Everyone knows that January is just a trial month — trying out those New Year resolutions, quitting bad habits, and aiming to see more of the world. Giving you a push in the direction of your goals, we’ve found four events happening in and out of the city that’ll inspire and delight you. After all, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content.S 1. Kek Lok Si’s display of lights
If you like: Celebrations that do it big
What’s going on: Translating to ‘Temple of Supreme Bliss’ in the Hokkien dialect, the Kek Lok Si temple in one of the biggest attractions in Penang. Every year, the 125-year-old temple puts on a beautiful lighting display of more than 10,000 lights to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and all is welcome.
Event details: 4-19 February at Kek Lok Si Temple , 11500, Air Itam Penang http://www.mypenang.gov.my/events/all-events/113/
2. The Frankie Sixes Live at Alexis
If you like: Swing jazz
What’s going on: Get ready to move your feet! The Frankie Sixes are flexing their jazz muscles this weekend at Alexis, covering music from some of the greats like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole.
Event details: 1 & 2 February at 10pm, Alexis, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang
3. Paper Fan Decoration Workshop
If you like: Arts and crafts
What’s going on: Hashimoto Kaoru will be teaching the art of creating ‘uchiwa’; Japanese paper fans. Using only a pen, she has mastered the delicate techniques needed to draw out her designs, and has previously held exhibitions in Paris, Singapore and Thailand.
Event details: 2 & 3 February at 1pm-4pm, Isetan The Japan Store KL, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail