Writer: Chen Xinyu
Editor: Li Zhengxuan
The Rooftop Garden at LaLaport Kuala Lumpur has been transformed into a vibrant camping-themed extravaganza with the Edelweiss Beer Festival and Night Market. From May 4 until the end of the month, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique experience featuring live performances, a wide selection of beverages, a night market, and various recreational activities.
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Upon entering the festival, attendees are greeted with the enchanting slogan, "Experience Life The Edelweiss Way." The organizers have spared no effort in creating an atmosphere that captures the essence of camping, complete with tents, cozy seating areas, and twinkling fairy lights.
The highlight of the event is the Edelweiss Beer Festival, where participants can indulge in the exquisite flavors of Edelweiss beer, a renowned brand known for its exceptional quality and taste. Each participant receives two complimentary beers, allowing them to savor the unique brews on offer. For those seeking a refreshing twist, the beverage bar offers a variety of free cocktails infused with beer as the base, providing a delightful mix of flavors.
In addition to the tantalizing beverages, the festival offers an array of activities to keep attendees entertained throughout the evening. Ping pong and golf enthusiasts can showcase their skills in friendly competitions on-site, with the winner receiving an exclusive prize consisting of a commemorative mug and a stylish tote bag.
For those with a creative streak, the event also features an art workshop where attendees can try their hand at oil painting. Under the guidance of experienced artists, participants can unleash their inner creativity and take their masterpiece home, free of charge. This unique opportunity to create art in a lively outdoor setting adds an extra dimension to the festival's diverse offerings.
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"I am more than happy to teach people how to combine their ideas to create their own canvases. I used to be an art teacher, but I always taught the kids how to draw, and it was a very different experience for me to come and be the oil painting instructor for this event, and I enjoyed the atmosphere, but seriously, two beers really weren't enough!" Wu Guoxiong, the oil painting instructor of the creative workshop said
To further enhance the experience, the night market presents a plethora of stalls offering a variety of culinary delights, handmade crafts, and souvenirs. With a wide range of options, visitors can explore the vibrant atmosphere and discover treasures that capture the spirit of the event.
"It brings together a variety of traditional snacks as well as innovative ones, I loved the concept of the fair and with the LIVE music and free beer, I simply couldn't stop exploring the food just to pair it with a beer." A visitor from France, Charlotte, said.
Event Manager, Sarah Lee: "We wanted to create an immersive experience that combines the joy of camping with the festive spirit of a beer festival. The Edelweiss Beer Festival and Night Market aim to provide a platform for people to come together, have fun, and create lasting memories. We carefully curated a diverse lineup of activities and performances to cater to various interests and ensure everyone has a fantastic time."
"The Edelweiss Beer Festival and Night Market is unlike anything I've experienced before. The combination of live performances, delicious beer, and engaging activities make it a truly memorable event. The art workshop was a personal favorite, as I got to explore my artistic side and take home a unique souvenir. The overall ambiance and attention to detail exceeded my expectations.” A beer lover from Kepong, John Lim, said.
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As an added bonus, the event offers free parking for attendees, making it convenient for visitors to enjoy all the festivities. Additionally, there is an exclusive RM10 discount for Grab rides, encouraging responsible and safe transportation options.
Please note that this event is only open to non-Muslims over the age of 21. Organizers have implemented this policy to align with local regulations and sensitivities.
The Edelweiss Beer Festival and Night Market at LaLaport Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit event for those looking to embrace the camping spirit, indulge in quality beer, and immerse themselves in an atmosphere of joy and celebration.