#Lot10Wanderlust: Meet, Play, Love Lot 10 KL New Happenings
Have you heard about the new social hotspot in Kuala Lumpur? Right in the heart of Bukit Bintang, welcome to the new face for Lot10! Inviting everyone to meet.play.#lovelot10, there are so many changes to Lot 10 KL than ever before. The iconic green cornerstone landmark of the faous shopping street is not reimagined as a dynamic an inclusive space imbued with fun and creative youthful exuberance. A true social destination for locals and tourist to shop, dine or simply chill out.
Last month, they had a Pasar Sari, an all-Malaysian homegrown artisan market which is in line with Lot 10's push for local entrepreneurship amongst the creative youth. A curated collective of 12 local artisans took centre stage to showcase their selection of locally sourced and produced goods perfect for locals and tourists.
There were several stalls from The Apothecary Malaysia, Kapten Btik, Buih & Co, ZáHuoHang and more. You can shop for fragrances and toiletries, pick up art, stationery and apparel or perhaps take home some homeware and decorations, and even select from a variety of agricultural products from social enterprise Langit Collective.
Not only that, there were yummy local delights from Lot 10 Hutong and Rococo Café Restaurant too! Lot 10 has plans to bring Pasar Sari back every quarter. So I'm pretty excited looking forward for the next Pasar Sari.
Celebrating local entrepreneurship and tying in with Pasar Sari, the first-ever Open Forum kicked off with #GirlBoss Talk sessions. Five influential women entrepreneurs took the stage and gave their take on starting and thriving in the fashion and beauty industry. The Open Forum will return with more weekend sessions featuring other creative minds and coming up in August, a session featuring purveyors of the trending coffee culture!
How does watching your favourite movie under the stars sound? Lot 10 Rooftop comes alive on selected Saturdays with their rooftop cinema under the stars - Cinema Paradiso. Upcoming screenings have been scheduled on Saturdays - 28 Apri, 12 and 26 May with more to be announced later. This outdoor movie screening is held in partnership with iflix, BenQ, Sennheiser and Strongbow, targetting to energize the rooftop in the evenings while exercise sessions like yoga under the sky are also planned for weekend mornings.
Lot 10 is synonymous with busking in Bukit Bintang on the weekends. During #lot10wanderlust, music and busking performances at the main entrance next to the Lot 10 mascot Lottie and the new side entrance facing the MRT exit are stepped up from noon to 9pm with performers on piano, saxophone, guitar, cello and other instruments.
A new addition to encourage free musical expression is Lot 10’s very own Open Piano, a first-ever in a Malaysian mall, where the public is encouraged to showcase their own musical talents on the keyboard at any time of the day. Look out for the public piano beautifully-painted by three students from the Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur at the main entrance this weekend before it moves into the mall soon.
To embrace the digitalisation of experiences, Lot 10 encourages visitor experiences to be shared real-time on social media platforms. Numerous new Instagram Spots dot the mall across the floors from the rooftop swing to colourful Insta-worthy walls with angel wings and pink telephones.
New Play Walls have also been created to encourage shoppers to have some fun while shopping. You can have fun with hand-shadowplay, personalising messages on chalk walls or even discovering hidden quotes in the fire escape stairwell. Temporary pop-up and changing art installations will surprise visitors, keeping the Lot 10 experience fresh and engaging on social media all year round.
To keep all shoppers connected, WiFi is free throughout the mall and the Lot 10 Cheerleaders Squad is always on hand with their tablets to help visitors with everything – from directions and sharing the latest promotions to taking photos for shoppers.
A big push for the arts through the “Art in the City” programme is happening at Lot 10 through its collaboration with Cendana, the Cultural Economy Development Agency, to bring local artists and their creations to the heart of Bukit Bintang. Artworks will be displayed on the new LED screens at the new side entrance façade, while art installations, exhibitions, workshops, art trail tours and more will also be hosted in the mall for the rest of the year. Pop art and artistic expression by the public are also celebrated at Lot 10.
On 13 and 14 April, catch artists painting Pop Art works live at Lot 10’s main entrance near Lottie. The public can also unleash their inner artist during the Art Jam sessions on weekends, with canvases set up for them at Lot 10’s new side entrance. Do look out for the little artistic touches such as creatively-painted manhole covers in the side alley.
Taking art to the next level at Lot 10, DH Artful Décor Paper Gallery invaded the mall with various kinds of paper art sculptures, which are exhibited for public at their gallery on Ground floor. Shoppers also get to walk under a rain of 3,920 handmade paper butterflies at the concourse, hung from the ceiling of the mall.
Apart from that, Lot 10 has also partnered with SOCAR, a car-sharing platform that allows you to book a car which suits your needs by the hour, day or week, all through a mobile application on your phone. A fleet of their cars will be available right here at Lot 10 for members of the public to use.
That’s not all! There’s always something new to inspire you to meet.play.#lovelot10!