Going into the third week of Ramadan, the Raya festivities at 1 Utama Shopping Centre has reached its peak, with the 'Meriahnya Syawal' decorations and setup, events and activities happening from 26 June until 20 July 2015.
|Meriahnya Syawal Raya Celebration @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama|
1 Utama Shopping Centre
No 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7710 8118 (Customer Service Centre)
|F&B highlights at the concourse area|
Inspired by the culinary wonders and tasty delicacies that Hari Raya is synonymous for, shopper can look forward to F&B highlights, exciting cooking demonstrations, shopping bargains and festive promotions, entertaining Aidilfitri dance and performances, weekend bazaar, fashion shows and buka puasa fare.
|Authentic looking 'kampung' decor|
Arriving at the concourse area, I was pretty impressed with how 1 Utama transformed the whole area into a huge 'kampung', complete with real soil and grass on the floor. Anyone coming into the Meriahnya Syawal centre stage will definately have that balik kampung feel. Retro bicycles, Vespa scooters and vintage looking knick-knacks at every corner amidst bougainvillea flowers and grassy pathways.
|Stalls selling really yummy Raya delicacies|
Located at LG Oval concourse, the charming penghulu house, which is the main highlight at ‘Makan Village’, was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen fitted with nothing less than high grade appliances courtesy of Belling and Way.
|A cooking demonstration by Chef Sherson Lian at the Penghulu House|
|Chef Sherson Lian|
Relax at the wooden benches available around the concourse or laze at the wakafs and enjoy traditional favorites like rendang atuk, kueh bahulu, ice cream and Raya cookies. It was great that we got to watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Sherson Lian that afternoon too, where he showcased his cooking skills to whip up some very nice Hari Raya cookings.
|Very cute Raya mascots were present too|
|Way premium foods|
|Indulge in Royce chocolates|
Watch live cooking demos here by top Malaysian culinary masters Chef Jaafar Onn (28 June 3pm), Chef Zaidah (11 July 5pm), Chef Sherson Lian (3 July 4pm & 12 July 3pm) and host of “Diari Mangkuk Tingkat” Lli (5July 3pm) – all whom will be sharing their passion for food and flavours with you. Join and learn expert tips and techniques on whipping up local meals with these famous personalities at 1 Utama.
|Pretty bloggers at the event|
It is all things fashionable over at the GF Centre Court concourse. Head over here for some quick Raya apparel and accessories shopping that will definitely put you in the center of attraction at all open house parties.
1 Utama Gift Redemptions
Take home a free Raya gift, a lovely cake stand, courtesy of 1 Utama with purchases of RM500 above (max 2 receipts on the same day at participating ONECARD outlets) and RM300 for ONECARD members. Limited to the first 200 shoppers a day. Redemption venue is at GF Highstreet, opposite the Customer Service Centre.
Redeem a pair of festive cookie jars from Maybank with a minimum spend of RM500 (over a maximum of 2 cumulative receipts) applicable to the first 3,000 Maybank Card members. Gift collection can be made at the Maybank booth, LG Highstreet. Maybank Platinum card members will also receive free entry at 1 Utama’s Platinum Parking from 10 am to 11 pm daily.
|OneCard Buka Puasa Reward|
Hari Raya ONECARD Buka Puasa Reward (26 June – 20 July 2015)
During the Ramadan month, ONECARD members who dine or make purchase after berbuka puasa from 7 pm onwards at selected ONECARD F&B outlets will get to enjoy 3X UPoints.
With a minimum spend of RM50 in a single receipt, each member may earn up to a maximum of 3,000 (RM30) UPoints throughout the period.
Applicable to halal outlets only, some of the participating outlets include TGI Friday’s, Sushi King, Starbucks, Shogun, Secret Recipe, Pizza Hut, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, Pasta Zanmai, Papparich, Absolute Thai, Betjeman & Barton, Burger King, Chilli’s, Coffee Bean, Fish & Co, KFC, Little Fat Duck, Madam Kwan’s, O’Briens and Nana’s Green Tea.