Unique decor set to draw crowd


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

The 6m rotating Mickey and Minnie mouse sculpture at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

THE Chinese New Year celebrations at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is set to excite visitors.

This year, the mall is partnering with Walt Disney to create a memorable shopping experience through its festive decorations.

The most notable is the 6m rotating Mickey and Minnie Mouse sculpture at Centre Court on Level 2.

The characters are adorned in traditional Chinese attire to commemorate the Year of the Rat.

It also entered the Malaysia Book of Records as the Biggest Rotating Sculpture of its kind.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur chief executive officer (retail) Datuk Joyce Yap said they wanted to create a shopping experience that was a treat for the senses.

Yap (right) receiving the certificate from Malaysia Book of Records business development director Jwan Heah (left) while Khalid looks on.Yap (right) receiving the certificate from Malaysia Book of Records business development director Jwan Heah (left) while Khalid looks on.

“We want to play our part to draw tourists for the Visit Malaysia 2020 initiative.

“As the premier shopping destination in the city, Pavilion aims to lead the way in celebrating festive seasons through its spectacular decorations because it is always a crowd-puller that can draw more tourists to the country,” she said.

As visitors descend the staircase from the mall’s entrance into the Centre Court, they are greeted by glittering decorative lights, red embellishments and hanging lanterns.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad lauded Pavilion for stepping up its efforts to elevate Kuala Lumpur as a major shopping hub in the country.

A dance troupe entertaining the crowd during the Chinese New Year launch at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.A dance troupe entertaining the crowd during the Chinese New Year launch at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

“Malls are an essential foundation of the retail economy, while being a reflection of the changing needs and interests of the community.

“They are the preferred location for many to socialise and celebrate the festive seasons,” he said.

Khalid urged everyone to celebrate Chinese New Year in the spirit of togetherness and unity and put aside their differences.

“We must hold on to our multiracial identity as a nation,” he said.

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