Things to do in KL in March 2023

Just like that, February is over. And while there aren’t any public holidays to look forward to in the month of March in Malaysia, there are plenty of new attractions and upcoming events to check out come the weekends. From a pop-up Thai food fair to an anime exhibition, below are some new things to do in KL in March 2023.

1. Savour Thai food at Thai Street Pop Up at Sunway Velocity Mall

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Sunway Velocity Mall

If a trip to Thailand to feast on the country’s best dishes isn’t feasible for you right now, consider dropping by the latest Thai Street Pop Up at Sunway Velocity Mall. Featuring 35 vendors selling food, drinks and fashion items, you’ll get to enjoy some of Thailand’s best offerings at this mini Thai food fair that’ll be in the city from now till 5th March.

There’ll also be game booths and live performances to check out while you dine and shop.

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Expect to enjoy a range of popular street food from the Land of Smiles, such as Thai-style sausages and omelettes, and even fried insects if you’re an adventurous foodie. We also spotted fresh seafood – including large prawns, clams, and squids – served with spicy dipping sauces

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Admission: Free
Venue: Velo Garden, Sunway Velocity Mall
Date: 24th February-5th March 2023
Time: 12pm-11pm

2. Delve into the world of Tim Burton at Pavilion Bukit Jalil

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Calling all Tim Burton fans – The World Of Tim Burton exhibition is set to open in KL at Pavilion Bukit Jalil from 21st March to 30th July. Besides being the first time that the exhibition sets foot in Southeast Asia, the legendary filmmaker will be visiting Malaysia for the first time ever to attend the opening ceremony on 21st March.

Hardcore fans can meet the director by splurging on a VIP ticket package, priced at RM1,500/pax. This ticket comes with a The Art of Tim Burton book, seasonal passes, limited edition merch, and a book signing with the filmmaker himself.

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The exhibition will feature the filmmaker’s art and films spread out in 10 thematic exhibits. Sketches, photographs, puppets, and life-sized sculptures – the exhibition has it all.

Read our feature to find out more about The World Of Tim Burton in KL here.

Admission: RM88/pax for adults and RM68/pax for senior citizens, students, and kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Purchase tickets here.
Venue: Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Date: 21st March-30th July 2023
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily

3. Slurp on tonkotsu ramen at the Ichiran Ramen pop-up

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We can’t resist a good bowl of ramen. Bringing to Malaysians authentic tonkotsu ramen is the upcoming Ichiran Ramen pop-up at Isetan The Japan Store, in Lot 10 shopping centre. The OG Japanese icon will be serving their popular ramen with wildly flavourful broth for 13 days only.

The pop-up will also carry a range of Ichiran Ramen merch, such as T-shirts and instant packets of their beloved noodles.

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You can look forward to slurping up tonkotsu ramen at single Ichiran Ramen stalls, which the Japanese ramen chain is known for at their outlets across the globe.

Admission: Free
Venue: LGF, The Market @ Isetan The Japan Store, Lot 10
Date: 3rd-15th March 2023
Time: 11am-8pm, Daily

4. Sing your lungs out at the A Quiet Place in Bukit Bintang

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A Quiet Place is a newly opened karaoke spot with snazzy retro interiors that’s located in the heart of KL. It features three karaoke room concepts for you to level up your regular karaoke sessions in: a cosy Mini Studio for budding singers, as well as GeTai – an open mic-style karaoke bar able to accommodate 100 pax at once – and Loud Speaker 2.0, both of which are atas rooms equipped with JBL speakers and giant high-definition screens.

Prices for a karaoke session here is pretty affordable too. You can sing along to your favourite tunes from RM10 for 30 minutes in their Mini Studio. Each session also comes with complimentary free-flow non-alcoholic drinks.

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For the month of March, A Quiet Place is having a Buy 2 Free 1 hour for their Loud Speaker 2.0 rooms to celebrate its opening. Rates for these rooms start from RM40 per hour, and also include a complimentary drink.

Address: GF-003, Ground Floor, Federal Arcade, No. 35, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
Opening hours: 12pm-3am, Daily
Contact: 012-766 7161 | A Quiet Place website

5. Go on a hike at the newly opened KL East Park 

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Spanning a whopping 53 acres, KL East Park is a reclaimed secondary forest that recently opened to the public. Right now, you’ll only be able to explore 17 acres of the park, but there’s a 2km trail that leads to a vantage point with an unparalleled view of the KL skyline that makes a trip to the park well worth it.

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During your hike, which will span almost 2 hours, you may even spot quartz deposits, as well as local animals and insects such as blue-tailed bee-eaters and Malayan horned frogs.

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For the safety of visitors, the park is limiting the number of entries at one time. So you’ll need to book a spot online prior to your visit, which you can do here. Take note of important do’s and don’ts while you’re at the park, including no cycling, littering, vandalism, and removing or destroying plants.

Admission: Free, till 31st August
Address: Lot 201064, Jalan Melati Kuarza 3, KL East, 53100, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7am-6.30pm, Daily
Contact: 019-300 3634 | KL East Park website

6. Pose alongside the Demon Slayer Corps

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Otakus – particularly fans of Demon Slayer – can satiate their anime needs while waiting for the third season of the anime series to release at the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Total Concentration exhibition at Pavilion Bukit Jalil.

After making stops in Japan and Taiwan, the exhibition is now in Malaysia from now till May. It brings to live the anime, with giant balloon figures of the beloved characters and prop sets part of memorable scenes that you can snap photos with.

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The exhibition is separated into 11 different zones. Spot recreations of the Mugen Train carriages, as well as school desks from the Kimetsu Academy while you’re exploring the themed areas.

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Other things you can see at the exhibition include 73 illustrations, all signed by the production crew of the anime series, and also designated photo zones featuring images of iconic scenes from the popular show – Mount Fujikasane is one of these.

Admission: RM50/pax for adults and RM40/pax for people with disabilities and children under 12 years old.
Venue: Level 2, Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Date: 18th Feb-18th May 2023
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily

7. Take photos with a pop-up art installation at Pasar Seni MRT

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Train stations are likely the last place we would think to have art installation pop-ups. But there happens to be one at Pasar Seni MRT, which will be on display from now till May. Called Sunnyside Up, the art installation by local artist Pamela Tan will be hard to miss if you pass through the station on your commute – cheery yellow-tinted panels arch over the stairs, leading to the station.

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Stop by and admire the colourful rays of light coming through the installation, and snap creative shots while you’re here.

Admission: Free
Venue: LGF, The Market @ Isetan The Japan Store, Lot 10
Date: 3rd-15th March 2023
Time: 11am-8pm, Daily

8. Jam out to local artists at Soundcircus Weekender at REXKL

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If you’re on the last-minute hunt for things to do this weekend, the latest Soundcircus Weekender 2023 is set to take place at REXKL for two days only on 4th and 5th March. While plenty of international artists are set to hold concerts in Malaysia in March, music lovers can jam out to over 15 local and regional musicians.

This includes Malaysian rock bands and headliners Sweetass and Bunkface, as well as Mooner and The Sigit from Indonesia. There’ll also be a Battle Of The Bands session, which will see 10 new bands entertain the crowd with music of a variety of genres – from rock to reggae.

Admission: From RM158. Purchase tickets here.
Venue: REXKL,
Date: 4th & 5th March
Time: 11am to 11pm

Bonus: Explore the One Piece exhibition in Genting Highlands

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One Piece Asia Tour 

Another anime exhibition to check out in March is the One Piece “The Great Era of Piracy” Asia Tour exhibition set to open at Resorts World Genting. While it’s a bit of a drive from KL to get to this exhibition, it’ll feature 21 thematic zones that lets you set sail into a world of pirates and adventure.

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One Piece Asia Tour 

Fans will be thrilled to find life-sized sculptures of the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, and his nakamas – or crewmates. If you’re looking to rep your favourite anime, a pop-up merch shop there has limited edition merch, including T-shirts and plushies, on sale. 

Admission: RM90/pax for adults and RM50/pax for senior citizens, students, and kids. Purchase tickets here.
Venue: Pavilion, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
Date: 23rd Mar-8th May
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: One Piece Asia Tour Facebook

New things to do in KL in March 2023

There never seems to be enough things to do in Kuala Lumpur. For new things to check out, bookmark this list of upcoming exhibitions and new openings to fill up your weekends in March.

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