While many are referencing Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” this month, we’re having none of that.
After enjoying some Merdeka promo recently, we’re moving on unto better things. What’s not to like about September? There are travel fairs happening, holidays to enjoy, new gadgets debuting, and new policies to take note of.
1. 3 long weekends this month
- 1st & 2nd September 2019 (Sunday & Monday) – Muharram
- 9th September 2019 (Monday) – Agong’s birthday*
- 16th September 2019 (Monday) – Malaysia Day
If you have no plans for this week and next week’s long weekends, here are some recommendations to check out:
- Sharknado Alive! in Sunway Lagoon
- SuperPark Malaysia
- Marvel Studios Exhibition in Pavilion KL
- Johor Premium Outlets
- Resorts World Genting
- Rainbow Fun Park
2. The high tide phenomenon
In case you didn’t know, the districts of Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam have been placed under the high alert watch. There are concerns that heavy rain and strong winds may result in flooding. According to Bernama, the high tide phenomenon are expected to occur again from 29th September – 2nd October as well as 27th – 30th October.
3. Departure tax
Starting this month, anyone leaving Malaysia are required to pay departure tax that will vary depending on the flight destination and travel class.
- First/ Business class: RM50 (ASEAN countries), RM150 (ASEAN countries)
- Economy class: RM8 (ASEAN countries), RM20 (ASEAN countries)
445,641 candidates are sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination this year. The exam period has already started (4th September) and will last till 12th September.
5. Air Asia Free Seats
AirAsia will be having their next Free Seats promo in September. This will coincide with the MATTA Fair that’s taking place again.
6. Apple iPhone 11 event
After Apple announced their 2019 iPhones, there speculations that “iPhone 11” will replace the XR while the “11 Pro” and “11 Pro Max” may replace XS and XS Max respectively. Case maker Nood Cases recently released slim protectors for the 3 different 2019 iPhones – giving us an idea of how the upcoming iPhone 11 range might look like.
The announcement is set to take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on 10th September 2019, 10am. Due to the time difference, Malaysians will received the news at 1am on 11th September.
7. Huawei Mate 30
The Huawei Mate 30 series is due out and some are claiming it to be one of the best camera phones on the market. The company has confirmed that the event date will fall on 19th September where 3 variants are expected to be present.
This is a ton of activities going on this week. Besides the return of Artbox Malaysia in Subang, Dreamcatcher, Wang Leehom, and NU’EST are having their respective concerts for music lovers.
9. Streamyx Is Now Unifi Lite
In addition to Unifi AIR, TM has announced Streamyx customers will be automatically converted to the new Unifi Lite. Instead of RM89 per month, Unifi Lite only costs RM69 per month for existing Streamyx customers.