Listicle: Quality time with daddy dearest

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 13, 2022 - June 19, 2022.
Listicle: Quality time with daddy dearest
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Dads are hard to buy gifts for, given that they rarely articulate their likes and dislikes. While finding the ideal gift to celebrate this special man in your life is great, sometimes all you need to have the perfect Father’s Day is to spend time as a family. Here is a list of activities to help you create new experiences together.

 

ALL THINGS ART

Is your dad an art aficionado? Bring out the artist in him and you by bonding through these art-making and art appreciation events.

Sunday Sip and Paint: Lion King

When: June 19

Cost: RM130 per person

Duration: 2 hours

After a long week of hard work, weekends are all about sipping wine and bonding through art and relaxation. At this event, you may be able to relive some of your childhood memories while sitting with dad and painting with him. 

For more information on the event and to book your seats, visit www.artandbonding.com.

 

Ilham Art Show 2022

When: May 17 to Oct 23, 

closed on Mondays and public holidays

Cost: Free admission

Take a stroll through the Ilham Art Show 2022 exhibition featuring 31 Malaysia-based contemporary artists. 

Visit www.ilhamgallery.com/programmes/art-show-2022 for more information on activities happening throughout the showcase.

 

ALL THINGS FOOD

You can never go wrong with food! 

Here are some great ongoing promotions where you can wine and dine with your dad.

Chamber’s Grill, Hilton KL

Treat dad to a sumptuous and premium steak dinner at one of most celebrated restaurants in town, which coincidentally is running a Father’s Day special throughout this month.

For reservations, visit eatdrinkhilton.com/chambers-grill.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Indulge your father with a Father’s Day high-tea buffet or a barbecue buffet dinner. The buffets offer a hearty spread of grilled meats, assorted dim sum and fresh seafood. Available from June 7 to 19.

For more information on the promotion, visit eatdrinkhilton.com/fathers-day-2022-doubletree-kl.

 

ALL THINGS ADVENTURE

Go on a nature adventure with dad for a change and explore the beauty that lies beyond skyscrapers and urban dwellings. 

Hiking

Plan a trekking experience with your father in Malaysia’s famous hiking spots. Semenyih’s Bukit Broga, or Broga Hill, is known for its breathtaking panoramic views. At 400m high, the hill is only a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur.

 

Mangrove tree planting

Bond with your father while helping to restore and conserve the mangrove ecosystem. Kuala Selangor Nature Park’s Volunteer Day welcomes participants to take part in its mangrove tree planting activity on June 18. 

For more information, visit www.mns.my. 

 

ALL THINGS IMMERSIVE 

The pandemic has hampered live performances and in-person experiences in the last two years. Take your dad out for some new adventures and creative performances on this special occasion.

VAR LIVE theme park in Kuala Lumpur

Teleport yourself into the virtual reality (VR) realm at the largest VR theme park in Malaysia, VAR LIVE. Take down zombies, solve mysteries and other exciting virtual games with your family and friends. Ticket prices start from RM98 for the basic package for one person and three games. Visit https://varlivemytown for more information.

 

KonTra: Bianglala

When: June 16 to 19

Cost:  RM38 to RM50

A fusion of contemporary and traditional dance by some of Malaysia’s top choreographers, this event will likely be a treat for dads who love live performances. The show will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cloudtix.co/shows/kontra-bianglala.