Merdeka! It’s National Day today — marking another long weekend to spend relaxing, eating, drinking or going on a vacation. Make full use of the three-day weekend, perhaps starting with drinks tonight at these rooftop bars so you can toast over the fireworks display that will be spread across the city skyline. If you’re not into joining the massive crowds, stay in at any of these boutique hotels peppered around the city and enjoy the views of fireworks from the comfort of your room.

Unless you’re convinced to stay at home for the night, enjoy reading our tribute to the King of Pop, Micheal Jackson, on his iconic looks throughout the years. In fact, the Jackson family has just held an event in Las Vegas yesterday to celebrate what-would-be the late singer’s 60th birthday.

Read on for more of our best stories this week.

Style

Designers painstakingly take weeks just to complete one bag and you spent thousands or maybe millions of ringgit for one. Show a little appreciation by taking care of them well. Know what is your bag made of, find the proper cleaning tools, and then store them the right way to preserve the bag as long as possible. Here’s our complete guide on how to take care of your luxury leather bags.

Jewellery

Jewellery has always been used plainly to complement one’s look, but to many, it is a representation of confidence, personality, and strength — like how these icons since decades ago wore Bulgari to represent femininity. We spoke to Lucia Boscaini, Brand and Heritage Curator of Bulgari, on how the brand uses symbols like the Serpenti to represent strength since the last century as well as the upcoming ‘Tribute to Femininity’ exhibition which opens in the Moscow Kremlin Museum on 7th September 2018.

Motors

The Bugatti name is often brought up when it comes to high-performance luxury vehicles, which is no surprise to see the Bugatti Divo among the ranks. The car is named after acclaimed French racing driver, Albert Divo who raced for Bugatti in the 1920s and winning the Targa Florio race twice. There are only 40 units in the world, each priced at 5 million euros but unfortunately, all 40 have been sold even before their debut. Nevertheless, click here to read all about the Bugatti Divo and why people rush to own one.

Dining

One of Singapore’s finest Michelin-starred restaurant, Saint Pierre, is set to open in the new W Kuala Lumpur this September. The French restaurant is set to be twice the size of Singapore’s original, with seatings up to 70 diners as opposed to 32. Head chef KimKevin de Dood will be leading a team of 12 when it opens, with a menu that is specially catered to Malaysians, which features a spicier palate as compared to Singapore’s sweeter preference.

Travel

Surrounded by three popular countries, Poland, Belarus, and Finland, lies Lithuania. While the country is rich in history and heritage, its capital city Vilnius is filled with vibrant social life, and a wide variety of beaches and coastal areas spread across the country. The buildings in Vilnius are of Gothic and Baroque architecture, with lavish restaurants and cafes on its cobblestone streets — giving it a sense of modernity while still keeping to its roots.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

With @byterryofficial’s new Nude Expert foundation stick, there’s no need for filters when it comes to selfies. These are half matte foundation and half highlighter, a perfect balance of glow and matte to give you a flawless camera-ready complexion. Just swipe on and blend with the sponge applicator that is connected at the bottom.

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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.