If you have not heard of Riuh, then you’re missing out!
Riuh is a once a month, two-day pop-up event at APW Bangsar that showcases pop-up stores, food stalls, workshops, live acts and performances and many more.
Last weekend(28 & 29 July), for the month of July, it was a throwback 90s theme concept.
The entire space was decorated in 90s theme and the music blasting the speakers were from bands in the 90s, which all 90s babies would be singing along to.
The moment you stepped into the entrance you’ll see a hopscotch on the ground and kids were having so much fun playing it.
There’s even a doodle space for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity.
On the outdoors, food stalls were lined up in a stretch. There were all kinds of food stalls, from hot dogs, nachos, pies, tacos, local food, and even ice kacang!
Omelette du Fromage
? You’ll get this if you’re a 90s kid and you watch Dexter’s Laboratory. This is Cocott’ pop-up store, a French cuisine that serves hearty, cheesy meal to be shared among friends and family. Look at the wheel of cheese melting!
Fat Joe’s Shack had a long line of people waiting to order their undeniably good nachos topped with loads and loads of cheese.
Next to the food stalls is the stage for local performers to showcase their talents. Hats off and standing ovation to these performers with appealing voices and great tunes. Most of the numbers they performed were originals and self-written.
On the other outdoor section, you’ll delve into a 90s video games kids haven. Behold, the world of Atari, Nintendo and childhood games. Sit down and challenge someone to a game of Street Fighter or Donkey Kong. Not really a video gamer? Want to reminisce play a game of congkak, Old Maid card game, pick up stix? No problem, just sit on the “tikar” and chill with your friends.
What’s a pop-up event without a photo booth, right? Well, this is something different. It’s a room! The room looks familiar, eh? It’s exactly what every 90s kid’s room looked like. Walls full of posters of bands and movies you loved.
Image source: Riuh
Moving into the indoor area. The indoors are separated into two different sections. The first section is a little smaller compared to the other section, but the stores in both sections are equally interesting and unique.
There were also performances by Encore Melaka doing Baba Nyonya dance, an essential part of Melaka’s culture.
The performance was very demure and modest and the cultural and traditional outfits worn by the performers were on point, with the hair and make adding to the authenticity.
Here were the lineup and programme for Riuh last weekend. They even provided Grab promo code up to RM8 off 2 rides!
If you have not been to Riuh, you need to go to the next one. It is really a great place to hang out with your friends on a weekend. And it only happens once a month! Can’t wait to find out the next theme!