IT WAS akin to a pre-National Day celebration, as Malaysian singer Ayda Jebat and her father sang a Chinese song followed by Muar-born rapper Namewee’s performance of his number, Ali, Ahkao Dan Muthu.
During the father-daughter duet, Ayda’s father spoke in a mix of Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin as he said, “We are all brothers, let’s not fight.”
The patriotic song written by Namewee, who is also a songwriter and director, to mark our National Day got the audience singing along to the chorus.
The local celebrities were performing at the 20th anniversary of Plaza Low Yat, which was delayed due to a downpour.
In his opening speech, Plaza Low Yat general manager (executive area) Michael Lee said despite Plaza Low Yat’s humble beginnings as a lifestyle mall, it enlisted a unique and signature mix of tenants that slowly but surely shaped the foundation of the results witnessed today.
“We were awarded the title of ‘Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall’ by Malaysia Book of Records a decade ago and we have retained the title until today.
“It is with the continuous support and loyalty of our shoppers that we have successfully weathered many years of challenges and continued growing to reach our current standing in the retail industry.
“We are renowned as the place for IT lifestyle shopping.
“The mall attracts shoppers from not only Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley as a whole but also from other states as well as countries, ” added Lee.
There was a carnival bazaar with food stalls. Unfortunately the rain in the evening kept some of the crowd away from the streets, even as the smell of stinky tofu permeated the air.
Local artistes Priscilla Abby and Khai Bahar also performed at the event.
A car jockey, who was one of the two lucky members of the audience, picked to dance along to one of Ayda’s dance songs and stole the limelight with his energetic dance moves.
There was also the final round of the plaza’s IT Girl Search where 10 finalists made their best effort to charm their way into the
judges’ hearts with their performances and answers in the question-and-answer round. — By OH ING YEEN