Not to be left out in celebrating this joyful festival, I went to the ministers’ open house at PWTC (Putra World Trade Center). One beauty thing about Malaysia is that we have open house for all major festivals, where there will be makan-makan (savouring) of some yummylicious local food.
Reached there abt 10:30am. The place wasn’t as packed as during Hari Raya, hence no long queue.
The colourful “kolam” (floor decoration) at the entrance to the hall.
We shook hands with some of the MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) members at the entrance. I was surprised that the spacious hall wasn’t that pack as expected, meanwhile food were still aplenty.
Sis and I had a few rounds of makan-makan.
From this size,
Our collection grew into this
My favorite mutton curry
mee goreng mamak (Indian-Muslim style fried noodle)
And cream puffs
The rest were quite yummy too, among others, fried rice, fried meehoon (rice vermicelli), meehoon Siam, chicken rendang, chicken sambal, vegetarian curry, murukku, buns, carrot cakes, chocolate cakes, puttu mayam...they served Nescafe and teh tarik too! So local-ish!
But the most exciting part was...
being interviewed by the press! Well, we were seated quite front, so the press (channel RTM newscaster) approached us. Darn annoying coz we were half way eating when they came over to our table with the camera man.
Well, it doesn’t stop there.
Soon after, Datuk Samy Vellu came over and greet us (yea, u read it right! It was him!) He went over to my place asking me and sis how’s the food..blah blah blah...being so pretentious.
And of course, he wasn’t alone. He came over with all the pressmen (the press followed him wherever he go). So, imagine that there were at least 20 to 30 of them surrounding us and flashing camera right in front of us! Well, if u hav no idea on who is he...This fella is the top big shot in MIC and has been around in the politic scene for quite some time. Many people supported him yet some hated him. There is even a joke about him which I have posted sometime back (click here to read the joke).
Anyway, we had a sumptuous brunch. To digest off the food, we had a walk around PWTC, and snap a few pictures. Here is one of them, with sis standing next to the mural. It was indeed a nice painting, depicting the country history from pre-independence till now.