Sunway Putra Mall with brilliant red cherry blossoms have sprung forth in the main atrium, signifying the start of the Lunar New Year celebrations.
In the spirit of the festive season, 30 children from Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) and 22 senior citizens from the Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre and Persatuan Kebajikan dan Sosial Kim Loo Ting Nursing Homes, were invited to join the Lunar New Year launch at Sunway Putra Mall and were presented with goodie bags when they arrived at the event.
The launch was officiated by Mr. HC Chan, CEO of Sunway Shopping Mall and Theme Parks. Also present was Mr. Kevin Tan, COO of Sunway shopping Malls and Ms Phang Sau Lian, General Manager of Sunway Putra Mall.
To Mark the special occasion, Mr. Chan, Mr. Tan and Ms.Phang performed a special eye-dotting ceremony. Just as they were about to paint the eyes on the slumbering lions, the Monkey King and God of Fortune made a grand entrance and proceeded to accompany the VIPs as they dotted the eyes of the lion.
Moments after the lion’s eyes were dotted, the two mythical creatures came to life accompanied by the sound of thundering drums and proceeded to thrill the crowd. Mid way through the performance, one of the lions consumed a pomelo, a symbol of good luck, held by Mr.Chan, and presented a neatly peeled fruit in the shape of a flower moments after.
At the climax of the lion dance, the red scroll presented to Mr.Tan was unraveled revealing the auspicious message “Best of luck for the monkey year and wishing you prosperity every year” followed by the bursting of confetti and lighting of a fire fountain.
Following the magnificent lion dance performance, Mr.Chan and Ms. Phang proceeded to hand out angpaos and goodie bags, which were specially sponsored by Cold Storage and Bread story, to the children of YCK and senior citizens as a show of Sunway’s support for these institutions to brighten up their day.
The final performances of the day consisted of the traditional Chinese dance performance of the Long Sleeve and Silk Ribbon Dance before the attendees were usher to Selera Street food hall for a special Yee Sang tossing celebration.
The aptly named Selera street is the central food hub of Sunway Putra Mall offering mouth watering food sections that range from Boat Noodle, Teochew Chendol, SS2 Pisang Goreng and many others.
We are served with Yee Sang and buffet foods from Selera street. The foods consists of the popular foods from different races in Malaysia. You may want to give it a try.
From now until 21st February 2016, shoppers will be enchanted by a completely red concourse where a majestic pagoda stands among the red cherry blossoms. Get acquainted with your New Year essentials at the spring Flower Market and Lunar New Year bazaar, happening at the Main Atrium, Ground Floor or browse through the various festive offering in the mall.
Apart from that, the mall has organized several performances and activities to entertain shoppers during the festive season. Shoppers can be thrilled by the amazing Northern Lion Dance and traditional Chinese dance performances and even try their hand at the flower arrangement workshop and take home their creation. Lucky shoppers may even get to meet the God of Fortune when walking around the mall and receive an angpao and mandarin oranges from him. Thanks Sunway Putra Mall for the lovely Monkey Plus toy and the goodies. Thanks to Seeties as well.
So come together with family and friends to get intot the festive spirit this Lunar New Year at Sunway Putra Mall from now till 21st February 2016. For more info can visit Sunway Putra Mall website.