Hands down, September is Malaysia’s favourite month.
It’s 30 days of celebrations and HOLIDAYS. We’ve got spill over Merdeka holiday, Awal Muharram, the Agong’s Birthday AND Malaysia Day!
That’s THREE consecutive long weekends okay.
Now that we have all this free time, it’s time to go on vacation to exotic places (like the super beautiful & super cheap Belitung Island) or even explore our own backyard.
We did the
Googling research for you and here’s TRP’s list of 5 budget-friendly things to in Klang Valley this September!
1. Royal Floria Putrajaya
Yes, the annual flower and garden festival at Putrajaya has bloomed again.
A truly gorgeous bouquet of orchids & bonsai, the “Mother of all Gardens” is packed with daily activities from flower arrangement demonstration, shows, gardening workshops to arts & crafts events.
Besides, this is the PERFECT spot to load up on your Instagram photos with your #ootd or just admire the stunning floral landscape.
FYI, the event also got the royal seal of approval from our King & Queen. Remember the awfully cute video of them swinging hands shared around last week?
Grab a bud (flower and human) and check it out!
Venue: Botanical Garden Putrajaya, Precinct 1
Date: 30th August 2019 – 8th September 2019
Entry: RM 5/adult (MyKad), RM3/child (MyKid)
2. DiverseCity- KL International Arts Festival 2019
KL’s appetite for arts & culture is undeniably growing, though we might need a bit more education on art appreciation. (Remember when visitors destroyed an exhibition at the National Visual Arts Gallery? *ehem*)
Worry not, there’s plenty of opportunities to learn from past mistakes as DiverseCity- KL International Arts Festival makes its fourth appearance this month!
This extravaganza of art & culture includes 40 shows all over KL for locals to enjoy. There’s exhibitions, music, dance, theatre, literature and SO.MUCH.MORE.
The best part is that it doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket, tickets are available at various price points with FREE performances as well. That’s a win according to our back accounts!
Venue: Various in KL (check HERE)
Date: 31st August 2019 – 30th September 2019
Entry: FREE ~ RM ++
3. Short+Sweet Malaysia 2019
Continuing on the theme of art appreciation, Short+Sweet Festival makes it’s 11th appearance in Malaysia this September.
The performing arts platform calls itself “biggest little festival” in the world. Sounds unusual right? That’s because each of its showcase is just 10 minutes long!
Yes, theatre, dance, music and even stand-up performances are all limited to only 10 minutes. You get to witness some true strokes of genius as artists and performers showcase their best in that timeframe.
It’s PERFECT someone with a short attention span!
The festival also runs until November, so you’ll definitely find time to pop in for a quick art fix.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) & Penang Performing Arts Centre (Penang PAC)
Date: 6th September – 16th November
Entry: RM25 onwards
4. International Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 in Malaysia
The holidays may be the perfect time to indulge in all sorts of debauchery, but you could also take the opportunity to do some good for the planet.
Make your mark in the battle against the climate crisis by participating in the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Day on 21st September 2019.
The Malaysian cleanse of our local beaches is organised by Reef Check Malaysia. This event isn’t limited to the Klang Valley either. There will be a mass cleanup of over 100 beaches in various states such as:
- Negeri Sembilan
To volunteer, you can email email@example.com or call 03 2161 5948. For the full list of beaches, you can head on to Reef Check Malaysia’s Facebook page.
Venue: Beaches across Malaysia
Date: 21st September 2019
5. Moonlight in the City
While some may choose to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival gorging on mooncakes (we totally approve btw), we would also recommend that you take a stroll into the glory days of KL’s Chinatown at Lorong Panggung.
Just in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, this little street was restored back to its old school splendour thanks to Project Kwai Chai Hong.
For ‘Moonlight in the City’, the walls are decked in nostalgic murals, there are lanterns all over the place and a GIANT 10-FOOT MOON that just heavenly.
Besides taking hundreds of pictures for the ‘gram, you can sign up for a bunch of lunar activities like snowskin mooncake-making, recycled lantern-making class, storytelling and sing-along sessions, and shadow puppet workshop. More details are available HERE.
Of course, you can also continue gorging on mooncakes too 😉
(PS: If you want to know more about Mid-Autumn Festival, check out our article on Mooncake Festival facts you probably didn’t know HERE.)
Venue: Jalan Panggung, Chinatown Kuala Lumpur
Date: 24th August 2019 – 15th September 2019
We hope that you find our list of 5 budget-friendly things to in Klang Valley this September useful!