Two big names — metal band Megadeth and rapper Pitbull — will perform in Kuala Lumpur. There will also be a ballet performance, courtesy of Singapore Dance Theatre, at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
Two activities that no extreme sports aficionado can miss are also in store this month — KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017 and Terengganu International Paragliding Competition 2017.
Those looking for Indian wedding paraphernalia can check out the Indian Wedding Fair 2017, while coffee lovers can visit the Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017.
Pic courtesy of Megadeth Facebook Page
Megadeth Live in Malaysia
(4 May; Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur)
One of the world’s top metal bands is coming to Malaysia and tickets are selling out fast! Founded in 1983, Megadeth virtually gave birth to a genre when their debut release became recognized as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time.
The tour is in support of their latest album Dystopia, their first album in three years and their 15th album to date. Rock critics and fans around the world are hailing Dystopia as a triumphant return from one of the most important bands in the scene.
For the past three decades, Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 Grammy nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums.
Time: 8.00 pm. Tickets: RM428 (Deth Pitt Zone, Free Standing), RM388 (VIP, Numbered Seat), RM358 (Rock Zone, Free Standing), RM288 (CAT1, Numbered Seat) and RM198 (CAT2, Free Seating). Get the tickets online via TicketCharge or call the hotline at 03-9222 8811.
Pic courtesy of KLPAC Facebook Page
(5–7 May; Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Strachan, Kuala Lumpur)
Singapore Dance Theatre’s long-anticipated Ballet Illuminations contain an exquisite mix of classical and contemporary ballet by award-winning choreographers. Be captivated and exhilarated as Singapore Dance Theatre brings to the stage a fine mix of classical and contemporary ballet at this year’s Ballet Illuminations.
Time: 8.30 pm (5 & 6 May), 3 pm (6 May) and 2 pm (7 May). Tickets: RM25, RM35 and RM48. Concession and group tickets are also available. Tickets can be bought online here. For enquiries call 03-4047 9000.
Pitbull Climate Change Tour Live in Malaysia 2017
(16 May; Surf Beach@Sunway Lagoon, Bandar Sunway)
After four years, Grammy-winning global superstar Pitbull is making his way to Malaysia once again! And he’ll be performing in the same venue he once did to promote his 10th studio album released in March 2017, Climate Change.
With No 1 hits in more than 15 countries, 5 billion video views and wide social reach, Pitbull is an unforgettable phenomenon. His hits include “Feel This Moment” (with Christina Aguilera), “Don’t Stop the Party”, “Back in Time” from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, along with his No 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart “Timber” featuring Ke$ha.
Time: 8.00 pm. Tickets: RM502 (VIP) and RM292 (Category 1), available from TicketCharge. For enquiries, call IME Malaysia at 03-9222-8811.
Pic courtesy of KL Tower Facebook Page
KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017
(14 May; KL Tower)
This staircase run has gained much popularity among local and international sports enthusiasts, young and old who take up the challenge with a gruelling 800-metre uphill run before conquering 2,058 steps and reaching the top level at 283 metres.
Time: 4.30 am. Call 03-2020 5448. For details on registration fees, click here.
Pic courtesy of Terengganu International Paragliding Competition Facebook Page
Terengganu International Paragliding Competition 2017
(12–16 May; Kota Putera Paragliding Park, Bukit Bubus, Besut, Terengganu)
The inaugural Terengganu International Paragliding Competition TIPCO 2017, held in conjunction with Visit Terengganu Year 2017, is one of the state government's efforts to promote the activities of paragliding as a tourist attraction or sports tourism. The state has many hills and a long coastline dotted with many beautiful islands, making it perfect for extreme sports such as paragliding.
The competition is the biggest of its kind in Malaysia, involving over 50 pilots from abroad, including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Greece, Belarus, the Philippines, Algeria, Austria, Switzerland, Indonesia, Turkey, India, Mongolia, Vietnam, Singapore, Bulgaria, Spain, New Zealand, Thailand and Russia. Malaysia is represented by more than 40 of our best athletes who will provide stiff competition to athletes from outside the country.
Who will you meet at the event? They are Spanish acrobatic glider Pablo Andreu, and the world’s youngest athlete, 16-year-old Kerem Dincer. Nepalese surfer Sano Babu Sunuwar will be there as well. He was crowned National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012 for successfully flying from the summit of Mount Everest, and has also flown from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus in Europe.
Find out more by visiting the Facebook Page or call 09-662 3100/012-295 6302 (Anuar Ngah).
Pic by Yellow Pages Malaysia
'Our King' Exhibition
(2 May–4 September; Royal Museum aka Muzium Diraja/Istana Negara Lama, Kuala Lumpur)
Malaysia is a Constitutional Monarchy. Nine of the country’s states have a king each and the post of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong — King of Malaysia — is rotated between these nine state rulers every five years.
There is actually so much more to learn and discover about Malaysia’s monarchy system. Now, you can.
An exhibition called ‘Raja Kita’ or ‘Our King’ is being held at the Royal Museum in conjunction with the recent installation of His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V.
This exhibition is a way to introduce and foster closer relationships between his Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV with the people. It will also clarify the role and position of the institution, as well as the concept of Constitutional Monarchy in the Parliamentary Democracy system of government as practised in this country.
It is hoped that this exhibition will benefit and enlighten all on the importance of preserving this concept for future generations as a symbol of the nation’s sovereignty that protects and shelters the subjects of this country.
Admission: RM5, RM3 (13–18 years old) and RM2 (6–12 years old). Free admission for children below 6 years old. For more information, call 03-2272 1896 or visit their website.
Pic courtesy of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017
(5–7 May; Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre)
Watch how exclusive coffees such as ‘Popcorn Latte’, ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Zesty Iced Black’ are specially handcrafted by the venue’s award-winning team! It’s only happening at the inaugural Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017. These delicious creations will be available for coffee aficionados at the Centre’s cosy Parkview Deck Café, from 5 to 26 May 2017. Located on Level 1 with spectacular views of the PETRONAS Twin Towers and overlooking the KLCC Park, guests can also enjoy the free WiFi available on a best effort shared basis up to 250 Mbps.
For more information and all the latest news on KLCC’s distinctive F&B offerings, visit its website.
Indian Wedding Fair 2017
(5–7 May; Hall 1, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur)
Malaysia's premier and largest Indian Wedding and Bridal Fair will feature almost 100 booths showcasing the latest and the most fashionable in the market. Don’t miss the goods on display from professional vendors from Malaysia’s Indian wedding industry. You may get good bargains and even good product advice.
Time: 10.00 am–10.00 pm. For more information, call 03-2278 5555 or visit the event organiser’s website.