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Thursday October 31, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Get scared: Halloween decorations and masks sold at the 1Utama Gosuto Halloween showcase
JAPANESE Gosuto (ghouls) in a cultural bamboo village has replaced the traditional vampires and witches this Halloween at the 1Utama shopping centre.
In the middle of the village sits a ghostly green lighted hut with a thatched roof with bats hung above to give a spooky ambience.
The shopping centre decided to do something different through its Asian-meets- Western theme.
“For seven years we’ve been doing the same old Western-style Halloween. This year we decided to change it to a Japanese Halloween concept,” said 1Utama advertising and promotions general manager Patrick So.
He said the theme and decoration was inspired by Japanese spooky anime.
From Oct 25 to Oct 31, visitors at the shopping centre will be able to visit the Gosuto village where over 10 stalls have been set up.
These stalls will be selling Halloween-themed merchandise along with some Japanese-inspired items.
The highlight is a talent show and costume contest by the pupils of Blubricks Studio.
About 30 children aged between six and 12 participated in the contest jointly organised by the school and the shopping centre.
“We wanted to give the children from the school a platform to perform in public and showcase their talents,” said So.
He hopes the event will help the children be more confident about performing in public.
There will also be a Halloween cupcake decoration, dance performances and doll making for visitors.
“We might change the Halloween theme again next year to make the celebration more interesting,” added So.
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