Carlsberg Where’s The Party? – November 2012 @ Hard Rock Penang!

Lately I have aged considerably.
I kid you not, I actually enjoyed staying home in solitude and I know I could do with more sleep. I have long ago given up on Johnny Walker and H-Artistry parties. They used to be fabulous, but now not as fun.
But there’s one party in town that I’ll not say “No” to, and that’s Carlsberg Where’s the Party!

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To be frank, Carlsberg has yet to outdo their very first one at Golden Palm Beach even though it was similarly a beach side venue this time. The music wasn’t a upbeat as I would have liked as I’m a die-hard fan of R & B and hip-hop. I can’t understand house or trance (I told you I’m old) music. The addition of Canto Pop tunes didn’t elevate the situation though I must applaud Carlsberg for throwing the first ever 3-Nation party which saw 1,200 guests from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore on the shores of Hard Rock Hotel’s beachfront.

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And any party that massive calls for a Carlsberg! 😀

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Like its previous installments, Carlsberg’s Where’s The Party main game plan is the secrecy of its itinerary. Every party-goer clamoured for passes to the event. No gate crashing plan would work as even the selected party-goers would not know of the party location til they reached there!

With a budget as free flowing as its beers, Carlsberg ensures everyone’s comfort and safety as they are transported to the mystery location via coach buses. Food, ice cream, drinks, sweets were handed out generously.

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Everyone regardless of nationality (we are talking about Malaysians, Singaporeans that traveled by bus) congregated at Queensbay Mall in Penang for registration prior to being whisked to the secret location.

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There were already whispers of the party being held in Penang even while I was at the Carlsberg Where’s The Party launch event. Anticipation has gone sky-high and many of us are guessing Hard Rock Hotel Penang as that’s one of the most happening and hippest hotel Penang has at the current moment.

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Like I said, safety was a major matter and Carlsberg assured our well-being are well taken care of with police escort as we skirt the winding roads of Balik Pulau.

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And arrival!

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In true Carlsberg Where’s the Party fashion pretty ladies and instrumental beats greeted us welcome as we descended from the bus into our hotel – City Bayview Beach for the night. The lucky winners from the FB page and other performers were hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel itself, just besides ours.

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After an eight hours drive from KL I was more than glad to grab my keys to my room!

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City Bayview Beach Hotel is past its glory days but it was functionally comfortable for our one night stay.

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It was nicely spacious with all the basic amenities available.

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As the evening sun sets, party-goers started their fun.

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I however, had a press conference to attend to…

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Hello Soren, MD of Carlsberg Malaysia, together with the equivalent from Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The modus operandi of Where’s the Party includes keeping the performing acts for the night a secret as well. Imagine my shock when they started announcing the acts. First up; Love Cubic dancers from Korea.

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DJ Kelis! Remember ” My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard, And there like, Its better than yours, Damn right its…” ??

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All the acts on stage.

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Work done, it’s time to rock Hard Rock Hotel beach!

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Oh, met quite a few of my readers! 🙂

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But dinner is required for the energy to party of course.

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And I must say it was a fabulous and fitting choice that Penang/Malaysian food was served!

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Oh Chien – the famous fried oysters of the Pearl of the Orient.

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Everything was good! Eden in Penang is a reputable caterer, though I can’t say the same of the team in KL.

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Yahoo! Ice kacang!

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And more pictures of fellow bloggers and friends!

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Games that evening and night includes iDarts, tug of war and etc. Too bad we arrived too late to join in the fun!

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Mr.Soren kicked off the real party by jet-skiing into the party zone! The grand entrance made for a great kick-off introduction, followed by a beat boxing battle between Shawn Lee and the charming MD himself aka Star Rapper.

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Decked with a massive LED paneled stage, the central zone was outlined with a flow of streaking, spinning colours and a dance ‘cage’ in the middle of it all. One after another of the acts took to the stage of the enthusiastic partying crowd.

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And of course, all of this calls for a Carlsberg. Or MORE! :DD

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But do drink responsibly of course.

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Say hi to Kevin, my party mate. LOL!

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So Carlsberg, are you sending Malaysians to the Singapore and Hong Kong Where’s The Party?? 🙂