St Patrick's Day Street Party Bukit Bintang

Over ten thousand revelers turned up at Changkat Bukit Bintang last weekend to celebrate the St Patrick's Day. Touted to be the largest Guinness St Patrick's Celebration in Asia, it was The street party to be at on a weekend's night. The sixth installation of the Guinness St. Patrick’s festival in Malaysia saw over 10,000 visitors, tourists and party goers alike celebrate the global festivity together with thousands of people around the world on the official St. Patrick’s Day (17 March).

St Patrick's Day Street Party
St Patrick's Day Celebrations
St Patrick's Day Street Party
Date      : Saturday, 17th March 2012
Venue    : The streets of Changkat Bukit Bintang
Time      : 17:59 until late

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
Arthur's Lounge

I had the opportunity to catch this street party, while guzzling down Guinness stout with fellow bloggers and friends, I knew it was going to be a good night from the moment I arrived there at 9pm. The streets were already filled with all shades of green when I arrived. 

St Patrick's Day Street Party
Some of the colourful entertainers in green that night
St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
Beautiful Guinness ladies

The uproarious Irish celebration saw a crowd of hat-totting revelers celebrating in the true spirit of St. Patrick’s with hilarious stand-up comedians, live music performances, Irish dancers, street artists, funny green friends, and a carnival of fun games and activities. Also making their return were the Guinness bikers who roared in at the head of the St. Patrick’s parade.

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
Fellow bloggers and friends that I managed to catch up with that night

On top of joining in the festivities and enjoying Guinness, we had the opportunity to get a total Guinness experience over at Arthur's Lounge. It was a session of educating us on how to pour ourselves a pint of Guinness straight from the tap, as well as getting our very own customized Guinness glass with our names. It was pretty cool to learn the method of pouring a glass of Guinness.

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
That's Yen Ling, Benjamin and I enjoying the Guinness pouring process at Arthur's Lounge

True to its mission, the sounds of laughter were amplified by the Comedy Club KL Tent, where international and local stand-up comedians held court and left audiences in stitches. Local acts, Kavin Jay and Jason Leong delivered their outrageous jokes much to the delight of the appreciative crowd. The comedy court ended with headline comedian Papa CJ reducing the crowd to tears with his witty jokes and snappy one-liners. Living up to everyone’s expectation, the night of fun and laughter also featured a truly spectacular fireworks display.

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
Blogger friends! 

Seeing so many friends around, and as St Patrick's Day was the friendliest day of the year, I did not hesitate to go round drinking with them while snapping a whole lot of photos. Do check out more of us below! 

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
More of us, happy faces all round.
St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
Dusty, Anita and I
St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
And here's me giving you a friendly "Drink up" gesture with Yen Ling and Jackie
St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
More pretty Guinness ladies

But it doesn’t end there! The GUINNESS® St. Patrick’s celebration will continue until the end of the month. Make sure that you make a date with your friends and head on over to:-

1. Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh                        - 24th March 2012
2. Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching    - 24th March 2012
3. SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas               - 22nd & 29th March 2012
4. Backyard, Sri Hartamas                       - 29th March 2012
5. Jonker Street, Melaka                          - 31st March 2012
6. Pelita Commercial Center, Miri             - 31st March 2012

So, be sure to gather your friends and loved ones, and drop by your favourite hang out spot for the rest of March. Look out for the iconic black, white and green decorations to enjoy pints of creamy Guinness special promotions. For more information about the Guinness St Patrick’s 2012 celebrations and where to have so ‘March’ fun, be sure to connect with them at or log on to

St Patrick's Day Street Party 2012 Bukit Bintang
That's Marc and Hitomi getting a tad too "friendly"

Overall it was a really good night out. The whole street was filled with revelers and the atmosphere was one of laughter and friendliness. Everybody smiled to everyone, and nobody felt left out. 

As of today, I've just heard news that that with a staggering 435,456 people joining the campaign around the world in the spirit of friendliness , GWR has confirmed two new Guinness World Records have been set, making St Patrick’s Day officially the world's ‘Friendliest Day of the Year’. Guinness World Record has spent 12 hours painstakingly counting the number of online pledges and the number of people who attended the St Patrick’s celebrations around the world for two GWR titles – the Most pledges received for a campaign and the Largest St Patrick’s Day celebration worldwide.