Most of us in Malaysia started off this week using Grab cars, marking the end of the Uber era. While that  itself has proven to be a difficult start to the week, fret not because we are coming to the end of it. Meanwhile, you could consider MyCar. Or not.

If you’ve finally started on your fitness journey, you can put it to the test this weekend at Test of Will. Now open for registration, you’ll able to test your strength, endurance, and power by competing other contestants in an all-new four-minute circuit challenge – Over and Under (Hurdle), Deadball Squats, Kettlebell Farmer Walks and Bear Crawls. Test of Will champions (male and female) who achieve the highest overall score will walk away with a cash prize of MYR3,888 each.

Within the country, the spirit of togetherness is at an all-time high following the announcement of the 14th general election polling date: 9 May. A majority of citizens have expressed concern about it being a Wednesday, so much so that #PulangMengundi (translation: come home to vote) and #CarPoolGE14 became trending Twitter hashtags. Essentially, the hashtags were all about helping to fund those who unable to return home to vote due to financial difficulties — truly the spirit of 1 Malaysia.

If you’re tired of constantly reading such politically-charged news, scroll down for our week’s best stories to wind down.

Food

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Savour juicy wagyu beef at these restaurants in KL.

As one of the most luxurious types of Japanese beef, wagyu is very much coveted and beloved by ardent carnivores the world over. It’s also known to be exceptionally decadent and fatty, especially where wagyu A5 is concerned. If you’re craving for a well-marbled slab right now we’ve got you covered with our list of the best restaurants where you can indulge in wagyu beef.

Style

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Jeff Goldblum can pull off a trilby hat and still look good.

Silver fox Jeff Goldblum has an unmistakable style that can never go wrong. Essentially, he knows what works for him and has even taken on the leather jacket as part of his signature look. Emulate him and steal his style with our guide.

Beauty

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Everything you need in one palette.

With mini bags being all the rage, it would be difficult to fit a full face’s worth of touchups inside one bag. That’s why we’ve pooled together some of the best all-in-one face palettes to save you both time and space.

Watches

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Swiss isn’t always king — you can try British-made watches too.

Always wanted to purchase your first luxury watch but don’t know where to start? Our beginner’s guide to buying your first one will help you out. Don’t just follow the crowd in getting the most expensive timepiece — pick a brand that calls out to you.

Travel

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W Goa is one of the hippest luxury hotels you can stay at in Goa.

Feel like partying someplace exotic? Try Goa in India, the ultimate beach party destination. We’ve rounded up some of the best luxury hotels for you to rest your weary body after.

Motors

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Sleek, sporty, and has the potential to save the Earth.

Do your part in going green by investing in a hybrid car. We’ve listed six of the best ones you can get in Malaysia right now, including this tiny BMW i8 that can give you the speed you need without emitting as many pollutants.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

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Hermes reveals its SIHH 2018 pieces, which include the Cape Cod in new variants. We are particularly in love with the Large Model, a classic-looking timepiece in an innovative case design.

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

PohNee Chin
Associate Editor
Poh Nee is the associate editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.