This Chinese New Year, Suria KLCC will kick off with an array of exciting activities held from 3 January – 2 February 2020 whereby visitors are in for a fantastic time as they get a taste of century-old Chinese traditions with a modern twist.
Aptly themed “The gReAT Lunar New Year”, this year’s celebration is in line with the ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’ tourism campaign to promote the uniqueness and beauty of Malaysia’s cultural diversity which is translated into the grand decorations at the Centre Court of Suria KLCC depicting the ancient majestic octagonal-based Chinese pagoda.
The auspicious Chinese New Year launched on 9 January 2020 delighted shoppers who were greeted with the ceremonial welcome of prosperity lion dance performances at Suria KLCC’s Centre Court. Present at the launch included the Director General of Tourism Malaysia, YBhg. Datuk Musa Hj. Yusof as well as the management of Suria KLCC Sdn. Bhd., YBhg. Datuk Haji Hashim Wahir, Chairman; Francis Tan, Chief Operating Officer and Ben Chong, General Manager.
The event was also celebrated with the lighting of Malaysia’s Tallest Pagoda Replica at the KLCC Esplanade followed by the symbolic Lou Sang tossing ceremony led by YBhg. Datuk Musa Hj. Yusof, Director General of Tourism Malaysia.
In his welcoming speech, YBhg. Datuk Haji Hashim Wahir said, “The Rat Year is significant because it is the first sign from the 12 animals’ cycle of the Chinese Astrology, and for this reason, 2020 is a year of new inception and renewals. With this, we have in store plenty of fortune-telling opportunities for visitors as they gain wisdom on their prospects and take confident steps forward into the year.”
The Centre Court will be the festivity’s mainstay as various highlights and activities will be located here. Visitors and shoppers can also snap pictures with Malaysia’s Tallest Pagoda Replica at the KLCC Esplanade which has been recognised in the Malaysia Book of Records 2020. At 70-feet high and exquisitely decorated with Chinese lanterns and peonies, prepare to be bedazzled by its glorious height and beauty.
Those hungry to know what the Year of the Rat may bring would be thrilled by the “Interactive Zodiac Reading”, a cutting-edge interactive experience which will guide visitors through the ancient art of Chinese zodiac and expound on their fortunes in the area of relationship, health, wealth and more. The “Lucky Angpow Pick and Win” on the other hand will be available everyday throughout the campaign as visitors get to pick and receive an e-angpow from selected stores after completing the “Interactive Zodiac Reading”.
For an even more bespoke experience, drop by “The gReAT Fortune Teller” booth for a one on-one consultation with a master fortune teller. These sessions will be running for two hours on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the campaign, so seize your chance as soon as you can.
Other sights and sounds to watch out for are the lion dance performances and 24-drum circles that will go on till the end of the campaign.
Visitors will also get to walk away with photo print outs taken at the “Prosperity Photobooth”. For art enthusiasts, there will be Chinese calligraphy workshops on selected Saturdays and Sundays.
In conjunction with the Rat Year, statues of cute mice are placed at each of Suria KLCC’s main entrances i.e. at the Ramlee mall, Ampang mall and Park mall to welcome visitors and shoppers alike.