Oktoberfest comes to Penang

THE popular eight-piece Inn-taler Musikanten Band will again be the major highlight for this year’s 33rd Oktober-fest at the Malaysian-German Society at 250-B, Jalan Air Itam, Penang, tomorrow.  

The band, specially flown in from Germany, will entertain guests with German hits that will certainly entice many to join in the drinking, dining and dancing spirit of the festival. 

The band comprises band-leader Heinrich Radzischew-ski (trumpet and saxophone), Josef Ernstofer, Klaus Chris-tian Schulze, Horst Erwin Pfe-iffer, Bernhard Fleischmann, Kurt Kastner (drummer), Markus Hartmann and Judith Karan (yodeller/singer). 

Another highlight will be the lucky and raffle draws. The grand prize is a return air ticket to Germany sponsored by Lufthansa. 

The Inntaler Musikanten Band will be on hand to entertain revellers throughout the evening.

There are also more than 50 prizes up for grabs. 

“Among them are two gorgeous rings sponsored by OE Fine Jewellery, five car radios and two power drills sponsored by Robert Bosch,” orga-nising chairman Clara Ooi said at a press conference.  

Besides a music machine with a DJ spinning modern disco music, various tradi- tional games will be orga-nised, such as the log sawing and beer drinking contests. Local food and German specialties will also be avail- able. 

Malaysian-German Society Penang president Wolfgang Hosel said entrance to the fest would be RM20 per person for its souvenir progra-mme. 

Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon is expected to be present during the event, which starts at 6.45pm, while German ambassador to Malaysia Herbert D. Jess will tap the first beer barrel to mark the opening of the Okto-berfest in Penang. 

For details, call the society at 04-2296853 or log on to mgspg63@streamyx.com  

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