As Malaysians, there is nothing that unites us more than our food, culture and rich heritage. To celebrate Malaysia’s 66th year of independence, we’ve put together a list to help you celebrate your Malaysian identity with a specially curated list of local initiatives for you to #SapotLokal at Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
An appreciation for all things Malaysian
Everyone expresses their love for the local creative scene in different ways. Browse the shelves of duluKINI to add a unique touch of Malaysia to your life – from traditional rattan-crafted items and throw pillows to handwoven bags and a variety of traditional clothing suitable for any occasion. Be sure to pick up a packet of your favourite childhood snack while you’re there. From ice gems to kerepek bawang and even biskut bangkit, there is something for everyone!
Location: duluKINI, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
Flaunt your elegance
Dress to impress dUCK’s stunning ready-to-wear designs that showcase your elegance in a minimalistic yet eye-catching way. Whether you’re looking for something casual or with a little more flair, they’ve got you covered for every occasion with their range of scarves, clothes and bags that come in different textures and fabrics. Don’t forget to check out their limited edition kopitiam-inspired Merdeka collection while you’re there.
Location: dUCk, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
All dolled up
Express your patriotism and creativity through makeup featuring Alha Alfa’s Bright Boost Moisturizer Face Cream, Royal Propolis Foundation, Super Stay Fixing Powder, Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette and many other vibrant coloured beauty and make-up must-haves!.
Alternatively, try out AIMÉ Beauty’s handcrafted products made with natural ingredients, including plant extract and dried flowers – beautifully crafted products that hydrate, condition and soften both your skin and lips. Keep your lips plump and juicy all day using a swipe of their treatment lip products and leave every room smelling divine with their line of floral oils.
Alha Alfa, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
AIMÉ Beauty, Tokyo Town, Level 2 (Orange Zone)
Creativity meets customization
Experience creativity like never before at Arte Handcrafted, where you can craft your own unique eyeglasses. Paired with bangles and keychains of your own design as well, Arte Handcrafted is the first concept store workshop in Malaysia that allows you to create a pair of glasses from start to finish!
Location: Arte Handcrafted, Level 4 (Pink Zone)
Where tradition meets fashion
If you’re looking for cute traditional outfits for any upcoming Merdeka or Malaysia Day events, check out Oriental Noble Boutique for a wide selection of cheongsams in various styles and colours or visit Yeshan Sarees for an authentic feel of India featuring gorgeous sarees, kurtis and lehengas that can also be matched with your everyday outfits.
Oriental Noble Boutique, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
Yeshan Sarees, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
The flavours of Malaysia all in one spot
When it comes to food, Malaysia is indeed truly Asia with its vast variety of flavours spread across countless iconic dishes. If you’re looking for that mouthwateringly familiar taste of Malaysia, look no further than Real Kungfu GD’s first muslim friendly outlet for local favourites including signature Nasi Lemak Pandan with your choice of proteins and fresh-off-the-wok char kuey teow that has its unique flavourful wok hei (essence of wok) to satisfy your cravings.
Especially for laksa-lovers, the Teh Tarik Place serves up SIX different types of laksa from different states including Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Melaka, Penang and Sarawak! A gastronomic experience not to be missed!
Real Kungfu GD, Level 1 (Pink Zone)
Teh Tarik Place, Level 1 (Pink Zone)
Cool off with a taste of 1958
Even on a full stomach, there’s always space for dessert. Indulge in some decadent flavours at Kwong Wah Ais Kacang, including some original recipes that are almost as old as Malaysia itself! We guarantee you will be in for a ride when biting into their ABC and cendol, especially the Musang King Cendol that is exclusively available at their Pavilion Bukit Jalil outlet.
Location: Kwong Wah Ais Kacang, Level 3 (Pink Zone)
Unleash your inner artist
Take inspiration from the spirit of Merdeka and let your imagination run wild at Bear It, Art and Craft’s Merdeka Craft workshop happening every Sunday from 27 August till 17 September. . Enjoy an arts and crafts session for all ages and bring home a trinket of your own to commemorate the festive occasion. Alternatively, your kids can join the Colours of Unity Merdeka colouring contest on the 26th of August and stand a chance to win up to RM500 in cash vouchers.
In celebration of Merdeka, students from University College Sedaya International (UCSI) crafted the longest batik shibori dress – a fashion art installation embodying the spirit of Malaysian unity. Known as the Unity with HOPE dress – this 500 metres long dress will be on display at Pavilion Bukit Jalil until 17 September after which UCSI will be selling the dress by metre to raise RM10,000 for charity. Don’t forget to drop by to witness the beauty and detail in its craftsmanship yourself!
Merdeka Craft @ Bear It, Art and Craft, Level 2 (Pink Zone)
Unity with HOPE Dress, Level 3 (Pink Zone)
Celebrate the holidays together
With the many public holidays and upcoming school holidays over the next couple of weeks, don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. If you’re looking for fun activities that will keep the kids occupied and not focused on their screens throughout the holidays, then head on over to PinkFong’s Baby Shark Adventureville or pop by ToysRUs to pick up some educational but fun games to keep them occupied. You could even bring them to watch the APAC qualifiers of the O-Zone Games from 31 August – 3 September that will be sure to keep them on the edge of their seat.