oktoberfest @ 1u, malaysian style

So there was this event advertising cheap beer, food and lotsa fun. Takkan I don’t go, right?

Where: Rainforest Ground Floor, New Wing, 1 Utama
When: 21-23 Oct 2005, 5 pm onwards
What: Main attraction is the RM1 coin for a bottle of Warsteiner, exchangeable for a new bottle with your empty one
Why: ‘Coz Malaysians are suckers for unbelievable deals

FA and I reached 1U at around 3 plus, hung out a bit at Starbucks then went to plonk our asses at the venue (next to Cravings which is next to Dome) at around 4. Kiasu mah. The other fella who was supposed to be there at around 3+ was stuck in a jam bwahahahaha!

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Got magician, got band, got people, so nice.

Then other people start arriving, very difficult to get a table so the management had to source for other tables which took some time, and then the queue for the RM1 coin Warsteiner began to get ridiculous; stretching all the way to Dome ok.

At 5 p.m. the RM1 coin Warsteiner booth was opened for business! Yay!

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Of course got people who after getting their first bottle, rejoined the queue, finished their bottle in hand while in the queue just in time for a new bottle when it was their turn again. Ingenious, ingenious, but too bad the very first people at the line could get at most 3 rounds for the 500 Warsteiner bottles were gone in 20 minutes.

While stocks last mah.

The ‘other fella’ joined the queue and redeemed a bottle. Warsteiner not nice also, Hoegaarden better bleh.

There was also assorted brands like Hoegaarden, Budweiser, Lette, Stella Artois and this and that which goes for RM15 per bottle and RM50 for 4 bottles, which you can mix and match. There was one other brand that I don’t remember that goes for RM20 per bottle and RM70 for four, obviously we didn’t get that.

There was also food by Cravings and EuroDeli. Basically Cravings provided RM8 per dish of fried chicken wings (2 per serving so it’s RM4 per wing, SIEN!), fried wan tan, deep fried spare ribs (damn cun, tidak ditanggung halal) and two other stuff that I took no notice. EuroDeli served all the fat sausages and meatloaf and stuff for; get this, RM9 per MEAT! No potato, no this-that, got one bun and mustard and ketchup and stuff, but RM9 per sausage, RM9 per slice of meatloaf, it’s a bit rip-off right?

Sigh, whatever lah, we were hungry.

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Got (expensive) food, got beer, so fun.

At around 7p.m. Tv Smith came by and four makes a nice KY-copyrighted collage.

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Despite all the not so Germany Oktoberfest Oktoberfest, not-so-cold beer, out of ice fiasco, nothing else but Victoria Bitter, damn long queue for overpriced sausages, 500 RM1 Warsteiner gone in 20 mins, the band playing funeral procession tunes… the company was great so yeah it was fun.

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But one time is enough lah. Not going again today nor tomorrow. If you are, good luck, have fun, bring lots of cash, enjoy.

And of course I didn’t forget about the FireAngel Fan Club.

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The Eyeris Beer Song by eyeris, who else?
Four Bloggers & A Funeral Band by TV Smith



  1. Sigh! I miss all the fun when I am overseas!

  2. HIC!

  3. damn i went late and missed it… hmm, didn’t know u guys were sitting nearby.


  5. VB = horrible! ๐Ÿ˜›

    and FireAngel… Hubba hubba…

  6. thefirstChristmas says:

    RM15 for a bottle of Hoegaarden?? I thought you can get it for around RM10 at any supermarket! Geez.. nothing beats Manila.. where you can get a bottle of San Miguel for about RM1 ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Wa Low eeh yum sing! yum sing!

  8. I wished one of my German friends a ‘Happy Oktoberfest’ and he blew up at me.


    ‘Um … er … Happy Bavarian hunting dude!’

    Anyway, hope you all had a good time. (Looked like you did … even if TV drank a VB!!!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. old petey says:

    Find Duvel, pay whatever it costs

  10. My goodness, I was there too! Was sitting from around 2something at Oriental Cravings right next door, when the beer thing started the lines were too long for me to take ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. 1U is da most happening complex in town!

  12. same thing happened on friday, no more rm1 beer within 20 mins or less. i wonder if anyone had 2nds at all. its a damn scam i’d say.sheesh 20-30bux for a small bottle of beer? the Ads in papers sounds it so attractive=showing huge portions and touting the 2nd-beer thing made me thought they would have a truckload or two. the queue for the sosej was 2slow, eurodeli ppl must be too stoned to serve already. Well i didnt had any but if i had known for RM9 per sosej/bread, i’d say ‘stuff it’!! And i dont think the germans r too happy to have their flag/festival being capitalised by CROOKS to sell overprice beer and food. What an oktoberfest spirit huh?!

  13. and there i was just happy to have an excuse to drink all night. ๐Ÿ˜›

    and the company WAS good. I’ll drink to that. ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. warsteiner is sucky jaaaa…. bad beer jaaaaa…..

  15. stupid marketing gimmick. i went and i didn’t buy anything from that “fest”, screw it.

    btw, dont’ forget about our case day, make it next week! =P

  16. I saw the fest on sunday when I was at 1U, I didn’t even bother going in.

    After you’ve seen the realish ones in Europe with the 1 litre beer glasses, the crappy affair in 1U is nothx.

  17. Wow that looked great! You guys are so lucky – nothing going on here in KK for oktoberfest. So boring!

  18. the atmosphere is so different from the actual Oktoberfest in Germany ๐Ÿ˜›

    hmmmm.. if I have the chance, I shall experience the immitation oktoberfest once.

    In the real Oktoberfest people do not drink from bottle, they drink from one little mug, which cost about one euro.
    They drink on special beer table ๐Ÿ˜›

    and those musicans should dress in traditional Bayerish costumes.

    I think Paulaner still rox. have you tried Hofbรƒฦ’ร‚ยคu?

  19. that’s why I said it’s malaysian style oktoberfest mah… it’s all about the money and it’s all not so fun.

    nope, no duvel nor hofbรƒฦ’ร‚ยคu but soon..

  20. where can i buy victoria bitter beer in malaysia?

  21. fen: giant hypermarts should stock it.

  22. VB is the best beer i have ever tasted during my trip to Australia (Brisbane) …It will quench your thirst and always satisfies….

  23. Holy crap, is this thing annual? I heard that you can buy bottles by the cartons dirt cheap

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