The essence of Chinese New Year is reuniting family members on the eve of the celebration. Families congregate for a reunion dinner and eat dishes with auspicious names. With that in mind, Suria KLCC’s decoration this year is themed, ‘A Peranakan Homecoming Reunion’ where a replica of the dining hall of an opulent double storey ‘Peranakan’ manor had been constructed at the centre court.
“We wanted to showcase to shoppers and visitors, a glimpse of the rich ‘Peranakan’ community opulent lifestyle and their mixed customs and traditions during this Chinese New Year. Some of the unique elements of ‘Peranakan’ community can be seen through the choice of furniture and ornaments decked out at this centre court,” said Andrew Brien, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd.
Besides bringing family members together, the Lunar New Year is also an essential time to unite Malaysians irrespective of religion, creed and background. In its effort to celebrate the unique ness of Malaysia and to bring Malaysians together during the festive season, Suria KLCC once again constructed the tallest Chinese lantern made of small Chinese lanterns and cherry blossom ornaments at KLCC Esplanade. This majestic structure is 72 feet high and 40 feet wide. Visitors can take pleasure in the structure and take photos with friends, loved ones or family members from today until 5 February.
Suria KLCC has also not forgotten the underprivileged community. For this Chinese New Year, Suria KLCC and Alamanda shopping centre pledged itheir support towards spreading lunar happiness to ‘Shelter Home for Children’ through ‘Share the Care’ fundraising effort. Shoppers and visitors who donate RM10.00 for the cause will receive a ‘kuih kapit’ shaped card as a gesture of appreciation for their support. Donors will be asked to write down their name on the card and the card will be hung on a cherry blossom tree placed at a designated area in both malls.
Shelter Home for Children is a registered welfare organization established in 1981 to help abused, abandoned, neglected or at risk children. For more information about Shelter Home for Children, members of the public can contact 03-7956 2382 or visit www.shelterhome.org.
Shoppers will be rewarded
At Suria KLCC, shoppers who spend a minimum of RM800 in a single receipt at any specialty stores are entitled to redeem two exclusive condiment pots and red packets, while the top weekend spender will receive an exquisite pendant from Lukfook Jewellery.
Suria KLCC will also entertain shoppers and visitors with a variety of performances including LED dragon dance, acrobatic lion dance, hands percussion performance, traditional Chinese orchestra, God of Prosperity walkabout and many more from 19 January until 5 February.
For more information about Suria KLCC’s Chinese New Year promotion and performances, please visit www.suriaklcc.com.my
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