One with the Tiger | The star

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The Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions as well as respecting traditions, rituals and customs.

The Bukit Jalil Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur thus welcomes the Year of the Tiger with a program of activities, performances, promotions, exclusive gifts and exchanges for its customers and visitors.

The mall kicked off its Chinese New Year celebrations, themed “Prosperous, Abundant and Joyful,” with an energetic 25-member lion dance and drum performance by the award-winning Xuan Long troupe.

There was also a traditional dance performance by the Dance of the Fortune Palace troupe.

Datuk Joyce Yap, Managing Director of Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd Retail, and her VIP team blared the drums to mark the launch of the festive campaign before launching an unusual mix of fortune cookies, sweets, marshmallows and sweets .

Calligrapher Shi Yong Fei, 56, from Shanghai, China, was invited as part of the launch event to write New Year’s blessings for guests.

(Left to right, front and back) Kevin Teh, Bukit Jalil Pavilion Senior Marketing General Manager, Hong Lay Chuan, Malton Bhd Executive Director, John Sironic, Bukit Jalil Pavilion Operations Manager, Datuk Lee Whay Hoong, Director of Regal Path, Yap, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd retail and Senior Leasing Manager Lovell Ho, International Business Development Manager Paul Harris and Marketing Manager Kung Suan Ai during the launch of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Pavilion Bukit Jalil.

Based in Malaysia for 22 years, the calligrapher has taken his time to personalize calligraphy requests for good health, luck and prosperity.

There was also a “Joyful Fortune Sticks” section where guests could choose sticks to get their fortune predictions for the Year of the Tiger.

“As the Tiger is full of life, positive energy, luck and strength, this Year of the Tiger is conducive for us to fully embody its spirit and drive to achieve and progress.

“We are confident that with this strong start to the year, we will see a strong comeback in 2022,” Yap said.

Festive mall decorations are Instagram worthy and perfect for shoppers who want to capture festive photos with their loved ones.

The mall is decorated with Chinese lanterns of various shapes and sizes, cherry blossoms, and other seasonal elements of traditional Chinese culture.

A festive 3D projection mapping show with an interactive digital element allows shoppers to send greetings which will appear on the giant center court LED screen.

Shi responding to a calligraphy request for good health and prosperity at the launch event.  — Photos: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The StarShi responding to a calligraphy request for good health and prosperity at the launch event. — Photos: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

The show will take place at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily until February 15.

A Malaysia Bonsai and Suiseki Association bonsai exhibition in the Piazza will end today.

There will be weekly stage performances, including traditional dancing and drumming performances as well as lion dances, in addition to the God of Prosperity Walk.

Shoppers have a chance to win a BMW worth RM211,367.

Those who spend RM200 on a single receipt can download the mall app, count the shopping bags kept in the large glass container, complete a contest form and submit it to the concierge desk on level 3 for a chance to win the luxury car.

The contest continues until February 15.

Shoppers can also redeem merchandise such as limited-edition festive tote bags, Pyrex glassware, Snapware glass bottles, canned braised baby abalones, party cutlery, and bags with red packets.

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