Home > News > Community
Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 7:59:49 AM
by yasmin ahmad kamilphotos by norafifi ehsan
Happy camper: Ng Pao Sen, 14, who emerged champion, walked away with products and cash vouchers worth more than RM600.
IT WAS a sight of true unity as 33 people of all races and religions took part in the recent “Diwali Creative Flower Float-Making Competition” at The Mines in Seri Kembangan.
The event, held in conjunction with Deepavali, saw participants celebrating the Indian culture.
Adorned in colourful Indian apparel, they designed their floats to represent the Deepavali theme.
Contestants in 15 groups designed their floats with brightly coloured paper and kolam, peacock feathers and more in hopes of emerging champions in the competition.
The contestants, aged 15 years and below, formed groups of two or three. Each were allowed to pre-make their floats at home and were given one-and-a-half hours to complete their work at the shopping centre.
The “Most Popular” category was judged when participants paraded their finished floats on trolleys around the mall’s Level 3 for public voting. Participants with the highest number of stickers collected won the title.
Winning entries were judged on creativity, skills, neatness and teamwork exhibited.
Mother-and-daughter duo, Ng Siew Mee, 58, and Ng Pao Sen, 14, emerged champions of the competition and walked away with products and cash vouchers worth RM664.
The first runner-up received products and cash vouchers worth RM604; the second runner-up received products and cash vouchers worth RM554 while 12 consolation prizes of products and cash vouchers worth RM254 were given to the remaining participants.
Winner of the “Most Popular” vote walked away with products worth RM15.
Ng said they decided to join the competition when they first heard about it.
“I enjoy celebrating Deepavali, and the decorations are nice,” she said, adding that she had spent over RM500 on the float.
“It was my first time making the float. I just bought what I liked and designed it myself,” she said.
The Mines marketing communications executive Edmund Lee said some of the contestants used recyclable materials to make their floats.
He added that The Mines would be organising performances in conjunction with the festival of lights.
This Saturday and Sunday, at 3pm, visitors can enjoy a series of enthralling Indian performances, from traditional dances to vitalising Bollywood grooves that will take place at Level 3 of the mall.
The Mines will be giving away exclusive Deepavali premium to shoppers from now until Nov 3.
Shoppers who spend a minimum of RM150 in a maximum of two combined same date receipts may get the chance to redeem an exclusive pack of murukku at the Information Counter on Level 3, from 10am to 10pm.
It is limited to 20 redemptions per weekday and 25 redemptions per weekend on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details, call Customer Service at 03-8949 6333 or visit www.the-mines.com.my
Tags / Keywords:
Central Region, Family & Community, Deepavali Float Making Competition, Diwali, Festival of Lights
Copyright © 1995-2013 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)