This week is indeed a historic one for Malaysians. For the first time since independence in 1957, an opposition coalition has come out victorious in a nerve-wrecking general election. Coming out from a 15-year retirement after leading the country as the 4th Prime Minister for over two decades, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohammad was officially sworn in last night at Istana Negara as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia at the age of 92; making him the world’s oldest leader.

The entire nation is overwhelmed with excitement; waiting to see what’s next for Malaysia. We all have to agree that this entire week has been a heck of a week. First; the 2018 Met Gala, themed ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ which has been said to be the most controversial yet. Despite its blasphemously plagued nuances, celebrities and famous faces in the industry took the dress code to the next level, with the most outrageous show-stopping outfits.

We have more stories and events lined up that you can plan to venture to on this long weekend and a new era for Malaysia. Continue on reading.

Style

Pyjama party? Outshine your friends’ pyjamas with these luxurious sleepwear.

Brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, and Burberry have raised the bar on sleepwear designs, thus creating this very thin line on them being wearable both indoor and outdoor. While we have no issues on that, but what everyone finds in sleepwear is that it must be the most comfortable thing and these luxurious sleepwear are up to par not only in comfort but also design.

Food

Mr. Chew’s is adamant in bringing back a decent brunch culture back to KL.

Located on the penthouse level of WOLO hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur is Mr. Chew’s Chino Latino Bar with a melange of Asian-inspired dishes and drinks. This time, they’ve relaunched their menu with new additions: bean sprout kimchi and grilled coconut chicken, steamed bun with gochujang chicken, and many more. Read our full review here.

People

Datin Mina Cheah-Foong of The Body Shop Malaysia says you can have both family and a career.

Mother’s Day just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate that special day by also showing our appreciation to mothers that are in business. We spoke to Datin Mina Cheah-Foong of The Body Shop Malaysia on how is it like being a boss in a beauty empire while being a doting mother.

Travel

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Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo took the 20th spot in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 awards.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 was held in Singapore last week and Japan scored eight bars on the list — placing them second for having the most bars in the list. A vast majority of the bars on this list hail from Tokyo, with the exception of Lamp Bar that is located in the Nara Prefecture. But if you’re heading to Tokyo anytime soon, these newly crowned bars are not to be missed.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

We had some truly stunning dishes today at @stregiskl, courtesy of @cheftonn of @ledubkk who placed at number 14 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The acclaimed chef is known for elevating Thai flavours and spotlighting seasonal Thai ingredients in his Bangkok restaurant. He’ll be in town from May 10-12 — perfect for Mother’s Day we think!

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaKL on Facebook and Instagram on the latest restaurant openings, fashion previews, cocktail parties and celeb sightings in Kuala Lumpur.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.