Themed mall decor is something that most locals look forward to during festive periods, and those in KL and PJ are notorious for going all out to celebrate Chinese New Year. Malls have spring to life with spectacular displays to bring in the Year of the Rabbit, which is only a few days away.
Whether you’re doing some last-minute CNY purchases or just getting your self care fix, we’ve picked up the best retails malls with CNY décor around Klang Valley to help you ”hopping” in the spirit for Chinese New Year 2023.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s top shopping centre, celebrates Chinese New Year with a ‘Abundance of Prosperity’ theme to bring good fortune and prosperity to all consumers in the coming year. Pavilion KL’s Centre Court was converted into a stunning oriental lawn with golden rabbits, vivid flowers, and hundreds of lanterns – and a showpiece featuring a pair of Pavilion Prosperity Rabbits to lure good luck and wealth – until February 5.
The bunnies, which stand 20 feet tall, are covered with hundreds of roses, a flower that represents immortality and sweetness in Chinese tradition. 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.
Pavilion Bukit Jalil
From now until 6 February 2023, Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s ‘Happy Reunion’ has an amazing line-up of joyful celebrations including iconic character cameos, significant events and activities, special limited-edition festive redemptions, and an assortment of beautiful seasonal products.
Shoppers will be able to meet two of the most recognisable characters from cartoon shows—Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird, in the atmosphere of a joyous reunion. Be sure to bring your camera along as they are scheduled to make appearances on January 7, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29, as well as February 1 at 12pm, 3pm, and 7pm at the Centre Court.
DA MEN USJ
Begin the Year of the Rabbit with a loud bang at Da Men USJ, where the ‘Beats of Prosperity’ theme will engage customers in the rhythmic beating of drums and smashing of cymbals in gravity-defying acrobatic lion dancers that play an important role in ringing in the new year.
The mall, in collaboration with Da Men USJ’s campaign partner VR Drumming Academy, will highlight a majestic exhibit of 300 oriental drums where shoppers can beat the drums for new year good wishes with vibrant oriental lions, surrounded by a lush florals and lanterns that will be on showcase until February 15th. Don’t miss the exhilarating acrobatic lion dance performances, which will take part every weekend, 2 p.m.
This Chinese New Year, take a ‘Senses of Prosperity’ tour at Intermark Mall. Shoppers are asked to engage themselves in the holiday atmosphere with components that invoke the five senses – Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, and Smell – until February 5th.
Shoppers are encouraged to feed their eyes on the exquisite installations reflecting oriental grandeur, as well as enjoy the work of internationally-renowned fashion designer Carven Ong, who is displaying his futuristic take on the classic Chinese cheongsam at the Ground Atrium.
There’s beauty everywhere to invigorate your senses, from gorgeous Korean-inspired clothes and jewellery by S.Stella to home décor, gifts, and scent diffusers by Living Circles Concept.
IPC Shopping Centre
To welcome the year of the Rabbit, IPC Shopping Centre transforms Ӓndra’s Enchanting Garden from winter to spring. Taking cues from the five elements of Chinese philosophy – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth – IPC believes that human existence mimics natural principles and is thus inextricably linked.
This exemplifies our interaction with the environment, in which every action has an equal and opposite effect, and we should assist conserve mother nature to secure our future. IPC maintains its environmental leadership by using recycled practices such as compressed wood boards, paper, and fabric into its Christmas mall decorations, which are subsequently reused and transformed for Chinese New Year use.