Wednesday, February 6, 2013

HUAT AARRRRR @ One Utama

Call me a stalker and I am happy. I was stalking the construction of this exorbitant CNY decorations at One Utama Shopping Mall for several weeks. I spent much time studying their whole layout, concept and technical aspects for creating this unique "Old Kowloon Tong" streets. BRAVO!


 The above photos showed the Week 1 to the Week 3 construction stages till finished. No snakes or dragons hanging there but the Chinese festive mood is deinitely there!



 It looks like the back lanes of Tsimshatsui where you could see Suzie Wong serenading her old Cantonese 50s Pops.



 I went there every week and this street made me poorer!



They have many small side walk cafes selling Chinese desserts and snack food. Look at that shop selling "FORESKIN" Fourskin brands! Goodness! What a hamsap name!




Every year I would buy big hampers for my favourite in-laws! They treated me very good and welcome me into their families! Many close friends and blogger friends are even better than some relatives of mine who caused me so much pain in my ass!


HUAT ARRRRRRRRR!!


(Next post -  Huat Arrrrrr@ Mid Valley KL)




70 comments:

  1. Nowadays HongKong no longer looks like this, all are full of branded shops and those shop block owners just keep increasing the rentals to chase out all these typical HongKong style shop! !! =[

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    1. Of course Hong Kong has changed for the better. The old days saw so many rude sales people. They were ranked the rudest in the world back in 70s.

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    2. last time they look down on chinese people from China..
      now they treat them as god.. Renmimbi is higher rate compare to HKG dollar..

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    3. Wah! I am surprised to hear that Renminbi is higher than HKG dollars! You sure boh???

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    4. Money talks.

      We also love Mainland Chinese tourists what. See how many busloads of them can be see around KL.

      And we love Arab $$$.

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    5. I think most tourist arrivals came from middle east and they shop more than mainland Chinese. We like Arabs!

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    6. The malls are filled with Arabs but the tour buses are filled with Mainlanders.You can see them everywhere stopping to take photos (noisily) from Dataran Merdeka to Putrajaya! :-D

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    7. Betul tu lina. Kns! They damn noisy. Went kk ..at beach saw sunset...one a beng ah lian saw I snapping photo they wanna stand in front of me pulak..

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  2. I think they have a long way more to go before it is REALLY chinese new year-looking... Happy New Year... =)

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    1. I guess they have finished building them. Happy Chinese New Year to you!

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  3. hmmm... your ass must be very painful now since you have so many relatives ;-p

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    1. I take pain killers when they pain my ass. The hampers are for in laws only lah.

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  4. yeah I also like this CNY deco theme in 1U, so unique and there isn't any big lanterns, snake or dragon.. it's the ambiance that the old style kowloon that gives the CNY feel..

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    1. I think Malaysians are sick of the Dragons flying in the malls during CNY. Now they ran out of ideas. After Kowloon they might go more ancient like The Bunds in 2014...?

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    2. Yes I always like to see those Mall decoration..
      some ideas are good but I think also has to depend on budget le..
      like MV they have their big budget on these..

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    3. I think 1-U invested more money in their CNY decor than MV this year.

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    4. I think MV decor went down a notch after the team jumped ship to a new mall. When was it? A few years already... ;)

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    5. This MV decor macam cheap old China village using bamboo only.

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  5. I just took few pictures from floors above, because it was not yet opened to public when I was there.. I saw interesting shops but all are not in operations yet..

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    1. Aha! So you missed the fun walking below. CNY week you got time to Ronda Ronda there lah.

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    2. I didn't snap any picture at all during my recent trip there. The construction is completed and the "shops" have opened to public :D

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    3. I went to 1U quite often but didn't go inside..

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    4. Ah Hua too busy shopping and forgot to take photos kah. I think you are not a crazy fella like me snapping photos so much.

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  6. this is a very nice idea and I also saw they have signboards everywhere along the aisle and pillars.. those are what HK are famous for huh?? malaysian kind of admire HK I sometimes think..

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    1. We admire them and they admire our Sg Wang pula! Last time my ex boss from HKG bought 10 bags of clothes from Soda outlet at Sg Wang. He said dirt cheap whereas HKG sold Soda clothes at bomb prices.

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    2. Nowadays Malaysian don't admire HK anymore le, Korean wave has taken over~

      Look, Psy is coming to perform in Penang on the 2nd day of CNY!

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    3. It is in NEWS!! You know who is paying for his visit!!????????

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    4. How come ini SP dunno about PSy coming over one?

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    5. This kuku bird is also Sotong Peson - SP.

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  7. wow!! so many hampers!! all of those are for your pain-in-the-ass relatives?? Anay must have spent so much for CNY, but then maybe just little money for the rich Anay lah..

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    1. Hello? You talk like money fall from the skies for me dei. Every dollar, Anay had to sweat lah. My job is havoc and hours are odd. You knew how many nights I had to meet clients. That is life.

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    2. Annay is the most generous friend I've ever met. Annay is very rich in his heart thus makes him rich in everything.

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    3. I don't really buy hampers for my family..
      cause they always can't finish those stuff..
      I just give them some money and get those CNY groceries stuff
      like lap cheong.....
      every year I will buy bak kwa, orange mandarin for them..

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    4. annay is hard working man..
      he work I sleep.. I work he also work..
      sure all the money flow to him le...

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    5. Work work work lah.....Money come, money go! After finish money, our life also ends!

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    6. So many hamper . Your rekatives sure happy. As for me usually I would just fry some arrowhead chips for yhem eith mandarin oranges. But this year apa also rarak fty

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  8. so Anay you go Huat-hopping at the shopping malls in klang valley?? fuyoh so happy lah, got so much money to spend for CNY!! really huat arrr huat arrr huat aaaaa-nay dei..

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    1. Thambee I didn't go huatting lah. 2 shirts from wifey and all wear recycled CNY red shirts. I am damn cheapo one. Recycle shirts and mei Hua decorations. Wakakakaka

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    2. aiya..
      spend & eat now and worry later..
      Later sure huat .. to cover back all the spending..

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    3. Yeah! Yeah! Spend now, Worry later!

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  9. wow, interesting! Too bad I won't be there to witness it. Lanterns are always the best decorative items.

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    1. Wenn is such a busy lady with hectic lifestyle. I am sure this season will not give you free time to lepak at the malls.

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  10. huat ah !! uncle buy so many give me one izzit? XD

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    1. Lonely Ah Boy - come and collect from me!

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  11. You really huat ah :-)

    Yet to go there. Haizzz duni will have chance go yhrre or nit.

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    1. Where has this cat buried herself? This is a wonderful time to walk in the malls. It will burn a hole in your pockets!

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  12. Where's my hamper? Difficult to courier...a cheque for a generous ang pao will do! (*tell myself...dream on, dream on - not even a greeting card, want to hope for ang pao...rich people all like that one, very kiam siap*)

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    1. LOL...What are you rambling so early in the morning?? Tell me, tell me, which rich people so kiam siap one? All your rich friends have been showering you with gifts that could fill a mini market! We are what we eat lah. Be happy lah Mayor! You are known to us as a Sarawak tycoon.

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  13. Twilight sure HUATTT... so much of goodies bought... I also bought a few hampers.. but mini ones not Big Enormous ones like yours.. :))

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    1. I boght 2 myself and 20 for company to give clients

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  14. Anay, I never receive any hamper in my life. Your hamper is the first hamper that I receive. It is true, Anay. Thank you very much.

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    1. That red plate that you used to cushion all the goodies, cost RM9.90, wow! You spent RM10 to buy a plate to cushion the goodies. My jaw dropped la!

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    2. I keep that plate in my cabinet now, because it is priceless to me.

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    3. I also keep the red mei hua and the CNY card. Do you notice you card is in one of my cookies pictures yesterday?

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    4. Anay, I wish you HUAT Arrr! You will be blessed with all the good things because of your filial and your generousity.

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    5. Yannie so sayang annay now...
      Annay you break yannie virgin on getting the first hamper..
      woot woot..

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    6. The hamper so damn small lah!! Shy! Shy!

      SP gila mulut again! Phiak!

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    7. Yannie - I saw the CNY card in your blog and thought it looked so familiar! I even forgot that I put a card on the goodies! My memory fading!
      Originally the plate was supposed to be the gift for you to put fruits and attached with Green Tea. Mana tau, I just added on to make it more attractive until it became a mini hamper.

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  15. I love to go to the mall during CNY..
    listen to the CNY songs, see the CNY decoration.. and the things that I don't like is money going out...but ku ku chi bai nia mah.. lol

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    1. kuku chibai nia ma....adoi so vulgar hokkien

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  16. How many expensive hampers did Anay borong?

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  17. love the decors... huh I saw some CNY inspired decors at malls too.... even though not all of us celebrate CNY here... we still paying tribute... advance Happy CNY TM... Kong Hei Fat Choi!

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    1. Thank you Milton! There are so many Chinese people living and celebrating the Lunar New Year in Manila.

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  18. Now who is Huat Aaarrrr? One Utama or the shoppers or both lah? Shoppers already huat aarrr so they go shoppin gthen OneUtama huat aarrr from shoppers like you bought 22 hampers..Wow need a lorry to take all back or direct deliver to your clients by One Utama?

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    1. Our company lorry carried them all back. I think everyone will HUAT la so long as money exchanged hands!

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  19. I also went there. If they really want to create nostalgic feel, the Chinese characters should have been written from right to left lar...

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