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Night of Culture

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A night out at the Petronas Philharmonic Hall isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – it’s rare to find someone who appreciates a night out with Dvorak’s Symphony No 8 as much as they enjoy watching a Bond movie marathon, or heading to Backyard on a Friday night.

Thankfully, there are several gems next year that are ideal for those who have always wanted to check out the DFP but felt intimidated, or fear that that they might fall asleep during a recital.

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Great Men and Great Drinks

\ Date: December 18, 2015
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Behind every great writer, poet, and leader lies a great big drink. To these gentlemen, their drink was more than a comfort – they were a source of inspiration, particularly at times when a man just needed to get his s**t together. Here are some of the world’s most famous men and their tipples, without which our world would have been poorer.

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Instagram Hunter

\ Date: December 18, 2015
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Instagram can be a great way for discovering new places to eat and drink. Given the hundreds of food photos being posted daily, however, it can be difficult to sort out which hashtags and accounts are worth your time following. Well guess what – we sorted it out for you in one quick handy list.

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Let’s Fly Away

\ Date: December 18, 2015
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Thanks to regular travel deals and budget airlines, you don’t have to be a millionaire to fly away for a quick getaway. And if you’re a foodie in search of fine-dining experiences, you’ll be surprised how accessible some top class restaurants can be. Here are a few:

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Secret Dining

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The Klang Valley has its fair share of fine dining restaurants that serve fantastic food, but there are times when you want a dining experience that’s different from what’s being served. Here’s a handy guide to where you can head to, and the people you can call:

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Take Me Out

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Tasmania, Sweden, and India – these aren’t countries one usually associates with the production of fine whiskies. Of late, however, there has been a rising trend of good-quality whiskeys produced from outside the traditional powerhouses of Scotland, Ireland and (now) Japan. Here are five examples you need to take note of:

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Old Favourites

\ Date: December 18, 2015
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“Well, what do you like to drink when you’re out?” is a question I get asked a lot at the bar. To be honest, when I’m out and about, I like my drinks simple, uncomplicated, and predictable – none of that Fancy Dan stuff that I make with smoke machines, infused syrups and edible flowers.

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How To Drink Alone

\ Date: December 5, 2015
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“Yeah, you know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself” once sang blues-rock musician George Thorogood. While drinking alone can be a refreshing experience – especially if you’re not in the mood for awkward conversations or silences – it’s easy to feel like an alcoholic Johnny-no-mates.

The reality, however, is that no one really cares. And some bartenders, as it turns out, even welcome solo drinkers by the bar. “I bloody love people who come in and drink on their own,” says bartender Emelie on The Debrief. “Sometimes people come alone because they’ve read a review or they fancy a cocktail to themselves or they have time to kill. I think it’s very intriguing.”

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Handy Drinking Apps

\ Date: December 5, 2015
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Ever felt intimidated when confronted with a long list of wines, spirits, and beers? In the age of the smartphone, there’s always an app that’ll help you out. Here’s a guide to some of the best drinking apps out there

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