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January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Parah‘ tells the story of four Form 5 students who are studying in Kuala Lumpur. Melur, Hafiz, Mahesh and Kahoe are the best of friends despite coming from different races. They absolutely love hanging out together and can often be found at Melur’s house, either studying or just spending time together. These four youngsters are the epitome of the ’1Malaysia’ concept that everyone has been trying to nurture among the youths today.

One day, Melur discovered that a page from a literature novel belonging to her mother had been torn out. Curious to find out who did it, she approached her three friends but to no avail as all of them denied doing the deed. Piqued by Melur’s insistence on finding out the truth, the boys also become curious as to the contents of the torn page from the novel entitled ‘Interlok‘. The four find themselves bombarded with many questions as they dig further, questions that touches their personal identities. What power does a word have in shaping reality? Is civic nationalism possible in any society that is obsessed with race?

The cast of ‘Parah’. This provocative play will be happening at KLPAC from 1st till 6th February 2012

This play is inspired by Yasmin Ahmad’s final film, ‘Talentime‘, as well as Abdullah Hussein’s novel, ‘Interlok‘. A funny, provocative and moving production, the play asks urgent questions about love, home and belonging. ‘Parah‘ is presented by Instant Cafe Theatre Company and will be staged from 1st till 6th February 2012 at Pentas 2, Ground Floor, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Performances are scheduled as below:-

1st till 6th February 2012 at 8.30 pm AND 4th 5th February at 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 38 (flat rate) for shows on Wednesdays AND RM 48 for shows on Thursdays to Sundays. The play is performed in Bahasa Malaysia with English surtitles. For more information, please call Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre @ Sentul Park at 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009.

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Shades of NAKKEERAN Concert

January 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

There will be a treat for all Tamil music fans come 28th January 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) at Sentul Park. Nakkeeran is a Malaysian singer, song composer and songwriter who currently lives near London. This talented singer has been singing Tamil songs from a very young age. He recently gained fame after his performance in a television talent quest called ‘Vaanavil Paadal Thiran Potti’, organised by Vaanavil channel of ASTRO. He quickly became a household name after reaching the finals in the talent show and is still remembered for his performances by many even today.

Shades of NAKKEERAN Concert will be happening at klpac on 28th January 2012

Nakkeeran released his first single called ‘Thirumanam’ (Wedding) in 2008 and his debut album in 2010 was called ‘Shades of Nakkeeran’. Fans can now catch his famous hits such as Chellame (Dearest), Kanave (Dreams), Elunthidu (Rise Up) and other new songs specially written for this concert. This two hour concert will also include a fan meet and greet session after the concert. Tickets are priced at RM 30 / RM 40 / RM 50. There is also a promotion where for every 5 tickets purchased, one ticket will be free. 50% of the concert’s profits will be offered to two selected Tamil schools that is in dire need of financial assistance. Concert is scheduled at 6.30 pm and will be held at Pentas 1, klpac at Sentul Park. For more information, please call 03 4047 9000 or log on to the website here.

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Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster

January 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster‘ is a story about a boy named Dong Dong. Being the only child, Dong Dong became the centre of attention for his parents and as a result, he became a spoilt child. All he needed to do to get whatever it is that he wanted to was to snap his fingers.

Things begin to change when his mother gave birth to his baby sister. Suddenly, everyone’s attention seemed to be directed at the baby. Dong Dong slowly finds himself falling out of favour and feeling lonely. Will he choose to resent his baby sister for taking away his share of the attention, or will he grow out of it and step up to the challenge of being a loving and protective big brother to his sister?

Dong Dong is not feeling happy because everyone’s attention is now on his baby sister

This children’s drama is presented to by The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac and Noise Performance House. It is directed by Jason Ong and will see more than 5 ADA Drama Awards winners taking part in the drama. This drama will start showing from 13th till 15th January 2012 at Pentas 2, Ground Floor, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul Park. Performance schedules are as below:

13th January 2012 at 8.30 pm
14th January 2012 at 3.00 pm AND 8.30 pm
15th January 2012 at 11.00 am AND 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 25 for adults and RM 15 for students and children below 12 years of age, TAS Card Members, the disabled and senior citizens. The performance will be conducted in Mandarin with English surtitles. For more information, please call klpac at 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio at Lot 10 at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009.

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Time Out KL Food Awards 2011

December 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

When it comes to the topic of food and what is good, it is normal for everyone to have their own opinions and recommendations. Whether it is dining out at the local mamak stall or a fine-dining restaurant, every individual has their own preference. Unlike smaller cities like Penang or Malacca where it is easier to name one or two outstanding restaurants, there are so many excellent restaurants here in Kuala Lumpur that it is difficult to choose the best of the best.

So how do you select the best outlets in Kuala Lumpur? Get people that frequent these places to nominate and vote for their favourite restaurants online. And that is what Time Out KL did for its annual Food Awards.

The announcement of the winners for the Time Out KL Food Awards 2011 was held recently on 23rd November 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) near Sentul West, Kuala Lumpur. The poll received a record number of votes – nearly 50,000 votes were received over the five month voting period. Nominations began on 1st August 2011 where food lovers were allowed to select their favourite food outlets. After six weeks of open poll, the shortlisted outlets was announced and voters began casting votes for their choice of outlet from 20th September until late November before the winners were announced in a grand unveiling ceremony.

The award for Outstanding Chef of the Year goes to Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille

The award for Best Middle Eastern went to Al-Amar

The award for Best Japanese goes to… Kampachi!

The award for the Best New Restaurant went to Ben’s. Benjamin Yong was given the award as the Best Restaurateur of the Year whereas Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille was awarded Outstanding Chef of the Year. The winners of the other categories are as below:-

Best Chinese
Li Yen

Best Continental
Hakka Republic

Best Hawker / Mamak
Devi’s Corner

Best Healthy Eating/ Vegetarian

Best Indian
Kanna Curry House


Best Thai / Indochinese
Rama V

Best Middle Eastern

Best Pub Grub
Jarrod Rawlins

Best Place for Coffee
Espressemente illy

Best Place for Seafood
Restoran Fatty Crab

Best Place for Steak

Blogger’s Choice
Village Park Nasi Lemak / Memoirs of a Chocoholic

Best Japanese

Best Italian
La Risata

Best Fine Dining

Congratulations to all winners of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2011. These awards are a testament to the excellence and is the best way acknowledge and acclaim the chefs and restaurateurs who have made dining in Kuala Lumpur one of the best in Malaysia.

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Malaysian Girls The Musical

December 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Beauty pageants… one of the most coveted competitions among many a girl all over the world. For these girls, a chance to compete in a beauty pageant can mean a lot of things for them:- a shot at fame, a chance to be noticed by the world and it can even be a personal achievement. While it may seem all glamorous and glitzy on the outside, only the participants themselves will know how stiff the competition actually is on the inside. Despite all that, beauty pageants are still a favourite to watch by people of all ages.

The beautiful Malaysian girls striking a pose after their opening number

Serenity Billion performing her number during the sneak preview

Malaysian Girls the Musical is a not-to-be-missed production presented by Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) and Celcom, scheduled to hit the stage from 10th till 30th December 2011 in Kuala Lumpur and 10th till 14th January 2012 in Penang. It tells the story of Serenity Billion, the creator of The Malaysian Girls Pageant and her mission to keep the pageant as how she feels it should be – to seek and define a uniquely ideal Malaysian beauty. An unfortunate event happened just weeks before this year’s pageant; her beloved friend, Samsara Jaya had passed away suddenly. Mourning for her loss, Serenity and the girls are left to ponder on their fate. Out of the blue comes Dato’ Ray Sanjay, Samsara’s flashy brother, and his assistant Jasmine Hibiscus and her two side-kicks, all with one intention – to give the quite Malaysian pageant a more ‘International’ flavour!

Here comes Dato’ Ray Sanjay and his assistant, Jasmine Hibiscus

Sydney Belle, acted by Zoe Taylor, is Miss Australia 1999 and Dato’ Ray Sanjay’s latest idea of turning this Malaysian pageant into an international one

Lin Lin showing off her vocal talents by performing a Chinese number during the sneak preview

So who will be THE ultimate Malaysian Girl? What will she look like? What defines her? Will she be an all-out ‘buatan’ Malaysia? Come and check out the musical for the answers. Shows are scheduled to perform at 8.30 pm daily from 10th till 30th December 2011 EXCEPT for shows on 11th and 18th December, which starts at 3.00 pm AND 25th till 26th December, which starts at 5.00 pm. Tickets are priced as below:

Ticket prices for weekdays (Tuesdays till Thursdays)
Adults – RM 40 / RM 60/ RM 80 and RM 100
Concession – RM 32 / RM 48 / RM 64 / RM 80*

Ticket prices for weekends (Fridays till Sundays)
Adults – RM 50 / RM 70 / RM 90/ RM 110
Concession – RM 40/ RM 56/ RM 72/ RM 88*

* TAS cardholders, UNHCR cardholders, students, disabled and senior citizens

The cast performing a Hindi number as the last song during the sneak preview

The cast of Malaysian Girls the Musical

Please call klpac @ Sentul Park at 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 for more information. Tickets can be purchased online at or by walking in to klpac or The Actors Studio.

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