Saturday, December 12, 2009

Malls in Christmas mood

Happy birthday to mom :)

Malls dress up premises with traditional and unusual decorations (The Star)

Christmas season is down the town, lets see various deco theme in malls in Klang Valley

Sunway Pyramid has chosen a French Christmas theme this year, inspired by Moulin Rouge of the 1900s. The centrepiece of their decoration is the windmill and shoppers will find hanging cages with mannequins wearing cabaret-inspired clothing all around the mall. Visitors to the mall can also enjoy a stroll through a French-styled courtyard, surrounded by bare trees adorned with fairy lights while browsing the various push carts laden with Christmas merchandise.

Inviting: Christmas decorations at 1 Utama shopping centre in PJ

1 Utama, has chosen the theme A White Lyrical Christmas and the concourse area in Oval has been transformed into a red and white wonderland surrounded by real trees bearing clusters of white baubles and pearls.

The theme will bring to mind a song by Bing Crosby that has the particular line “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the one I used to know…” which is a famous yuletide song.

Chandeliers, candleholders and music bells complete the setting but the main attraction is the giant musical box on the launch pad that is set to see many performances this holiday season.

For those who want to see a different kind of Christmas setting, Suria KLCC is the place. It has come up with a Candy Wonderland Christmas theme and has decked its premises with tasty treats. The concourse is home to a candy house surrounded by sweets and colourfully-decorated trees, gingerbread men and huge bow-topped presents that house a couple of international brands selling their merchandise.

Mid Valley Megamall is opting for a fantasy Christmas theme like A Magical Christmas and fairytale characters like the Snow Queen, Moon Lady, Golden Dragon and more will be making their appearance around the mall.

The Kingdom of Christmas at the mall features towering decorations including a castle with arched doorways, decorated trees and a huge birdcage at the East Atrium.

Festive sight: The East Atrium of Mid Valley Megamall features a number of stalls selling merchandise set up in a village setting complete with a small bridge to enter the centre of the area. A huge cage at one side houses fake mules and a huge decorated Christmas tree completes the setting.

The Curve on the other hand, has gone green, literally, with its lush garden with huge arches located at the Piazza where shoppers will be able to witness falling snowflakes.

This Roman garden concept is made complete with traditional pillars and columns and the Centre Court will feature a 40ft Christmas tree adorned with lights and ornaments whereas the mall will be done up with gold and copper decorations.

Three type of trees including blue coloured LED lighted Christmas trees surround the stage at Sungei Wang Plaza where a “Magical Christmas” is taking place.

White swans that bring love and harmony can be seen flying in from the front entrance all the way into the concourse area where the stage is set, complete with swans with moving necks.

Ikano Shopping Centre has opted for an Underwater Christmas and has fish tanks placed in its concourse area as well as fun activities.

The stage has also been decorated with lights with many sea creatures surrounding it and a ship at the side called “Santa’s Ship”. Other malls in the Klang Valley such as Mines Shopping Centre, Berjaya Times Square, The Gardens, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and other malls will not disappoint either as all have put up decorations and will organise various Christmas-themed activities for everyone.