THE new year has certainly brought good luck to Norfadzilah Hassan, who took home the grand prize in the Spend and Win 2019 contest by Sunway Velocity Mall.
The 42-year-old banker from Kuala Lumpur won a Sharp 70-inch LED 4K UHD Android TV and an Onkyo home theatre set.
“I thought the organiser left my name out when all the other finalists were called to receive prizes, ” said Norfadzilah, a regular at the mall.
The prize-giving ceremony for the 15 contest finalists was held in conjunction with the mall’s Lunar New Year media appreciation lunch at the Main Atrium on ground floor.
The second prize went to Hidayat Masduki, 34, from Batu Caves, who won a Fujiiryoki massage chair EC-3900 while Teoh Joo Tat, 39, from Sungai Long, walked away with an all-expense-paid holiday package for two to Japan.
Other prizes included RM2,500 worth of Parkson cash vouchers as well as admission tickets and 2D/1N hotel stay at Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh, Perak.
The contest was held in tandem with the mall’s Christmas campaign from Nov 22 to Dec 26 last year.
“Organised with the main aim to reward and give back to our shoppers, we received very encouraging response and the success of this contest would not have been possible without the generous support of our esteemed sponsors.
“As we close the chapter on our Spend and Win campaign, we are geared up for the Lunar New Year, ” said Sunway Velocity Mall general manager Phang Sau Lian.
The mall is ushering in the Year of the Rat with the theme “Bank of Abundance”.
“We commemorate this distinctive traditional element held dear to many as a symbol of wealth, health and prosperity in the new year, which is represented by a ‘padi field’ ready to be harvested.
“This Lunar New Year symbolises new beginnings and renewals with the Rat, which is the first animal in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
“This suits Sunway Velocity Mall as we embark on new ways to engage with the community and shoppers by revamping retail stores, space and campaigns to provide the best experience to mall-goers, ” Phang added.
Visitors can expect to be transported to the bountiful atmosphere of Sekinchan as they step into the mall’s Main Atrium, which is transformed into a quaint little village surrounded by scenic “padi fields” and traditional wooden tall houses.
Standing majestically is the grand Wishing Tree, where shoppers can wish upon a ribbon before throwing it up onto the tree.
Surrounding the Wishing Tree are booths selling festive items ranging from traditional wear for adults and children, cookies, hampers and Chinese teas to popular snacks and toys.
Until Feb 9, mall-goers can expect an exciting line-up of performances and activities, including lion dance, Chinese cultural fan, diabolo and instrumental performances while the God of Prosperity will also make appearances.
During weekends and public holidays, there will be hands-on activities for young ones, such as ang pow fish-making and Chinese mask-making workshops.
At Commune on the fifth level, mall-goers can take part in paper-cutting workshops at 7th Tone Creative while arts and crafts workshops will be held at Cardboard Country.
Shoppers can also print their own 3D figurines at Techne City.
Until Jan 27, shoppers who spend a minimum of RM300 or RM200 using HSBC credit cards in a maximum of two receipts are entitled to a redemption of two sets of All Season Prosperity ang pow packets.
HSBC credit cardholders who spend a minimum of RM800 or RM700 in a maximum of four receipts can redeem an Abundance Rice Bowl set, while those with a minimum spend of RM3,800 or RM3,700 in a maximum of six receipts will be entitled to a 28-inch Cosas United luggage bag.
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