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CNY 2022: 7 Shopping malls with the most unique and auspicious CNY decor

CNY 2022: 7 Shopping malls with the most unique and auspicious CNY decor

Shoppers' CNY paradise

Text: Genie Leong

Image: The Gardens Mall
Image: Mid Valley Megamall

Chinese New Year is always one of the most exciting times for impressive shopping mall decorations. Here's our round-up of the malls in the Klang Valley with the most festive and prosperous decor this year

Something all mall-goers can look forward to during festive seasons is themed mall decor—and those throughout KL and PJ are known for going all out for Chinese New Year. With the Year of the Tiger just days away, malls have come alive with magnificent installations to usher in the Lunar New Year.

Doing some last-minute CNY shopping or just getting your regular fix of retail therapy? We’ve rounded up the Klang Valley shopping malls with the best CNY decor to get you in the mood for a "roar-some" Chinese New Year:

Pavilion KL

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In collaboration with international award-winning origami artist Master Chen Xiao, Pavilion KL’s Centre Court houses the mall’s ‘Blooms of Prosperity’ decor, featuring the 30-foot Pavilion Paper Art Garden meant to evoke the intricacies of origami. The installations combine natural elements to represent the four seasons, Chinese lanterns, and a Golden Mountain and Yellow Tiger at the centre of the garden.

Suria KLCC

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This CNY season, Suria KLCC transports visitors to a faraway time and place of Chinese royalty. Visitors may find a royal Chinese palace situated in the mall’s Centre Court, surrounded by a garden complete with a lotus pond, pink cherry blossom trees, and stone-carved imperial guardian lions flanking the palace steps. Suria KLCC’s CNY decorations also include a grand pagoda outside the mall, which if you’ve heard recent controversies surrounding colour choices, has been repainted to better suit the auspicious season. The pagoda lights up at night too, so it looks just as incredible in the dark as it does during daytime.

Intermark Mall

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If you’re a lover of fashion and traditional performing arts, then you’ll want to drop by Intermark Mall to browse through the mall’s ‘Opera Opulence’ decor and exhibitions. Renowned fashion designer Carven Ong is displaying his new Chinese Opera-inspired collection, and visitors will also be able to admire traditional Chinese Opera costumes in the ‘Opera Opulence Gallery’.

Sunway Pyramid

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Calling fans of Tsum Tsum and all things cute and cuddly: the Orange Concourse at Sunway Pyramid is home to adorable CNY-themed Tsum Tsum Tigger decorations. From Tsum Tsums in a dim sum basket to a giant Tsum Tsum tea set, these cuties clad in tiger outfits are great photo ops for the kids and the kids at heart. For something a little more interactive, check out the life-size Tsum Tsum Chinese Checkers or test your memory with the Tsum Tsum themed ‘Flip Flip Perfection!’ game.

Pavilion Bukit Jalil

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Despite being one of the newer malls, Pavilion Bukit Jalil is not to be outshined. The mall’s seasonal decor includes a majestic Chinese palace structure, complete with golden roofs and hanging lanterns. There are other attractions like the Spring Blossom Tunnel, the Lantern Carousel, and the Lunar Train to provide not just tons of fun for you and your loved ones, but to also double-up as festive backgrounds for all your Instagram needs.

The Gardens Mall

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Still not over Crazy Rich Asians even years after the film’s release? Visit The Gardens Mall this CNY season and admire their red and pink decor setups that look straight out of the film set. Visitors will find traditional crafts and marble top furniture surrounded by cherry blossoms and auspicious red lanterns. There may not be any Tan Hua to observe, but the old-school, traditional bird cages and elaborate flower arrangements add a unique twist that you won’t find at other malls this season.

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Mid Valley Megamall

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Renowned for its seasonal decor, Mid Valley Megamall’s CNY efforts will not disappoint. This year, the decor is reminiscent of an ancient Chinese city, consisting of traditional Chinese buildings, lion dance figureheads, and cherry blossoms. Shoppers will also be able to write down Lunar New Year wishes on lucky cards and hang them up among the cherry blossoms. So, if you’ve forgotten to make your New Year’s wishes on 1 January, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

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