By Lifestyle Editor
Photo courtesy of Syed Ali for Bon Zainal Menswear
We are heading towards the end of the year. With so many amazing new events being unleashed in Kuala Lumpur each and every week, finding the experiences that are actually worth investing in and worth your time can be challenging.
And yet, with incredible strength of spirit, the KL’s finest institutions continue to throw caution to the wind and open their doors to continue bringing fashion, culture, sports, and automobile. From the highly-anticipated Agong's Cup to the show everyone will be talking about, here’s what to book this month.
The sports: Agong's Cup
Image courtesy of The RMPA
Get ready to witness the elegance and excitement of polo at its finest, as royal teams from around Malaysia, Brunei, esteemed polo professionals from Argentina, and top players from the region gather for the Agong's Cup, a prestigious high goal polo tournament.
Under the gracious patronage of His Majesty the King of Malaysia, this invitational event promises two weeks of electrifying polo action, camaraderie, and excitement.
October 1st - 14th, 2023
Venue: Equestrian Park Putrajaya
Be part of history as The Royal Malaysian Polo Association (RMPA) embark on the inaugural Agong's Cup, celebrating the spirit of excellence and unity in the sport of kings.
The watches: the 2023 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Awards
Image courtesy of The Hour Glass
Now that the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) and its Academy has announced the shortlist of watches for the 2023 GPHG awards, the nominated watches will embark on a traveling exhibition with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, the only city in South East Asia. The world’s leading specialist watch retailer The Hour Glass will host this exhibition at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Centre Court from 5th to 8th October 2023.
Eighty-four watches from 14 of the awards’ 15 categories will offer enthusiasts in the region a glimpse into the pinnacle of contemporary watchmaking. The 14 categories comprise the Men’s and Ladies’, Men’s and Ladies’ Complications, Iconic, Tourbillon, Calendar and Astronomy, Mechanical Exception, Chronograph, Sports, Jewellery, Artistic Crafts, Challenge or entry-level and “Petite Aiguille” or mid-range priced. Only shortlisted entries for the Mechanical Clock category will be absent from the exhibition.
To celebrate the auspicious occasion, The Hour Glass is hosting a series of interactive events throughout the traveling exhibition’s stop in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to delighting collectors and enthusiasts with events such as a watch photography workshop, the programme also includes a DIY mechanical clock workshop and a colouring session with Hublot for children to cultivate an early appreciation for the art of watchmaking.
The music: Music of Hans Zimmer
Picture courtesy of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Film composer Hans Zimmer has scored over 150 films and some of the most thrilling soundtracks of the last 30 years! Seamlessly combining electronic elements with symphonic textures to great dramatic effect, his work has garnered two Academy Awards and four Grammys. Don’t miss this selection of powerful and enigmatic hits including themes from Dune, Interstellar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Inception and The Dark Knight.
The car: The Premiere of the new Cayenne
Picture courtesy of Porsche Malaysia
Redefining modern luxury and performance with the new Porsche Cayenne. The sports car with room for family, friends and countless journeys waiting to be explored together. With space for up to five people, experience this true sports car that combines modern luxury and typical sports car performance with the comfort of a SUV.
Porsche Malaysia is inviting discerning gentlemen to join them at the International Gallery at KLGCC to experience together the sportiest SUV in its segment.
The style: "The Secrets" of Suave Dressing
Photo courtesy of Wardrobe
Join Wardrobe for a remarkable event in collaboration with OCBC Bank and Penfolds, as they delve into the art of gentlemen’s dressing. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur of suits or just beginning your journey into the world of gentlemen's fashion, this event promises to be a truly enlightening and exhilarating experience.
Indulge your senses with Penfolds wines expertly curated to complement the event with delectable charcuterie selections that pair harmoniously with the fine wines, enhancing your tasting experience. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to elevate your style and immerse yourself in the world of timeless elegance and confidence that a fine suit can offer.
Date: 12th October 2023, Thursday.
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Venue: Wardrobe Flagship Boutique, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL.
* Complimentary valet service provided.
By Invitation Only with RSVP.
To secure your spot, kindly RSVP by 10th October 2023 via WhatsApp at +6017 394 3882 with your
The show: Swan Lake
Photo courtesy of KLPAC
With over 200 years of history, join KLPAC to celebrate the classics of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, where we are thrilled to bring you a performance fused with contemporary blend of the past and the present, including classical ballet, music, jazz, K-pop and waltz.
The theatre: Soul of Odyssey
Image courtesy of KL Shakespeare Players
This reimagined work, based on the Greek classic by Homer, devises and reimagines the hero’s journey and his attempts to rise from the ashes of war, chaos, and battles with deities. It questions and explores how human beings react to forces perceived to be out of their control. Or as in the proverbial question: “What happens to ants when elephants fight?”
SOUL of Odyssey will weave different performative practices, traditions and elements–dialogue, storytelling, movement, dance, live videos, live music, songs, and chants–wrapped together with the aesthetic vision to create an integrated work that harmonizes sensory perceptions. In short, a multimedia, multisensory experience that informs holistically without privileging the intellect. Actors will speak in Bahasa Melayu, Chinese, English and Japanese.
The laugh: Comedy And Music With Rizal, Shamaine, Phoon Chi Ho And David Gomes
Image courtesy of Bobo KL
Renowned Malaysian comedian RIZAL VAN GEYZEL is back in the house, together with SHAMAINE OTHMAN and PHOON CHI HO. This is gonna be a funny and crazy night! Jazz maestro DAVID GOMES is here to sing your blues away.
The culture: Panggung Pusaka: Senandung Kota
Image courtesy of Pusaka
Non-profit arts organisation Pusaka will be celebrating Malaysia’s living traditions in a cultural festival next weekend at the Godown Arts Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
The festival, dubbed Panggung Pusaka: Senandung Kota, will present an exciting array of performances, workshops and conversations featuring masters of traditional arts from diverse communities across Malaysia.
Look forward to being mesmerised by performances from different cultural communities such as Main Puteri of Kelantan, Kuda Kepang of Johor, Dondang Sayang of Melaka, Mah Meri indigenous performers, Sumazau dancers of Sabah, Urumee Melum drummers, and Silat Jawi practitioners.
The festival will also feature a special exhibition featuring photographs from the organisation’s archives, a short-film screening room as well as a bazaar of artisans, books and food and beverage pop-ups.