Better days are coming — they’re called Saturday and Sunday. This weekend, you’ll want to dress to the nines if you’re headed to Malaysia Fashion Week, make some room for French food at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, shop for trinkets at the city’s most hip market, and keep it local with an art show by Ismail Embong and his daughter, Emma Maembong.

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If you like: Immersing yourself in the world of fashion

What’s going on: This year’s Malaysian Fashion Week by Stylo showcases “61 years of Malaysia” through art and fashion. The official fashion show and award night takes place this Sunday, and honours the talent behind the local fashion scene. Malaysia Fashion Week was first launched in 2014 as a platform to elevate Malaysia’s status as a fashion hub in Asia while presenting it to international markets.

Event details: Until 25 November at Publika KL, Solaris Dutamas

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If you like: French food

What’s going on: Renowned steakhouse Prime welcomes the award-winning Chef Walter Ishizuka who will be showcasing his creative cuisine in our city for the first time ever. The chef famously blends classic French fare with a delicate approach to flavour and texture derive from his Japanese heritage. Chef Walter cites the late Paul Bocuse as his mentor and has previously worked in his 3-Michelin starred restaurant in Lyon.

Event details: Until 25 November at Prime, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

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If you like: Markets and bazaars

What’s going on: Support local entrepreneurs and artisans as you shop for homemade skincare products, handcrafted jewellery, delicious cakes and more. The three-day market is always a great place to get introduced to the talent of Kuala Lumpur and finding one-of-a-kind pieces to show off.

Event details: 23-25 November from 11am-6pm at Slate, The Row KL

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If you like: Malaysian art and culture

What’s going on: Respected local artist Ismail Embong will be showcasing some very special artwork in collaboration with his talented daughter, Emma Maembong. The open exhibition depicts the beauty of our diverse cultures through their paintings of different traditions, people, and places.

Event details: Until 2 December from 11am-5pm at Soka Exhibition Hall, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Jalan Bukit Bintang


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