What’s Up, April?
Hope you didn’t get April Fool-ed to much this year! As if corona wasn’t a year-long April Fool’s prank already. That said, what’s great this month is that live events are being allowed again! Add to that permission to host events (in Malaysia, with strict Standard Operating Procedures, of course) and the coming of Ramadhan – and Ramadhan bazaars, yay! – and there’s much to be thankful for. So let’s see what April 2021 events in Malaysia and elsewhere awaits!
April 2021 Events In Malaysia To Look Forward To
With more people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations and relaxation of restrictions on organising and attending events and other activities, things are starting to look up again. This is especially so for those whose work have been affected due to the restrictions. It’s no wonder, then, that concert-goers are excited for Alive Again, one of the first live music events this year that you can attend physically like in the good old days. Featuring Dato’ Zainal Abidin, Zee Avi, and Muzza, and co-hosted by comedians Harith Iskander and Mad Sabah, the event promises both music and comedy and shouldn’t be missed! Happening Saturday, 9 April 2021, get your tickets now at prworldwidelive.com.
For those in Penang and looking to update your home, get to HOMEDEC Penang Home Design and Interior Exhibition happening this 9 until 11 April 2021 at SETIA Spice Convention Centre, Bayan Lepas. Find out the details on their website.
Meanwhile, in Shah Alam, what is touted as Malaysia’s first Urban Farming Festival is happening at Central i-City shopping mall. From 9 until 11 April, visitors can learn about starting a farm in an urban environment whether you live in a terrace house, condominium or have some extra space for a bigger size plot!
So what’s happening for the kids in April 2021 events in Malaysia? Well, if they enjoy the outdoors and you’re up for a drive to Gamuda Gardens in Rawang, Selangor, there is an array of activities for the kids to do. A 30-45 minute’s drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Petaling Jaya or Puncak Alam, the commercial area is open to public and not just for residents of the area. You’ll find restaurants, a grocery store, and various activities to do at the Waterfront Village. This includes a nature club for kids aged 5-12, the Gparks Nature School Eco-Educational Hub. This April, activities lined up include learning about birds and the tropical rainforest. Participants will get to learn about the featured topics not just at the club, but will also be taken on a walkabout around the Gardens Hill within the Gamuda Gardens Area to get closer to nature. Learn more at their Facebook page here.
Meanwhile, adults can join in some ornithology fun, too, by watching a live stream by the Malaysian Nature Society on 17 April 2021. For this session, the focus will be on Birding In Sabah and Sarawak. This should be extra exciting for those in West Malaysia as the event can be watched on Facebook. Get to know more details here.
How about learning how to paint a glow-in-the-dark painting? Join the Firefly Story: Glow In The Dark Workshop by Le Masterpiece on 18 April and unleash that creativity while socialising according to SOP and enjoying tea and coffee. Get tickets for the workshop at eventbrite.com here.
Elsewhere Around The World
If you’re already making plans to travel internationally and Turkey is on your #plannowtravellater list, you’ll be glad to know that the Turkish government has launched the “Safe Tourism Certification Programme” for their tourism workers. This should assure visitors to the country that the health and well-being of both facility staff as well as guests are of utmost priority.
Have you ever wanted to attend a performance at The Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)? On 21 April 2021 at 7am UTC (Universal Time)/3pm in Malaysia, the Digital Premiere for Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet For The End Of Time” will go live online at met.org/MetFacebook and met.org/MetYouTube. Get a taste of what to look forward to at The Met for free via their online digital events before planning to go in person once it’s safe to travel again!
As it’s Earth Day on 22 April, now is a good time as any to step up your conservation efforts. One easy way to do this is to start plogging: Picking up litter while jogging. You’ll get in your exercise while cleaning up your area as well! Check out the Earth Day website for more ideas on how to save the planet.
For hard-core basketball fans in the United States, it must surely come as great news that fans can attend games in person again, starting this month! Check out the NBA Team Fan Policies here.
That rounds up our brief update of happenings around the world this April. Stay tuned for features on more events to attend, activities to do and initiatives to join!
From an avid magazine reader in her teens to a writer and editor today, Zurien honed her skills at various publications including CLEO, K-Zone, Prestige, The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, LISA Malaysia, MSN.com.my, GLAM Junior, Going Places, kayak.com, HerInspirasi.com, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Tropicana Magazine and Convergence by Malaysia Airports. Zurien hopes to inspire readers to enjoy the best of travel and lifestyle experiences at Gadabout.