First, we had to queue at the entrance. Those allowed to enter the building, after a stringent bag check where water, food, umbrellas, baby prams and other sharp objects were temporarily confiscated, had to register themselves (data harvesting) and then go to another counter to get a number.
Groups of three hundred people were then given access to the Dome, to watch a special 3D-like introduction to the latest Volkswagen models, after watching a short video clip, sort of like an advertisement. All in all, time spent inside the Dome was not more than ten minutes. And I waited 1.5 hours from the entrance to the Dome. Worth the wait? I guess so, since this 3D-like experience is said to be the first in Malaysia. Two gripes, though. It was too cold and too loud inside!
Once the show was over, we were ushered to another enclosed area to view the latest Volkswagen vehicle models. There’s nothing exceptional here, since we can view these at any Volkswagen dealer in the neighbourhood. In fact, I have already seen many of these models at various Volkswagen shows in Ipoh over the past year, like the EOS, Passat CC, Golf and Polo, just to name a few. Strangely, I didn’t see the Beetle here. Perhaps I missed it as I was rushing home to Ipoh.
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