Oktoberfest carries a special significance when it comes to Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers, as this was one of the first event we attended when MHB became a digital media agency, and we continued to party for the subsequent Oktoberfest as well. That’s why we have lots of fond memories attending the Oktoberfest parties especially the big ones at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. In fact for some of the parties some of us were serious enough to wear the Dirndl (yes, including Your Truly).
This year, Luen Heng F&B once again partners up with 1 Utama Shopping Centre to bring Oktoberfest back for the 12th year. This time with a four (4) day party from 6 to 9 October 2016 (Thursday to Sunday). It’s going to be huge, as the festivities this year will be held for the first time on the Level 5 Rooftop, Old Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 6.00pm onwards.
As per the past parties, get ready for nights of live music, performances, games and a variety of local and international food and drinks. Of course, this event is for non-Muslim patrons aged 18 years and above only and will be held in the big tent, which will be constructed at Level 5 rooftop carpark.
Get ready to do the chicken dance too! Definitely my favourite part apart from the German Sausages.
This year’s party sees Euro-Deli and German Chef Jochen Kern (award recipient of the coveted World Association of Chefs Global Master Chef title) serving an array of German delicacies such as , pork knuckles, sauerkraut, salads, soups, beef goulash, fish and chips, Jäger Putenschnitzel, meatloaf and grilled meats, bread station with German sourdough bread, pretzels, gingerbread hearts, cheese cake, apple strudel, bread butter pudding, and waffles. There will also be a smoking hot German BBQ Big Pan serving up German bratwursts. Oh my, I’m hungry already!
Well, what’s an Oktoberfest party without beer? Of those, there will be plenty. Look out for these German brews:
- Erdinger Weissbier
- Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
- Konig Ludwig Weisbier
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.
As well as some other brews including:
- Stella Artois
- Little Creatures
- Tennent’s Stout
- Gaymers Tropical
- And a selection of fine wines for those of you who don’t drink beer or cider. (something for everyone!)
What’s Oktoberfest without loads of entertainment and games?
The star of the event will be the Oom-pa-pah band – Die Emsperlen all the way from Germany, performing various fun Oktoberfest favourites that gets the crowd dancing along with lots of cute actions, as well as some rock favourites! This band is pretty awesome, I still remember jamming with them on stage one fine year.
There will also be games and activities like hat switching, barrel rolling, arm wrestling, airbrush tattoo and face painting. Bring home some exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise like the stein tankard and mugs, yard glass, T-shirts, costumes, felt hats, magnets, badges and Oktoberfest fun wearable. There will also be discounts and offers for ONECARD members.
Speaking of the ONECARD, post your happiest Oktoberfest Instagram social snaps during the event and tag #1UTAMAxOKTOBERFEST and you will stand a chance to win a RM50 ONECARD Gift Card!
So how do you buy the food and beverage and merchandise at the event?
You can purchase cash vouchers at the sales booth at the event OR purchase pre-sale cash vouchers at http://www.oneshop.com.my from now until 5th October 2016 and receive exclusive freebies.
Some important notes to remember:
(i) Entry is for Non-Muslim patrons aged 18 years and above
(ii) IC/Passport is required for registration
(iii) There will be security checks for safety patrons’ safety at the entrance
(iv) No backpack/luggage is permitted into the event venue (women’s handbags not larger than 2L)
(iv) Buggie service will be provided
(v) 1 Utama Management reserves the right to restrict entry
1 Utama Shopping Centre is located at:
No 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
For more info on Oktoberfest at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, head over to https://www.facebook.com/events/870403129760167/
For more info on Luen Heng and their products, head over to http://www.luenheng.com/
Remember to Enjoy Responsibly!