For the past few years, i've been spending New Years Eve by holding a small private house party at my place in Penang with a few close friends so much so that it has become quite a ritual that I ended up doing every year.
I always felt that celebrating at home to welcome the new year was the most comfortable and doing it the right way. The right way in the sense that all of us would be able to enjoy good music based on our preference, cakes, champagne, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, easy parking, and able to see fireworks from afar.
Opening the champagne bottle at the strike of New Year was always a memorable experience.
An experience that most of us would surely not be doing had we gone outside to celebrate, which would cost us a bomb to even open a bottle of champagne.It just felt like the right way to celebrate the end of the year and to welcome the new one. Nothing felt better than to see everyone having a good time together even though we haven't seen each other in a while.
However, after all those years, it has finally come to an end because this year, I decided that I would be celebrating New Years Eve in Kuala Lumpur. We were going to experience what it was like again outside with the "Revellers of Kuala Lumpur".
So it started off by going to Cafe Vivo in Pavillion where we had dinner there. That's Leon and Tiam.
Then the rest of them went to have ice-cream later (I think i should start taking better shots with my camera, what was I thinking taking from the back)
Then that's when all HELL BREAKS LOSE!!
People were simply EVERYWHERE!!
If you're wondering how CHAOS looks like, this is it! I've never in my life seen such a packed bukit bintang. I can't even imagine what was it like driving your car through a crowd like that. I guess I know why its not easy to just ramm a bunch of zombies on the road if there are a whole lot of them.
Then there are these guys who sells this bottled foam spray for RM10 for four bottles. He would be jumping around hoping to attract a "Reveller of Kuala Lumpur" to buy it from him.
The reveller will buy it so that they can spray it on other people whom they think is having a dull moment on the streets. By spraying foam on the "dull person" hopefully would bring their spirits back up. They would just spray it on anyone.
It came to a point that everytime someone would shake the spray can, we knew it was only about time that we would get sprayed as well. Luckilly none of us were targeted except one of the girls who were with us.
Even cars that were parked along the road was not spared from the spray. (I still have no idea why people still park their car along the road even on such occasions..Really no idea!)
Well other than seeing innocent people getting sprayed down on the road, there were of course other things to see as well.
There were ballons for sale.
A Taximan was there as well to showcase his PRECIOUS toy collection in his taxi parked at the side of the road.
Then also just to spice things up, the police had to display their K-9 dogs to entertain the revellers. The Dogs were really big I must say.
I suppose they were on display to make the revellers be aware and not be out of control or else the dogs will be set loose upon them.
So after a long struggle along the streets of Bukit Bintang, we finally managed to get to Cangkat where we will be spending the rest of the night there.
We ended up at Havana which was a small little bar at the corner of Cangkat. Ordered two buckets of Heineken Beer and waited for the fireworks.
At the strike of midnight, we knew it was 2011 when the fireworks came about. We all came out of the bar and stood by the side of the road to watch the fireworks which went on for about 10 minutes.
All in all, it was one experience unlike the once I always hold anually. It was really something different but turned out pretty well. I really had a good time with Tiam, Leon, Liang, Ringo, and Tiam's Shorty.
Happy New Year!!