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Family Activities in Klang Valley this July 2019

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Jump into July with our list of fun activities you and your family can enjoy around the Klang Valley!

1. Taman Tugu Human Library (and other Happenings in July)

Taman Tugu Project runs activities in collaboration with different partners for free, or for a minimal fee every week. Look out for the pre-natal Yoga Session with Aman Merican, the soap making workshop with Lave Republic, and MindArtLanguage’s nature art class for kids. (Full listings and details are available on their Instagram and Facebook).

But if there is one event you should not miss, it is Taman Tugu’s Human Library happening on July 7th. Borrow a ‘book’, and learn from the people with first-hand experience of pivotal events, such as May 13th and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. You could also exchange ideas on wide-ranging topics, including farming and waste management. Bring your kids along to enjoy traditional Malaysian games like Congkak and Batu Seremban at the Children’s Corner.

Date: 7 July (Sunday)  

Time: 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m

Venue: Taman Tugu Nursery, PT88 Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, 50480, Kuala Lumpur (“Taman Tugu Nursery” is on Google Maps and Waze).

Fee: Free 

2. Life-Changing Tools for Autism Parents

If you would like to learn more about effective tools from the Son-Rise Program ®, designed to assist parents with special needs children, don’t miss this free workshop at Universiti Selangor. Parents that have acquired the basic and advanced training from the Autism Treatment Center of America (ATCA) will be sharing their strategies in overcoming issues such as aggressive and violent behaviour, tantrums and toilet training. Expect an intense exchange of ideas from this workshop. Organisers NeuroMY and Embrace Autism Singapore recommend that parents attend the session without their kids. You may register for the event here.

Date: 6 July (Sunday)  

Time: 2.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Venue: Dewan Kuliah 2 (LT2), 4th Floor, Universiti Selangor (UNISEL)- Shah Alam Campus, Jalan Zirkon A7/A, Seksyen 7, 40000, Shah Alam. 

Fee: Free 

3. My Brother is A Bear: Storytelling with Hsulynn Pang

Meet local author and illustrator, Hsulynn Pang, as she reads from her debut picture book, My Brother is A Bear at Me Books Nooks in CzipLee Bangsar. Enjoy the story of a little girl with a bear as a brother and how they “learn to love people for who they are.” Suitable for those between the ages of five to nine, kids will also get to participate in arts & crafts activity after the storytelling session. Get your tickets here.

Date: 6 July (Saturday)  

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m

Venue: Me Books Nooks @ CzipLee Bangsar, 1 & 3, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM50 (includes book voucher worth RM25)

4. Mad Science at Lindees Playland

Recently opened Lindees Playland, in Hartamas Shopping Centre is a fantastic space if you are looking to entertain your kids, keep them well-fed, and get some work done at the same time. Discover something new with every visit, with activities that change weekly and a new theme to explore every month. Look out for cool ‘Mad Science’ activities in July, such as robotic workshops with Robothink and elasticity and glow-in-the dark lighting workshops with Atom & the Dot. Enjoy fun weekly science demonstrations, every Saturday, at 4pm and 5pm. Fees would generally include free entry to the playground. (Find full listings and details of the programs on their Instagram and Facebook).

Our top picks for July are the science experiments they will be running on the weekend of 6th to 7th July. Kids could enjoy learning fun facts about nitrogen, and watching it in action, by freezing marshmallows and eating them, after their experiments.

Date: 6 July (Saturday) & 7 July (Sunday)

Time: 4.00 p.m. & 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Lot P18A- P23D, 2nd Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM10 (not including playground entrance)

5. Traditional Art Showcase 2019 ‘Si Jundai’

If you are a fan of the traditional arts, Panggung Seni Tradisional 2019, organised by the National Department of Culture and Arts (at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture) with the Malaysian Tourism Centre or MaTiC, will be back this July! Third in the series of shows running throughout the year, enjoy the performance of traditional theatre ‘Raindai’ by the Randai Palimo troupe, from the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, Division of Arts.

Date: 5 July (Friday) & 6 July (Saturday)

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Malaysian Tourism Centre, MaTiC ,109, Jalan Ampang,  50450, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM50 (VIP), RM20

Contact: 017-5011351 (Yusmar), 019-2507560 (Ramzi), 03-26148261 (JKKN)

6. Asia Leadership Youth Camp 2019

In collaboration with The Jeffery Cheah Foundation, the five-day residential “Experience Harvard” program, at the Sunway International School is suitable for those currently studying in high school or college, and between 15 years to 19 years. Designed by facilitators educated in Harvard, the program will include relevant discussions on the topic “21st Century Leaders & Competencies, as Defined by Harvard,” workshops on adaptive leadership and communication, as well as career mentoring in areas such as management consulting, journalism and media, and entrepreneurship. Participants will also be taught crucial professional development skillset, such as building a resume, giving an elevator pitch and essential presentation skills. For more details, head here and book your spot.

Date: 1 July – 5 July

Time: Daily activities from 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Venue: Sunway International School, No 3, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500, Selangor.

Fee: RM4,800 (includes twin-sharing accommodation, meals, and all activities).

7. Make Your Own Unicorn 

We love family programmes at public libraries- and here is a fun one at the first public library in a mall! (We think there should be more). You may have heard of Thelma the Unicorn. Organised by Fun Family Craft, expect a fun arts & craft activity to follow the storytelling session at the library in The School. Suitable for kids age six to 12 years, get your tickets here.

Date: 6 July (Saturday)  

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m

Venue: PPAS Library @ The School, Jaya One, 027 & 029, Ground Floor, The School, No 72 A, Jalan Universiti, 46200, Petaling Jaya. 

Fee: RM10 (includes all materials).

Contact: 012-6254350 (Ms Yip)

8. Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur

Back for the 6th time, meet the best local talents, enjoy live demonstration from comic artists, and learn from industry’s best in forums, at the two-day event at KL Gateway Mall. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Head here for more details.

Date: 6 July (Saturday)  & 7 July (Sunday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. 

Venue: The Hall, Upper Ground, KL Gateway Mall, 2, Jalan Kerinchi Pantai Dalam, 59200, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: Free

9. Sendiri Bikin Handmade Bazaar

Peruse the handcrafted offerings from local artisans at the creative and vibrant retail space that is The LINC KL. Hosted by Makers & Co., enjoy shopping for gorgeous, handmade accessories from Tiny Tropics, quirky and funky items from the miniature artist TinyPinc Miniatures, fun artworks from Parody Parlour, and Incan- inspired jewellery from Killay Jewelry. If you would like to shop and support indigenous communities at the same time, head on over to the Gerai OA. For more details on the talents that will be showcasing their wares at this event, head here.

Date: 6 July (Saturday)  & 7 July (Sunday)

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Venue: The LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: Free

10. Early Childhood Wellness Forum

Catch this kid-friendly forum focusing on early childhood wellness at Pantai Hospital, if you would like to have a better understanding of your child’s health, safety and nutrition needs. Learn from specialists and child health experts on what you could do if your child has difficulty breathing and experiencing abdominal pain, how to perform life-saving CPR (on children), and explore nutritional challenges in toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Date: 7 July (Sunday)

Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai, 59100, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: Free (Lunch will only be provided for pre-registered attendance. Seats are limited, and you may register here)

Contact: 03- 22960502 (Sarah) or email [email protected]

11. Wildlife Workshop & Camera Trapping

Learn about different kinds of animals living in forests in Malaysia and how conservationists work in the field, in this special workshop organised by the Nature Education Centre, at FRIM. Kids will enjoy seeing how a camera trap works and witness actual footage of animals captured with the camera. Suitable for kids aged eight and above, you may register for this workshop here.

Date: 13 July (Saturday)  

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: Nature Education Centre, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), 52109, Kepong.

Fee: RM85 per child, RM 50 per parent (Fee includes meals, insurance, FRIM entrance fee, activity materials and certificate of participation).

Contact: 03- 62771703 or e-mail [email protected]

12. Bengkel Teknik Asas Mewarna & Melukis Kartun

Enjoy learning different techniques for cartoon drawings with Coach Fairul at Muzium Negara. Organised by ThinkerSol, this workshop is suitable for young kids between eight to 15 years. Prizes are up for grabs: your child can participate in the competition at the end of the workshop!

Date: 13 July (Saturday)  

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Muzium Negara, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: RM60 per child, (RM50 per child, if more than one is participating).

Contact: 013-9160568 (Intan), 012-6456624 (Zura), 017-3814850 (Sham), 019-2916472 (Maz)

13. Family Jigsaw Puzzle Painting

If you would like to spend time together as a family and indulge in a meaningful, fun, and creative project, here is an art jamming session that is perfect for you. Hosted by Art & Bonding studio, each member of the family can paint a part of the jigsaw puzzle, and collectively create that perfect “Mother & Baby Bird” painting for the whole family to enjoy. For more details, head here. (If this is not the art you would like to create, check out their other art jamming sessions in July).

Date: 21 July (Sunday)  

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Art & Bonding, 3rd Floor, No 22, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: RM136.50 (include canvases, free flow of non-alcoholic beverages and art materials).

Contact: 010-6501212 (Stephy)

14. Ocean Animal Printing Workshop with Moody Seagull

Popular print and watercolour artist, Moody Seagull will be teaching the basics of relief printing in this workshop for kids, at the Ilham Gallery in late July. A perfect introduction to linocut printing, kids will carve polystyrene plates and use the plates to produce their own prints. Things will get messy, so be sure to come in clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty (or an apron!). Suitable for kids age 9 to 12 years, book your spot at least 3 days before the event, here.

Date: 20 July (Saturday) and 24 July (Wednesday)

Time: 2 sessions on 20 July: 1.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. & 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m., 1 session on 24 July: 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Venue: Ilham Gallery, Gift Shop, 5th Floor, Menara Ilham, 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM75 (non-refundable unless there are not enough participants for the workshop).

15. Swan Lake at the Istana Budaya

Catch one of the most popular and classic ballets at the Istana Budaya later this month! You would not want to miss this performance, featuring St Petersburg’s Ballet Theatre and the prima ballerina, Irina Kolesnikova.

Date: 26 July (Friday)  to 28 July (Sunday)

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Istana Budaya, Jalan Tun Razak, 50694, Kuala Lumpur.

Fee: RM100, RM160, RM250, RM350 and RM460

Contact: 03-86050195 (My Ticket) or 012-2560082 (Info Hotline)

16. Day Trip to Pulau Ketam

Due to popular demand, the Nature Education Centre is organising another day trip to Pulau Ketam! Get yourself to the gathering point at Port Klang before departing to the small island off the coast of Klang, by ferry. Enjoy the spectacle of floating houses as you approach the island. You can look forward to birdwatching activities (the island is part of the flight paths used in bird migration) and a river cruise at Sungai Dua. Get to know the history and culture of the island in an “explorace!” Suitable for kids above 13. Get more details here.

Date: 27 July (Saturday)

Time: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Pulau Ketam.

Fee: RM250 per person (includes meal, insurance, ferry ride and facilitators).

Contact: 03- 62771703 or e-mail [email protected]

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