Located at 1 Utama's LG Oval Concourse at their New Wing, you could see a beautiful sight of a Kampung themed view. This years 1 Utama's Raya Festival is inspired by the culinary wonders and tasty delicacies that is synonym with Hari Raya. Look forward for F&B highlights, exciting cooking demonstrations, shopping bargains and festive promotions. And there will also be performances, weekend bazaar, fashion shows and buka puasa fares from 26 June to 20 July 2015.
This 'Makan Village' is highlighted with a penghulu house equipped with a fully functioning kitchen that fits high grade appliances courtesy of Beling and Way. This means that exciting live cooking demos will there be throughout this festival. Top Malaysian culinary masters will be showing their talents here live! So you better get your cooking books ready.
Chef Jaafar Onn (28 Jun, 3pm)
Chef Zaidah (11 July, 5pm)
Chef Sherson Lian (3 July, 4pm & 12 July 3pm)
Host of "Diari Mangkuk Tingkat" (5 July, 3pm)
The Raya decorations in this Mini Village is superb! Imagine real grass! Yes, they bought in real grass for shoppers to feel a more authentic feel. So get ready for stepping in some mud in a shopping mall, that is something for a change. With retro bicycles and Vespa Scooters at every corner, it creates a really vintage feel. Calming and relaxing with benches and Wakaf's also.
Even to cheer the festival even more, 1 Utama brought in their themed raya mascot to entertain the kids. Well I think that apply to the adults as well though. LOL
And yeah, they are always ready for the camera.
So during the launch of Meriahnya Raya, 1 Utama brought in Sherson Lian to do a cooking demo live. So who here is a fan of his? Well I might be if I'm into cooking. Hehe... Maybe in 2 or 3 years :p
With the assistant by Arpita, one of our fellow Butterflies, Sherson Lian surely did made 1 Utama smell like the first day of Raya with his cooking demo. To bad we muslims didn't get to taste it.
And of course all the stalls here are filled with all the delights for Raya. There were so many kiosks that I couldn't capture it all. Maybe you just have to go there and see it for yourself. I'm sure you wouldn't get board. The smell of rendang and raya cookies sure are tempting when you walk by.
With decorations like these, of course I wouldn't miss a chance to take a photo. Nowadays everything is possible, even a mini village could be build in the middle of a shopping mall.
There will also be festive activities throughout the month:
1. Emoozi Magnetic Photo Giveaway
2. Custom-Made Bracelet Giveaway
3. Caricature Badges Giveaway
4. Make Food Fun by T-Garden Cooking School- Lil Bento Workshop & Choco Frutie Tart Baking Workshop
5. De Weekend Bazaar
6. Gaya Raya Fashion Show
7. Kraftangan Malaysia
Excited? Well get more excited cause 1 Utama has prepared shows and performances for you during your shopping here. And don't forget to spen using your OneCard cause 1 Utama is rewarding 3X UPoints this ramadan when you Buka Puasa at selected ONECARD F&B Outlets. They have great deals they are offering too.
And of course, to an event like this, Selfies are a must. We all had a great time walking around and exploring what this Mini Village has to offer.
More info head down to the links below
Till then peeps, happy fasting!