A Swede touch to Christmas


Lim and Malmberg (second and third from left) accompanied by Tomte and the Swedish maiden after unveiling the shopping centre’s Christmas decoration. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star

Lim and Malmberg (second and third from left) accompanied by Tomte and the Swedish maiden after unveiling the shopping centre’s Christmas decoration. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star

IPC Shopping Centre is pampering shoppers with a taste of a traditional Christmas celebration by putting up sights and sounds of Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm.

Ikano Centres shopping centre director Thomas Malmberg said he was especially delighted about this year’s theme, coming from Gamla Stan.

“Gamla Stan is one of the most visited places in Stockholm and it is known among the locals as the town between bridges.

“This is particularly a clever theme to go with because we are connected via bridges to Ikea and The Curve and it celebrates the centre’s Swedish roots,” he said.

The mall’s concourse area is decked out with delightful

decorations for “The Swede-est Christmas”.

Festive Scandinavian houses, reindeer, Tomte figurines, a Yule goat slide for children and a 5.8m Christmas tree will leave shoppers in awe.

Throughout the festive period, IPC has many activities lined up for all age groups, including Christmas ornament and decoration workshops, special Swedish maiden and Tomte meet-and-greet sessions, Swedish Polska dance performances as well as arts and craft workshops for children.

The mall also celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

“The redevelopment project we had last year is not only to further heighten the shopping experience but to also work on a more sustainable future for our shopping centre,” said IPC Shopping Centre centre manager Karyn Lim.

“On top of our current sustainability efforts, we have invested an impressive RM2.3mil in the installation of solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system that supplies 100% irrigation to the centre’s entire landscaping,” she said.

Lim added that IPC Shopping Centre, previously known as Ikano Power Centre, was proud to have won the Best Entry for Emerging Digital Technology category and 2018 Gold Winner for the Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards, as well as Gold Award for Best Mobile Marketing in the PMAA 2018 Dragons of Malaysia Awards for its Mood Menu mobile application.

The Mood Menu application

collaborates with the Spotify music application to suggest the best restaurant to go to based on the music one listens to.