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Things to do in Klang Valley for the long weekends this September

Malaysians love public holidays. But, this is what we love even more — public holidays that fall near or on a weekend itself, so that we get a long weekend. And this is why you’re gonna love September.

Yes, friends, that’s right, we have three long weekends to look forward to in September. Just imagine, with a little bit of planning, here are some of the things you could be doing — picnic on a Saturday afternoon at the park, eat all the good food at a container flea market on a Sunday morning, and immerse yourself in art exhibitions — and still get to sleep in on a Monday morning. Oh wait, we’ve done the homework for you. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening in September.

 

For the foodies

Artbox Malaysia

Following its successful inception in November last year, Artbox Malaysia, which is modelled after the famous container flea market in Bangkok, will be opening its doors at Sunway City’s outdoor open-air car park for two weekends this month. Explore some cool and rare finds from clothing to handmade accessories by local and regional designers. And of course, the yummy food!

Date: 6 – 8 September 2019, 13 – 15 September 2019

Venue: Outdoor Open Air Carpark, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur

Time: 3.00pm – 11.00pm

 

For the families

Kidzpreneur Bazaar

Calling all budding kidpreneurs and momagers out there! Bring your kids to Kidzpreneur Bazaar, an entrepreneurial platform for children to showcase their amazing handmade products. Or, come to the bazaar to see the creativity of our children and their entrepreneurial spirit thrive.

Date: 21 September 2019

Venue: The School by Jaya One

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

For the nature lovers

Royal Floria Putrajaya

Imagine not one botanical garden, but lots and lots of them at the Royal Floria Putrajaya. Back by popular demand, take a stroll in the “Mother of all Gardens” and see more than 50 gardens showcasing rare and expensive orchids and bonsai, just to name a few. You can also try your hand at flower arrangement, gardening, photography and other arts and craft events.

Date: 31 August – 8 September 2019

Venue: Taman Botani, Putrajaya

Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm

 

Malaysia’s Succulents Feast 2.0

(Crazy) plant ladies, rejoice! Malaysia’s only Succulent Feast returns to The School, Jaya One this September after its successful debut last year. Known for its display of weirdly wonderful plants, you would be able to get your hands on lithops, caudex, pitcher plants, air plants, and adenium plants that will earn you some bragging rights. Even if the only succulent you’ve heard of is cacti (just like us), no worries, the folks behind the event will take you through everything you need to know about succulents and how to care for these delicate plants.

Date: 28 September – 29 September 2019

Venue: The School by Jaya One

Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm

 

For the artsy folks

Fracture/Fiction: Selections from The ILHAM Collection

Fracture/Fiction: Selections from the ILHAM Collection is a thought-provoking exhibition that utilizes art installations by contemporary Southeast Asian and South Asian artists as commentaries on the social conditions of our world today. The nearly 100 works being exhibited at this world-class gallery, including a bamboo-and-rattan sculpture to symbolize Cambodian forests’ struggle to survive against logging, will leave you in awe.  

Date: 21 July – 10 November 2019

Venue: Ilham Gallery, KL City Centre

Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm

 

Humans of KL Exhibition

What makes Kuala Lumpur a great city? Its spectacular skyscrapers, its beautifully-kept gardens, and above all, its people. New Beginnings, an exhibition by Humans of Kuala Lumpur explores the lives of everyday Malaysians through photography, each portrait capturing a personal story which we tend to overlook or forget in our hectic lives. In the spirit of Malaysia Day, visit the exhibition to enjoy more than 30 photo stories documenting the uniqueness and diversity that ultimately make us Malaysians.

Date: 1 September – 16 September 2019

Venue: Concourse and Level 3, The Intermark Kuala Lumpur

Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm

 

Artscape ver 1.3 “Luminosity”

Do you know that nearly 450 million people worldwide are battling with mental illness, but a whopping two-thirds of them have never sought any treatment? Reducing the stigma about mental health issues starts with raising awareness among the public. In comes Artscape, which explores the theme of mental health awareness, by displaying various artworks depicting different mental illnesses. Support this cause by visiting this exhibition, and you may just be inspired to help someone, or yourself.

Date: 28 September – 29 September 2019

Venue: Concourse Event Hall (Level 5), Sunway Velocity

Time: 11.00am – 8.00pm

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