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Things To Do in September 2023

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It’s time to fill your calendar up with fun things to do in the month of September! Check out our kid-focused list below, lock in your dates early, and plan your schedule ahead of time. With the fun, exciting and informative events lined up below, it’s likely you’re not going to want to miss out on any of it! 


Events, Festivals and Workshops

  1. Let’s Be Nice, The School by Jaya One
  2. Klang River Festival 2023, KongsiKL
  3. Managing Challenging Behaviours, GSC and The Hope Project
  4. LMP Fiesta, Lumi Tropicana
  5. SpendLikeLokal Festival 2023
  6. Together, Gather by TalkHealthAsia.com – Online Breast Cancer Awareness Workshops
  7. Young Gamelan, klpac
  8. Malaysia Children’s Picture Books 1930s to 2000s Exhibition

Arts and Crafts

  1. A Celebration of Malaysian Craft & Heritage, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
  2. Alcohol Ink Art Workshop, National Art Gallery


  1. Beethoven Lives Upstairs, MPO
  2. Stories on Mid Autumn Festival, The Story Book

Nature Activities

  1. Nature Play Programme- Explore Amphibians, Mad About Education


  1. Re Play Toy Hub, SS3

Events, Festivals and Workshops

1. Let’s Be Nice, The School by Jaya One

In conjunction with Merdeka and Malaysia Day, The School by Jaya One has embarked on a month-long campaign with the intention to spread kindness and harmony amongst the community. Bring your kids along and check out the Kidpreneurs Weekend Bazaar, which seeks to support single-parent families. There will also be a blood donation drive and a special positivi-tea corner where they encourage you to leave a nice, kind message (with mystery gifts for you on special dates!).

Blood Donation Drive

Dates: 6th and 7th September 2023

Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Contact: 018-310 3076

Venue: Level G, The School, Jaya One

Kidpreneurs Weekend Bazaar in support of Parents Without Partners (PWP)

Dates: 9th and 10th September 2023

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Contact: 018-310  3076

Venue: Level G, The School Jaya One

2.Klang River Festival 2023, KongsiKL

Source: Klang River Festival

KongsiKL presents the Klang River Festival (KRF) 2023, an annual open festival held at various iconic venues around downtown Kuala Lumpur. Engaging activities, such as visual art exhibitions, dialogue sessions, art performances, workshops, creative installations and heritage walks will be organised as part of the festivities. For the full list of activities, head to their Facebook page here.

Dates: 8th to 24th September 2023

Contact: klangriverfestival@gmail.com

Venue: KongsiKL, Taman Goodwood, 58200 Kuala Lumpur as main location

3.Managing Challenging Behaviours, GSC and The Hope Project

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), together with non-profit organisation, The Hope Project, will be hosting a free workshop as part of their #LovingAutism campaign, focused on ‘Managing Challenging Behaviours’. If you are a parent or caregiver of someone living with autism, this workshop will be highly beneficial in highlighting how to best manage your loved ones. Hear first hand from Encik Iman Wan, a father who has 22 years of experience caring for his son Adam, who is autistic. 

Date: 9th September 2023

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Price: Free

Contact: 03-2094 0421

Venue: GSC, 3 Damansara Mall, 3 Jalan SS 20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya

4.LMP Fiesta, Lumi Tropicana

A fun festival with various kid-friendly activities and fitness classes for adults…and best of all, entry is free! Enjoy different types of entertainment, such as a games booth, magic tricks, a bubble station, a giant Jenga set, face painting, cosplay and more. Adults can come dressed in workout gear to enjoy a spot of Zumba, Pilates, FlyJam and Yoga. There is also a live band and DJ in the evenings. Do check the dates and times of specific activities here.

Dates: 10th, 16th, 24th and 30th September 2023

Time: Different timings apply to different activities

Price: Free

Contact: 018- 605 99 99

Venue: Lumi Marketplace @Lumi Tropicana, Ground Floor, 2, Persiaran Tropicana, PJU 3

5. SpendLikeLokal Festival 2023

Source: Kakiseni

Time to support our local brands in a big way! Come and join this two-day festival with over 50 vendors offering a variety of goods, from homemade jewellery and baked goods, to delicious food and scented candles. Bring the whole family and enjoy the art workshops, traditional games and fireworks display at this fun festival. 

Dates: 16th and 17th September 2023

Time: 11:00am to 10:30pm (16th September); 11:00am to 6:00pm (17th September)

Contact: 019-310 8897

Venue: KedaiKL, Mahsa Avenue, Jalan Ilmu, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

6.Together, Gather by TalkHealthAsia.com – Online Breast Cancer Awareness Workshops

Together, Gather is an awareness movement, aimed at encouraging early diagnosis and helping women understand that different treaments are necessary for different breast cancer subtypes. In conjunction with the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, there will be four interactive online workshops for women this month, conducted by medical professionals ranging from breast surgeons to clinical oncologists.

Learn key things to know about breast cancer and three of its main subtypes from leading experts. Registration is free, plus there will be a live Q&A during all sessions. To register, scan the QR code, or go here. Hurry, as spots are limited.

Dates: 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th September 2023

Time: 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Price: Free

Online Workshops: 

  • 19th September: Breast Cancer 101 

From the latest diagnostic tests, how to examine your breasts, and the importance of personalising treatments to patients, oncologist Dr Mastura Md Yusof and breast surgeon Dr Teoh Mei Shi will offer valuable information in this workshop.

  •  21st September: Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Join breast surgeon Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har and oncologist Dr Nur Fadhlina as they speak about triple negative breast cancer, one of the more aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. Learn about how the treatment for triple negative breast cancer differs from other subtypes.

  •  26th September: Hormone Positive Breast Cancer 

How is hormone positive breast cancer also different from the other subtypes of breast cancer? Join oncologist Dr Kiley Loh and breast surgeon Dr Saladina Jaszle as they offer valuable insights, including the various treatment options available.

  •  28 th September: HER2 Breast Cancer 

Join breast surgeon Dr Ng Char Hong and oncologist Dr Doris Chow as they take you through what you need to know about HER2 breast cancer. Learn about how this type of cancer is treated, and gain insights into its management.  

7. Young Gamelan, klpac

Source: klpac Facebook

Sign up your young ones for this rare opportunity to learn to play the gamelan. The Actors Studio Academy and the award-winning Gangsapura group will be holding workshops at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Students will have the chance to learn from well-known performers and educators of the Malay gamelan. Register here.

Date: 30th September, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October 2023

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Age: 7 to 10 years old

Price: RM500 (5-week course, once a week)

Contact: 03- 4047 9036

Venue: Studio 9, Level 3, klpac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51100, Kuala Lumpur

8. Malaysia Children’s Picture Books 1930s to 2000s Exhibition

Source: GMBB Facebook

A must-go, if you haven’t already been! Brought to you by the Museum of Picture Book Art, the exhibition, which has been running since mid-August, showcases covers and pages of old Malayan and Malaysian children’s books. Come see a range of local children’s books from as early as the 1930s, all the way to 2020. 

Date: 13th August to 30th September 2023

Time: 10:30am to 8:00pm daily

Price: Free

Contact: 012-332 0937

Venue: Unit 1-26 to 1-29, GMBB, 2, Jalan Robertson, 50150 Kuala Lumpur

Arts and Crafts

1. A Celebration of Malaysian Craft & Heritage, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Source: Kakiseni

In the lead up to Malaysia Day, why not come and celebrate Malaysia’s art, culture and heritage at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre by watching live demonstrations of local and traditional crafts, such as batik painting, basket weaving, pottery making and more!

Dates: 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th September 2023

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Price: Free

Contact: 03-4145 6000

Venue: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, , Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur

2. Alcohol Ink Art Workshop, National Art Gallery

Explore the intriguing world of Alcohol Ink Art in a workshop led by Momoko Sum, a self-taught artist and art educator. Learn fundamental techniques and the basics of this art while creating your own abstract designs. 

Date: 9th September 2023

Times: 10:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Age: 16 years-old and up

Price: RM120 per person, inclusive of materials

Venue: Art Depot, National Art Gallery


1.Beethoven Lives Upstairs, MPO

Source: MPO

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Classical Kids Live! present a fun-filled production celebrating the life of classical composer, Beethoven. Enjoy masterpieces such as Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise, while exposing the young ones to the music of one of the greatest composers in history! Get your tickets here.

Date: 23rd September 2023

Time: 11:30am

Age: 4 years and above

Price: RM118 to RM318

Contact: 03-2331 7007

Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Level 2, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

2. Stories on Mid Autumn Festival, The Story Book

Source: The Story Book

Storytelling activities with kids aged 3 to 12, with activities and a fun lantern walk after. Get your tickets here.

Date: 23rd September 2023

Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Age: 3 to 12 years old

Price: RM25 (Child) RM20 (Adult)

Contact: 011-6224 7101

Venue: The Story Book, Phileo Damansara 1, Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya

Nature Activities

1.Nature Play Programme- Exploring Amphibians, Mad About Education

Source: Mad About Education

A great outdoor activity for the kids, as they get to explore nature and get up close and personal with tadpoles, frogs, salamanders and newts. Kids will have fun learning interesting facts about these wild amphibians in their natural habitat, while enjoying the serenity and beauty that the Bukit Kiara Park has to offer. Buy your tickets here.

Date: 9th September 2023

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Age: 2 to 6 years-old (to be accompanied by an adult)

Price: RM90 per child (10% discount for siblings, no charge for adults)

Contact: 011 2775 8056

Venue: Bukit Kiara Park, TTDI,  Kuala Lumpur


1.Re Play Toy Hub, SS3

Get your hands on some limited edition toy collectibles at great prices at the Toy Libraries Merdeka Sale – from now until the middle of the month. From vintage classics to modern marvels, this is your chance to own a piece of pop culture history! All funds raised will be channeled towards their Community Toy Libraries for the Orang Asli and those in lower income flats.

Date: Until 16th September 2023

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm everyday (except Sundays and Public Holidays)

Contact: 012 910 0096

Venue: 2 Jalan SS 3/52, Sungai Way Subang, 47300 Petaling Jaya


Many moons ago, Hema was a journalist in bustling KL, enjoyed exploring Malaysia as a travel writer, worked for an airline to get cheap flights (!) and is currently regaining her sanity after having kids. She enjoys bugging her husband to find out if her cooking is nice enough and loves to share her recipes on her website -  The Sudden Cook.