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The coolest things to do in Kuala Lumpur in September 2023

There’s plenty of elegance and excitement to be found in the capital.

By Lifestyle Editor

We are heading towards the end of Q3 this 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, healthy lifestyle and automobile. From the highly-anticipated Tower Fashion Eleganza to the show everyone will be talking about, here’s what to book this month.

The event: Tower Fashion Eleganza 2023 (TFE)

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High fashion at the highest peak.

In conjunction with Hari Malaysia and World Skyscrapers Day, a grand record breaking fashion show will be held on the 9th September 2023 at the Sky Deck, showcasing the works of 15 top-notch Malaysian designers including Rizman Ruzaini, Bon Zainal, Radzuan Radziwill, Carven Ong, Fizi Woo, Rasta Rashid, Kalima, Leslie Variyan and many more.

Paraded by 75 of the country’s most sought-after models, the fashion designs will feature the designers’ collection that combines various elements which include modern, traditional, stylish, innovative and of course, elegance of the highest order. If all goes according to plan, this runway show will actually be the highest fashion show ever actualized and successfully carried out in Malaysia, confirmed by the CEO of Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR), Jwan Heah.

Her Royal Highness Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin will also be gracing this historical event as it coincides with the celebration of Hari Malaysia.

Visit https://www.towerfashioneleganza.com/

The show: Freed Ballet

Image courtesy of FreedBallet Show

Prepare yourself for a night of elegance as the best alumni at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet will be performing for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. FreedBallet will be honouring the brightest achievements of history’s finest art creators, such as Tchaikovsky' "Swan Lake", "Don Quixote", and many more, to be accompanied by piano virtuosos Dmitrii Nekhoroshev and Aysylu Salyakhova.

Visit https://megatix.my/events/freed-ballet

The music: A tribute to Sudirman

The legendary Sudirman’s piercing tenor voice and dynamic style were iconic, topping the charts in the Asian region during his lifetime. His open-air concert on Jalan Chow Kit in 1986 drew an audience of 100,000 people.

The MPO pays tribute to the life and music of the multi-faceted and beloved artist, including award-winning hits such as Salam Terakhir, Warisan and Hujan, and many more. Held in conjunction with Hari Malaysia, this special concert will end with a groundbreaking hologram showcase of the artist, for the first time by the MPO at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS.

Visit https://www.mpo.com.my/season2023/a-tribute-to-sudirman

The Sports: KL Open 2023

Picture: Malaysian tennis #1 Koay Hao Sheng

Malaysia's biggest tennis sports championship, KL Open 2023 will open from 29 August to 3 September 2023, located at the National Tennis Center, Jalan Sultan Abdul Halim and the Titiwangsa Sports Complex Tennis Court.

In the last edition, Koay Hao Sheng from Malaysia also booked participation in this tournament. This native of Perlis wants to maintain the winning momentum from KL Open 2022 to the latest by winning several national and international championships. Hao Sheng is the 'favourite' player in this edition. KL Open 2023 this time also will be involving Sukma Kuala Lumpur players such as Darrshan, Haydee, Izran, Izmal, Miasara and Nao Phang for the Men's & Women's Open event in preparation for Sukma 2024 in Kuching, Sarawak.

Free entrance.

The Play: JEBAT

Image courtesy of KLPAC

Don’t miss this eye-opening retelling of a classic tale.

Set in a post-apocalyptic Malaysia where constant war and strife abound, the story follows the life and tragic death of JEBAT. It unfolds the plight of Hang Tuah’s loyalty to his king as opposed to Jebat’s desire for freedom, love and respect. The tragedy culminates in a heart-breaking scene where the two protagonists reluctantly fight to the death.

While there are many stories on Hang Tuah, this is likely the first English language stage production in recent history focusing on JEBAT. Typically, the historic Tuah-Jebat duel zooms in on the idea of betrayal but this new work explores a different point of view.

The Actors Studio’s biggest production for 2023 and certainly its highlight of the year boasts almost 40 performers on stage performing to specially composed live music with a mix of silat and mixed martial arts battle scenes, amazing sets and costumes, multimedia design and more.

Visit https://www.klpac.org/shows/jebat/

The exercise: Watsons Get Active Carnival 2023

Image courtesy of Watsons

Malaysia’s largest multi-exercise event EVER, featuring action-packed 90 minutes with 20 expert instructors.

With 30+ Health, Fitness & Beauty Booths, Food Trucks, and Exciting Workshops, it's an exhilarating event not to be missed. Get your ticket NOW and score an exclusive event Jersey, Sport Bandana, and Watsons Voucher worth RM300.

Visit https://checkpointspot.asia/event/watsons-get-active-carnival


The style: SUIT UP by Wardrobe Privato

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Wardrobe is inviting a discerning gentleman to join them at Wardrobe Flagship Boutique, Bangsar for an informative and interactive event dedicated to discovering the art of gentlemen’s dressing for any occasion, from formal, business to smart casuals. Whether you're a seasoned suit-wearer or just stepping into the world of menswear, this event promises to be both enlightening and exciting.

Admission is free with RSVP.

Kindly RSVP by 5th September 2023 via Whatsapp at +𝟔𝟎𝟏𝟕 𝟑𝟗𝟒 𝟑𝟖𝟖𝟐 to secure your spot.

The run: Wheelcorp Premium BMW iX Electric Night Run Powered by JomRun®

Image courtesy of JomRun

JomRun, Southeast Asia’s leading running app is partnering with Malaysia’s biggest automobile retail and service brand, Wheelcorp Premium to organise a series of runs called Electric Night Run featuring premium automotive brand BMW. These events aim to utilise the allure and excitement of these premium automotive brands to encourage a healthy lifestyle among Malaysians.

Visit https://www.jomrun.com/event/Wheelcorp-Premium-BMW-iX-Electric-Night-Run

The automobile: Mercedes-Benz Nationwide Roadshow 2023

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia

Experience the epitome of automotive excellence as we bring the iconic Mercedes-Benz brand to your doorstep. Get ready to be captivated by the cutting-edge technology, stunning design, and unparalleled performance of the brands latest models.

Discover the Future: Immerse yourself in the world of innovation as Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing the most advanced features and state-of-the-art technology that Mercedes-Benz has to offer. From intelligent driving assistance systems to luxurious interiors, witness the future of automotive perfection.

Free entrance.

The laugh: JOANNE KAM : KAM MY WAY 30th Anniversary Showcase

Image courtesy of Kam Productions

From her humble beginnings as a pioneer of the Malaysian stand-up comedy scene, to her rise as a household name, Joanne will share with you the stories, the secrets and the scandals that shaped her life and career. Expect nothing less than pure KAMedy gold from this legendary performer who knows how to tickle your funny bone and touch your soul. Get your tickets now and join Joanne Kam Poh Poh for an unforgettable night of laughter and fun!

Visit https://www.cloudjoi.com/shows/kammyway30

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