Planning to do something fun/crazy/silly with your friends? Here are a few recommendations from us.
Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
WE don’t know about you folks, but after watching Disney’s Up in 2009, all we’ve wanted to do is attach a thousand balloons to our houses and fly away to Paradise Falls.
Clearly that’s not possible, so, next weekend, we’ll just settle for the next best thing – the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
The event, which will be held from March 27-30, has been held annually for the past six years. There will be 20 balloons this year from all around the world, including one shaped like a familiar character from a galaxy far, far away…
Balloon rides are priced at RM20 per person, but if you’re scared of heights, there will be plenty of stuff to do on the ground as well.
You could catch the 30-minute fireworks show happening on March 29, or hang out at the picnic area during the day to enjoy the view.
Admission to the fiesta is free. For more info, head on to myballoonfiesta.com.
The Music Run
Tired of having earphones stuck to your ears while running? Try out The Music Run on March 23 at the Selangor Turf Club in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur!
It’s a 5km run with music blasting all the way to the finish line. And the best part is there’s no time limit – you just run, sing, chat or just saunter along at your own pace while listening to some awesome tracks.
All you have to do is register to be a runner at www.themusicrun.com, and vote for the songs you want to listen to during the run through Spotify. The music categories available are “pop divas”, “indie”, “hip-hop”, “pop kings” and “dance”.
There is a RM70 participation fee, which will get you a goodie bag, a decent workout and a whole lotta fun.
The pre-party starts at 7.30am, and the music party will end at 1pm.
Marco Polo casting call
American film studio The Weinstein Company is filming their nine-episode epic Netflix mini-series Marco Polo right here in Pinewood Studios, Johor Baru, and you can be part of the show!
The studio needs a whopping 8,000 extras, who will be selected from casting calls every Saturday in March from 12pm to 6pm.
Our celebrity gossip columnist Sharmila Nair and editor Ian Yee, naturally, drove all the way over to Johor Baru in a desperate attempt to become Hollywood stars.
The casting venue is at Kulatree International in Horizon Hills, Johor Baru. Sharmila and Ian showed up all ready to read lines and shed a few dramatic tears, but the casting was actually pretty simple. You fill up a form, have your measurements taken (for your period costumes), get a head shot done, and that’s it. Don’t call them – they’ll call you.
There are 50 speaking roles up for grabs, but seeing how confident Sharmila and Ian are in their star quality, there are probably just 48 left.
The show was created by Hollywood screenwriter John Fusco, who has worked on films like Crossroads, Yonug Guns and Hidalgo, and the casting forms seem to indicate that filming for extras will take place between May and August.
For more info, call Jorene at 016-232 1270 or email email@example.com.
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