Merdeka! As we’ll be celebrating Malaysia’s independance on the 31st, this week revolves around a celebration of the nation, starting with a tribute to the late Yasmin Ahmad. The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac) honours local talent with the second instalment of  ‘Yesterday Once More’, while hotels like W Kuala Lumpur celebrates twice the fun in conjunction with their own anniversary, and The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is throwing a foodie feast. More details:

1. Yesterday Once More

Old is gold with the second instalment of Yesterday Once More, after a sold out show in 2018. With the support of KLPAC's partner, Creador Foundation, the show encompasses popular renditions of hits from the 50s up to the 70s. Director Ian Chow explains, "The inclusion of the 70s disco era where more keyboards and synthesizers were used in compositions will certainly give the concert a new edge and an altogether different feel.” Remember all the words to 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Imagine', and 'I Will Survive'? You're more than welcome to sing along.

Yesterday Once More
Location
Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac), Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 28, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Price
MYR 80 per pax plus a welcome drink / MYR 400 for a table of 4 pax plus a bottle of wine
2. Remembering Yasmin 10th Anniversary

Sharing Yasmin's outstanding artistry and compassion through her talent, a series of events are scheduled for this Sunday; the screening of her movies 'Sepet' and 'Muallaf', a sharing of stories from a special guest speaker, as well as a meet and great with the movies' cast and crew. The event takes place from 12pm to 7pm. All profits from tickets will be donated to Mercy Malaysia, Yasmin’s favourite charity.

Remembering Yasmin 10th Anniversary
Location
GlassBox @ TSQ Level 4, 63000 Cyberjaya
Dates
August 31, 2019
Price
MYR 15
3. Yin Yoga for East West Society aka Busy People

Yin yoga is a physical practice where students are thought to hold restorative poses for longer periods, helping the practitioner to find relaxation within stressful environments. The workshop will be conducted by Amber Houbara, a young aspiring yoga teacher, where she will guide students into yin poses that support the meridian of both kidney yin and lung yin - the organ that is mostly harmed from a busy, stressed and overly “yangi” lifestyle. The workshop takes place from 12pm to 2pm.

Yin Yoga for East West Society aka Busy People
Location
Our Body Space, A5, 12-14 Persiaran Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
September 1, 2019
Price
MYR 200
4. W1LD ONE Day 2: FUEL with Babel

In conjunction with W Kuala Lumpur's first anniversary, the hotel is collaborating with luxury fitness gym Babel. Fit for an intense sweat session. Spend your morning on the Wet Deck with a view of the Twin Towers, with two power-packed back-to-back classes; Animal Flow and HIIT20 on water. The workouts are always fun, powerful, and gruelling - in a good way. Fuel up before (but preferably after) with a selection of small bites.

W1LD ONE Day 2: FUEL with Babel
Location
Wet Deck, W Kuala Lumpur, No. 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 31, 2019
Price
MYR 50 per class
5. Malaysiaku: A Reimagined Malay Heritage Menu

Celebrate Merdeka the most Malaysian way there is: food, and lots of it. The St Regis Kuala Lumpur's rooftop restaurant, Crystal, will be serving an exclusive 6-course culinary journey through all 14 states of Malaysia. The menu is an extension of Crystal's popular "Warisan Melayu" dinner, commemorating our country's gastronomic ingredients, flavours and legacy.

Malaysiaku: A Reimagined Malay Heritage Menu
Location
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 30, 2019
Price
MYR322+ per person (15% discount applies to Marriott Bonvoy members, all CIMB, HSBC and Maybank card holders)