National Day is tomorrow and if you’re wondering what’s happening other than stores closing for the public holiday and heading to the malls, we found some pretty interesting events that you can check out with your loved ones during the long weekend!

Here are our #PamperPicks on 5 things to do during this National Day’s long weekend!

1Eat To Your Heart’s Content At Tiffin Food Court

Taking over a disused military warehouse in Petaling Jaya, the gastronomy fair is an eight-week long fiesta, held in collaboration with more than 50 vendors and partners. Tiffin Food Court will open its doors starting today, 30th August until 21st October at Lot 15, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya (behind The Gasket Alley). Admission is free.

There’ll be  four new restaurants that will be previewing their menu to the public for the first time. MyBurgerLab, the locally revered gourmet joint, will be debuting their latest venture aptly named Pizza Lab and Boba Lab—a new pizzeria and bubble tea cafe set to open in September. Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Chef Liang of WhupWhup will showcase his latest creation, NGOUU which offers unique twists on local staples such as Nasi Lejen, Klang-Tong Rice, and Mee StaBombastic. Also making its first appearance in the Klang Valley culinary scene is the soulchild of Chef Jun Chan, Bowls of Steel, a ‘Malaysian-ised’ noodle bar with local flavours sourced from Semenanjung Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak.

Topping off the stellar lineup is Chef Malcolm Goh, Asian Food Channel host and executive chef of Define:Food, who will whet your appetite with Truffle Risotto with Parmigiano Cheese, Wagyu Mac & Cheese Croquettes, Tater Tots with Truffled Cheese Espuma, and House Cured Salt Beef Reuben.

Tiffin Food Court will also host a myriad of local favourites such as Shawarma King, Define:Burgers, LI Restaurant, PULP by Papa Palhelta, Aunty Manju’s, BoozEat, Lucky Cuisine, NACHOSLAH, Mom’s BBQ KL, Softsrve, and more. From across the causeway, the modern, playful Japanese raw bar Tanuki Raw will be making a comeback this year.

Get in the grooves with various DJ acts, while teeing off the gastronomical party with a few rounds of mini golf. More info here.

2Celebrate Hello Malaysia! At Sunway Lost World Of Tambun

To celebrate Malaysia, Sunway Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) ‘Hello Malaysia’ campaign is bringing a myriad of activities to give you a memorable ‘Malaysia Celebration’ in a relaxing environment of Ipoh surrounded by nature. From 18th August to 16th September, there’ll be performance and activities such as Oh Merdeka! – a show which brings visitors on a trip down memory lane of Malaysia before its Independence Day, accompanied by Complete Malaysiaku, Rukun Negara Quiz and Merdeka Pinwheel DIY workshop for visitors to apply their patriotic knowledge in completing different challenges.

There’s also the LWOT Spicy Satay Challenge to satisfy your taste buds with the super-hot sauce satay, nasi impit, cucumber and onions, at the same time bring home a mysterious prize! After a long day of exhilarating activities, kick back and have a good time with loved ones under the starry night in complete comfort at Lost World Glamping. Find out more here.

3Feed Your Cravings For Asam At BOTANICA+CO Bangsar South & BOTANICA+CO Alila Bangsar

 

Paying homage to Malaysia’s flavours, Botanica+Co creates an ASAM-themed menu all through these 61 days. A sure-soother for troubled throats and the hungovers, Bo+Co presents 7 choices of beverage using Asam Boi: Bo+Co’s Famed Asam Boi Mojito (RM17), Asam Boi Passionfruit Soda (RM13), Asam Boi Kedondong Soda (RM13), Asam Boi Frappe (RM13), Iced-Lemon Asam Boi Tea (RM13), Hot Honey Lemon Asam Boi (RM13) and a Rum, Ginger Ale & Asam Boi Cocktail (RM28, contains alcohol). Satisfying the nation’s love for anything asam and pedas:

  • Asam Fish Nasi Kerabu (RM38) is a generous and perfectly-balanced dish lovingly prepared with asam red snapper, butterfly pea flower rice, house-made pickled vegetables and crispy prawn crackers.

4Shop Homegrown Brands At Merdeka & Malaysia Day Quayside Fiesta

The ‘Merdeka & Malaysia Day Quayside Fiesta’ will take place at GAMUDA Land’s twentyfive.7 in Kota Kemuning from Saturday to Sunday, 1st-2nd September. LAZADA is organising the marketplace bazaar together with property developer GAMUDA Land, with the support of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Handicrafts made by inmates at the Kajang prison will be on sale at the Fiesta in addition to availability on their LAZADA store. The collaboration between MyPride – an initiative by Malaysia Prisons Department – and LAZADA highlights the importance of fostering meaningful consumption on all levels by offering opportunities to marginalised communities to develop vocational and entrepreneurial skills.

Fiesta shoppers are able to scan product QR codes to make purchases online through the LAZADA mobile app right then and there, after having a touch and feel of the items in person. Among the LAZADA sellers who will have pop-up stalls at the Fiesta are brands such as MaryamBayamHanalluna, and Pentec Online, showcasing their products that are sold on LAZADA.

There’ll be an Eat Drink KL food market starring imaginative and innovative culinary creations from Malaysia’s F&B scene. The sweet and savoury selection includes Bijipops’ twentyfive.7 Malaysia Day Pops, Sundaydotruck’s Insta-worthy homemade cakes, freshly homemade sambal by Aiden Picnic, Aunt Mary’s nyonya delights, Markonah Food & Co.’s mango pulut, and other unique takes on timeless delicacies. Beat the heat with twentyfive.7 refreshing Ice Blended Plum drink concocted specially by local brand Chill Chill and sink your teeth into the exclusive twentyfive.7 Sandwich which is The Sandwich Hub’s creative twist on beef rendang and lamb varuval sandwiches.

Participate in nostalgic traditional games and feel the Malaysian spirit come alive while watching Ola Bola and Hantu Kak Limah at the outdoor cinema after sundown. Also, don’t miss the Mak Cik Satay dance that adapts pop culture into a classical art form. There will be performances by homegrown acts such as Jimmy Phua as well as thematic activities like pinwheel making and jalur gemilang hand painting for the family. For more information on LAZADA, please visit www.LAZADA.com.my

If you’re planning to just relax at home during the long weekend, you can…

5Shop Kaw Kaw At Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day 2018
Credits: Shopee.com.my

Shopee’s biggest annual regional shopping event, Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day is a 14-day mega shopping event from 27 August to 9 September featuring back-to-back themed days every 24 hours starting with Super Brands Festival on 27 August. During Super Brands Festival, you can score amazing deals of up to 99% off on the hottest products from a wide variety of all-time favourite brands including Nestle, L’Oreal, Russell Taylors, honor, Mead Johnson, Elianware, Her Jewellery, Thunder Match, Watsons, and PETPET. Users can also check out awesome deals on the hottest celebrity products at Shopee Celebrity Squad.

Be sure to mark the 9 September as Shopee will be featuring 9 thrilling rounds of Shocking
Sale promising up to 99% off the most popular products. In addition, users can also earn
exclusive vouchers offering huge discounts on various product categories including Fast-
moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Fashion, Electronics, and Lifestyle. To fuel the Shopee Shake craze on Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee is supersizing the coins pool to a huge 99 million coins throughout the campaign. That’s not all, Shopee will go ‘kaw kaw’ by opening 9 time slots on 9 September, with 2 plays per user per slot; so players can shake and win up to 18 times in 24 hours. Visit shopee.com.my/99 to find out more information.

Have an awesome Merdeka this weekend!

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