Have you got your shopping sorted for the Lunar New Year? Malls all over the Klang Valley are filled with amazing festive décor, and are putting on a number of cultural performances such as Lion Dances, kids’ workshops for the little ones, CNY-themed contests, and plenty of activities to entice shoppers. We’ve scoured the city to find the top malls to get in the mood for CNY with free entertainment and activities throughout the month of February.
Bloom in spring is the theme at 1 Utama as a riot of predominantly crimson and pink hues take over the Oval and Center Court with retailers setting up pop-up kiosks to offer their wares for CNY. The festive mood comes alive with a number of Lion Dance performances, drums, GuZheng and Chinese Orchestra till February 20.
Atria has lined up a list of exciting performances such as the Chinese New Year Folk Dance, Spectacular Acrobatic Show, Acrobatic Lion Dance, LED Lion Dance, God of Prosperity appearance and CNY Bazaar that'll keep the crowds streaming in this CNY. For the young ones, sign them up for the children workshops, Calligraphy Contest and Kids Lion Dance Competition.
Avenue K sports a floral theme this year with its Bloom of Grandeur from Jan 19 to Feb 25. Look out for activities including CNY Medley by Color of Voices, Fusion Instrumental Musical, Chinese Calligraphy, Dragon Beard Candy, Paper Art Cutting, Kids Workshop, Rolling in the Wealth Ceremony, Acrobatic Lion Dance, and Money Showering.
Shop for accessories and all your CNY needs at the BSC’s festive bazaar, and catch performances including 8 Majestic Drum. Diabolo, Acrobatic performances, Lion Dance, Dragon Beard Candy demo, an appearance by the God of Prosperity and more.
eCurve, located right next to The Curve is hosting a Sizzling CNY Variety Show every weekend at 3pm and 6pm. Pop by and be entertained by street performances such as wushu, taichi, acrobatics and the God of Prosperity, along with Acrobatic Lion Dance.
The Splendors of Spring is out in full force at IOI City Mall with endless activities and cultural performances to feast your eyes on this CNY. Look out for performances such as Acrobatic Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Diabolo, 24 Season Drum, 5 Emperor Drum, Face Mask Changing, 8 Majestic Drum, LED Drum, LED Dragon and Yee Sang Making Demo.
Shoppers can relive the picturesque scene of old Hong Kong at IOI Mall as its “Once Upon A Time” theme transforms the entire North Court into an old Hong Kong street reminiscent of the city’s yesteryear back in 1960’s.
The picturesque setting will certainly give you lots of Insta-worthy snapshots. The exciting line-up of activities includes In The Mood of Jazz Melodies, Nostalgia Snacks Giveaway, Chinese Calligraphy Couplets Giveaway, CNY Flower Making Workshop and Lion Dance Extravaganza from the award-winning and world-famous Lion Dance troupe, Kun Seng Keng Kuala Lumpur on February 24 at 1pm.
Find a garden of blossoms at Mid Valley Megamall as the mall is transformed into a floral sanctuary with thousands of pretty flowers and lattice wooden frames. Pop-up kiosks offering all sorts of CNY goodies including decorative items, apparel and festive delicacies will make shopping here a one-stop center. While you’re there, don’t miss the Lion Dance and cultural performances including the Oriental Odyssey and Oriental Chamber Orchestra. A minimum spend of RM50 will also entitle a parent and child pair to sign up for the many workshops including Chinese Calligraphy, Candy Painting, Paper Cutting and more.
The Golden Fortune Lunar New Year at Paradigm Mall promises plenty of exciting activities for the whole family. The long list of activities includes CNY bazaars, virtual games, 8-Prosperity Drum Show, Wuzu Drums, Lion Dance, Stilt Walker, God of Prosperity, Fai Lok Juggler, Ventriloquist Puppet Show, Feng Shui Talk, Rainbow Calligraphy Demo & Giveaway, Glitter Painting & Giveaway, Lantern Making Workshop, 3D Painting Art Workshop, Chinese Fusion Dance and Thousand Hands Dance.
Pavilion KL is transformed into a ‘Dream Garden of Prosperity’ with colorful gardens and 8,888 Prosperity Petals hanging from the ceiling this CNY. From LED Lion Dance to Children Lion Dance, Magician God of Prosperity and dance performances, a trip to this mall is a must just to check out the decorations as they never fail to impress every festive season.
Head over to Publika to admire the art installation by Biji-Biji Initiative in honor of the Year of the Dog. The Boulevard is a must-visit on Fridays to Sundays for free workshops on Oriental Paper Cutting, Calligraphy, Dough Doll, Knotting Art, and Beard Candy. Buskers will be performing as well, and at the same time pick up some artisan handmade products including CNY cookies, food and ornaments at the CNY Bazaar.
With décor inspired by the Imperial Dynasty, get in the mood for CNY with the variety of wares available at the bazaar including hampers, clothing, tidbits and more. Spend RM10 or more in a single receipt for a chance to dress up as an Emperor or Empress and get your photo taken at the ‘Costume & Photo Booth’ stand. And don’t miss the special performances including Lion Dance, God of Prosperity appearance, 8 Majestic Drum, 6 Percussion Drum, 5 Emperor Drum and Chinese Instrumental.
Sunway Putra Mall intends to keep traditions alive with its traditional Chinese décor and multiple attractions such as the Tree of Blessings, Flowers Market, Spring Bazaar, Mandarin Orange Eating Competition and Scented Mandarin Orange Garden. There will also be a photo booth, giveaways, Lion Dances and arts & crafts.
Taking a leaf from the water town of Zhouzhuang in China, known for its canals, Sunway Pyramid has transformed its space into a traditional Chinese village filled with cherry blossoms and willows from 19 Jan till 18 Feb 2018. Look out for the Oriental arch towers flanked by two Imperial guardian lions (aka foo lions), and there’s even a river flowing in between. Browse the Oriental attires on sale, have your name written in Chinese calligraphy or sample some dragon beard candy while you’re there.
Celebrating the homecoming of traditions and happiness, a traditional tea house sits in the center of the concourse while colorful lanterns, chicken coops and CNY decor transform the space into an olden day Chinese village while a gigantic Chinese lantern is on display until February 22. Look out for interesting activities such as Chinese Acrobatic Performance, Chinese Musical, God of Prosperity and Lion Dance.
The Gardens Mall welcomes the Year of the Dog with décor that depicts Shanghai in the spring of 1930; where demure ladies strolled the streets under paper parasols and shopped for silks and perfumes. Catch the performances line up including Acrobatic Lion Dance, Chinese Contemporary Dance, Voices of Spring, Oriental Melodies and Portrait Illustrations.
Tropicana City Mall wants you to have an imperial reunion with their gorgeous set-up smack in the center of the mall. There are a number of events and performances to look forward to here including the Spring Bazaar, the Chinese Diabolo performance, Lion and Dragon Dance, God of Prosperity, fresh tuna cutting presentation, Chinese Emperor Costume Family Photo Shoot, CNY Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting, Spring Fairies dance performance, 5 Prosperity Chinese Season Drums and Chinese Instruments.
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