Big band starts the countdown

Indonesian rock band Peterpan will be back in KL to celebrate the New Year’sfestivities at Hotel istana.

INDONESIA’S no. 1 band, Peterpan will be at MUSICTHEQUE, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur this New Year’s Eve. 

Brought to Kuala Lumpur by Tiga Events, a subsidiary of Media Prima, Peterpan was in Kuala Lumpur recently for the 12th AIM awards held at Putra World Trade Centre. 

The band members will make a special appearance at the dance club to join the New Year Countdown and jam with resident band Take 5. 

There is a cover charge of RM50nett (with first drink and a party pack). 

Prior to the party, guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm at Ristorante Bologna and Wine Bar at RM85++ per person and the New Year’s Brunch at RM45++ per person. 

Songket Lounge will also be one of the venues participating in the celebrations with lots of games, lucky draws and festive activities to get the crowd in revelling mood. 

Three-piece live band Main Ways and resident artiste Sheikh Tahir entertain. 

Cover charge is at RM60++ per person (7pm-1am, with drinks and party pack). 

For bookings, call 03-2141 9988 ext 3106. 


CARNEGIE’S KL is celebrating New Year’s Eve with an 80s Retro Party with live music from Pretty Fly. 

In between Pretty Fly’s live music, DJ Ndy spins some great 80s tunes. 

Party starts from 8pm onwards. 

For reservations, call 03-2141 7888 


THE countdown to Year 2006 at SHANGRI-LA KUALA LUMPUR promises loads of exciting activities heighten by live performances from Philippine’s band URM. 

The Lobby Lounge will be the main venue for the event and there is a cover charge of RM60++ per person (with one standard drink). 

At midnight, the traditional Chef’s Parade will usher in the new year, banging on frying pans and pots, knives and ladles. 

The fun continues long after the countdown with a lucky draw and dancing till the wee hours of the morning. 

The New Year’s Countdown Party (with dinner) is at RM320++ (adult) and RM210++ (child). 

For reservations, call 03-2032 2388. 


PARTY with the best at HILTON KUALA LUMPUR’s outlets this New Year’s Eve. 

The New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Zeta Bar is priced at RM90nett (with a glass of champagne for dining and house guests), RM90nett (with a glass of champagne for Zeta Bar members) and RM120nett (with a glass of champagne).  

Private silos are at RM888 (for a cocktail table of four with one bottle of liquor), RM1,688 for a silo of 12 people and two bottles of liquor) and RM5,888 for a silo of 3o people with six bottles of liquor.  

At the Cosmo Lounge revellers can snuggle on plush sofas and join in the countdown with a fireworks display. 

Cover charge is at RM30nett (for dining kids aged from three to 12), RM40nett (with one drink for kids aged from three to 12), RM60nett (for dining guests) and RM80nett (with a cocktail). 

The recently opened Boardwalk will have a deejay spinning from the deck placed by the poolside and warming up the crowd for the countdown that promises a fireworks display. 

Charges are the same as Cosmo Lounge’s. 

For reservations, call 03-2264 2264. 


THE celebrations at 1 UTAMA carries the theme U-Countdown 2006. 

Instead of the standard artistes’ performances, the shopping mall will celebrate with a massive party graced by Kuala Lumpur’s most happening club deejays like Jungle Jerry, Bryan Burger, Shawn Lee, Nick Lee, Shazz, Transient Vortex and Suhaimie and Low. 

The party venue will be turned into a lifestyle retail marquees complete with a Cafe Island Bar that serve drinks and BBQ. 

The first 1,100 people to walk into the venue get free drinks. There is no cover charge on the night. 

An eight-minute fireworks display will be set off at the stroke of midnight and partying continues with more entertainment from visual graphic jockeys, live acts, stilt walkers and podium dancers. 

Those who would like to boogie and do so at the dance stage that comes with a giant countdown screen. 

The venue is on the lower ground Rainforest and Promenade Lakeside (outdoor), 1 Utama Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.  

Party starts at 7pm on Dec 31. No cover charge although admission is for those above 18 years old only (ID required). Enquiries: 03-7710 8118. 



Diners can savour the Five-course Latino Grill at RM368++ per person (with welcome cocktail) while non-diners get in at RM60nett (with first drink). Partying starts from 6.30pm to midnight. 

At The Living Room Coco Latte DJ Mark Bambach spins some great house music, backed by percussionist Nakissa. 

Guests can savour the New Year’s menu at RM98++ per person (food only), RM239++ per person (with food and Westin pouring beverage) and RM60nett (party only). 

Dinner is from 7pm to 9.30pm while party starts at 9.30pm. 


THE end year celebrations started early at the Asian Heritage Row (AHR). 

Together with, Year 2006 celebrations have been spread over one week, and that includes the merry making period for Christmas. 

The week-long celebration themed Celebrate 2005 started on Dec 23 and ends Jan 1. 

Asian Heritage Row on Jalan Doraisamy beside Sheraton Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be choked with merriment come Dec 31. 

Revellers can expect back-to-back parties and special promotions at the many outlets, which include restaurants, bars as well as dance clubs. 

The 10-day festive event covers lunch, dinner and after-dark promotions and the idea of it all is to promote AHR as the preferred destination for the festivities with the various promotions as the main attraction.  

With more than 15 outlets participating, there is bound to be something for everyone. 

The attractions are just non-stop, from great value lunch, festive season dinner packages, drink promotions, parties to great dance music featuring live bands, local and international deejays.  

Part of the plan for AHR is to create Heritage Village KL, a cluster of old houses converted into up-market and hip and happening venues for food and beverages. 

Bars and clubs like Mojo’s, Bar Savanh, The Wine Room, Bar Blonde, Ivy’s and The Loft Upstairs all provide fun music ranging from retro to contemporary R&B, house and jazz.  

Tonight, Mojo’s will feature deejays JD and Nesh, ex-residencies of Nouvo and DV8, whose repertoire include sexy soul classics.  

DJ Fuzz of Teh Tarik Crew will hit the decks at Mojo’s after the New Year’s countdown with his funky wizardry on the mixers with R&B and hip hop tunes. 

The Loft Upstairs and sister outlet Cynna offer house music while Bar Blonde features DJ Kumar tonight and DJ Partyman spinning commercial R&B and hip hop tunes on New Year’s Eve. 

Bar Savanh will not be left out and will have a special New Year’s Eve dinner package along with the W Wine Room featuring a live band. 

Partygoers can join in the New Year countdown at Cynna and The Loft Upstairs, which have scenic views of the city and are ideal spots to view the annual fireworks at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.  

Also, look out for the Heineken Magnum bottle promotion at selected outlets with their promoter girls offering gifts at the venues. 

The organisers and outlets have zero tolerance for drugs and narcotic substances.  

Anyone caught will be handed over to the police and security officers patrolling the venues.Parking within the area is limited. To avoid traffic congestion, try carpool, walk, take a cab, the LRT or Monorail to the venue.  

The nearest LRT and Monorail is the Dang Wangi Station.This event is for those above 21 years old. However certain venues and times for dining have no age limits. Please check with each outlet. 


Bar SaVanh and CoChine Lounge (03-2697 1180) W Wine Room (03-2691 8672) The Vanilla Box Bakery Café (03-2691 6007)  

Kristao Restaurant & Bar (03-2691 8768) 

Senja Bistro (03-2693 1918) 

That Indian Thing (03-2698 6357) 

Bar Blonde (03-26911088) The Ivy (03-26932260)Mojo’s (03-26977999 ) 

The Loft KL/ Mezza Notte/Tokyo Tei (03-2691 5668) Cynna/Ye Chine (03-2694 2888/03-2694 1888) 

Palacio (03-26920992) 

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