Trick or treat? Halloween is a vibrant celebration but NO, I DON’T celebrate Halloween. Some of you might wonder, why I put this disclaimer in capital letters, right? As a Muslim, Islam forbids any imitations of other religions as precautions to not be led astray, which is actually good. NEVERTHELESS, it has become a norm recently especially among Muslims in Malaysia to condemn every single trivial act affiliating with other religions as “blasphemous” – so you can imagine the uproar caused if I were to “celebrate” Halloween, aite? Due to the sensitivity issues as well as my professional niche which revolves around typical Malay mindsets in the suburban of Serendah, I HAVE to make the disclaimer to clear any suspicious smoke! Either way, I always believe that if the intention is harmless and good, then it should be OK!
In front of the counter.
Anyway, back to the real gist. Last year during the Year 6 entourage to Melaka, we went to A’Famosa Resort (REFER to : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/outrageous-o-m-g-october-viii-halloween-fantasy-sanctuary-via-year-6-2012-school-trip-historical-melaka-malaysia/) and I encountered the Halloween designs aligned along the pavement and road! So, I got excited and determined to see the Night Parade in this year 2013. So happened that 31st October will be on weekday (which is tonight!) so it will be impossible to go to Melaka. Thus, I concocted plan to go prior Halloween and so happened that A’Famosa was conducting the Mexi Halo Carnival with Halloween celebration from 25-27th October 2013! Initially, planned on the Saturday night 26th October right after my KSSR Sains Course in SK Kalumpang) BUT have to cancel the plan due to other party’s “professional commitment”. So, re-adjust the plan (as I am very DETERMINED to crystallize this dream!) and on Sunday 27th October (Monday was a working day!); off we went to Melaka!
The pavement designs!
The atmosphere was very tantalizing like my Tim Burton’s dream. I love the goth-themed designs as well as the naturally-eerie barks of trees. it costed around RM45 per person and it was fun seeing the face paintings of the “zombies” thronging the park. This Halloween celebration is an annual event by A’Famosa Resort in Cowboy Town so if you guys want to experience this, make sure do red-letter the place next year!
With the musician zombies!
One of the visitors donning the face-painting!
Some of the parade! (,”)
The Red Indians!
The 4D Theatre.
With one of the ghosts.
And also prior to that, I also attended the wedding of my Penang Free School friend, Imran (on the 26th October) although initially I forgot due to the hectic schedule (as matter of fact I was on the last day of KSSR Sains course in SK Kalumpang – YES! On Saturday!). Luckily Syed Hussein reminded me via FB. Driving from Kalumpang circa Tanjong Malim to Community Club at Cyberjaya was definitely daunting but since Imran was a good friend, I guess I should take an effort to pay respect on his special day. Like I said if the friend is a nice friend, I will go extra mile for the friend. Congratulations!
Congratulations, Imran! *Lari lagi!!!* (Hahhaa..old personal joke with him since Penang Free days).
On whole, Happy Halloween to those who celebrating it. Unleash the witch in you. So “Practical Magic” – one my favourite films! So Halloween!(,”)
The Poster of Mexi Halo Carnival in A’Famosa Resorts, Melaka.
Beautiful isn’t it? Feels like Quinceanera lantern!
Courtesy of the A’Famosa photos.