As Hari Raya beckons, 1 Utama Shopping Centre has prepared a ‘balik kampong’ homecoming experience for shoppers to celebrate the splendours of Eid from 21 April – 16 May 2021, which is especially meaningful to those unable to travel back home due to the interstate travel ban.
Standing impressively at 35-feet tall, a spectacular Malaccan Traditional House in an idyllic village setting is a welcoming sight at 1 Utama’s concourse Oval. Built as a poetic tribute to the living traditions of Malay culture, this arresting centrepiece is accompanied by a series of 12 different ‘Tangga Melaka’ (Malaccan staircases) designs, an iconic attraction beautifully preserved over hundreds of years and gazetted as a historical heritage in Malaysia.
To mark the beginning of Ramadan for visitors to break iftar, 1 Utama will also be organizing a 6-day outdoor Buka Puasa Makan Fest located at E-street, 1 Utama E – its newest building extension.
5 Intsagrammable spots this Hari Raya in 1 Utama
1. Malaccan Traditional House with Tangga Melaka & Ruang Tamu
Strike a pose at 1 Utama’s key décor – Rumah Utama, a charming traditional wooden house built on high stilts that is certain to bring back childhood memories. The houses, found in Malacca, are famously known for their highly ornate trademark staircases or ‘Tangga Melaka’, lavishly accented with vibrant tiles and patterned motifs.
2. Aidilfitri Shows and Craft Workshops
Test your camera skills by capturing a variety of live performances and shows at Rumah Utama’s adjoining Pangkin, a raised timber deck which serves as the event’s main stage. From melodic acapella to Malay ballads and well-choreographed dances, 1 Utama will come alive with the sights and sounds of Raya.
3. Malay Traditional Games at the Balai and Wakaf’s
A throwback to the yesteryears, take candid shots and play interesting Malay traditional games from the good ol’ days like Congkak, Batu Seremban, Dam Haji and Sepak Raga found at the classically decorated Balai and Wakaf’s.
4. Raya Shopping and Baju Pengantin, Hantaran Exhibits
To look Raya fabulous, drop by an emporium of festive merchandise kiosks to tick off your shopping list. Dress up in the latest Baju Raya fashion collections with exquisite jewelry and accessories and grab #OOTD selfies, shop, and take home your favourite pieces.
5. Buka Puasa Di E-street, 1 Utama E
Foodies will love the heartwarming reunion of local delights at 1 Utama’s outdoor 6-day Buka Puasa Makan Street with 35 F&B vendors and food trucks.
Buka Puasa Di E-street
- Date: 27 April – 2 May 2021
- Time: 3pm – 8pm
- Please observe strict SOPs at all times
Makan puas-puas from legendary heavyweights Ikan Bakar Seri Melaka, Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan, Sate Kajang Haji Samuri, and a plethora of curated food from varying localities e.g. Nasi Masak Kicap (Kedah), Rendang (Gombak), Pisang Goreng Cheese (Sg Penchala) and Cendol (Sepang).