Valentine’s Day may be the one time you’d rather stay home than be caught next to a canoodling couple or a surprise wedding proposal. But we have a better proposition: Go out and enjoy Cupid’s holiday. There’s little reason not to use V-day as an excuse to treat yourself to a good meal or meet someone new.
Arthur’s Bar and Grill, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Online dating apps, which have distracted us from human connection, run the risk of connecting us with someone who doesn’t match their profile. For those who are single and ready to mingle, Arthur’s Bar and Grill is hosting a party for you to meet someone the old-fashioned way. Take advantage of the Glorious Hours promotion from 3-9pm, which offers discounted prices on every drink on the menu.
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL. Feb 14, 3-9pm. For reservations, call 03 2074 3900.
Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur
The Berlin KL’s anti-Valentine’s Day party, aptly named ‘Single? So What?’, will be held at W Kuala Lumpur’s urban chic Woobar. The aim is to encourage you to be happy, just the way you are. If you’re newly single or still harbour hurt, however, Woobar has prepared a message wall where you can post a “final letter” to your ex and seal your feelings away. DJ-model Alicia Amin (pictured) will be on the decks to soothe broken hearts, but lucky ones might get an up-close view of a Magic Mike-inspired performance during the night. Exciting prizes, including hotel stays and spa packages, await.
121, Jalan Ampang, KL. Feb 14, 8pm-2am. RM40 cover charge includes a drink. For table reservations, call 012 347 9088 or email [email protected].
The Playground, Momo’s KL
Hosted by Elena Laurel Moujing, Momo KL’s Serendi-pity Party will be hosting a special edition of their usual MoMo-Oke (karaoke) night. The Playground has stockpiled a list of all-time love and breakup songs you can belt out to, from Celine Dion and Whitney Houston to Adele and Leona Lewis. Who knows, the person you’re harmonising with could have been saving all their love for you.
316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, KL. Feb 14, 8pm till late. Free entry. For more info, see here.