Taking over The Square in Publika Mall for the entire weekend, the centre stage was filled with great local acts such as Fazz, KissKillMary, and Beauty & the Beast, playing a mixture of their own original music and covers of famous Irish songs to get the crowd going. Drinkers also had the chance to come home with exclusive Guinness and St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia, by taking part in the many games and challenges on offer.
A highlight to the event was the national qualifier for the World Oyster Shucking championship, held every year in Galway, Ireland. Held in conjunction with Southern Rock Seafood, the participants were challenged to open (or ‘shuck’) as many oysters as possible within a certain time frame. The fastest shucker will get the chance to represent Malaysia at the world championships later this year. Oysters, which have a long association with Guinness, and paired together are a traditional Irish treat, were also available at a special price throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, one lucky Grab customer was awarded with an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Dublin, Ireland, courtesy of Guinness. A promotion, which ran from 20th February, saw Grab users rack up points for booking rides after using ‘IRELAND’ as a special promo code. The winner was the person who had taken the most trips and will now be jetting off to Ireland.