Yesterday I blogged about my night out during Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest launching at Hakka Restaurant. Today I’m gonna show you a few photos taken at the same event the very next day at Berjaya Times Square!
Yes, I had free flow of German beer 2 nights continuously thanks to Carlsberg Malaysia’s kind invitation!
Photos credit to Andy Kho and Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest official Facebook.
This time, I managed to try Erdinger Weissbier, which was the first wheat beer to be distributed nationwide in Germany.
Like the previous event, there were Carlsberg, Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau available to the guests. There was even a German food buffet set up at the grand ballroom!
A photo with Soren, the MD of Carlsberg. So tall he had to bend down! LOL.
Here’s a little history of Oktoberfest, in case you have no idea what we’re celebrating. Oktoberfest otherwise known as Weisn is a 16-18 day beer festival held every year at Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The festival starts from late September until the first weekend in October, the same dates we are celebrating here. Being the most popular event in Germany and the world’s largest fair with more than 5 million guests, Oktoberfest is no doubt a significant part of Bavarian culture ever since 1810.
The festival began on October 12, 1810 when the Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I was married to Princess Therese of Bavaria. In other words, Oktoberfest is a royal event! The citizens of Munich celebrate it at the fields in front of the city gates. To honour the Crown Princess, the fields have been named Theresienwiese (Theresa’s meadow) ever since, althought the locals abbreviated the name simply to “Wies’n”.
As usual, there are Carlsberg ambassadors wearing dirndls, the traditional German dress! Can’t take my eyes off their cute pigtails and colourful outfit! XD
What’s better than a chicken dance? Pretty girls in cute traditional costumes doing a chicken dance! They led the crowd with their perfect dance moves following the music that gets faster and faster.
The cheerful crowd joined in the fun, dancing happily all around the hall! Young and old alike, the guests eventually mingled and formed a longer line.
MHB girls were enjoying themselves too! Amazing how they climbed up the table with their skirts and heels. Superpower! Teehee.
The authentic Umpapa band from Germany whom I’ve introduced earlier on in my previous post. They performed quite a few songs that stirred up the joyous atmosphere.
Even went down the stage and entertained the crowd. Look how amused they looked! XD
Arm wrestling competitions between the guests. Even the girls participated! Obviously I’m too weak for arm wrestler. My arm would break in like 10 seconds! FML.
Here's a group photo of fellow MHB girls and Carlsberg's directors.
By the way, to promote responsible drinking, Carlsberg will be deploying their ambassadors to distribute brochures and encourage consumers to test their BAC (Breath Alcohol Content). It aims to increase knowledge and awareness amongst consumers on the importance of responsible drinking! Of course we as consumers have to take our parts in drinking responsibly! :)
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