Enjoy A Double Celebration This Month With National Day And RIUH's First Birthday

Happy birthday RIUH!

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This Spotlight is sponsored by RIUH.

Everybody's favourite weekend fest is back this month and celebrating its first birthday!

A standout hit since its launch last year, RIUH is the local creative platform that hosts a curation of homegrown artisanal brands, local and international flavours with a twist, and a wide variety of creative workshops, showcases, and live acts.

Here are the details:
Date: 25 - 26 August 2018
Time: 11am - 9pm
Venue: APW, Jalan Riong, Bangsar

As always, admission is FREE!

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Over the past year RIUH has held 13 uniquely themed weekend events. In total, they have showcased 625 creative entrepreneurs through their pop-up market, held 28 creative workshops, and hosted 450 musicians, visual artists, and performing artists.

On top of that, RIUH has collaborated with loads of cool companies like Grab, The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), SOCAR Malaysia, KL Fashion Week, Agak-Agak, Good Vibes Festival, and many more. All in the name of creativity!

Take a trip down memory lane during last month's RIUH "Back to the 90's" weekend:

Get to RIUH easily, not only with a special Grab promo code, but also via a free shuttle service

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Excited to celebrate RIUH's first birthday? Here's a sneak peek of this weekend's goodies:

1. Get patriotic and celebrate 61 years of Merdeka... RIUH style!

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Show Malaysia some love by creating your own unity ribbon or purchasing the ribbons in support of Projek 57's movement of hope. Additionally, witness a live doodle demonstration centred on everything Malaysian by Doodle Malaysia sponsored by BAS KL!

2. Celebrate RIUH's first birthday with these awesome specials

Party to the tunes of Bad Habits at RIUH After Dark!

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Go wild at RIUH After Dark when DJs Bunga Action Girl and Robotron 5000 join forces under the collective Bad Habits, bringing you the best indie, disco, dance, and pop tunes! *Entry charges to RIUH After Dark may apply.

You can also get free ice cream from Minus 4 Degrees during the event. Just keep a look out on RIUH's Instagram page ;)

Look at this mini RIUH arch by Pantun Pins! SO CUTE.

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To celebrate its birthday, RIUH will be selling its past T-shirts and also collaborating with Pantun Pins for a very special birthday pin. Wear these and get free admission to RIUH After Dark. Bentuk-Bentuk will also be producing limited edition concrete decor, exclusively in conjunction with the celebration.

3. Shop til you drop at the pop-up stores

These nostalgic pins from Pantun are so dope!

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A variety of artisanal snacks from Kintry - the salted egg yolk potato chips... yaaas!

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Sleek designs from Bentuk Bentuk, who specialise in homemade concrete decor.

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This watermelon skincare range from By Eggs uses vitamin E and calamine to cater to sensitive and acne prone skin.

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There will be over 40 pop-up stores set up at RIUH, each one handpicked and totally unique! Shop for accessories, clothes, beauty, makeup, home decor, and so much more. From quirky and cute, to elegant and stylish, there's something for everyone here.

4. Indulge in lotsa yummy food!

Chow down on epic classic American burgers from Curb's Diner.

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Sip on fresh blended teas topped with fruit at Chai Yo.

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Tuck into mozarella meatballs and spaghetti with marinara sauce at Barba Bros.

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Indulge in mango cheesecake from Kula Cakes

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One of the main reasons why we love RIUH so much... all the food! Whether you're in the mood for something local and traditional, a Western classic, or something completely new and innovative, RIUH is the place to be for the yummy treats all day long.

5. Take part in awesome workshops to unleash your creativity

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Introduction to Acting by FTalent

Facilitated by Razif Hashim - an actor, TV host, and founder of FTalent, explore the fundamentals of what it means to be an actor, the difference between acting and being, and how becoming an actor can improve your life.

Find out more here.

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Marble Clay Jewellery Making Workshop by Craft at No.7

Create your very own handmade jewellery using eye-catching polymer clay. Learn various techniques of conditioning clay, creating marble-like texture, and shaping the jewellery to your personal preference. 

Find out more here.

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Pouring Art Workshop by Craft at No.7
Acrylic pouring art has become a trend in the art world and now is your chance to be part of it! Get adventurous and learn new techniques in this workshop that requires no prior experience. At the end of it, you'll get to bring home two of your own masterpieces on canvas.

Get more info here.

6. Enjoy amazing live acts and performances to keep you entertained throughout the weekend

This birthday weekend will be packed with live performances, local acts, and great music! The excellent entertainment will be provided by RyotJones, Russell Curtis and the Rowdy Gentlemen, Casa String Quartet, Kita:Orang, StanKonnexions, Wan Imar and Shalma Eliana, Voice of Percussions and the high energy Keynectix dance crew!

Russell Curtis & The Rowdy Gentleman

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Wan Imar

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Ryot Jones

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Check out the full list of all the food vendors, pop-up stalls, workshops, and performances below:

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Schedule your weekend with RIUH so you don't miss a thing:

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Be part of the celebration this weekend as RIUH turns one!

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Here's what happened at RIUH this year:

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