October Events 2019: Break Up, Make Up, Light Up

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As the final quarter of the year goes into full swing, here are some events to go to for you to get that fresh perspective of mindfulness, reminisce on past happenings, and show appreciation for Malaysia’s third-largest ethnic group.

Break Up Exhibition 2.0

oct event exhibition

A safe space to view and connect with others who have experienced heart-break over a relationship, or a fight with family, or losing a beloved pet is here for you. In this second edition of displaying once-cherished items and the memory associated with them, past relationships will be recognised and honoured as having had happened, and viewers are invited to sympathise and learn. The exhibition is free, but tickets must be secured via this link.

Date: 3rd – 5th October
Venue: Gallery, 1st Floor, Sunway University, 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: Heal

Kuala Lumpur Alternative Bookfest (KLAB) 2019


In conjunction with the artistic Cooler Lumpur Festival, KLAB returns for its 11th year running! Rare books, limited-editions, new publications, all from the local indie publishing scene are up for grabs, and knowing more about the Malaysian literature scene always makes for an interesting day. From history to horror, find something new from the many multicultural and multi-generational perspectives of Malaysia and beyond.

Date: 4th – 6th October
Venue: Publika, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Books

One Night Only : A Bob Marley Tribute

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The Bee’s monthly tribute this year pays homage to the one and only legendary reggae maestro Bob Marley! Featuring for the first time a specially-curated 11-piece band of well known faces in the local music scene such as Bihzhu, Brendan de Cruz, Billie Blue (Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men) and Danielle Williams (Skies Are Red) and many more, spend a chill and heartwarming night jamming out to the best reggae hits and classics.

Date: 5th October
Venue: The Bee, Publika Mall, 36, Block C, Level G2, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Traders Market #7

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The seventh and latest instalment of the popular home-grown community market finds a new venue in Bangsar this year. From 3pm to 9pm at The Fore, Bangsaria on Jalan Maarof, come and shop consciously in support of local entrepreneurs and the local market space! Expect products ranging from the homemade baked goodies to eco-friendly soaps, sustainable beauty products, innovative handicrafts, and culturally-poignant gifts. For a complete list of vendors, head over to their Facebook page.

Date: 5th October
Venue: The Fore, 45 Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Market

Spooktacular Craft Affair 2019

oct event market

While Halloween in Malaysia is a vastly under-celebrated occasion, some fun is still to be had at the Spooktacular Craft Affair! This event will not only feature fun Halloween-themed merchandise from local independent vendors, but also a ton of workshops and craft activities for all ages to take part in.


Date: 11th – 13th October
Venue: Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya, No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Spoopy!

Magical Movie Moments II

oct event music

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s volunteer orchestra comes under the baton of Music Director and Resident Conductor Lee Kok Leong to bring you an array of well-known scores from some of the biggest blockbuster movies ever. From childhood favourites to instantly recognisable tunes, this family-friendly concert programme will definitely take you on a musical journey throughout the history of cinema. This concert will also serve as a fundraiser for the musicians to maintain their instruments, and each RM100 VIP ticket will go towards the upkeep of all equipment. Tickets are available on

Date: 11th – 13th October
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Music

Malaysia Wine Fiesta 2019

oct wine

France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and more countries famed for their harvests of grape come together in Malaysia for a spectacular display of winery and finery! Join the aficionados or bring along some curious friends to learn all about wine, from its production to its bottling, as well as the bites that pair up with the different types of wine. Not only that, the Fiesta will feature masterclasses, 18 top producers worldwide, and 50 unique labels, many of which will be sold at a very special price in celebration of the day. Tickets range from RM120 to RM150 via and the event will take place at the REXKL on Jalan Sultan from 3pm to 10pm.

Date: 12th October
Venue: REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Wine

Young Entomologist Program

oct event science

Back with high demand, the Young Entomologist Program is set to introduce the delicate world of insects to a whole new generation! Under the guidance of certified field scientists, children and parents will engage in collective studying of Malaysia’s bug life, from catching and releasing to detailed studying of antennae, wing type, diet, and even leg proportions. Participation fee will include meal, insurance, FRIM entrance fee, activity materials, certificate and MNS facilitators included. To register or more info, kindly please fill in the Google form at For any enquirers, please call the organisers at 03- 62771703 or email [email protected].

Date: 19th October
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, H3, Jalan Symington, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), 52109 Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Website: Bug’s Life


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The Festival of Lights is upon us! Celebrated by the Indian community, Deepavali brings out the best of Malaysians as they come together for food and companionship under the Hindu tradition. Look out for beautiful, intricate kolams made of stained rice in the entranceways of shopping malls and Indian houses, and the many small clay oil lamps lining the walls to signify good triumphing over the darkness of evil. Do not miss out on the celebratory open houses, and remember to respect some outlets closing in view of the public holidays!

Date: 27th October

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