January Events 2020: Books, Clean-Ups, and Markets

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Welcome back and Happy 2020! Whether you had a night out on the countdown and nursed a hangover after, or a quiet night in and a chill day the next, don’t stop celebrating a whole new decade and check these events out.

Sip & Paint Night @ SOULed Out Ampang: Lighthouse

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Spend a night sipping and painting with a friend or family member! For RM140, get a drink (beer, Mojito, wine, coffee, or tea), a dining voucher, and all the art materials you’d need for a wholesome, guided session. Children younger than 12 years old are unfortunately not permitted as this is an alcohol-filled event, and those wishing to reschedule should notify SOULed Out three days prior. Tickets are available in the link below.

Date: 4th January 2020
Venue: SOULed Out Ampang, Ground Floor, Menara HSC, 187 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Paint

Hike and Clean with Raleigh Kuala Lumpur

Join the Kota Damansara Community Forest volunteers and the Temuan orang asli for a joint clean-up effort of the community’s forest! A whole 14km trail frequently visited by hikers and mountain bikers needs some care in order to retain functionality and eco-friendly existence. Registration fees are at only RM10, and will cover light snacks, drinks, and tools needed for the clean-up. Contact [email protected] or visit their social media pages for more information.

Date: 4th January 2020
Venue: Surian MRT Station (meet-up Point at 7.30am)
Website: Environment

Kuala Lumpur BlaBla Language Exchange Event

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Come and learn how to speak the languages of the world with this group of fun-loving linguists! Held in the cosy Attic Bar on Jalan Balai Polis in Kuala Lumpur, this 4-hour session will introduce you to the many local languages in Malaysia, the essential ‘rojak’ sentences we use, and other languages you might be keen to pick up after listening to a fluent speaker. Reserve a spot via their Facebook event page!

Date: 9th January 2020
Venue: The Attic Bar, 3rd Floor, 15 Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Speak

Story Party Malaysia | True Dating Stories

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PJ Live Arts brings back yet another edition of the hilarious and relatable True Dating Stories, where professional storytellers and some brave audience members share hilarious moments where dates went wrong (or very very right!) Bring your own dating struggles to the sharing platform, either to the stage, or via submission online. You can even do it anonymously! Grab tickets to the show on the Facebook event page.

Date: 9th Janyary 2020
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: Laugh

7th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival

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This 3-day festival is set to bring you Malaysia’s most prominent jazz festival to the stages of klpac in Sentul. International performers and local talents will be showcasing their arts, and a Jazz Talent Competition will see the newest faces in the scene exhibiting their chops. Come and enjoy free workshops covering music instruments and jazz topics in history and current affairs. Concert tickets are RM85 for a single night, whereas a ticket combination of three nights is selling for RM250. Get their tickets on their Facebook event page.


Date: 10th – 12th January 2020
Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Piano

Launch of 2020: An Anthology

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An exciting local book launch brings together 20 pieces by local authors envisioning our nation and its people! Get ready for many fiction pieces, essays, and a comic unveiling the many facets that make up this country, and the many dreams and realities that were expected for the Wawsan 2020 idea, and what could happen next. Admission is free and the writers will be sharing and signing!

Date: 11th January 2020 (4pm)
Venue: Lit Books, P-01-11, Level 1, Tropicana Avenue, 12 Jalan Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya
Website: 2020

Urban Market at Arcoris Mont Kiara

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Every Saturday and Sunday at Arcoris Mont Kiara, a collection of 20 entrepreneurs and home-grown merchants will be showcasing their wares. From apparel to accessories, bags & shoes, home wares and deco, health & beauty products, and homemade snacks and treats galore, come and enjoy a lazy day browsing and supporting micro businesses. Visitors can also look forward to some workshops by local artisans, and kids get to enjoy a reading hour and craft zones by Talent Playground.

Date: 11th and 12th January 2020
Venue: Arcoris Mont Kiara, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Shop

Tukar Tangan CNY Edition (Reloved, Recycled & Renewed Market)

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Bring your own shopping bags and bargain away with the 60 vendors, who already have their prices lower than RM50! Reduce waste and encourage recycling this Chinese New Year with zero-waste shopping and handmade gifts.

Date: 11th and 12th January 2020
Venue: Samanea Malaysia, 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Website: CNY

The Writing of a Contested Space: Learning to Read a City

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Dr Gwynn Jenkins presents her 11 years of living and working in George Town, Penang for its pioneering architectural conservation practice. As someone who has seen the change time brought to the city, she approaches the community from the home, work, and worship perspective, noting their many nuances and factors, and how each has been affected by conservation, tourism, and new ideas on heritage to become a ‘contested space’.

Date: 18th January 2020
Venue: Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust), No. 2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Architecture

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