Just like that, we’re almost in the middle of January! Time sure flies – and now, we’re gearing up for Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner. But since you’ll still have to wait before marking CNY festivities, we’ll help you fill up your schedule this week with exciting things to do in the Klang Valley!
With many CNY-themed pop-ups mushrooming everywhere, and even a cosplay event for our anime lovers out there, we have the perfect list of events for you to consider indulging in this weekend with your besties!
1. Sunny Side Up Market: CNY Edition 2023
Date: 14th – 15th January
Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Slate at The Row
If you haven’t done your CNY shopping yet, Sunny Side Up Market has every vendor, with a wide variety of goods you need to check off your list. This marketplace features everything from food, clothes to accessories and even flowers. Sunny Side Up Market is also pet-friendly, so you can bring all your paw-friends to do your shopping together.
2. Picnic Indulgence 2.0
Date: 14th – 15th January
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Location: Jaya One
Another adorable pop-up you surely don’t want to miss. If you’re looking to spend your weekend wandering around a marketplace that sells affordable munchies, art, handmade crafts and fashion, Picnic Indulgence at Jaya One should be your stop. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to express your support and love for our local businesses and assist them in continuing to prosper.
3. MyKart Underground
- Tuesday – Thursday (12.30pm – 10pm)
- Friday (3.30pm-12am)
- Weekend & Public Holiday (10am-12am)
Location: Basement 4, Tropicana Gardens Mall
Looking to have the thrill of your life? Visit MyKart Underground and race with your buddies to your thrill-seeker heart’s content at their sick race circuit. Located underground at Tropicana Gardens Mall, it’s a race cart attraction unlike you’ve ever seen before. Reserve your spot here.
4. Tu-gather CNY Festive Market
Date: 12th January
If you’re the type who wants to spend your weekend with your family, then the perfect place to go to would be the Tu-gather CNY Festive Market at RainTreeRain. It’s a family-oriented pop-up market where you can chill out and shop from a wide range of goodies. The Tu-gather CNY Festive Market will have your usual vendors that sell food, clothes and even beers. There will also be entertainment to make guests lively and happy throughout.
5. Shin Jidai : New Era
Date: 13th – 15th January
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: DPULZE Shopping Centre
Calling all anime and cosplay lovers! We understand that the much-anticipated Comic Fiesta has just ended, but your yearning for cosplay remains unsatisfied. Fret not, as there will be another cosplay event right at DPULZE Shopping Centre. From cosplay competitions to endless anime-themed booths, you’ll definitely have the best time of your life at Shin Jidai: New Era.
6. Ladies Night
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Location: Luretta D.O.P. Italian Deli, 1 Utama
Ladies, listen up! Luretta D.O.P. Italian Deli is offering you girlies their most exclusive drinks every Thursday for ladies night. Sounds like a fun night out on the town for you guys, so bring all of your besties along. Every lady gets either a free bottle of red or white Luretta Wine.
7. Tastefully Food Expo
Date: 13th – 15th January
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
Save up some space in your belly this weekend because Mid Valley Exhibition Centre is hosting Tastefully Food Expo! A food haven for all the gourmands out there who are looking to munch all day long. We’re sure that by the end of the exhibition, you’ll be walking around with bagsful of treats and a full tummy.
8. ONE Condoms Giveaway
It’s time to activate your sex upgrade with ONE Condoms’ unique CNY-themed condom foils. The new festive set comes in 3 exclusive bunny designs in a set of 6 pcs with 12 unique CNY-themed condom foils. If you’re feeling Ong and want to win a limited-edition Year of the Rabbit angpao, ONE Condoms is doing a giveaway for Malaysians because #兔getherWeAreONE.
9. Apple Fitness+ Introduces Kickboxing & Beyonce
Make “New Year, New Me” a reality by taking your fitness and wellness to a whole new level. Starting today, you can get into the new Kickboxing workout type on Apple Fitness+, enjoy a brand-new sleep theme for meditations, and jam to Beyonce’s music repertoire during your regular workouts (available across Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Pilates, Strength, Treadmill, as well as Yoga). Users can opt for the Apple Fitness+ subscription service for RM 19.90 per month or RM 119.90 per year (which is still cheaper than a monthly gym membership), which you can share it with up to 5 family members.
1. “Love Matters” Musical
Date: 3rd January – 27th April
Location: Resorts World Genting
Love Matters, a highly participatory couple-centric stage production at Resorts World Genting, asks its audience to reflect on the highs and lows of passionate love. As their stories progress, the mood and settings on stage shift rapidly to portray the increased intensity and excitement. The couples’ feelings – desire, alternating with despair and elation – are represented through a varied range of engaging dance movements and romantic music, from intense salsa and jaw-dropping acrobatics to A Star Is Born soundtrack music, and mournful Spanish love ballads. Book your tickets here!
2. IKEA Lucky Truck
IKEA Lucky Truck Schedule:
- IKEA Damansara – January 4
- Aeon Kinta City, Ipoh – January 6
- IKEA Batu Kawan – January 7
- Hin Bus Depot, Penang – January 8
- IKEA Cheras – January 11
- IKEA Tebrau – January 13
- Aeon Kulai, Johor – January 14
- Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca – January 15
IKEA is taking its life at home solutions on the road this holiday season onboard the IKEA Lucky Truck, in the spirit of rebirth and growth. The red van, which resembles a rabbit, will travel to several locations in Malaysia, bringing home décor ideas and a plethora of prizes to be won. For thrilling updates, please visit IKEA.my/CNY. In addition, to learn more about the IKEA Lucky Truck, go to IKEA.my/LuckyTruck.
3. Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Eat, Scratch & Win Finale
On 4th January, the four finalists of Kenny Rogers ROASTERS gathered at their store in One Utama to face of with each other for the final showdown. In a cleverly devised game, the finalists earned points by blind-picking numbers. The contestant with the highest points won.
After a rather heated battle, the winners were settled as thus. Lee Hing Yeaw won the Grand Prize, a 3D2N Full Board for 2 to The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort, while Muhammad Hafizi Bin Hairul Nizam came in as the first runner up with a prize of a 3D2N Full Board package for 2 to Berjaya Langkawi Resort and Jolene Lim Chu Yong won the third prize; a 3D2N Full Board package for 2 to Berjaya Tioman Resort.
Khairuyusnizam Bin Abdul Rahim and Aiza Farida binti Azmi were fourth and fifth, and each won a Kenny Rogers ROASTERS card with RM1000 and RM300 credit loaded respectively. Well, congrats to all the winners! We sincerely hope they enjoy their prizes!