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RIUH 4 Rakyat: Do Good and Feel Good with these 3 Family-Friendly Workshops

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Have your kids hit a creative slump during this lockdown? Want to do good and feel good as a family, during this Merdeka month?

Try spreading a little love to our homegrown businesses, performers and creatives through RIUH 4 Rakyat. This four-week fundraising festival, organised by creative platform, RIUH  (in conjunction with their fourth anniversary) runs from 2nd to 31st August 2021 through RIUH’s social media platforms and website.

Championing the creative arts

Photo credit: All is Amazing

A staple of the Malaysian creative scene, RIUH hopes that this fundraising festival will give a much-needed boost to people’s spirits, and to the livelihood of our local talent and businesses during this difficult season.

“The creative arts are just as important as science and commerce. It’s what adds colour and emotion to life, and it is also the livelihood of many Malaysians. People can support in more direct ways like shopping and buying local products, hiring creatives artists and designers for your marketing needs, or simply sharing their work on social media,” says RIUH’s Content and Communications Specialist, Emma Megan Khoo.

RIUH 4 Rakyat

Here are some exciting things in store, if you’re looking for ways to support this festival.

Families will love the 40 curated local businesses featured, the creative jam sessions and fun-filled activities, as well as a finale live concert, The RIUH 4 Rakyat Show, that will feature some big names. Stay tuned for the full line up announcement!

And the best part? For every RM1 purchased, RIUH has pledged to donate RM1 to a Covid-19 Relief Fund (up to RM 700 per brand). Proceeds from this pledge, ticket sales as well as donations will go towards Projek Bangsa Malaysia for Frontliners, Tempatan Food Bank by Tempatan Fest, Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) and Refuge for Refugees.

Check out these upcoming family-friendly workshops that are sure to inspire:

1. Wayang Kulit 4 Dummies 

Date: 15th August 2021, Sunday
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Price: RM35 (100% goes to charity)
Age: 7 and above

Materials required (optional): Scissors, sticks/lidi, cellophane tape, clear plastic paper/glass paper/manila card/sugar paper, torchlight/phone flashlight. 

In collaboration with creative collective, Kakiseni Junior, young participants will learn about the art of Wayang Kulit Kelantan in Malaysia.  During this session, kids will:

  • discover the origins and elements of this traditional art form;
  • learn about the musical instruments used by the troupe;
  • identify the general characteristics of puppets from other countries; and
  • try their hand at creating this at home!

15 limited spots are available – grab your tickets here.

2. These Shoes are Made for Painting with Haris Rashid

Date: 22nd August 2021, Sunday
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Price: RM35 (100% goes to charity)
Age: 13 and above

Materials required: Basic stationeries, markers, acrylic paint, canvas shoes (you may also use any other items you would like to upcycle like an old hoodie or a wooden table)

Give your old sneakers a fresh look in this workshop with Haris Rashid. As a multidisciplinary artist, Haris uses mixed mediums mostly and will be sharing the different tools you can use to upcycle differing materials. As someone who is constantly inspired by nature, Haris will also share how to translate what you see around you into beautiful designs.

Limited seats available so register here now!

3. Paint Your Emotions with Aishah Soraya 

Date: 29th August 2021, Sunday
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Price: RM35 (100% goes to charity)
Age: 6 and above

Materials required: Paper, paint and brushes

Aishah Soraya will be teaching participants about basic colour theory and how art can be used as a form of expression. As someone who uses art to cope with her own past trauma, Aishah integrates psychotherapy and art and will share with kids how art can be used to help improve self-esteem, relieve stress and ease anxiety, especially in these unprecendented times.

Register here and let your kids paint their hearts out!


Think your child would love stretching their creative muscles? makchic and RIUH are collaborating to give away a spot at each of Kakiseni Junior’s upcoming workshops on 15th, 22nd and 29th August 2021. 

How to join: 1) Follow both @riuhinthecity and @makchic on Instagram OR ‘Like’ and follow @riuhinthecity and @makchicdotcom on Facebook.  
2) Comment with your answer to this question on our giveaway post: Share the most creative thing your child has done.” 3) Specify your  workshop of choice in the same comment.

Contest ends tomorrow (14th August 2021) at 5pm, so do hurry! We will pick 3 winners (one for each workshop) on the same day, and will announce this on our Instagram. 

For more information about RIUH 4 Rakyat, visit RIUH’s Instagram, Facebook or website to get updates. To directly contribute to the fundraiser, donations can be channelled to the following bank account:

Creative Cult Sdn Bhd
5627 6842 4590
Malayan Banking Berhad
Reference: RIUH4Rakyat

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