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Malls in the Klang Valley welcome the Year of the Tiger with decorations that showcase a mix of old-world charm and modern interpretations of the Chinese New Year festival.

Adorned with different themes and styles, each mall has transformed key areas into scenic spaces.

Visitors can admire an array of cherry blossoms, vibrant flowers, traditional lanterns and structures inspired by ancient Chinese architecture during this festive season.

At Petaling Jaya, at the center of the 1Utama mall’s “Regal Kingdom of Spring” theme, is a 6m-tall gold-plated tiger standing majestically on a giant boulder in the Oval Lobby. The magnificent creature towers over the other 11 Chinese zodiac animals decorated with gold coins. and bullion, traditional paper-cut art panels and elegant gold lanterns.

Visitors to the mall’s Teochew Town on its central courtyard will feel like they’ve stepped back in time or on the set of a period drama at the very least, as it features a 9m-high oriental pavilion long surrounded by beautiful peonies recalling the common areas. during the day.

At The Curve, the Chinese character for the tiger, hu, was incorporated into its theme – “WooHu It’s a Roaring Celebration!”

Not only does a large “WooHu” sign greet visitors to the mall, but also a myriad of crimson lanterns and pink cherry blossoms.

Senior Managing Director of Property Management and Investments of Boustead Properties Bhd, Jazmi Kamarudin, said the mall wanted to welcome visitors with auspicious decorations in red color, which symbolized happiness and good fortune for its customers. .

“We hope everyone will have the chance to create lasting memories at the start of the Lunar New Year,” he added.

Meanwhile, those who visit Atria Shopping Gallery will find five adorable tiger lanterns on its center court for its “Splendour of Spring” theme.

Happy and enlightened tigers represent love, longevity, happiness, wealth and blessings.

In Kuala Lumpur, Fahrenheit88 adds a modern twist to ancient Chinese scholarly aspirations of the four arts – music, strategy, calligraphy and painting – under its “Arts in Harmony” theme.

Visitors can get a closer look at a guqin (seven-stringed instrument), play chess, test their calligraphy skills, and admire the Chinese paintings on display.

An exhibition featuring 60 pieces of calligraphy art and lanterns by award-winning calligrapher and Inti Art and Design Center lecturer, Tee Ying Jie, is also held on the occasion of Chinese New Year.

Meanwhile, the central courtyard of Suria KLCC has been transformed into a former Chinese royal palace with intricate landscaping including a lotus pond.

Two stone-carved imperial guardian lions are stationed at the entrance to the park, while traditional lanterns and cherry blossoms complete the ambience.

At the Mid Valley Megamall, visitors will find a multitude of lanterns adorning its center court, adding cheer to the brightly lit space.

Festive melodies fill the air here as the Oriental Chamber Orchestra plays a selection while shoppers visit the mall’s wishing tree to make their New Year’s wishes.

In the meantime, those who visit Berjaya Times Square will notice that the mall was inspired by a traditional Chinese teahouse.

It also features unique exhibits on different aspects of Chinese culture, including calligraphy and the tea ceremony, as well as six tables full of traditional dishes set up for a reunion dinner.

In Shah Alam, Setia City Mall’s “Majestic Garden of Dreams” features a bustling lily pond with a family of tigers and their cub taking center stage.

A red pagoda adorned with red lanterns and lots of flowers completes the Instagrammable scene.

Finally, an abundance of pink cherry blossoms and lanterns adorn the main areas of Klang Parade, Klang.

A bold red backdrop and generous use of auspicious colors represent her hope for a positive start to the year ahead.

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