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Thrift, Make Kites, And Eat Good Food At 'RIUH Nau!' In Melaka This Weekend

Time for a staycation!

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Good news, RIUH is setting its sail for Melaka as the next destination for their nationwide tour from 5 August until 7 August

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If there's anything almost everyone looks forward to every year, it's RIUH's weekend festival. After hosting an event at Sabah for their RIUH Bah! bazaar, RIUH is finally visiting Melaka and setting up shop at Dataran Pahlawan from 5 August until 7 August, with over 50 vendors and live acts like Insomniacks and Monoloque.

If it's your first time at RIUH, here's what to look forward to for the RIUH Nau! event this weekend:

1. Shop till you drop from these retailers that will have everything from cute trinkets to T-shirts with art made by local artists

Support local brands like Beautyra, Rimbunkl, Kedai Suza, and others. There will also be handcraft stores like Maze Handcraft if you're scouring for statement items, or Naren Home for home decor.

If you're looking to try a new hobby like archery, the Taming Sari Archery will also sell their collection at RIUH this weekend.

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2. Learn how to make kites, tie dye shirts, craft pottery and more with your family and friends

Spend the weekend with your loved ones while trying something new by learning how to make kites, craft woodwork, or make your very own batik shoes.

Workshops will be held by local handcraft stores like Zen Ceramic, Genz Customs, Teja Arts and Crafts, and others. 

Woodwork workshop by Sambal & Cheese

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Baba Nyonya beaded shoes by Old Town Clog Shoes

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Kite-making workshop by Chong Swee Ching

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3. Try out delicious, mouth-watering food and refreshing drinks while having fun at the festival

Satisfy your cravings with the variety of food and drink vendors available at the festival, like Cendol Kampung Hulu's refreshing and unique selection of cendol, and Deuk Smokehouse's lamb shank bowl.

There will also be cookies, nachos, and dimsum to relish your hunger while you enjoy the festival. Cofeology and Kopi Kamper's artisanal coffee will certainly be the go-to for those who want to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee at the festival.

Lamb shank by Deuk Smokehouse

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Rice Box set by nasiseludope

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Kopi Kamper by Kopi Kamper

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4. Enjoy good music from local bands at the live performances throughout the festival

This is your chance to discover and enjoy the local music and performing arts scene with live acts like Monoloque and Insomniacks that will be making appearances this weekend.

Marvel at the cultural dance performances by crews like Anak Seni Production and join an immersive theater called The Best Nyonya. There will also be gamelan and Chinese traditional music recitals there!

Monoloque

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Son Of A Policeman

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Angel x Rocksta

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Anak Seni Production

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Apart from the live acts, you can also join activities that are available for all, such as community drum circle by 1Drum and a surfskate demo from the Miller Division Malaysia. 

For art lovers, there will be an outdoor art exhibition by Melaka In Fact as well as an art jamming activity where you can make your own art.

Save the date and plan a road trip to Melaka with family and friends to join the festivities at RIUH

Date and time
5 August: 4pm - 12am
6 August: 10am - 10pm
7 August: 10am - 10pm

Venue
Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka.

Free admissions.

For more updates and info, follow RIUH on Instagram.

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