Has anyone been Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest events yet?
If you've been to one or maybe even a few, please share with me your experiences! I would love to know all about them (:
So according to my post, here and here, I am pretty sure most of you know what is Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest all about by now. If you don't here's a slight FYI for you newbies out there!
PEOPLE ! Feast your eyes on girls in costumes doing a traditional famous dance called the chicken dance!
On the surface it might seem like a normal beer festival with lots of girls, beer, food and so on. Well you're absolutely right. But, it's whats under the surface. You see, this festival especially brought to you by the people of Carlsberg Malaysia, has a lot of content to it. It is filled with a rich culture and background, and its more about bringing people together through fun music and dancing, good food and drinks and of course everything else in between as you proceed throughout the night.
This is Elaine, whom I met at the event at Brussels.
A few questions I asked her :
1. What do you think of the event?
Elaine - I love it, it is fun and it's nice seeing people being outgoing and just having a good time.
2. What do you want to see more next year?
Elaine - More activities and more varieties of drinks.
3. Would you come back next year/join Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest next year?
Elaine - Of course! I would not miss out any year!
She's such a sweetie, to have answered all my questions while I was asking her when she was singing along to songs sung by the authentic Umpapa band all the way from Germany.
By now I am sure you guys have seen this girl around, pretty much of the time ey. Well for starters, the 'costume' she's wearing is actually a dirndls which is a traditional German dress. Be prepared to see these lovely ladies, Carlsberg ambassadors dancing the night away and pulling you in to join in on the fun!
On that night itself, we had our own MHB girls dressed in dirndls!
Meet Heidi and Holga and us MHB girls alongside, Tim and the MD of Carlsberg Mr. Soren.
We bonded over finger food, salads, steak and of course pork knuckles!
This beer drinking festival will be running from September 26 to October 7, at eighteen key market squares throughout the major cities in Peninsular, and people in East Malaysia, ITS COMING TO YOU TOO!!
All these yummy grub and beeeeeeeeeer!
Make sure you keep your tummy ready and empty for this as it's not something to be missed and you want to go there prepped and ready to go all out (: and there's a special promotion ongoing with the event, where consumers can take home their own dlimited edition Oktoberfest beer stein when they take part the promotion at participating outlets.
And also their Oktoberfest hats!
The mugs and these hats make really cool collectibles so make sure you snag yours at these Oktoberfest events aite (:
So, remember the beautiful lass on the top picture, who's sitting prettily smiling away?
Well she's the girl you've been seeing on all of the Oktoberfest's posters!
If you want to meet her, well here's your chance. Visit Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest webpage at https://www.facebook.com/malaysiasownoktoberfest to find out their schedule, venue, time etc so you would not miss out on the next one!
Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking and you will find employee-ambassadors that will be distributing brochures encouraging consumers to test their Breath Alcohol Content (BAC) as part of their efforts to increase the knowledge and awareness among consumers on the importance of responsible drinking. Plan your night smart, and if you intend on drinking alot, do not hesitate to ask the employee-ambassadors for a card with listed cab numbers that you can call for a ride home.
Along with that, here's a few info about the beers that will be served during Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest :
Carlsberg (5% ABV/ alcohol), a lager beer founded by J.C. Jacobsen in 1847 and is an international beer originating from Denmark.
Erdinger Weissbier (5.3% ABV), pioneered in the 70′s, was the first German wheat to be distributed nationwide in Germany. Erdinger is brewed according to traditional recipes and has no preservatives, additives and pasteurization, complying with the Bavarian Purity Law 1516.
Franziskaner Weissbier (5% ABV), a traditional Bavarian wheat beer with more than 600 years of history, is refreshing and aromatic in character. This Bavarian beer is naturally cloudy and copper-coloured and enhanced with a sweet malt taste with a smooth creamy texture for finish.
Lowenbrau, (5.2% ABV), an original “German Munich Beer”, is famous at Oktoberfests. It is a lager beer that is refreshing with a taste of malt and mild hop bitterness. The beer is light to the taste, bright golden yellow in colour, and truly complements the Bavarian drinking experience.
Here's a few pictures from Happy Valley Beer Garden, Kuching :
There's an arm wrestling match, and the participants stand a chance to win their own Carlsberg goodies! And look at the crowd participating on stage for a sing-a-long session!
Here's whats been going on at Shenanigan's at Hyatt Regency, Kota Kinabalu :
Be amazed by the rich culture of Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest ; things you've never seen before.
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TILL THEN BEER LOVERS OUT THERE!