Celebrate Malaysia’s diverse arts and culture scene at the KL International Arts Festival, which returns to Kuala Lumpur for its second year. Held throughout September, the festival promises music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literature events at various venues. Highlights include an open-air concert at Lake Gardens with local and Southeast Asian artists, performances by Argentinian group Che Malambo, and a special exhibition titled ‘Retrospective’ by Malaysian visual artist Yeoh Jin Leng. There’s also something for the kids: a hilarious and interactive performance called Bon Voyage, held on the railway platform of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad.
Get the adrenaline surging at Score FitMob Festival, an annual event set to attract thousands of fitness junkies and gym enthusiasts to KWC StarXpo Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 30 September. Fitness gurus and celebrities from all over the world will lead the charge as participants work out to music and sync their moves with STRONG by Zumba™, unleash their inner warrior with Les Mills Body Combat®, or push themselves with Piloxing®, a non-stop cardio routine combining standing pilates, boxing and dance.
The inaugural Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival, happening from 29 September at the Grand Margherita Hotel, is a two-day concert and lifestyle event for visitors to enjoy jazz music in a fun, festive atmosphere. The main stage, which faces the bustling Kuching Waterfront by the Sarawak River, will be graced by local and international performers such as Malaysian songstress Sheila Majid, Indonesian artist Kunto Aji, Baihana from the Philippines, and American saxophonist Ernie Watts. There will also be open-air and indoor food courtyards, arts and crafts stalls, speciality bazaars and activities for the whole family.
Fans of Formula 1 will not want to miss the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 as it will be the last to be held in the country after a 19-year run. Happening at the Sepang International Circuit from 29 September until 1 October, cheer for the teams as they race down the challenging track in Malaysia’s hot and unpredictable weather. For die-hard fans, opt for the complete F1 experience with meet-and-greets with racing legends, a pit lane walk and a driving tour of the track. After the race, hop on down to explore Kuala Lumpur and its attractions, which are only an hour’s drive away.