Welcome, September! Getting into the flow of the last stretch of the year (can you believe it?), the celebrations have already begun. For some family-friendly festival fun, head over to Mini’s anniversary party at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, the ‘Guild of Artisans’ market with KSK Land, as well as Cyberjaya’s own Multimedia Festival 2019 themed ‘Light Up’. The House of Martell and Babe by Jeff Ramsey is bringing back the immersive Wonderarium, and finally, find time for your weekly art fix at A+ Works of Art for its latest exhibition ‘Transience and Transformation’.
Mini is hosting its second festival and this edition promises to be even bigger and better, commemorating the brand’s 60th anniversary. Activities planned include a mini-styled marketplace, popular food trucks, live music performances like the popular local band ‘The Impatient Sisters’, games, and even rides. The highlight of it all is the new anniversary-exclusive Mini 60 Years Edition on display alongside its classic cars. Test drives will also be available throughout the day. The festival takes place from 12pm to 7pm.
The Wonderarium also returns for its second edition, a collaborative experience between The House of Martell and Babe by Jeff Ramsey. This round’s theme is ‘Sweet & Sour’ with three specially crafted cocktails by World Class Malaysia 2016 winner Osmund Bernard of Kenshin Bar. Once again, Chef Ramsey will take diners through a culinary journey that redefines how we perceive taste, sensation, food and flavour.
The latest exhibition taking over A+ Works of Art is one that certainly intrigues – for starters, the piece ‘Black Landscape in a Flower No.1’ by Imhathai Suwatthanasilp is composed of Acrylic, graphite and human hair! Transience and Transformation also showcases works by Jiratchaya Pripwai and Yim Yen Sum, with artwork that explores the slow process of change and captures the effects of passing time on our society. The works lean toward minimalism while holding a tension that becomes obvious upon closer inspection of their materiality, ultimately emphasising emotion in both the art and viewer.
Light it up in Cyberjaya… with your tweets! That’s right, all tweets sent out with will activate lights at the festival, but that’s not all there is to look forward to. Organised by developers Setia Haruman, Cyberjaya Multimedia Festival (CMF) marks the finale of Southeast Asia’s Kre8tif! Conference and Content Festival. Expect a carnival-like feel with for the first time at CMF, project mapping on Tamarind Square done by a group of creative local talents known as Saishogen.
If you love supporting local brands, then you’ll want to bookmark this. Organised by visionary developers KSK Land, this one-day artisanal market presents an exciting mix of local artisans representing an array of trades. Open from 10am to 1pm, highlights to look forward to include textile weaving, modern batik design, chocolate making and embroidery. Even better, KSK Land has pledged to match sales generated from the event to be donated to Women of Will, a non-profit organisation that seeks to transform the lives of disadvantaged women in Malaysia.