit www.thehivebulkfoods.com for more information.



1 place for retail therapy

The Pieces to Pack

Shopping for clothing for your next getaway? Check out contemporary clothing brand COS’ latest edit, Pieces to Pack’s holiday-ready apparel. From light layers to throw-on styles, perfect for a summer escapade, this collection showcases pieces such as a silk shirt dress, relaxed linen trousers, swimwear, bias-cut sleeveless top and lightweight cotton skirt (both pictured) as well as accessories such as leather flip-flops, a straw hat, bucket hat and weekender bag. The Pieces to Pack edit is available at The Gardens Mall and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.