Hello and welcome everybody! As I am living in Kuala Lumpur for almost 6 months I am thrilled to see as much from the city as I can. Therefore, it came handy that a local gave me one of the best tips so far. Once a month the Riuh! In City takes place and we were able the visit their March Retro Edition!
So what is it? Basically it is a bazaar, but bazaar doesn’t describe it correctly. It is more like meeting point for creative persons. But also so much more! There is street food, pop up stalls, a selfie box, live music and so much more! So let me guide you through my favourite stalls of the day!
So first of all we loved the food that was available. There were a lot of street food stalls which offer a a lot of various things. We had a pulled lamb sandwich, fried squids and mango ice cream and it was so delicious!
But they had a offer of much more than this! We didn’t taste it all but there were more highlights as Coconut Shake, a Tortilla Truck, Hot Dogs, Pastries, Nasi Lemak and many many more!
The pop up stores
Well a girl must do what girls gotta do: shopping! Especially when the products are handmade from locals. Every month Riuh features different businesses and/or start-ups. You are lucky, I will list my favourites below, because some of them are some real must-haves!
They have bomb solid perfumes! As some of you know I try to avoid the usage of plastic and so this perfume is just perfect! I got the scent ‘Admiral’ from my boyfriend and it is amazing. It has a slightly floral but fresh scent and smells a bit like the sea. As if it was tailored for me!By the way solid perfume isn’t just better for the environment but also for the frequent traveller, as it won’t break in your luggage and spill it all. And the third advantage, it won’t get you those brown freckles when exposed to the sun. Well which other perfume can beat this?
Please find the link to their website here! (And order it today!)
Lilin & Co
Another wonderful product being sold at the Riuh were the soy candles from Lilin & Co.
They sell their candles in two different sizes and they have the most gorgeous scents. The bigger candles even have a wood wick what means that they sound like a bonfire once they are lit up.
Another great business! Serasi produces natural cosmetics and body care. Some of them even free of plastic (they had me with that.) I tried and smelled all of their fabulous stuff but ended up buying nothing. Why? Because I purchased their sunblock before at the Hive. It is Kuala Lumpurs first Zero Waste store and they have Serasi products too. So if you are in Kuala Lumpur and are in need of anything hygiene related check out their store. Or if you like to stay inside of a air conditioned mall: they have their own stall in the Bangsar Village.
You can find their website here.
The Riuh also features a lot of art each month to support local artist. There was a voting mechanism where you could choose your favourite piece of art to grant him the chance to be featured to a wider audience.
Furthermore you could participate in a lot of workshops for a wide range of topics. They were acting classes, a photography workshop & a coffee art class.
You can find R!uhs website here, where you can find more information about their whole idea!
So these were my favourites from this months Riuh! And you know what? The next one is already marked in my calendar and I can’t wait to see all of the things then!
Thanks to everyone who makes this special event happening with their engagement, input, happiness and kindness.