Gone are the days where I would pore over my stacks of girly magazines from US, UK and Australia. Being the cynic that I was, I’ve always thought that Malaysia had nothing to offer me in terms of fashion and entertainment. It was in form5 that I picked up my first copy of KLue and I was blown away by how artistic some Malaysians can be.
Because of this, I have always been drawn to the Indie scene in Malaysia. Particularly theatre and the bazaars. While the music and film scene has its own following, I’ve never been a huge fan probably because of all the invitations I get coming in from Facebook and the spam in my emails from budding filmmakers/singers about their upcoming film/gig.
On the 27th of June, all local talents will gather at Urbanscapes 2009 which is presented by Xpac at KLPac promising to showcase all the best that the city has to offer. In other words, it is a creative arts festival! From famous names like Yuna to Twilight Action Girl to weirder ones like Mailer Daemon, they’ll all be there, playing in front of throngs of cityfolks (and maybe some out of towners who are huge huge fans!)
I myself am particularly sore because I have missed out on YET another marketplace event. It’s just a fancier name for a bazaar. Some of the names I recognized from their vendors list are such as Soak Republic and Lah Lah Land. I heard sales were really good at previous Urbanscapes. DAMN YOU YEAR4 FINALS, DAMN YOU! *shakes fist*
I would love to be there to soak in all the happy vibes from quirky local artistes, melodramatic film makers, OTT theatre performers and oh so colourful booths at the marketplace. SIgh. SIgh. Sigh.
Here are some pictures I stole from Flickr of past Urbanscapes events:
I presume this is the much talked about marketplace. – Photo taken from fendyzaidan.
Oooh check out the colours… – Photo taken from Ahmad ‘Cipoi’ Saiful.
Here are the details for those of you who are interested to check it out:
Date; 27 June 2009
Time: 12noon to 12pm.
Ticket price: RM25 (presale) & RM35 (at the door sales)
Surely there are some kiamsiap ones among us who feel that EVEN RM25 might a little steep for an orgy of music, film, arts, shopping and more. While looking through their website, it seems that Xpax/U.O.X. customers are entitled to 2 free tickets if they are the first 200 customers who clamour for these much sought after tickets. All you need to do is top up RM30 if you’re an existing user or buy an RM30 reload card and get a free Xpax/U.O.X starter pack. Remember to be there early if you want to be the first 200 customers to claim your two free tickets from the booth next to the ticketing counter at Urbanscapes 2009!
Don’t hit yourself too hard too if you’ve missed out on the presale tickets. Provided you’re an Xpax/U.O.X. user lah. You are still entitled to an RM10 discount for the RM35 at the door tickets. If you’re not an Xpax/U.O.X. user, you can still buy an RM10 reload card and get get the free Xpax/U.O.X starter pack.
Among the numerous promotions and contests going on for the Urbanscapes (seriously, there are so many.), there’s this contest called (X)SNAPS!
I almost fell off my chair when I checked out the prizes. Nokia N97!!! Plus free airtime for half a year!
As you can predict, this a photo taking contest. They have four categories namely Colour, Fashion, Music and Design.
You can choose to upload your photos at the designated booth at the 24hr KL area by passing over your SD card. Good for procrastinators who will probably go home and say later lah later lah and miss out on the awesome phone.
But if you like, you can also MMS your pics to 26388 and in the subject area, you would have to write:
1. The name of the photo
2. Which category the picture is supposed to be in.
3. Your name.
All must be separated by a comma okay!
But if you want to go home and do some editing to your awesome photo, you can still email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember this format ah!
Title of picture:
Catergory of picture:
OKAY. All the best. If I can’t win the damn phone, I might as well try to help others to. 🙂
Do enjoy yourself at Urbanscapes 2009 and I can’t wait to see all the colourful pics in the blogs. 🙂