So here we are, in December: the yearly equivalent of Friday, 5pm, when we finally get to kick off our shoes, spend time with friends and family, and set about our exciting plans for the future. But more than that, it’s also a time to reflect on the things we’re thankful for – sure, we could have done with a better economy, more festivals and not having to see our favourite cafés close down – but on the plus side, the world hasn’t turned into a blazing nuclear fireball under Trump and Kim.
Jokes aside, there’s plenty to be excited about in 2018: It’s the World Cup year, for one thing (start planning your leave days!), and there’s a line-up of big gigs in January to kick us off on a high note. Still not convinced? See our feature on the 25 things to do in 2018 (p32) that’s getting us stoked for the coming year.
It wouldn’t be a year-end issue without mentioning our Food & Drink Awards (p12). This year’s list of winners and nominees is a particularly memorable one – not only because it’s my first time taking a run at the Awards, but also because of you, the thousands of voters who showed your love for KL’s favourite bars, cafés and restaurants.
Aside from that, we’ve got loads to read about this month: there’s our review of the year’s biggest food (p50) and music trends (p74), gift guides for him and her (p58) and tips on where to go for Christmas feasts (p46). And the list doesn’t stop there – remember to hit us up on timeoutkl. com as we continue to update the latest happenings and places to check out every day.
Thanks everyone, and see you next year!