Shopping malls tap into the festive spirit with SOP-friendly activities

PETALING JAYA: Ushering in the Year of the Tiger will not be a “tame affair” this year, with the loud rhythm of lion dances across the country.

In shopping malls, members of the lion dance troupe greet children captivated by their performances.

The sound of Chinese drums also has its pulsating effects on parents and other shoppers.

At Klang Parade and its sister mall Ipoh Parade, efforts have been made to ensure customers keep a safe physical distance from performers.

“Chinese New Year is a time for the community to reconnect with all things Chinese, and shopping malls play an important role in preserving these cultural practices,” said Lim Huey Tyng, deputy director of publicity and promotions from Ipoh Parade.

“We have sorely missed the lion dance for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are happy to see parents and their children enjoying the various events organized this year.

“Organizing and staging these events in a mall is a challenge, but all of our efforts to comply with the SOP (standard operating procedure) are worth it just to watch the crowds having fun,” she said. declared.

ARA Malls marketing manager Alan Thoo said he was grateful shoppers were cooperative when they were reminded to adhere to the SOP when entering the malls atrium.

Thoo said malls were doing their part to liven up the Chinese New Year with a slate of activities, adding that malls were starting to turn the tide and attract more footfall, while tenants were happy with the recovery economy.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri, Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is also the chairman of the MCA, had welcomed the information that family reunion dinners are allowed and that lion and dragon dances can be executed. Meanwhile, Sunway Pyramid is giving shoppers more reason to celebrate Chinese New Year with a special team that links this year’s Chinese zodiac and Tigger, one of Winnie the Pooh’s most beloved characters.

Sunway Pyramid said its LG2 Orange Concourse will be transformed into a Disney Tsum Tsum paradise until February 20 with plenty of photo opportunities, activities and fun engagements to make the Year of the Tiger unforgettable.

“Buyers can take as many photos as they like in the Reunion Dinner Room, Giant Teapot Corner, Dim Sum Corner, and Valentine’s Corner, all of which have been decorated with adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters. dressed in tiger stripes.

“These characters are also placed in various locations throughout the mall, so shoppers can take their pick or visit each location to take photos of and with the characters on the ground floor in front of Pandora, as well as LG1 near the ice rink. and in front of Wah Chan,” he said in a statement.

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