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Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 11:17:27 AM
by steven patrick
Heavy hits: Amy Search is rocking on at Dataran Merdeka.
Amy Search, Zainal Abidin at Dataran Merdeka
Amy Search, Zainal Abidin, Jay-Jay, Aweera Mojo, Caroline, Najwa Latif, Bob Nathan and Reno will be playing at Dataran Merdeka. There will also be band performances by Def Gab C, Utopia and Bloodshed. A food bazaar will also be held at “Bawah Tanah”, Dataran Merdeka, with 50 local food vendors. At midnight, there will be a fireworks display launched from DBKL Headquarters. The party begins at 9pm and entrance is free.
Fireworks and giant water screen at KLCC
The KLCC celebration will have lasers and a full on fireworks display. There will also be a giant water screen display at the KLCC Lake Symphony fountain. The screen will synchronise with live DJ music and imagery at the stroke of midnight. There will also be cultural performances and entertainment by singers Amira and Aisyah, who contested in the Akademi Fantasi 2013 reality show. Entrance is free.
Sungei Wang Street Dance
There will be a year-end countdown celebration at the newly refurbished Sungei Wang Walk. The public are invited to join in the fun and watch street dance performances, buskers and fireworks. The fireworks designs include a chrysanthemum comet, giant hula hoops, a peace shell and roman candles. The fun starts at 8pm. Entrance is free.
Ning Baizura at Mutiara Damansara
Ning Baizura will head the line-up performing at Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre’s (MDCC) New Year’s Eve Street Party. Rocker Faizal Tahir & The Royale FT Force, songbird Dayang NurFaizah and Aizat are also on the bill. There will also be fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Entrance is free.
World fusion music at Publika
World fusion music troupe Akasha will be playing at The Square, Publika at Jalan Dutamas. Using various instruments, the band ventures into many different genres like blues, bluegrass, Latin, Bossanova, middle eastern, classical, Irish, African, and others. Other acts in the line-up include Cello rock band Paladin. The party begins at 6pm and admission is free.
Fireworks at Sunway Pyramid’s Oasis Boulevard
New Year revellers can enjoy the lights and once midnight strikes, there will be a seven-minute fireworks display best enjoyed at the Sunway Pyramid Blue Entrance.
Sakura & Friends at Arena of Stars, Genting
Mandarin singer Sakura Teng, from the Singaporean go-go / rock scene during the 60s and 70s, will share the stage with Taiwan’s Elvis Presley Yu Tiang and his wife Lee Ya Peng. The show at Arena of Stars, Genting starts at 8.30am. Ticket prices range from RM80 to RM320 and are available at ticketcharge.com.my.
Miss Tourism at Putrajaya Marriott
The Miss Tourism International World Final 2013 featuring beauties from 60 countries, with the theme Bringing The World To Malaysia will be held at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa. There will be contestants from Bolivia, the Philippines, Latvia, Malaysia and many other countries. For tickets and reservations, please call D’Touch international at 014-324 2216. Tickets are RM300 or RM500. Price includes dinner.
New Year’s Eve parties
Mad Hatter party at Tujo
A twisted Mad Hatters theme will usher in 2014 at Tujo Brasserie and Grill at the Ascott, Kuala Lumpur. Expect a plethora of weird and wonderful hats worn by Tujo staff and guests alike. Start the evening by enjoying a contemporary style buffet. DJ Cassie D will play. Ticket prices are RM170nett with complimentary glass of bubbly or bottle of Heineken. For more information, call 03-2161 7789 / 012-210 3055.
Kamasutra at WIP
Ooh! La! La! An enthralling and sensual experience will be held at WIP’s outlandish New Year’s Eve party. The outlet at the Bangsar Shopping Centre will be decorated in gold and will have splashes of blue and green. Indulge in an Indian feast before getting down on the dance floor to usher in the New Year with guest DJ Frannie Luv. For more information, call 03-2094 1789 / 012-650 5722.
Wet and wild at SOULed OUT Ampang
Guests are in for a wet and wild time as SOULed OUT Ampang. The venue will transform into a beach to greet the New Year. Feast on beachy bites and slurp up summery cocktails to get into the mood. The band Acoustic Fourplay will play surfy tunes after which DJ Kay takes over to bring all to the big splashingly fun countdown at midnight. Ticket prices: Adults RM160nett (al fresco) or RM120nett (mezzanine) with complimentary glass of wine or bottle of Tiger. For more information, call 03-2181 1626 / 012-655 7622.
Viva Mexico! At SOULed OUT Hartamas
Usher in 2014 with a hearty Arriba, Arriba! Andale, Andale! Feliz Año Nuevo! A festive atmosphere full of vibrant colours will envelop SOULed OUT Sri Hartamas and Jarabe dancers will be swinging and mingling with the crowd. There will be a Mexican banquet for you to tuck into. Le Rumba, a ‘Mariachi’ strolling band will serenade diners. A variety of games together with the mandatory piñata will add to the merry making. Specialist retro DJ Reggie will be spinning until a fireworks countdown at midnight. Ticket
prices: Adults RM150nett (al fresco) or RM130nett (courtyard) with
complimentary glass of wine or
bottle of Tiger. For more information, call 012-200 1955 / 017-296 1955.
70’s retro at Alexis Bistro Ampang
Funk and jazz singer Ida Mariana and singer/pianist Praveen Abraham will be Rewind(ing) the 70’s at Alexis Bistro. Groove to music from Donna Summer, Wild Cherry, Stevie Wonder, Rose Royce, Tina Charles and La Belle. Showtime is at 9.30pm. The price is RM195++/pax (show and set dinner) or RM75 (show & one drink). For more information, call 03-4260 2288 or visit www.alexis.com.my.
La Vida, Holiday Villa Hotel and Suites Subang
Holiday Villa Hotel and Suites Subang will be organising a New Year’s Eve party at La Vida with music from the Take 5 Band and exotic belly dancing. DJ Sparkzie who will be spinning some old school music. There will also be buffet and lucky draw prizes. The New Year’s Eve Celebration Package is at RM150++ per person. This includes food, first round of beverage, door gifts and party packs. For tickets or information, call 03-5633 8788 ext 7127/7128 or email: email@example.com.
If you’re more into
clubbing, here are some options
18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL
Poppy’s final party of the year will feature DJ Julian Jordan from the Netherlands. The Dutch boy wonder, who’s just 17, will be spinning his rough beats and big progressive tunes. His tracks are already supported by DJs like Sander Van Doorn, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero, Sandro Silva, Oliver Twizt, Pete Tong, Tiesto, Hardwell, Thomas Gold, Diplo and more. Supported by the Invaders. For details, call 017-322 5518, 019-265 0388 or 016-673 7114.
Rooftop, Aloft Hotel KL
5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL
Hed Kandi, the UK-based record label, will welcome the New Year at Mai Bar. It will feature Sarah Louise (UK) and Dax on Sax (UK). Supporting them are Who’s Playing?? and Hush Mo of the Lovesouls Project. Pool-friendly dress code. Admission (with one drink): RM75. For reservations call 03-2723 1188.
MARINI’S on 57
Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KC, KL
Marini’s on 57 boasts a 360º degree view of Kuala Lumpur. Manchester house veteran Sly Antro, Jeff Jefferson, resident DJ at Miss Moneypennys UK, and DJ Ash, who’s resident DJ at Metro Bar, Interlaken Switzerland, will be playing Electronic Dance Music. Over at the Lounge, there will be New Year’s Retro Remix with DJ DeRajj. The party begins at 9pm. Cover charge of RM150 per person is inclusive of party packs and a glass of house pouring champagne, spirits or Carlsberg beer bottle. For reservations and table bookings, contact 03-2161 2880/4880 or 017-688 0167.
FRESCA MEXICAN KITCHEN
Lot G242-A, Grd Flr, The Gardens
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL
Fresca’s offering an evening of traditional Mexican fare and games, washed down with special tequilas and margaritas with an exclusive one-night only DJ set by DJs Blastique, Lish and Kurt Vegas (US) from 7pm until late. Minimum spend (all F&B) is RM100 per person. For reservations, call 03-2201 2893.
VIEW ROOFTOP BAR
Lvl 29, GTower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Watch spectacular fireworks from GTower Top Flr. The six-minute fireworks display will be launched from the top of GTower sharpat midnight. Advance reservation is needed. Cover charge per person is RM100nett (inclusive of one bottle of Carlsberg + Test Tube + Party Packs). Music by DJ Jeevan.
113, Jalan Ampang, KL
For this massive New Year’s Eve countdown, Zouk’s courtyard will be turned into one big house party. Zouk’s main room will feature the All Stars DJ group. The DJs at Phuture will be Flava with Luqe and RJ Funk. Velvet Underground will have DJs F.A.B with Ken & Radzi, Barsonic will be entertained by Supersonic while Aristo will have Aristobeats with Shazz and friends playing. Admission (with one drink): RM58 Ladies / RM68 Men. For reservations, call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 8, Lot 10 Shopping Mall
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
DJ KC, Voize, Classick and Young Clad should get you dancing. A countdown and a midnight light show is included. Admission (with one drink): RM55 Ladies / RM65 Men. For reservations and enquiries, call 03-2110 5685 / 017-638 2250 [Enzo] / 011-1259 9250 (WhatsApp only).
L1-3-5, Office Tower, Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan, KL
Local DJ act, Brains And The Eye (BATE) are back again for their second New Year’s Eve party after the roaring success of last year’s ‘Heroes & Villains’ party. Hosts BATE have invited a stellar ensemble of rising stars, including Nazkimo Aesthetic, DJ Dayshavoo, Aliff Ashari and Daniel Ang. Dress Code: Wonderful White or Sexy Silver (Free Door Gifts). Admission (with one drink): RM60. For more info: email@example.com , www.lustkl.com or call 03-2142 0525/016-284 6772.
SULTAN LOUNGE and
Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, KL
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with style at Sultan Lounge. On the decks are DJ Kooler, DJ Milkshake, DJ TooTite, DJ Miss A1. Admission (with two drinks): RM150. For reservations and tables, call 03-2380 8888.
Get set for an amazing end to 2013 and a funky start to 2014 with La Bodega at both the Lounge (18-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL) and Pavilion (Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL). In Bangsar, DJ Nuthiya makes something of a comeback in the KL scene, while over at Pavilion, DJ Bunga rings in the New Year. For reservations and information, call 03-287 7691, 03-2287 3808 (Bangsar), 03-2148 8018 (Pavilion).
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