Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Motorsport month in Malaysia

By Lloyd Green


  • F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
  • Shell Malaysia MotoGP


Buckle up and start your engines for motorsport heaven this October. With the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia MotoGP both held at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this month, we’ve provided a non-stop guide of what to expect at both events.

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang —

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang —

With an exciting cluster of events throughout the race week, including a demo run, auto carnival, fan engagement programmes with the drivers and a spectacular post-race concert, the newly redefined F1 Malaysia GP is not to be missed.

Since its entry to the F1 race calendar in 1999, the Malaysian GP has evolved into the most anticipated races of the year. Moving from it’s traditional home of March to October to form a unique Southeast Asia F1 double-header with the Singapore GP in mid-September, the Malaysian GP now holds a key role in deciding the championship.

Families looking forward to soaking up the thrills at SIC can enjoy an improved family friendly activity at the circuit with the ever popular X-track returning on popular demand, showcasing motorsports themed thrills such as drifting, rallying, go-karting, ATV rides and more, for fans of all ages.

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel —

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel —


  • The Sepang Circuit is infamous for its unpredictable weather ranging from burning hot days to full-blown tropical rainstorms which result in tough races and edge of your seat moments.
  • The track design is unique and challenging as it has seven clear straights and many narrow turns making it one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. The relatively wider track also affords drivers overtaking opportunities that are rarely seen elsewhere.


  • Friday, 30th Sept — Free Practice
  • Saturday, 1st Oct — Qualifying
  • Sunday, 2nd Oct — F1 Malaysia GP After-Race Concert with Usher


  • The dominance by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has continued in 2016 with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating standings.
  • A win for either driver in Malaysia could prove vital heading into the last five races.
  • Defending Malaysian GP champion, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to spoil the party again.

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010


  • Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Usher will be performing at the After-Race Concert.
  • Past performers to grace the After-Race stage at Sepang include Jamiroquai and Lenny Kravitz.
  • Raceday activities also include classic car convoy, supercar convoy and airshow.


  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Shell Malaysia MotoGP

Held just four weeks later is the Shell Malaysia MotoGP. Fans can expect an even bigger and better event in 2016, with off-track entertainment, fan engagement with riders and other exciting activities. Tickets are selling through the roof with local interest firmly on young gun Khairul Idham Pawi who has won trice in his rookie season in the Moto3 championship. Also flying the Malaysian flag will be Adam Norrodin (Moto3) and Hafizh Syahrin (Moto2).


  • With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners. Particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle.
  • Has one of the longest laps in MotoGP and is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity.


  • Friday, 28th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Free Practice
  • Saturday, 29th Oct— Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Qualifying

Sunday, 30th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi —

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi —


  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Getting to Sepang International Circuit is relatively easy. It’s located about 15km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA2) and about 50km south from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. SIC has a hotel, shopping centre and golf course. There will also be shuttle buses operating from KL Sentral to Sepang on both Sept 30 to Oct 1 and Oct 28 to Oct 30.

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Glassy Bar & Grill

September 25, 2012 during 4:47 pm

While Penang manners a roost as a travel food collateral of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has built adult a repute of carrying a some-more worldly flavour, charity a inhabitants and visitors a potpourri of dishes and delights to select from. we had a event to learn an sparkling hangout mark that offers good North Indian cuisine right in a heart of a Kuala Lumpur City Centre interjection to Moola, a initial ever homegrown Cash-Back Lifestyle programme by ICT Utopia.

The cosy interior of Glassy Bar Grill

Things were still during Glassy Bar Grill, tucked divided along Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, during my revisit on a balmy Friday afternoon. we was not alone of course, and had a pleasure of Ivy Kam and Vincent Chong of, and Emily Tang and Eric Thong from Sunrise Emily blog for company. And a gaseous Kelly Chin of Miss Sunshine dull adult a celebration of 5 for a day. Miss Kelly of course, had utterly a lot to contend about this poetic place, check out her blog!

The poetic Kelly Chin from Miss Sunshine

Glassy Bar Grill has an heterogeneous feel to it, and incorporates a brew of Indian mysticism and complicated sensibilities in a interior pattern to emanate a stylish and complicated ambiance. The atmosphere is even surprisingly unusual – rather of a and indicate for an opening dedicated for a dusk throng of immature KLites looking for a place to celebration a night away.

Feel like unresolved out ? Try Glassy Bar Grill

Trust me, after holding your initial punch of these brew vege pakora, we competence confirm not to stop

We were there for a food nonetheless today, so we began with dual pleasing appetisers, Mixed Veg Pakora and Eggplant Crisps. Finger food has always been a buttress of Indian cuisine, and these dual appetisers, while not normal Indian dishes, do not disappoint. The Mixed Veg Pakora combines low boiled vegetables with packet garlic aioli as a dipping sauce, while a Eggplant Crisps comes with Glassy’s chronicle of salsa – uninformed tomatoes, onions and cheese.

Eggplant never tasted so good!

Next up, meats for eats. Glassy Bar Grill serves many forms of meats – chicken, lamb and fish – in a accumulation of ways. The portions are solemnly sized, punch sized juicy and proposal morsels guaranteed to prove a beef partner in you! We had a fill of Salmon Fenugreek and Reshmi Kebab, both served with juicy packet sauce. The cooking salmon is flavoured with fenugreek leaves, colourless baked and served with tanned bread while a Reshmi Kebab was simply lovely, a comparison outlandish spices consistent to furnish a offset singular essence for a good cooking chicken.

Tasty morsels of delight! The Salmon Fenugreek on a left and Reshmi Kebab on a right

Mains during Glassy Bar Grill are good prepared servings of meats and vegetables served with a preference of Indian breads. The varieties of breads served are really an eye opener, even for your standard Malaysian and embody Lacha Paratha, Tandoori Roti, and Garlic Naan among others. We were propitious adequate to representation 5 of Glassy Bar Grill’s famous mains – Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Fish Moilee, Cumin Potatoes, and Palak Paneer, or Spinach Cottage Cheese.

The mains – Palak Paneer or Spinach Cottage Cheese, Fish Moilee, Cumin Potatoes, Lamb Rogan Josh, and Butter Chicken. Served with an collection of Indian breads.

The Butter Chicken really is a culinary understatement. Pulled duck baked in a clay oven in abounding tomato curry, it fast became a favourite of a day. The pointed flavours joined good with a levity of a duck and did not overcome it, creation a whole plate a perfect delight!

The Fish Moilee puts many fish curries to contrition with a glorious change of feverishness and abounding spices. Light nonetheless spicy, a pieces of dory fish beef sautéed with curry leaves, tomato, cilantro and coconut thrills though does not burn. It positively leaves we wanting more, that’s for sure.

For red beef lovers, a Lamb Rogan Josh is a clear must-try. The lamb chops baked in onions, cilantro and packet sauce, is proposal and tasty, guaranteed to warp in your mouth. Unlike some Indian lamb and mutton dishes, a Lamb Rogan Josh is not overbearingly pungent, rather has a robust aroma that is firm to smooth your appetite.

Four mains – From tip clockwise – Fish Moilee, Palak Paneer, Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh

Cumin Potatoes – potato pieces baked with spices, cumin and tomatoes – might seem like a side dish, though rest assured, it binds a possess as a main. Vegetables have always been executive in Indian cuisine, and this elementary cumin potato plate not usually is a stomach filler, though an extraordinary journey for a tastebuds!

Last though not least, we come to a Palak Paneer, or Spinach Cottage Cheese. Homecooked cream spinach baked with chunks of lodge cheese make this plate a truly singular dish, not usually from a clarity of taste, though also texture. It has a amiable pleasing taste, and a chunks of lodge cheese goes so good wrapped between pieces of Indian bread.

The theatre during Glassy Bar Grill

These are only some of a good dishes that wait diners who try into a Glassy Bar Grill. It’s a good place to dine, and to hang out after a tough day’s work. If we don’t trust me, check out what Emily Tang had to contend about it!

And yes, check out a poetic photos by Vincent Chong from!

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