Oktoberfest

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It was that time of the year again: an entire evening where drinking obscene amounts of alcohol is not only socially acceptable, but practically a requirement.

The Malaysian German Society held its 38th annual Oktoberfest celebration last October in Air Itam. Around 1,600 Penangites got a taste of Bavarian culture, gorging themselves on traditional German foods like sauerkraut and bratwuerste, as well as tasty treats like gingerbread, not to mention large quantities of cheap booze.

As a band flown in all the way from Neuburg on the Danube River played traditional Bavarian music, guests were treated to a variety of games and activities.


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