Royal Ipoh Club organised the Munich-originated fun fair, the Oktoberfest on October 10. However, it was not on the scale of the one in Munich also known as Wisen, named after the place where it is held. The Ipoh club’s version was modified to suit local needs but was equally spectacular.
It attracted over a hundred members of the club and their guests, some from abroad, who took the opportunity to sample German beer, sausages, pretzel, pancakes and knodels or bread dumplings. Four German students under the AFS Intercultural programme were invited to perform and to join in the fun.
The event, held at the club’s anteroom known as the Palm Court, spread out to the lawn overlooking Ipoh Padang. The occasion was made meaningful with the presence of the club’s resident band whose members were attired in Bavarian garbs complete with caps. One played the accordion to provide the mood and the atmosphere.
Club President, Roland Rama Rao, said that he decided to organise the event to usher in the festivity and to allow members an opportunity to let their “hair down” once in a while. “Royal Ipoh Club was once a club exclusively for the British colonials and the royals. I wish to bring back its glory days when it was the premier social club in Perak. By organising this event