The RIUH X Grab Malaysia Day weekend is taking place this 15 and 16 September 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). We just got a sneak peek at the exciting venue and event line-up. Consider this your quick guide for the weekend’s festivities!
(1) New Venue Alert: Sentul Depot
If you’re familiar with the previous RIUH instalments at APW Bangsar, we’ve got some exciting news. The upcoming RIUH X Grab Malaysia Day Weekend is taking place at a new location: the Sentul Depot, in Sentul West.
(2) The Sentul Depot Opens To The Public For The First Time In 100 Years
Here’s a quick background on the Sentul Depot. Originally established in 1905, it’s slated to be the biggest complex of historical railway workshops utilised by the Federated Malay States Railways in the 1900s and was last used by the KTM in the early 2000s. The heritage site encompasses an area of 200,000 square feet, and includes colonial brickwork buildings and vast, high-ceilinged warehouses. This weekend’s RIUH installment is the first time in its century long history that the Sentul Depot is open to the public – just in time to commemorate Malaysia Day as the nation celebrates 55 years of nationhood.
(3) It’s Completely Cashless
This weekend’s edition of RIUH will be completely cashless and visitors can rely on the GrabPay app to make payments instead. GrabPay users are in for a real treat – you can enjoy RM3 off every purchase made via the app.
(4) Celebrate All Things Malaysian
RIUH over the Malaysia Day weekend is your chance to soak up on all forms of Malaysiana. It goes without saying that there’ll be plenty of food stalls for you to whet your appetite on, but to the more culturally-inclined, you can sign up for creative workshops and activities (some topics that piqued our interest include mooncake making and brush-lettering). If you’re keen to engage in retail therapy, there’ll be a wide range of goods such as batik, jewelry, woodworks and books for sale. Some home grown brands that will be setting up shop at the Sentul Depot include Amazin’ Grace, Kakiseni, Batik Tektura and many more. The RIUH programme also includes live music and cultural performances by ASK Dance Company, Zamaera, Ryot Jones and Orang-Orang Drums.
(5) Special Prizes Up For Grabs
Grab is collaborating with Pantun Pins and The Hive for unique, limited-edition Grab Malaysia Day merchandise. RIUH goers over the weekend can also try their luck at the “Cuba Try Machine” and stand a chance of walking away with RM100 worth of Grab rides or GrabFood promo codes.
(6) The Sentul Depot Is Accessible Via Public Transportation
Not planning to drive? Smart move cause you’ll be spoiled for choice in getting there. The Sentul Depot is accessible via the KTM Komuter, Monorail, LRT and MRT as below:
(1) Board the KTM Komuter and get off at the Sentul Station.
(2) From the Sentul Station, proceed the short distance on foot to a security barricade that leads to the Sentul Depot.
Note: The KTM Sentul Station is the closest to the Sentul Depot.
(1) Board the Monorail towards Titiwangsa and get off the Chow Kit Station
(2) Board Bus 201 and get off the Sentul Raya Station. The Sentul Depot is an estimated six minute walk to the Sentul Depot.
(1) Board the LRT towards Gombak and get off at the Pasar Seni Station.
(2) Board Bus 180 and get off at the Sentul Raya Station. The Sentul Depot is an estimated six minute walk to the Sentul Depot.
(1) Board the MRT towards Sungai Buloh and get off at the Pasar Seni Station.
(2) Board Bust 180 and get off at the Sentul Raya Station. The Sentul Depot is an estimated six minute walk to the Sentul Depot.
You can also take a Grab there: just be sure to use the promo code RIUHXGrab for RM8.00 off two rides (to and from the Sentul Depot). In the event you decide to brave the weekend traffic to Sentul, rest assured that there’ll be free parking at the venue.