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'Art jamming is for all,' The Studio@KL's promo material states, and you soon realise what they mean by that. Bringing together members of the public of all art backgrounds, the studio sets out to prove, in one three-hour session, that there is an artist lurking in everyone. Presented with an easel, apron, canvas and everything else you need to channel your inner Picasso, you're given a brief of 'Express yourself' and are encouraged to go wherever the paint takes you. It's different, relaxing and a whole lot of fun.
Art jamming sessions are held at The Studio@KL, Solaris Dutamas, Mont Kiara, KL. A three-hour session, per 'jammer' costs RM120. www.thestudioatkl.com
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Taking up pride of place at the entrance to the Petronas Twin Towers, Dewan Philharmonic Petronas – the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – is perhaps the premier venue for classical music in Southeast Asia. Opened in 1998, the hall has welcomed some of the world's leading performers and continues to bring famed composers and orchestras to the Malaysian public and visitors.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Level 2, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC. www.dfp.com.my
Shopping centre flea markets
Life in Malaysia seems to revolve ever more around the ubiquitous shopping malls, and the recent increase in the number of flea markets does nothing to buck the trend. Stocking everything from vintage Malaysian furniture, stamps, posters and gramophones (try Amcorp Mall's weekly flea market) to clothing, kids' toys, stationary and homemade food (stop by Bangsar Shopping Centre's monthly Seek & Keep Artisan Market), there's really no need to leave the air conditioning.
Amcorp Mall Flea Market, Saturdays & Sundays. Amcorp Mall 18 Persiaran Barat, Petaling Jaya.
BSC Seek & Keep Artisan Market, Monthly. Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, KL.