YTL Land Unveils Sentul Depot for Malaysia Day Event
Kuala Lumpur, 13 September, 2018
For the first time in its 100-year history, the doors of the historical Sentul Depot were opened to the public as YTL Land partners with RIUH and Grab Malaysia to host a special RIUH x Grab Malaysia Day Weekend.
Owned by YTL Land & Development Berhad (YTL Land) and situated next to Sentul KTM Station, Sentul Depot is Kuala Lumpur’s best kept secret located in the heart of Sentul West. Dating back to 1905, Sentul Depot is the largest complex of historical railway workshops which once served the Federated Malay States Railways in the early 1900s, and KTM in the early 2000s. The unveiling of the 200,000 square feet Sentul Depot, with its stunning colonial-brickwork buildings, is YTL Land’s gesture of breathing new life to the space and ‘returning’ it to the Malaysian community which it once served.
The unveiling is perfectly timed with the Malaysia Day Weekend as Malaysians celebrate 55 years of the formation of Malaysia and look forward to more exciting possibilities in the future. This marks the first partnership between YTL Land and RIUH with a common aim to support the Malaysian creative community.
In supporting Malaysian entrepreneurs, artisans and the creative industry, RIUH joined forces with Grab to host a special RIUH x Grab Malaysia Day Weekend. For the first time ever, in conjunction with Grab’s My New Malaysia campaign, RIUH will be powered by GrabPay and be fully cashless with amazing discounts awaiting discerning shoppers.
In a span of a year, RIUH has had 14 events with the participation of over 625 creative entrepreneurs, conducted over 28 creative workshops, showcased over 450 musicians, visual artists and performing artists. On average, RIUH hosts 8,500 visitors per month from various backgrounds – locals, expatriate and tourists, who with the family and friends are able to experience what creative Malaysia can offer.
Apart from various food stalls, creative workshops and creative activities for the whole family, visitors can expect all things Malaysian at RIUH this Malaysia Day Weekend with products ranging from batik, kids apparel, fine jewelry to woodworks, books and succulents. Notable brands include Amazin' Grace, Kakiseni, Tiny Forest, The Straits Finery, Kvik, Batik Tektura, Pungu Borneo and many more. Not forgetting live music and cultural dances by ASK Dance Company, Zamaera, The Frankie Sixes led by Reza Salleh, Ryot Jones, Tiga Soul and Orang-Orang Drums.
For this special RIUH x Grab Malaysia Day weekend, Grab is also working with homegrown entrepreneurs and creative social enterprises such as Pantun Pins and The Hive to create limited-edition Grab Malaysia Day merchandise. Patrons will also get the chance to win up to RM100 worth of Grab rides or GrabFood promo codes when they try the 'Cuba Try Machine'.
RIUH's co-hosting with GRAB and collaboration with YTL Land in unveiling Sentul Depot is a testament of aspirational hope for continuous corporate support towards the local creative ecosystem, the inspiring local entrepreneurship movement and the spirit of togetherness in the community.
In addition, the co-hosting and partnership are exciting juxtapositions where the future (Grab's position as a tech-based company in enabling cashless payments) is casted over a heritage backdrop (Sentul Depot's historical narration) that sets the tone for RIUH's Malaysia Day Weekend. The heartbeat of this relationship is really the love for homegrown brands and talents.
Ultimately, this upcoming RIUH weekend will entice visitors with a new RIUH experience - not only in terms of progressive cashless shopping but also a glimpse of a well-kept-secret venue that will open its doors exclusively during the RIUH weekend.