You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: Hello Kitty is coming to town!

Sorry, Santa Claus. You might want to step up your Christmas game because the world’s most popular cat (or non-cat) and classic character, Hello Kitty, is set to invade Kuala Lumpur with her Sanrio buddies this December. Dubbed as the biggest and most exciting Hello Kitty event, “HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” will be happening from 19th December 2015 to 19th January 2016 at VIVA Home Expo.

Hello Kitty Go Around in Malaysia


From Sanrio Hello Kitty Town in Johor to a Hello Kitty vending machine at Avenue K to the upcoming Hello Kitty gourmet cafe in Sunway Pyramid, Malaysian Hello Kitty fans are bound to break into a frenzy during the “HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” event. Even if you’re not a Hello Kitty fan, this one-of-a-kind event is a fully interactive family fun experience, which makes it suitable for all ages.

Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends have been putting smiles on the faces of fans from all over the world since the introduction of Hello Kitty in 1974. Continuing on this long-standing tradition, “HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” hopes to be a platform for fans to gather, celebrate, and create wonderful memories with Hello Kitty.

Adopting a vintage American evening carnival theme, the fair is divided into different zones that are designed to transport fans back to the sweet old days of Hello Kitty’s life. The atmosphere throughout the carnival promises to invoke a sense of nostalgia and family bonding via interactive activities that are reminiscent of old-school charm and traditions.

Hello Kitty and the paparazzi

Helping to build special and lasting memories between loved ones, visitors are able to participate and interact with all things Hello Kitty, such as:

  • Unique artworks of Hello Kitty
  • Classic and interactive game booths
  • Creative workshops
  • Hello Kitty food and beverage area
  • Special performances
  • Exclusive Hello Kitty merchandise and gifts; plus
  • Plenty of photo opportunities with Hello Kitty displays and figurines

At the special request of Malaysian fans from all over the country, the event will also feature exclusive meet-and-greet sessions with Hello Kitty and her friends like My Melody.

In addition, visitors can look forward to special performances and take home plenty of keepsakes. Fans will also get to check out their exclusive look at the first-ever Kitty Garage, which will feature a one of-a-kind Hello Kitty automobile on display.

Jane Chan, Chief Executive Officer from Hey Day Sdn Bhd, the official licensee and main organiser of “HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! in Malaysia”, said:


“HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” promises to be an enjoyable experience for everyone. From the themed ticketing booth at the entrance to the variety of Hello Kitty inspired carnival games and workshops – we believe that this event will help bring families closer by giving them an opportunity to do something interactive and fun together, especially during the school holidays year end. In addition to these activities, we are thrilled to be able to announce today, that Hello Kitty herself will be making special appearances on selected dates during the carnival. This is in large part due to requests we have received from the countless Hello Kitty fans here in Malaysia.

The kick off for “HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” saw Hello Kitty herself flag-off 20 Hello Kitty branded cars in the Klang Valley. Jane added that this is just one of the various advertising and promotional campaigns that has been planned surrounding the event which will happen from now until 19th January 2016.

Tickets goes on sale 24th June 2015 from 10pm onwards at the official website.

Admission fees for the carnival are as follows:

Tikcet Price

“HELLO KITTY GO AROUND!! IN MALAYSIA” is proudly brought to you by Hey Day Sdn Bhd and sponsored by Sticky Malaysia and Sun Choice.

For the latest information on the event and ticket promotions, kindly visit their official Facebook page.

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