Happy Year of the Rabbit! We’re not done celebrating the holidays just yet! Following Christmas and New Year, Malaysians have been looking forward to celebrate the Lunar New Year this month! As per tradition, people usually shop for new clothes to wear as a symbol for a new start and fresh hopes for the New Year.
Don’t let your new clothes go to waste and take advantage of the gorgeous Chinese New Year decorations that can be found in our local shopping malls. If you’re not travelling back to your hometown this month, dress in your best festive outfits and snap those sickening OOTDs when you visit these shopping centres in town. With stunning backdrops to admire, here’s a list of malls to visit during CNY:
1. DA MEN USJ
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a bang (literally!) at Da Men USJ! This year, the mall introduced its ‘Beats of Prosperity’ theme earlier this week where shoppers can immerse themselves in the rhythmic thumping of drums and clashing of cymbals in gravity-defying acrobatic lion dance performances!
Together with Da Men USJ’s campaign partner VR Drumming Academy, shoppers can check out the magnificent display of 300 oriental drums where they can beat the drums for new year blessings with colourful oriental lions, surrounded by lush florals and lanterns that will be on showcase until 15th February.
So many exciting activities and promotions coming your way so bring your friends and family to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Da Men USJ! Click here for more information on the ‘Beats of Prosperity’ events or follow Da Men’s official social media!
2. PAVILION KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia’s premiere shopping destination, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur presents its ‘Abundance of Prosperity’ Chinese New Year celebrations! Not only that, but the New Year also marks Pavilion KL’s 15th Anniversary celebration!
Pavilion KL’s Centre Court will be transformed into a spectacular oriental garden featuring golden rabbits, vibrant flowers, and hundreds of lanterns – and a centrepiece featuring a pair of Pavilion Prosperity Rabbits to beckon good luck and fortune.
Be sure to wander around the ‘Abundance of Prosperity’ bazaar to shop for rabbit-themed festive decorations for your home, hampers for gifting, delicious snacks, and delicacies. As always, there are lots of celebrations, activities, promos, and prizes for shoppers to check out so don’t miss out on them! Click here for more information.
3. INTERMARK MALL
Embark on a ‘Senses of Prosperity’ journey at Intermark Mall this Chinese New Year. Until 5th February, shoppers are invited to immerse themselves in the spirit of the festive season with elements to evoke the five senses – Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, and Smell.
Shoppers can feast their eyes on the stunning decorations depicting oriental grandeur, and admire the work of internationally-renowned fashion designer Carven Ong as he displays his modern take on the traditional Chinese cheongsam on display at the Ground Atrium.
Looking for some hands-on activities? Midori Studio will conduct two workshops to engage the senses this Chinese New Year. You can find out more about the ‘Senses of Prosperity’ journey when you visit the mall’s official website.
This new year, Fahrenheit88 presents shoppers with a “Blooming inTU” (TÙ, Rabbit in Chinese) Chinese New Year Celebration from now to 5th February. In collaboration with Original Gang Pixel Artist, shoppers can partake in an interactive and immersive festive experience to celebrate the new year in digital art.
Don’t forget to spot The Red Rabbit (TomatoBit), at the Main Entrance and Main Atrium. For some fun activities, try out the TomatoBit x Fahrenheit88 Digital hunt and collect 5 badges that can be transferred into non-fungible tokens (NFT) by scanning QR codes located at 5 different locations in the mall to win a special-edition TomatoBit merchandise at the Concierge Counter, Ground Floor. Check out the mall’s socials to find out more about the festivities.
5. SUNWAY PUTRA MALL
Sunway Putra Mall welcomes visitors to the year of the rabbit with the theme “Blooming Happiness” from 5th January till 6th February! In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year, the mall has prepared to celebrate one of the biggest festivities in Malaysia.
Combining the elements of spring, ‘Blooming Happiness’ means double the happiness that is closely related to this year’s zodiac. One of the many things that will certainly attract attention is the Spring Forest-themed decorations featuring enormous decorative trees and flowers in the shape of bunnies!
Visitors also have the opportunity to see the delightful lantern arrangement which is symbolic of the Chinese New Year celebration. Needless to say, there are plenty of Instagrammable spots where shoppers can go and update their feeds! Don’t forget all Sunway Putra Mall has to offer when you visit the official site.
6. 1 UTAMA
1 Utama Shopping Centre has officially unveiled its highly anticipated “Treasures of Teochew Heritage” which showcases China’s rich Teochew culture and traditions. What makes the mall decorations so special is that they meticulously recreated captivating sights of the Chaozhou region at the LG Oval concourse, bask in the grandeur of 1 Utama’s iconic Guangji Bridge (广济 桥) spanning over the Han River in Chaozhou, city of Guangdong.
In collaboration with the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association, get ready for a shopping bonanza of items from festive hampers, tea, jewellery to cheongsams and even tasty delicacies! Not forgetting, there’ll be enthralling performances such as Teochew Opera, Puppet Show, Acrobatic Lion Dance, and more! Click here for more information.
The LEGO Group Bringing Families Tu-gether Through Play At 1 Utama
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, LEGO is introducing two new Lunar New Year festive sets! From today till 29th January, families can enjoy a fun-filled adventure at 1 Utama and create new memories with exciting activities and exclusive promotions at the LEGO Prosperity Burrows event. Check out the new sets here!
7. The Gardens Mall
Experience the oriental charm at The Gardens Mall with an East meets West concept that blends classical European design into the Chinese New Year spirit. The ground floor has been adorned with colourful wallpaper featuring various designs from flowering trees and pagodas to ornamental vases and exotic birds on display. Stay tuned to their socials for an exciting lineup of performances that include Traditional Lion Dance, Acrobatic Lion Dance, The Oriental Fusion Ensemble, and Dance of The Floral Pursuit.