1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances

This year, the second day of Hari Raya coincides with Malaysia's Independence Day, or better known as Hari Merdeka. Hence the term this year "Merdeka Raya" to refer the joint celebration. Selamat Hari Raya to all those celebrating, and happy holidays to the rest. So it happened I was with my family shopping on Merdeka Day over in 1st Avenue Mall, when I saw this Raya performances at its centre court on the ground floor.

1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances
Raya Perfornances at 1st Avenue Mall



1st Avenue Mall has grown in its popularity as well as the number of stalls opened since my last visit last year,with it's current status as the mall to be in central Penang. When I was there on Merdeka day, most shops were open with full occupancy, and the crowd was huge.

1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances
Overview of centre court 1st Avenue Mall
1st Avenue Mall Penang
182, Jalan Magazine,
10300 Georgetown, Penang
04-2611121 


It was therefore a pleasant surprise to see some dancers performing at it's centre court stage to the tune of Hari Raya songs. The music was pleasant, and it certainly got all the shoppers in the raya mood. Check out some of the photos I managed to capture that afternoon.

1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances
Raya Performance Capture #1
1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances
Raya Performance Capture #2
1st Avenue Mall Raya Performances
Raya Performance Capture #3
With these perfomances, lots of shops, a Carrefour and one TGV cinema in 1st Avenue Mall, I expect this mall to become one of the really happening spots in Penang besides Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall. That being said, how was Raya for you? Merdeka Raya to be exact.

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20 comments :

  1. Selamat Belated Hari Raya and Belated Merdeka LOL! :P

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  2. It was good to back to hometown gor hols right ? :)

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  3. wah raya mood in isaactan.net

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  4. Aaah, I wish they have performances back at my place tooo :/

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  5. No famous guest stars? Ah...at least the place looks a bit busier and more alive now. When I was there last, it had just opened and most shoplots were not occupied and there were not very many people around.

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  6. Kian Fai,
    Happy belated hols to you too! Thanks for dropping by!

    Sherry,
    Yep it's great to be home! But marriage preparations are killing me.

    JFook,
    Once in a while must get into the mood right? Lol!!

    Shuwen,
    Oh where are you at? I thought nearly all shopping complexes will have performances like these.

    STP,
    Thanks for dropping by! Much appreciated. Yup, 1st avenue mall is coming up fast and strong! :)

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  7. wahhh..so happening in Penang? oh, i never been to 1st Avenue Mall..is it the Pranghin mall near Komtar there? Must go next time.. .

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  8. wah..so nice...i was playing my most common sport at my hometown ipoh which is stay at home and rot...LOL

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  9. I should have go there, stuck in Queensbay Mall few days hahaa and no any raya performance there

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  10. such vibrant colours

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  11. how come i didn't see you there, was there too,kekkekek

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  12. I saw the dancers donned Chinese costume for their Raya dance? Very 1 Malaysia. :D

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  13. Wow, just look at those colourful shots! Wish I was there to watch the performance :)

    Hope the smell of my cooking will draw u to my blog more often. Hahaha! Have a wonderful weekend, Isaac!

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  14. Ohhh... you too, balik kampung. I was actually thought u were mentioned abt Avenue Ampang, K.L. Oh, Raya performance, so far i didn't catch any in our local mall, should check out the event this weekend!

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  15. nice performance!

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  16. They are having this almost every mall. Surprised that people still watch it haha

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  17. is this the new one with the Parkson as anchor tenant?

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  18. oh, so this is a new shopping mall in penang?? have not been to penang for ages already.. this one definitely look very grand..

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  19. haha but hor this year i think more on raya mood right? :p

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  20. agreed with caroline ng mayling.. more on raya mood.. i love raya!! he he..

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