Karnival Upin & Ipin is one of two events held concurrently at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak, this weekend. The other is Karnival ICT Perak. Both are jointly organised by KPerak and Les’ Copaque.
I spent the last few days watching Upin & Ipin animation series online. Yes, all 90 episodes until my head was in a Spin. I first got to know about Upin & Ipin from a friend whose children are huge fans of this Upin & Ipin animation series but I wasn’t interested at all. I’m after all, too old for cartoons. But after watching Upin & Ipin dan kawan-kawan, I know their drawing power now. Even adults can’t get enough of them! My personal favourite is Jarjit Singh, who looks older than his peers and has a deep voice. He’s very blur and no one likes playing with him but he always managed to budge in.
Due to the popularity of Upin & Ipin animation series, you can now find Upin & Ipin movie, Upin & Ipin fan club, Upin & Ipin magazines, Upin & Ipin official merchandise and even Upin & Ipin food! Serious!
Many activities for children have been lined up over three days at Karnival Upin & Ipin. This morning, I was fortunate to catch a chicken dance (tarian ayam) performance by Upin, Ipin, Mail, Ehsan, Jarjit and Mei Mei. Kids were urged to dance along to the music and they sportingly did so.
Specially for this carnival, Rumah Opah (Opah’s house) has been erected. To enter the grounds of Opah’s house, one has to obtain a passport, though. Adults have to pay RM5 while children pay RM1 each for the passport. I didn’t manage to get in because the queue was just too long.
Even though I am no big fan of Upin & Ipin, I am still impressed with the magnitude of this carnival. Now, I only need to have a peek at the life-size Rumah Opah.
Event: Karnival Upin & Ipin
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Date: 3rd – 5th June, 2011
Time: 10am – 8pm
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