How’s everybody’s September so far? Good? Bad? Either way, we’re here to help make it better! This month might be a really busy month for some of us but that doesn’t mean we should spend the whole time working. Rest is good for the mind and body, so be sure to take some time off to relax and enjoy yourself.
If you’re not the type to just lay in bed all day doing nothing, then we got a list to help you feel productive throughout the whole week. For this week’s Hype Picks, we’re bringing you loads of festivals, exhibitions, parties and even exciting new releases as well! Hang on tight cause there’s a lot to choose from!
1. Japanese Film Festival 2022
Date: 8th September – 9th October
Location: Selected GS Cinemas
Starting off our list is the Japanese Film Festival! This is the second time the festival is held at Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) all around Malaysia and movie goers will get to see all the exclusive Japanese movies that you can’t see anywhere else! We got the opportunity to watch the opening movie “Anime Supremacy” and it is definitely a must watch! Grab your tickets here.
2. Let’s Anime Cosplay Event 2
Date: 16th – 18th September
Time: 10am – 9pm
Location: Atria Shopping Gallery, Putrajaya
While you’re enjoying the film festival, why not indulge yourself in more Japanese culture by attending the Let’s Anime Cosplay Event 2! Dress up as your favourite anime characters and enjoy all the merchandise, artwork, stage performances and delicious food! While you’re at it, why not sign up for the cosplay competition as well? We know you want to! Click here for more details.
3. Japan Travel Fair Opening Event
Date: 16th September
Location: Tropicana Gardens Mall
If the film festival and cosplay event isn’t enough, then how about one more Japanese event to end your week with? Japan Travel Fair 2022 returns this year at Tropicana Gardens Mall and the opening event is happening this Friday! Hosted by Japan National Travel Organization Kuala Lumpur Office, this is the first time this event is held in two years, so don’t miss out! Call 03-2705 8218 for more info.
4. Boogie Nights: FAR OFF RECORDS TAKEOVER
Date: 17th September
Location: WooBar, W Kuala Lumpur
Okay, time for the real party to start! We mean actual dance party. Get ready to travel back in time and listen to some hot tunes from the 70s at Woo Bar for the Boogie Nights: FAR OFF RECORDS TAKEOVER! But that’s not all as you’ll get to enjoy Disco, Funk & House music from past, present and beyond all night long. RSVP now so you can leave your heart on the dance floor.
5. Hello, I’m New Pt 2
Date: 17th September
Location: The Bee, Kuala Lumpur
If dancing isn’t your thing, then how about live music performances? Now are you interested? We hope you are cause you might get the opportunity to perform on stage next time! “Hello, I’m New” is a series created as a springboard for new and fresh artists to showcase their skills. Book your tickets now and discover amazing 100% homegrown Malaysian artists all in one place.
6. Wow! Malaysia Music Festival at Gembox
Date: 15th September
Location: Gembox, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Speaking of live music performances, here’s another! “Wow! Malaysia Music Festival at Gembox” is getting ready to make the music scene lively again in conjunction with National Day and Malaysia Day! A total of 11 well-known local artists and KOLs will perform so don’t miss out! Follow their Facebook for all the details.
7. Inclusive Luxury
Date: 16th – 25th September
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: The Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
Do you love fashion and live music performances? Then be sure to check out “Inclusive Luxury”, which will explore how luxury fashion can shift towards a more inclusive mindset that fairly includes everyone along the value chain, while also showcasing an exquisite selection of Dia Guild’s local and regional fashion brands. Click here for more info.
8. Let’s Sustain MalaysiaKu!
Date: 16th – 18th September
Time: 11am – 8pm
Location: GMBB, Kuala Lumpur
In celebration of Malaysia Day this week, “Let’s Sustain MalaysiaKu” is a 3-day event that is all about sustainability and how we can be kinder to mother earth through our daily efforts. So, grab your friends and family and learn more about how we can make our world a better place! Check out how you can participate!
(BONUS) New Launches
1. Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Gel
Hada Labo has introduced the Blemish & Oil Control Gel, an all-new moisturiser to keep skin smooth, clear, and healthy. Among the highlights of the newly launched product are: Natural Plant Extracts to strengthen the skin barrier, 2 types of Hyaluronic Acids for deep and long-lasting hydration and Skin pH Balanced and Low Irritation.
2. Nando’s Feed Your Fire Launch: A Feast For The Senses
In celebration of Malaysians’ fiery spirit, we got the opportunity to experience Nando’s feast at Pavilion Bukit Jalil restaurant. “The Feed Your Fire” event was an experience for the 5 senses where guests could see, feel, smell, listen and most of all taste all that Nando’s has to offer. Various stations were set up to bring guests on a journey to discover Nando’s Southern African roots and experience Nando’s like never before.