Publika Fiesta 2012
Publika is a small community complex at upper market Dutamas area.
The shopping mall organized a fun-fair fiesta this weekend for the families and kids.
Many local community dropped by and joined the fun filled event.
Many visitors were expatriates who live in Kiara and Dutamas community. So the developer has upper market theme for Publika. It is the first shopping mall in Malaysia that fused with arts and shopping experience.
Every turn and corner was filled with art deco. This colorful wall paper was next to the ATM banking machine.
Many art pieces were made from recycled materials.
On the early hours (9am-11am), parents can rent bicycles for free, and let the children roamed in the safety compound of the shopping mall.
Pop corns and sugar cottons were freely distributed during the fiesta. There were also performances at different hours.
Capoeira workshop was one of the very interesting event. Capoeira is a form of martial arts performed in a gymnastic or dance liked movements. Very acrobatic and excellent for kids.
Publika could be new shopping experience for art lovers. Do visit the “Art Row” where few shops were dedicated for handicrafts and arts.
For us, we were the foods explorers. Yamagoya Ramen (山小屋) just opened at Publika, so we won’t miss the chance the taste the legendary Mukashi special ramen (猪骨拉面). The soup remains a secret recipe, which was air freight from Japan HQ to maintain the ‘quality’. One serving is RM24 (USD8).
The pork bone broth was excellent. I am not a big fan of fatty meat, so the Pork Cha Siu was ‘ok’ to me. The egg (味玉 – 溏心蛋) was very nice. It melt in your mouth. Gyoza was above average (RM11).