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BLOG THING: Party, Party and More Parties This December...

Choices.. Choices... Party goers would usually pick ZoukOut as their party of choice every December. But this year, ZoukOut is going head-to-head with big parties within South East Asia. Malaysia is having its annual Thirst party with Tiesto, Same goes with Indonesia's annual dance party Djakarta Warehouse Project on the night before and Edition Bangkok returns this year with ZoukOut's headliners Armin van Buuren and Avicii. What's your pick?

ZoukOut has been around for 11 years now. Last year was my first ZoukOut and I have to tell you that it was freaking awesome. Although last year was less 'trance' but the vibe was too good and every bit is still fresh in my mind. Frankly, I was there for Tiesto because Malaysia was not included in his Asia tour for 2010. Some friends of mine did went for his show in Jakarta and Bangkok though. And seeing David Guetta at ZoukOut last year was another good reason to go. This year, the price has increased S$20 extra from last year (S$68). But who could resist not to see Armin van Buuren, right? Well, I don't.... More info on ZoukOut at www.zoukout.com

First contender, Jakarta's very own dance festival Djakarta Warehouse Project caught my attention. With about 10 international lineups which is quite similar to ZoukOut (minus Armin and Avicii), I thought with only IDR275,000 (RM95) it is worth to go.Why? Because we (Malaysians) don't get to see Bob Sinclar, Roger Sanchez, Ladytron and Jazzy Jeff in our shores. Probably because most Malaysians don't appreciate house music as much as most Indonesians. Check JUICE article entitled "House Music of Horrors" if you want to know more... Djakarta Warehouse Project is happening on the 9th December (Friday), which is a day before ZoukOut + Thirst. But I can guarantee that many Indonesians will fly out for either ZoukOut or Thirst. Deets on Djakarta Warehouse Project at www.djakartawarehouseproject.com

Second contender, KL's annual event Heineken's Thirst. This one is clashing with ZoukOut. From what I've heard, 10,000 tickets are sold so far for Heineken Thirst. You know why? Because Malaysians love Tiesto! Although there are still people who sticking to their plans for ZoukOut, Tiesto will be getting a 10,000-strong crowd this Saturday. Even I don't wanna miss this chance to catch Tiesto spinning again in Malaysia! Heineken Thirst is going down on the 10th December (Saturday) and it's clashing with ZoukOut on the same night. If you want to party till 8am, ZoukOut is recommended but if you want to experience the sound of Tiesto's Clublife, Heineken Thirst is the perfect choice. Get the lowdown on Thirst at www.heineken.com/my

Lastly, Edition Bangkok returns this year with two ZoukOut's headliner Armin van Buuren and Avicii. The last event was two years ago where Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz sharing the stage in Bangkok. So if you think you want to go for Tiesto and don't want to miss out Armin van Buuren and Avicii, you can fly out to Bangkok on Sunday. Well, Monday is a public holiday, right? Ticket is only RM150 for Edition Bangkok festival. Edition Bangkok will take place at Moonstar Studio, Bangkok on 11th December (Sunday), the night after ZoukOut and Thirst. All you need to know about Edition Bangkok is at www.opworldwide.com/editionbangkok2011

So have you pick your choice?

I'll be going for Djakarta Warehouse Project at Jakarta this Friday for Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar and Jazzy Jeff... and fly back on the next day to make way for Heineken Thirst. It's only a stone away from the airport, right?

Indonesians and Malaysians, see you on the dancefloor.