By 麦姐姐 Mak N Lee - August 11, 2018

Lot 10, the social destination of choice in Bukit Bintang is celebrating the month of August with the launch of LOT 10 X AUGUST, a new series of youthful, exuberant events starting today.  In tribute to the New Malaysia, shopping in Lot 10 is taking a patriotic up-swing to gear up for the much-anticipated celebration of Merdeka Day on 31 August.

“2018 is an exceptional year for Malaysia and we can feel a strong patriotic buzz around us for this Merdeka month of August. Lot 10 pays tribute to the hearts of the people by stepping up our celebration with an exciting new lineup of events building up to an awesome Merdeka long weekend. We promise to give all Malaysians and tourists many reasons to Shop, Sweat, Salute, Shimmer, Sing and Savour the best of local flavours right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur,” said Joseph Yeoh, Vice President of YTL Land & Development.

1 to 5 August
Shop Local, Shop We.Women Market

Kick-starting the first week of August from 1 to 5 August, the We.Women Market - In Bloom Artisan Showcase celebrates girl power with a curation of unique handcrafted products by female entrepreneurs. A collective of 18 local artisans will take over Lot 10’s Concourse to offer the best of locally-sourced and produced goods perfect for local visitors and tourists. Malaysian brands such as     Bow ‘n’ Engel, Jas & Co., JYW Jewelry, Khoo Kies, Sweet Palate and Vive Snack will bring together diverse creations from homemade dessert and cookies, scented tea to handmade jewellery and fashion apparel.


Running up from NOW to January 2019 
Sweat It Good in the City

Starting on the first Saturday 4 August, #goodsweat will present a series of free-for-all fitness classes at  Lot 10’s Basketball Court on  Level 3 over 20 Saturdays in six months running up to January 2019. This program aims to make healthy living and fitness accessible to all right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Collaborating with the best of KL’s fitness clubs including Lot 10’s very own Celebrity Fitness, MMA Monarchy Gym and independent yoga teacher, Shazana Zulkifli, #goodsweat will offer four trendy workouts namely Combat Core (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai), Bends & Beats (Electronic Dance Music and Reggae Yoga), Dance Cardio and Unplugged HIIT – a high-intensity interval training with hip-hop choreography that is backed by live music performances. Unplugged HIIT is a relatively new breed of workout around the world and in Lot 10, it is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia.

#goodsweat Programme Listings

Combat Core – Learn how to leap outside of your comfort zone with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

(i)                  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Date: 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December & 5 January 2019
Time: 3pm - 4pm

(ii)                Muay Thai
Date: 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December & 5 January 2019
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Bends & Beats – Pump up the fun and positive vibes with Electronic Dance Music and Reggae while you bend in yoga.

(i)                  EDM & Reggae Yoga
Date: 11 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December & 12 January 2019
Time: 10.30am

Dance Cardio – Take your dancing skills up a notch and get active with a cardio workout.

Date: 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December & 19 January 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Unplugged HIIT: High intensity workouts that is backed by live music performances.

Date: 22 September & 22 December
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

1.       #goodsweat’s partners and guest trainers:

(i)                 Celebrity Fitness
Celebrity Fitness’s main a goal is to make fitness fun and help their customers look and feel sensational. Celebrity Fitness are established in 24 clubs in Malaysia. For more information, visit www.celebrityfitness.com

(ii)               Prof Bruninho Barbosa from MMA Monarchy Gym
Prof Bruninho Barbosa is a  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Asian Champion and has led the Malaysian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team to win the  Copa de Malaysia Champion as a Coach for 11 times. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 3rd Degree holder and Head Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Coach at Monarchy MMA Gym.

(iii)             Shazana Zulkifli
Independent Yoga Instructor Shazana Zulkifli discovered yoga 8 years ago as a way to manage depression. Inspired by the healing power of yoga, Shazana then  became a yoga teacher to spread the same energy to others and to educate people to be more grounded through meditation.

25 August to 2 September 
Salute to Malaysia with #lot10xmerdeka

In honour of the nation’s 61st Independence Day this August, Lot 10 will stage the first-ever #lot10xmerdeka, a host of activities from 25 August to 2 September to drum up the patriotic spirit and celebrate everything truly Malaysian.

Starting with Merdeka Kraf from 25 to 26 August at the Concourse, The Language Arts Studio, a homegrown Malaysian studio that supports literary and fine arts, will be celebrating Malaysia’s independence at Lot 10 with Merdeka Kraf featuring ceramics, painting, writing and woodwork activities. Five celebrated Malaysian craftsmen and artisans will organise creative and engaging activities for both adults and children. Arts and craft workshops will allow shoppers to be hands-on in making Merdeka-themed crafts such as ceramic cup coaster painting class by Purple Ling, hand-weaving of Penan bags and baskets with the Helping Hands Penan, creating table lamps and model catapults with Super Brain Bridge as well as making wood crafts and natural soap bars with G Wood & Craft. The Language Arts Studio will also provide a space for writing, art jam and face painting activities. A traditional game station offering free and interactive activities to children and adults will be set up to rekindle the love of Malaysian games we grew up with such as batu seremban, gasing, congkak and carom.

The lineup of participants for Merdeka Kraf:- 

(i)                  Purple Ling is a ceramic artist who specializes in working with local clay to form beautiful home crockery by hand. At Merdeka Kraf one can learn how to make ceramic cup coasters and surprise someone special with a personalized set.

(ii)                Helping Hands Penan is a group that brings rustic, colourful baskets to the world, handmade with love by Orang Asal (indigenous) women. Every basket that is purchased will empower the Orang Asal community in Malaysia.

(iii)               Super Brain Bridge brings both woodwork and electronic crafts to life for children and adults. Join their workshop at Merdeka Kraf to create personalized wooden lamps and catapults.

(iv)              G Wood & Craft opens up a world of wooden activities, suitable for anyone. Decorate your own treasure box and keep secrets inside it.

(v)                The Language Arts Studio will host postcard writings and face painting activities. Express yourself through painting at the Art Jam corner, or try your hand at traditional games like congkak, gasing, or carom. Come to Lot 10 on 25 - 26 August with your family and relive your childhood joy in crafts and games. 

Following the success of the screening of the South Korean hit “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” in June, #lot10cinemaparadiso is making a patriotic comeback for Merdeka Day with two screenings of a local social documentary film Rediscovering Each Other” on 30 and 31 August at the Basketball Court.  Filmed across communities throughout Malaysia by the social enterprise TRP Creative, the 2017 film presented by the Rojak Projek focuses on discovering and embracing the rich diversity of race, language and culture of Malaysians and their integration for one united nation;  a definite not-to-be missed film.

Continuing from Mereka Kraf for the best of local retail offering is We.Women Market – We are Local Artisans (Merdeka Artisan Showcase) making a return to the Concourse from 30 August to 2 September. Themed to the Merdeka weekend, a curation of outstanding local artisans and vendors will assemble for shoppers the best of Malaysian crafts and products locally sourced and produced.

 27 August to 2 September
Shimmer and Sing at #lot10openstage
The inaugural #lot10openstage will take centre stage at the Concourse from 27 August to 2 September to showcase amateur performances from dance, singing and musical performances to stand-up comedy acts over seven days with six slots per day opened to public sign-ups. To inject some healthy competition, there will also be a singing contest starting from 28 August leading to the finale on 2 September with prizes for 10 Grand Final participants.

30 August to 2 September
Savour the Good Life at #lot10nomnom

Starting from the Merdeka long weekend on 30 August to 2 September, the terrace outside Lot 10 fronting Jalan Sultan Ismail and next to Lot 10’s mascot Lottie will be transformed to a bustling food street for the inaugural #lot10nomnom.  A wide selection of local delicacies from Lot 10 Hutong to international bites including Japanese and Western cuisines will delight shoppers.  A colourful mix of more than 15 carts with delicious temptations of savoury and sweet including Asian desserts and cupcakes will make a monthly culinary experience that shoppers can look forward to. For the first edition starting 30 August, #lot10nomnom will be themed to Merdeka Day as a tribute. #lot10nomnom will return on the weekend of 5 October and subsequent first weekends of November and December.  



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