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Family Activities to Look Out for in Malaysia in October 2018

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In a flash, we are now in October! Here’s what is happening this month, so bookmark this page as we may be updating with new information. Enjoy planning the month with your little ones!


Taman Tugu trails open

2 km of trails are now open to the public at Taman Tugu, located to the north of Taman Botani Perdana. Suitable for everyone!

More info can be obtained from Friends of Taman Tugu.

Cinema: Smallfoot

This film turns the Bigfoot legend upside down. A bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News bring uproar to the Yeti community, as well as adventure and laugh-out moments for the audience.

Date: In cinemas 27 September

Nights of Fright 6

Sunway Lagoon’s Festival of Fear returns scarier than ever for this Halloween. The theme park will have extra, haunted attractions during this period. Not for the faint hearted! Read more here.

Dates & times: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 28 September – 31 October, 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm

The Cooler Lumpur Festival

Head on over to Kuala Lumpur’s ever fascinating multidisciplinary festival this year. If you want to introduce your older children to important issues such as children’s rights and gender equality – this is the place to be! There will be posters on #NoBridesUnder18, completed works by Fahmi Reza and the Girl Guides Association Malaysia, as well as the special panel on women’s and children’s rights called ‘Who Run The World?’  Speakers include Thammy Chong from the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia, Marianne Clark-Hattingh of Unicef Malaysia and Hannah Ellis-Petersen from The Guardian.

From terrarium-making to woodwork to IoT workshops, there will also be something for everyone in the collaboration ME.REKA at the ME.REKA Makerspace. Some workshops are open to children aged 6 and above, and some others are open to children aged 12 and above. Click here for the list of workshops!

Dates: 1 – 7 th October, 2018

Venue: Map @ Publika

More information here.

DIY Terrarium Workshop

Create your own terrarium to take home. Suitable for adults, teens and kids. Details here.

Date: 6 October
Time: 11 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Good Times DIY Baking & Lifestyle Cafe, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Short+ Sweet Junior Dance

Local dance troupes put on their best performance at klpac, with short 5-minute pieces. All dancers are 16 & below. More info here.

Dates: 6 to 7 October (Sat & Sun)
Time: 3pm (2 shows only)
Venue: Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)


The Man Who Planted Trees

Puppet theatre for kids! An inspiring story of a shepherd and his dog who plant a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland into living forest. This hilarious, award-winning production shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Suitable for children aged 6 and above. More info here.

Dates: Kuala Lumpur 8-13 October
Venue: PJ Live Arts


Mix It Up!: Making Reading Fun by Racheal Kwacz

A morning of fun for the kids and parents: tips from a parenting coach on how to make the most out of story times, interactive storytelling and hands-on activities. Participants get to take home their very own copy of the book! More info here.

Date: 13 October
Time: 10 – 11.30 AM
Venue: Me Books @ UBSM, The School, Jaya One

River Scientist Programme by NEC

During the day the kids will get to know about freshwater ecosystems. Participants will be given water monitoring kits and they will examine the water quality. They will also be catching things that live in water! For kids aged 5-12. Full details here.

Date: 7 October
Time: 9 AM – 1.30 PM
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Upin & Ipin at MPO

Malaysia’s favourite twins make their very first appearance at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Screening of colourful animations with ‘live’ music by the MPO. Tickets can be bought here.

Date: 14 October
Times: 2.30 PM & 4.30 PM
Venue: MPO, KLCC

Art Expo Malaysia 2018

This huge art expo is a great place to admire art from different countries, even with kids. More info here.

Dates: 12-14 October
Venue: MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC)

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

The KLEFF has loads of great documentaries perfect for teens, and a few interesting workshops suitable for younger ones, too. See the full programme here.

Dates: 22-28 October
Venue: Publika

Kid’s Halloween Diving Night Camp

For kids 8 and up, this Halloween themed camp includes 2-hour scuba diving training, 1-hour Halloween-themed cooking class and dinner. Full details here.

Date: 26 October
Time: 5 PM – 8.30 PM
Venue: Scuba Mike’s

Storytelling Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

Last year they did a great job with Macbeth, and now the KL Shakespeare Players move on to Romeo & Juliet. The 60-minute interactive storytelling is meant for 7-12 year-olds. It includes some of Shakespeare’s language and is designed for the young audiences to sing, dance and chant along. Full details here.

Dates and times: 27 October at 11 AM and 28 October at 15 PM
Venue: Menara Ken, TTDI

Spooktacular & Fun Halloween Camping in the Woods

A 2D1N camping trip to Janda Baik. Suitable for kids over 4 years old. Participants need to bring their own tents and other equipment. More information here.

Dates: 27-28 October
Time: Check in at 2 PM, check out at 12 noon the next day

Mushroom Detective

Who knows what a mycologist does? This workshop is all about mushrooms! The kids will go for a mushroom walk in forest, identify and get to know the mushrooms found on the trail, and learn how to grow their own mushrooms! For kids aged 5-12. Full details here.

Date: 28 October
Time: 9 AM – 1.30 PM
Venue : FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

This post is a collaboration between makchic and Happy Go KL. 
Happy Go KL is the go-to site for fun family activities in KL and kid-friendly travel in Asia. It is written by a bunch of KL parents who want to share what they know and love about their hometown and this beautiful region.

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