Tuesday, September 22, 2009

in 1Utama Shopping Centre.

On the first day of Hari Raya, we went to 1Utama for shopping! Over there, the scene of the coastal market is depicted as a tribute to the hardworking fishermen. The whole ambience takes shoppers to the olden and simpler times of the past.


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So, the theme is all about reunion.

“It is about the hardworking fishermen, who go out to sea to earn a living, coming back to the family.

“The whole thing ties up with the spirit of Hari Raya, where the family reunites for the celebration.

They wanted to capture everything and they tried to get items as close as possible to the 30s and 40s era.


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#4 A sprinkling of seashells, fishing nets, mangrove trees, oil-lamps and sand.


#5 The fishmonger's hut, complete with an old Vespa scooter.


#6 A band playing traditional Malay music.


#7 The Lower Ground Floor is decorated as a traditional port for fishing, bartering and trade, with life-size sampans doubling as kiosks perfectly placed.


#8 The water market concept is used for tenants' booths, with traders selling their goods in wooden models of boats.

The celebrations would not be complete without the presence of


#9 the ketupat and lemang, glutinous rice cooked in bamboo,


#10 its accompanying rendang, a spicy and rich beef or chicken dish. Smileys
We bought some ketupat and rendang but I ate WAY too much (YUMMY!) and I farted non-stop! Smileys



First Two Commenters

87 comments

Rizal said... @ 22/9/09 2:51 PM

Chop

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Rizal said... @ 22/9/09 2:52 PM

Muahahahaha.. yay, 1st FC.

Wah! Nice Theme, In fact the display is awesome too.

Monica said... @ 22/9/09 2:53 PM

:-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 22/9/09 2:54 PM

Riza! Yay FC1 :-D :-D

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Rizal said... @ 22/9/09 2:54 PM

Owh, this is in One Utama. Hmmm Mid Valley has this Malay Theme Display (is it? cant sure since i read em on some blogs)

Ketupat and Rendang and you fart non stop? hehe. Never such thing happened to me. =-O =-O =-O

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Nessa said... @ 22/9/09 2:55 PM

Chhhooop!!

So nice la the kampung... makes me feel homesick... eventho my kampung not a fishing village la. I hope it's still intact, the decor... I want to see it too! :-D

Rizal said... @ 22/9/09 2:56 PM

Olla Nessa,

Selamat Petang. Tee Hee.

Congrats for being 2nd. Whoaho!!

Monica said... @ 22/9/09 2:57 PM

Hi Nessa! FC2!! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 22/9/09 2:59 PM

yeah this is in 1 Utama, Rizal! hmmm I'm not sure abt Mid Valley :-D :-D
hahahahah I think I ate too much dat day, not only Ketupat and Rendang LOL! :-D :-D :-D

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Rizal said... @ 22/9/09 2:59 PM

Back then, Life was just simple.

And yet, they were happy. Materialistic and Individualistic seem to be the lifestyle nowadays.

OWH!! I need ... wait i WANT a new DSLR. :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

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Monica said... @ 22/9/09 3:04 PM

Nessa, u didn't go back to KK? :)

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Monica said... @ 22/9/09 3:18 PM

Indeed! life certainly was simpler back then and I believe leading a simple life is happier and more content. hahaha I oso want a DSLR!! :-D :-D :-$ :-$

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LadyJava said... @ 22/9/09 4:50 PM

lol@farted non-stop!! lo!!!

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LadyJava said... @ 22/9/09 4:51 PM

Hiya Mon. just got home.. Post office still close lah.. wasted trip!

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tekkaus said... @ 22/9/09 6:12 PM

This is in 1Utama? My...this is really interesting! I thought you really went to a fishing village! :)

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tekkaus said... @ 22/9/09 6:14 PM

The house buiilt in 1Utama looks so real! Amazing! :)

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tekkaus said... @ 22/9/09 6:14 PM

Anyway you have a great day ya Mon! :)

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Nessa said... @ 22/9/09 7:07 PM

Nope, no enuff cuti oredi :'(

Stayed at home je... makan, minum, makan, minum and tidur... resepi for getting fat :-[ :-[

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Nessa said... @ 22/9/09 7:08 PM

Hey Rizal! Good evening! Yes, pestaim dpt FC at Mon's blog :-D :-D

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TH said... @ 22/9/09 7:51 PM

good shot !

Mariuca said... @ 22/9/09 8:58 PM

:* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 22/9/09 8:58 PM

Wah so nice the kampung melayu!

Ayie said... @ 23/9/09 5:33 AM

they decorated really nice, i love the authentic feel

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Ayie said... @ 23/9/09 5:33 AM

that reminds me of our nipa hut up our roofdeck,...so as the foods, reminds me of home cooking too

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Lainy said... @ 23/9/09 6:07 AM

Hi Mon! Beautiful photos! You're drop dead gorgeous!

When can I be FC here? ;-)

levian said... @ 23/9/09 7:56 AM

ouch, what caused you to fart non stop? one of the food that you had?
am glad you had a great time feasting during raya. =D

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khengsiong said... @ 23/9/09 11:48 AM

Fishing village in shopping mall? Go to see the real one lah...


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EdZee said... @ 23/9/09 12:40 PM

The pictures you have here are typical of Philippine village scenes. I especially admire picture no. 9 because it's a common item in the middle part of our country. We call them "puso".

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Hitesh said... @ 23/9/09 1:46 PM

the food looks great.........and the scooter.....that caught my eye.......

and yea......we can eat way to much of Eid.......... everybody does that....but not sure about the farting thing.......... :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

even i ate soo much.......that after some time....i felt like throwing up....cause my tummy wasn't able to hold it all.....but luckily i help it all inside.........and it was a pleasure.....to eat all good food.......

woo hoo ........ \,,,/

Hitesh said... @ 23/9/09 1:47 PM

hey.....wish you can email food......and especially....that scooter.... =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Life Ramblings said... @ 23/9/09 1:53 PM

=-O =-O what happened to my 2 comments i left yesterday??? disappeared in thin air??? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* O:-) >:o

Life Ramblings said... @ 23/9/09 1:55 PM

i haven't tasted the lemang and ketupat this year. too bad, it's not available at the bazaar. :(

Life Ramblings said... @ 23/9/09 1:55 PM

believe it or not, i haven't set foot in 1utama. :-D :-P

eastcoastlife said... @ 23/9/09 2:25 PM

That's in a mall!? So cool! I thought you went to a fishing village. I was going to ask you for the direction to the place.

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James said... @ 23/9/09 5:05 PM

Hi Monica,
I loved all your pictures! It's so fun to see a "village" in a shopping centre :)
stay pretty, girl. :* :*

Adam said... @ 23/9/09 6:40 PM

Really clever concept. Everyone seems to be going retro now.

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foongpc said... @ 23/9/09 7:47 PM

Haha! Farted non stop! Luckily I was no where near by :-D

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foongpc said... @ 23/9/09 7:47 PM

First day Raya go 1utama? Really shopaholic! :)

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Ori said... @ 23/9/09 11:14 PM

Looking good Mon!! as usual :)

hhmm...rendang...love it, you should visit my country and come to Padang (West Sumatera), there you can find and taste the original Rendang.

I'm lucky that one of my Mom's best friends is originally from Padang, she always send Rendang to us every Eid Fitri, it's so delicious!!!
So my family and I too celebrate Eid Fitri every year, but only by having ketupat and its companions, including rendang :)

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Jackie said... @ 24/9/09 3:32 AM

Monica this all looks fabulous!! You are becoming a food and travel blog!! now I am hungry. i hope you saved some for me!! :* :* :* :*

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Scotty's Princess said... @ 24/9/09 5:56 AM

Finally! I can comment with my photo working, LOL!

mama mia said... @ 24/9/09 10:14 AM

Hi, Monica. :) The fisherman's village deco is really impressive. :)

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bluedreamer said... @ 24/9/09 11:02 AM

wow so its like a bazaar? i think i like the last photo, i like to try that spicy meet dish...
thanks for dropping by at ,y site too monica^^
have a great day and happy blogging

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 3:56 PM

not pestaim dpt FC at Mon's blog lah Nessa...u second time edi! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:00 PM

LOL @ makan, minum, makan, minum and tidur! enjoy yr holidays Nessa :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:03 PM

hahah! yalor LJ, I farted non-stop lah coz I ate WAY too much..yum! yum! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:04 PM

Post office still close ah LJ? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:04 PM

yeah this is in 1U Tekkaus! :)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:05 PM

hehe looks so real huh 8-)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:05 PM

Thanks Tekkaus! ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:05 PM

Thanks TH! :)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:07 PM

Hi Ayie!! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:15 PM

hmmm nipa hut??

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 4:19 PM

Hi Lainy! awww... thanks :-[ :-[
sure can! are you on Twitter btw? :)

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 5:06 PM

haha Levian.. hmmm probably I ate too much greasy food :-P :-P
so how was yr holidays? :)

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 5:12 PM

yeah Khengsiong! I'll go see the real one if I want to.. :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 6:12 PM

Mariuca! :* :* :* I buzz2 u but u were Zzz-ing at dat time O:-) O:-)

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 6:13 PM

yalor and I'd love to go to a real kampung melayu one day 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 6:53 PM

Hi EdZee, thank you for sharing a little bit of your country 8-)

Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:05 PM

Hi Hitesh! LOL @ not sure about the farting thing! hahaha :-D :-D :-D
sounds like you had a great holiday, too! :)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:05 PM

hahah how to email u the food *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:05 PM

oh sorry to hear that LR! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:06 PM

huh? it's not available at the bazaar? come to KL! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:09 PM

really ah? :) hmm I think more or less like Queensbay shopping mall? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:11 PM

haha so cute lah ECL! yeah in a mall! :) :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:11 PM

Hi James! Thanks :)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:12 PM

Hi Adam, indeed! :)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:30 PM

LOL Foong! ohh u made fun of me lah :-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:33 PM

no lah, just jalan2 only :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:39 PM

Hi Ori! Thanks :) hey I've been to Padang (West Sumatera) before! Twice!! but I didn't get to taste the original Rendang :(

oh I thought u're a Christian :-P :-P

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Adam said... @ 24/9/09 7:45 PM

Thanks so much for taking part in my survey. I have added you to my blogroll as well. Cheers

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:54 PM

Jackie!!! :* :* :* hahaha becoming a food and travel blog?? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* oh yes I saved some for you hehe :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 7:56 PM

Lainy! yay finally I could see yr photo! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 8:04 PM

Hi Mama Mia, yeah it really was impressive :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/9/09 8:08 PM

yeah something like that, Bluedreamer! :-D I hope you have a great day too 8-)

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Hitesh said... @ 24/9/09 9:23 PM

hey.......

i want the scooter............... :'( :'( :'( :'(

\,,,/

TH said... @ 25/9/09 9:00 AM

at first I thought you went kampung haha.. from this pic

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Horlic said... @ 25/9/09 11:51 AM

Thumbs Up for 1 Utama Shopping Centre! They really put a lot of afford on the decorations! Its one of the best decoration for Hari Raya theme in Klang Valley shopping centre!

Jackie said... @ 25/9/09 2:13 PM

Can I pleaseeeeeeeeee be chop # 77? :) :) :) :)

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Jackie said... @ 25/9/09 2:14 PM

Monica i have an award for you!! http://shinade.blogspot.com/2009/09/golden.html Happy weekend and lotsa' love!! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:17 PM

no worries Adam! oh thanks for adding me to yr blogroll! ;) :)

Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:19 PM

omg Hitesh is :'( :'( ! hahahha hmmm u can't find it in India?? :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:20 PM

hehe TH! no lah it's in a shopping mall :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:26 PM

Hey Horlic! really? its one of the best decoration for Hari Raya? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :) :)

Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:27 PM

haha Jackie! :* :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 25/9/09 7:29 PM

woo-hoo I'm coming over Jackie!! :* :* :*

Ayie said... @ 26/9/09 12:22 AM

yup like those indigenous bamboo houses there by the display =) ;) ;)

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