There’s no better time to roam around Klang Valley when everyone else have already balik kampung for Chinese New Year.

While you take a break of lou sang, answering questions from nosy aunties, or scrolling through your social media feed, head out to one of these shopping malls to snap your #OOTD. Besides that, you could also catch one of the Chinese New Year movies showing on the big screen.

1. Sunway Pyramid – Bank of Fortune

During Sunway Malls’ official launch at Sunway Pyramid, a red cloth was pulled to reveal an
engraved nameplate of each Sunway Mall, followed by a festive gold balloon drop
and traditional Chinese drum performances. From now till 9th February, the various booths at Sunway Pyramid include a Touch ‘n’ Go e-Wallet Booth, Nescafé Gold, Kiehl’s, traditional calligraphy, traditional outfits and much more

Rewards:

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  • Shoppers who spend RM300 in 2 receipts (RM200 for Citi Visa Credit Card members) can redeem an All-Season Prosperity Angpow.
  • Shoppers who spend RM1,000 in 3 receipts (RM900 for Citi Visa Credit Card members) can redeem a Fortune Teapot Set, while stocks last.

2. Sunway Velocity Mall – Bank of Abundance

Sunway Velocity Mall’s main atrium has been transformed into a quaint little village inspired by Sekinchan. Paddy fields signify the blessings of a plentiful and abundant New
Year. Thus, the “harvest” here is bountiful. Do try your luck at the Rice Eating contests, and share your wishes for the new year at the Wishing Tree for an auspicious start to the new year!

Rewards:

  • Spend RM300 in a maximum of 2 receipts (RM200 for HSBC Credit cardholders) to redeem 2 sets of All Season Prosperity Angpow Packets.
  • Spend RM800 in a maximum of 4 receipts (RM700 for HSBC Credit cardholders) are entitled to redeem an exclusive Abundance Rice Bowl Set.
  • Spenders of RM3,800 in a maximum of 6 receipts (RM3,700 for HSBC Credit cardholders) will be entitled to a 28” Cosas United Luggage Bag!

3. Sunway Putra Mall – Bank of Happiness

The main concourse of Sunway Putra Mall is decorated with “Tang Yuan” (glutinous rice balls) in tandem. “Tang Yuan” is traditionally used to spread happiness as it is sweet in taste and served during Chinese New Year or happy occasions with loved ones.

Visit the Insta-worthy spot called the Bowl of Joy, where visitors can sit in a larger than life bowl filled with “Tang Yuans”. At the Festive Bazaar, you’ll be able to find snacks, hampers, beard candy, fresh flowers, and more.

Rewards:

  • Spend RM200 (RM100 for Sunway Pals & HSBC Credit Cardholders) in 3 receipts to redeem a set of All Season Prosperity Ang Pow. The Happiness Coin Bank and Poh Kong Gold Pendant are also up for grabs.

4. Mid Valley Megamall – Joyous Spring Reunion

Come and be a part of the first-ever large-scale Lego Chinese New Year event in Malaysia. Held at Mid Valley Megamall (Kuala Lumpur) and The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey (Johor) from now till 5th February, here are 5 reasons to visit this fun-filled event:

  • Rat Building Competition: Team up with friends and family to build a Lego Rat set.
  • Drum Up the Lion: Use the Lego Traditional Drum to wake the sleeping lion on the screen.
  • Creative Lego Shadow Play
  • Give the Gift of Play: Redeem the wishing card and hang it on the wishing wall.
  • Wishing Tree: Select a zodiac wishing card and write down your wishes.

Don’t miss out on snapping as many pictures at Instagrammable attractions such as the Lego Entrance Arch, the 12-life sized Zodiac Minifigure statues (inclusive of a description of each zodiac sign) and the Lion Dance Jump Stage (Lifesize Lego Lion Dance statues).

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Rewards include:

  • Both the Lego Drum and Lego Candy Box GWP sets are exclusively available at the aforementioned malls.
  • Redeem the Lego lion dance designed ang pow with a minimum spend RM300 in a single receipt at any specialty store (RM200 with HSBC Malaysia Credit Card).
  • Visitors to the Lego Lunar New Year events stand a chance to win Lego vouchers worth RM10 each day.

5. The Gardens Mall – On the Wings of Hope

Cranes usually symbolises hope and good fortune. So for this year’s CNY, The Gardens Mall has decorated the venue with paper cranes. The campaign’s On the Wings of Hope is reflected from the stunning decor centred around meticulously folded origami creations where you can see them taking flight throughout the mall.

Rewards include:

  • Spend RM900 (RM800 for Standard Chartered credit cardholders or The Gardens Club members) in a receipt to redeem a reusable bento bag that comes with an elegant set of bamboo tableware and a pack of festive packets.
  • Spend RM380 (RM300 for Standard Chartered credit cardholders or The Gardens Club members) in a receipt to redeem a pack of festive packets.

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6. Pavilion KL – The Prosperous Reunion

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur invites you to The Prosperous Reunion with Disney’s iconic couple Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. At 20 feet high, the 3D figurines in traditional Chinese attire holds the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Biggest Rotating Mickey & Minnie Sculpture”.

At the centre court, take a photo with Mickey and Minnie near the LED cherry blossom trees. You can also hit the Five Drums of Prosperity to bring about good health, longevity, and wealth. Children and families are bound to be fascinated with the interactive LED lake with schools of koi projected.

There’s also the 88 Auspicious Blessings where visitors can draw a lucky stick and discover what blessings awaits for 2020. You can take your blessing card and tie it on the Wishing Rod and hope that it comes true.

It’ll be hard to miss the Tiger Huat Huat Bazaar happening at the mall as Tiger Beer has taken over the entire Connection precinct at level 3. More photo opportunities, an amazing variety of delectable delicacies and exciting Tiger experience awaits you in conjunction with the brand’s 88th anniversary.

 

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Join us at the Tiger Huat Huat Bazaar at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from now until 9th Feb! Featuring unique handicrafts and CNY-themed gifts for friends and family from a rotating range of vendors; there are also fun games and exclusive merchandise to take home including Collectible Ang Pows from some of Malaysia’s most talented young artists. Redeem the exclusive Tiger88 Collectible Ang Pows when you spend RM188 and above on participating brands at participating outlets, and then see if you’ve got Huat it takes to win another prize at our Huat Machine. T&Cs apply. Tiger HUAT HUAT Bazaar 8 Jan – 9 Feb 10am – 10pm Connection, Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur #DoubleTheHuat #Tiger88 #TigerBeerMY

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Prosperous rewards to redeem:

  • Spend a minimum of RM188 at participating outlets to redeem Tiger 88th Anniversary Collectible Ang Pows and win exclusive merchandise!
  • A packet of Mickey and Minnie ang pow packets with a minimum spend of RM300 in a single receipt.
  • Exclusive Mickey and Minnie Carrier Bag with a minimum spend of RM500 in a single receipt.
  • Exclusive Mickey and Minnie mini Vacuum Flask with a minimum spend of RM800 with Maybank credit or charge card.
  • Mickey Candy Tray with a minimum spend of RM3000 in a single receipt (or RM1500 with Maybank credit or charge card).

7. Suria KLCC – gReAT Lunar New Year

Themed “The gReAt Lunar New Year”, get a taste of century old Chinese traditions with a modern twist. One of the instant highlights is the ancient majestic octagonal-based Chinese pagoda at the centre court.

Outside at the KLCC Esplanade, visitors and shoppers can snap photos at Malaysia’s Tallest Pagoda Replica, which has been recognised by Malaysia Book of Records 2020. At 70-feet high, it’s hard not to be bedazzled by its glorious height as well as Chinese lanterns and peonies decorations.

Wanna know what’s in store for you in the Year of the Rat? The Interactive Zodiac Reading is a cutting-edge interactive experience that uses your Chinese zodiac to shed light about your fortunes in the area of relationship, health, wealth and more. Those who take part will receive an e-angpow from selected stores after completing the Interactive Zodiac Reading.

In addition, “The gReAT Fortune Teller” booth is where you can get a one-on-one consultation with a master fortune teller. The sessions are available for 2 hours during weekends throughout the CNY campaign.

Rewards:

  • Spend RM1,500 and above in 2 receipts at any specialty stores in Suria KLCC to receive an exclusive Pandora Charm, a set of ang pow packet and a set of Chinese New Year greeting couplets.

8. Avenue K – A Blooming New Beginning

 

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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Welcome the Lunar New Year with a blooming new beginning at Avenue K from 3 January to 9 February 2020. Bask in the beauty of spring with amazing shopping rewards, giveaways as well as a series of exhilarating performances. #AvenueKMY #MakeFriendsCreateTrends #AKFriends #AKCNY20

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As the new year signifies a fresh start, Avenue K is embracing A Blooming New Beginning this season by transforming its atrium into a spring garden of bountiful blossoms. Here, you’ll find cherry blossoms and peonies to give you that perfect backdrop for that Instagram-worthy snapshot. Chinese lanterns suspended in mid-air presents a kaleidoscope of colours while the birds surrounding the atrium is meant to signify longevity and romance.

Besides the Money Showering ceremony happening on 3rd February (mandarin oranges will be rolled out and money will be released from the mouth of Lion Dance performers), there are a vibrant line-up of festive activities to check out. They include Street Art Lion Dance, Chinese Blossom Cultural Dance remix, Erhu Speed Painting performance, Face Mask Changing, Diabolo performance, Rainbow Calligraphy Art, and Fusion Instrumental Musical designed to entertain shoppers.

Rewards:

  • Spend RM388 & above (RM288 for AK Neighbours Card members) in a maximum of 2 combined receipts on the same day at any store in AK to redeem 1 AK Fortune Bag .
  • Spend RM288 & above (RM200 for AK Neighbours Card members) in a maximum of 2 combined receipts on the same day at any store in AK to redeem 1 AK Prosperity Packets .
  • Spend RM68 with Boost and get RM8 cashback.
  • Enjoy RM10 off Grab rides to or from Avenue K. Promo code: AKCNY20.

9. Intermark Mall – Shanghai Splendour

Inspired by the beauty of Chinoiserie and Oriental charm, Intermark Mall’s Shanghai Splendour reflects East-meets-West style this CNY season. A range of festive decorations and accessories can be found at the ground floor. If you’re looking for yummy imported CNY treats, head down to the Delectable Fair (concourse, near Jaya Grocer) to find delicious food sampling. We were lucky enough to sample the new ‘Ring of Prosperity’ donuts at Dunkin’. Out of the 3 new flavours, the Blueberry Lychee was a clear favourite.

Should you have more time to spare, enrol yourself in Bella Marie France’s Make Your Natural Lip Balm workshop (3rd floor). A team of skincare experts will be more than happy to teach you about the differences between oil ingredients and their best uses. You’ll also get to choose which lip balm flavour (between Peppermint, Orange and Beetroot) to make.

Rewards:

  • Redeem an exclusive Oriental Trinket Basket and a set of ang pows with minimum spend of RM500 in a single receipt.

10. 1 Utama Shopping Centre – Wishes Fulfilled, Happiness Abounds

Chinese New Year

1 Utama has placed a golden wishing tree garden to wish shoppers longevity, good health, and prosperity. Do visit the center of LG Oval and check out the ornamental pavilion as well as hanging illuminating red lanterns and kumquats to beautify your “gram”. Don’t forget to put on your best CNY outfit as you bask in the festive celebration.

To quote YBhg. Datuk Musa Hj. Yusof, Director General of Tourism Malaysia, “The Rat Year is significant because it is the first sign from the 12 animals’ cycle of the Chinese Astrology, and for this reason, 2020 is a year of new inception and renewals.” We at Hype wish you a joyous CNY as you take confident steps forward into the year.

Bonus: 

11. Fahrenheit88 – Bloom In Beauty

If you’re visiting Pavilion KL, don’t forget to visit Fahrenheit88 (which is just a stone’s throw away) for festive shopping and exciting promotions. Visitors are welcome to take part in discovering the art of Rainbow Calligraphy bearing good wishes in a colourful way, learn the traditional Chinese Knot Making, try your hand at Clay Art and get your fortune read by a palm reader from China. Best of all? All these activities are free with any spend on weekends, till 19th February 2020.

That’s not all though, Fahrenheit88 has recently opened 6 new stores. They are:

  • Feith (GF) – fashionable handcrafted shoes
  • Sephora (GF) – This will be the largest outlet, with an academy on the upper floor
  • Figure (1F) – fashionable suits
  • Emrusa (1F) – dazzling jewellery collection
  • Koryo-Won (2F) – Korean restaurant
  • Celebrity Fitness (3F) – the outlet at Lot 10 has moved here

Rewards:

  • Spend RM288 in a single receipt and you’ll get a chance at the Lucky Ang Pow Dip to
    receive a special gift.

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