Family fun at Safari in the City


Safari in the City, Riuh in the City’s April arts market event, is on today and tomorrow. The theme for this month is eco-friendly products and recycling. There is storytelling for kids, live music, stalls selling interesting items that mums and dad will be interested in, food, crafts for the whole family, and causes to support.

Here is a quick rundown of some highlights for parents and kids:

  • Chubby Fingers Play with bees wax crayons in various colours and shapes. They are non-toxic and safe for kids to use. They are sold in little boxes and containers and come in cute little animal shapes, too.
  • Me Books Asia and Oyez! has children’s books for sale.
  • Early Autism Project is on hand to create awareness for Autism Month. There are also items on sale, such as T-shirts. The proceeds will go into a fund to help parents of kids on the autism spectrum.
  • Happy Hopscotch is promoting its subscription-based boxes. The box is a mix of a variety of items such as powder, facial mask, pins and other items that are fun and will cheer up anyone’s day. A box of different items is sent to subscribers monthly.
  • The ceramic workshop by Bendang Studio offers families a chance to create something with their hands.
  • The Green Suri Jeans Campaign is collecting unwanted jeans for single mums, who will turn the material into usable goods which they can sell.
  • Petite Malaya is selling batik clothes for toddlers.
  • You can also donate or swap books at the Books on the Move stall.
  • Food stalls selling all sorts of goodies including pies, hotdogs, fried chicken and cakes.

Sunday’s storytelling is by children’s book author Lim Lay Koon (Pip’s Peculiar Problem), Syafawani (Borneo Animal series) and Me Books Asia.

Riuh is a platform showcasing creative arts, artists, products, workshops and performances.

For the full schedule of stalls and performances, go to