Pavilion KL Excites Shoppers With Waku Waku Japan Festival

July 14, 2016


Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, today celebrated its very first Waku Waku Japan Festival, held in conjunction with award-winning Japanese dedicated precinct – Tokyo Street’s 5th Anniversary. Derived from the Japanese word to express excitement, Waku Waku Japan Festival represents a month long festival which brings shoppers First-in-Malaysia experiences, including the first pop-up stores by popular Japanese shopping mall, atré; Disney Tsum Tsum and mt masking tape, who will be launching Malaysia-edition washi tape exclusively for Pavilion KL shoppers.

The Waku Waku Japan Festival was officially launched by Mr. Kodama Yoshinori, Minister of Japan Embassy of Malaysia and Ms Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Pavilion KL, with an engaging Senbon Sakura Dance that ignited the summer festivity mood in the crowd. In an ode to Japanese tradition, a sake breaking ceremony known as ‘Kagami Biraki’ was done to symbolise good fortune and celebrations, before continuing on with a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the anniversary.

Patrons of Pavilion KL were then mesmerised by a special ‘Japanese Summer Dance Fiesta’ where they were invited to dance along. Also deemed the ‘Happy Dance’ by the Japanese, the performance saw shoppers and dancers moving along to the music in traditional Japanese Yukatas and Hapi coats – it was a truly colourful sight.

Ms Joyce Yap said, “This is a special year for us as it is the first time we create a month-long of Japanese-themed activities in conjunction with our Tokyo Street 5th Anniversary. These days, people no longer go to the mall to seek what they need or what they want, they visit the mall to experience what they have to. We will continue to enhance our tenant mix by bringing in new retailers and experiences, so as to create more excitement and valued memories to our shoppers. We want to thank the Japan Embassy, key organisations, tenants and loyal shoppers for their continued support in fostering our community and creating an authentic Japanese experience for all.”

Guests were led into the Centre Court following the performance, where they witnessed for the first time outside of Japan, the pop-up store of atré. In a short but comprehensive tour, guests discovered the atré Snow Café and over 30 never-before-seen Japanese brands, ranging from beauty, fashion, F&B and lifestyle. The atré pop-up store will be at the Centre Court, level 2 for a limited time only, till 24 July 2016.

One of the most popular selling toys to come out of Japan, the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum – a range of collectible plush baby Disney characters; comes to life at Pavilion KL from now to 14 August 2016. Shoppers will have an opportunity to collect their favourite Disney characters, from childhood classics like Winnie The Pooh and Mickey Mouse.

In addition, shoppers can also look forward to the mt masking tape pop-up store, happening from 27 July to 7 August 2016 at the Centre Court level 2. With its unique colours and patterns, distinctive texture, exceptional characteristics and the simplicity of use, the mt masking tape has become extremely popular in Japan and around the world. At this first pop-up store, the Centre Court and Spanish Steps will be the first in Malaysia to be taped and decorated in the renowned Washi tape – offering a true sight to behold. Shoppers can also get their hands on the popular Washi tape at the store, including Malaysia-themed limited edition tapes made exclusively for the event.

The Waku Waku Japan Festival celebration runs from now to 14 August 2016. Experience excitement while shopping this summer festival! Be rewarded with gifts and treats with RM100 spent at Tokyo Street, or RM300 spent in a single receipt at specialty stores from 29 July to 2 August 2016. Spend RM500 in a single receipt at specialty stores and stand to win a 5D/4N holiday package with H.I.S. Travel, including two ANA Business Class Air Tickets and 5-star accommodation.

For more information, visit Pavilion KL’s website at, check real-time updates on Pavilion KL’s Facebook page at, Twitter page at, Instagram account at or contact Pavilion KL’s Concierge at 03 2118 8833.


Flavours of Diwali Activities and Promotions

Excite your senses for a flavourful celebration of Deepavali as we present the Kolam made by Limkokwing University students. Join us as we celebrate Deepavali with lively performances and special deals:


Modern Bollywood Dance

Dance to the beat to an eye-catching performance as they dance around the beautiful multi-coloured kolam.

Dates: 14, 15, 18, 21 & 22 October 2017

Time: 3pm

Place: Centre Court, Level 2

Waku Waku Japan Festival Highlights*


atré brings the Japanese natural and organic lifestyle to Malaysia with its first pop-up store and the first atré snow cafe. This popular Japanese store will showcase special events, demos and retail exclusive eco-friendly and limited edition Japanese products from over 30 brands ranging from beauty, fashion and food. Find out more at

14 – 24 July 2016

Level 2, Centre Court

MT – Masking Tape Expo

With its unique colours and patterns, distinctive texture, characteristics and the simplicity of use, mt masking tape has become widely popular in Japan and around the world. The mall’s Centre Court and Spanish Steps will be transformed into an exciting destination using colourful washi tapes. Discover the wondrous array of washi tapes, and get hold of the exclusive Malaysia-themed limited edition tapes!

25 July – 7 August 2016

Level 2, Centre Court

MT Masking Tape Workshop

Calling all washi tape lovers, join us for a fun, engaging and creative session to discover the art of masking. Find out more at

30 & 31 July 2016 | 10am & 2pm

Level 2, Centre Court

Disney Tsum Tsum

Explore the Disney store Tsum Tsum merchandises from soft toys in a variety of sizes to mugs and clothing featuring your favourite characters.

14 July – 14 August 2016

Level 6

Tsum Tsum Photo Contest

4 simple steps to stand a chance to win a Tsum Tsum goodie bag worth RM150.*

STEP 1: Like our Instagram account @pavilionkualalumpur.

STEP 2: Take a photo at photo area and post on your instagram.

STEP 3: Tag us on @pavilionkualalumpur & hashtag #tsumtsum #pavilionkl

STEP 4: Be the top 3 with the most likes to win.

Gachapon: Capsule Time Adventure

Redeem a variety of limited edition Tsum Tsum badges or mystery gifts with RM120 spent at Disney Tsum Tsum Fair.*

LINE Tsum Tsum Game Challenge

The top 3 posts with the most likes will win Tsum Tsum goodie bags worth up to RM150.*

  • *To participate, purchase any item at the pop-up store
  • *Top 3 highest weekly scorers will qualify for the final round challenge on 14 August 2016.
  • *Terms and conditions apply

Shinkansen- Japan’s High Speed Rail Exhibition

Discover the history and economic influence of Shinkansen – Japan’s High Speed Rail by taking a tour of this exhibition. Experience 51 years of Shinkansen’s safe and reliable operations through the simulator, courtesy of JR East, Japan’s railway company.

14 July – 31 August 2016

Level 6, Tokyo Street

Japan Travel Fair

Specialising in low-cost package tours which includes flights and hotels, H.I.S. offers a wide range of unique tour options to the cities of Japan.

14 July- 14 August 2016

Tokyo Street, Level 6

Events @ Centre Court, Level 2

• Paper Craft

14 – 15 July 2016 | 4pm

• Obi Design School by President Kimura

14 July 2016 | 6pm

• Ethical Life Course by Mao

15 July 2016 | 3pm

• Makeover Show by Atelier HARUKA

15 & 24 July 2016 | 6pm

21 & 22 July 2016 | 7pm

23 July 2016| 4pm

• Piano Duo of Classic Concert

16 July 2016 | 2pm, 4pm & 6pm

• Piano of Classic Concert

17 July 2016 | 2pm & 6pm

• Japanese Tea Making

17 July 2016 | 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

• No Black Tie Jazz Performance

17 July 2016 | 3pm & 8pm

• Muslim x Kimono Fashion Show

18 July 2016 | 1pm, 5pm & 8pm

• ??? Event by Atre AKIHABARA

19 & 20 July 2016 | 2pm

• Sakura Collection

22 July 2016 | 3pm

Events @ Tokyo Street, Level 6

• Meiji Fair

14 July – 14 August 2016 | 2.30pm

• Calpis Sampling Activation

14 July 2016 | 11am

Events @ Main Entrance, Level 3

• ‘Waku Waku Japan Festival’ Celebration

14 July 2016 | 11am

• Malaysia Cosplay Show

16 July 2016 | 2.30pm

Events @ Link Bridge, Level 4

• THREE Fair

14 July – 31 July 2016


• Hello Panda Mascot Appearance

13, 30 July 2016 & 6, 13 August 2016 | 3pm

Tokyo Street, Level 6

• Japanese Summer Dance Fiesta

15 & 17 July 2016 | 5pm

Main Entrance, Level 3

• KL Kinjo Japanese Comedian Show

17 July 2016 | 3.30pm

Main Entrance, Level 3

• Vivo Experimental Orchestra

17 July 2016 | 7.30pm

Main Entrance, Level 3

*Events are subject to change prior notice. Terms and conditions apply.

Summer Specials

14 July – 14 August 2016

Let’s usher in this festival with great offers and shopping experiences!

• Pretty2u

Moisturizing scrub, moisturizing cream and exfoliating gel starting from RM12 each*

• Colantotte

Crest Necklace at RM249 (N.P: RM350).*

• Feuzu

30% off Japanese-designed umbrellas.*

• Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

RM1 per slice of salmon sashimi with purchase of any ramen set.*

• i.i Collection

1 shawl for RM39 and 3 shawls for RM50.*

• Jigsaw Puzzle World

15% off regular priced items.*

• Joie Mie

Complimentary jewellery with RM250 spent.*

• Kindori Ice Cream

Up to 30% off with Ice cream cakes at RM52.40 (N.P:74.90).*


10% off MUJI hard carry case with stopper and adjustable carry bar.*

• Orient/Rhythm

Additional 5% off on clocks and watches.*

• Optique Avenue by Paris Miki

20% off on Eyean, Kei Sugimoto and USH collections.*

• Peacock

10% off with RM100 spent and 20% off with RM200 spent.*

• Tokyo Don

Enjoy Chicken Teriyaki Don (ala carte menu) at RM15 only.*

• Tokyo Teppan

Enjoy Scallop (ala carte menu) at RM15 only*

• Zakka House

10% off with RM100 spent.*


29 July – 2 August 2016

In conjunction with Tokyo Street’s 5th Anniversary, here are some awesome deals just for you.

• Pretty2u

Magnetic Nail Polish (N.P: RM29.90).*

• Bling Bling Paradise

Bling Bling DIY stickers.*

• Hanamori

Layers and ribbon.*

• Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Ice cream at RM5 with purchase of any ramen set or ramen (ala carte menu).*

• i.i Collection

Cosmetic pouch.*

• Matcha Hero Kyoto

Signature Matcha Green Tea.*

• Matsuri Mart

Range of Japanese cracker.*

• Optique Avenue by Paris Miki

Glasses casing.*

• Peacock

RM5 AMG35 Thermos with RM500 spent.*

• Su.Soku

A pair of foot cover.*

• Tokyo Don

Tori Karaage at RM5 only.*

• Tokyo Teppan

Tori Karaage at RM5 only.*

• Vintage 1988

‘10 happiness-themed’ charms at RM5 per piece (N.P:RM9).*

*Applicable for ‘Free bracelet chain with minimum of 6 charms’ promotion.

Fukubiki Japanese Lucky Draw

Win attractive prizes with RM100 spent at Tokyo Street or RM300 spent in a single receipt at specialty stores.*

  • *Register at the Self-Service Kiosk, Tokyo Street, Level 6.
  • *Maximum one redemption per shopper daily.
  • *Limited to one redemption per receipt regardless of receipt amount.
  • *While stocks last. Other terms and conditions apply.

Experience Tokyo

Win a 5D/4N holiday package with two ANA Business Class Air Tickets and 5-star accomodation with RM500 spent in a single receipt at specialty stores.*

  • *Register at the Self-Service Kiosk, Tokyo Street, Level 6.
  • *Not applicable for receipts from Parkson Pavilion.
  • *TIckets must be issued on or before 21 September 2016 and utilized by 31 March 2017. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.
  • *Other terms and conditions apply.

5TH Anniversary Rewards

Be rewarded with gifts and treats with RM100 spent at Tokyo Street or RM300 spent in a single receipt at specialty stores from 29 July – 2 August 2016.*

  • *Register at the Self-Service Kiosk, Tokyo Street, Level 6.
  • *Maximum one redemption per shopper daily.
  • *Limited to one redemption per receipt regardless of receipt amount.
  • *While stocks last. Other terms and conditions apply.

Be A Winner

THREE makeover and gift sets to be won from now till 23 July 2016! Sign up to receive

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*Promotions may be amended at the discretion of participating stores without prior notice. Other terms & conditions apply.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Milk PR Sdn Bhd (+60-3) 2161-0171

  • Iman Ridzwan,
  • Maggie Wong,

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (+60-3) 2118-8888

  • Joe Ann Teh, ext. 934,
  • Abigail Ngai, ext. 930,

About Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning, world-class mixed-use urban development located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, the shopping district of Malaysia. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur blends the best of the international and local retail world with over 550 stores and eight themed precincts. Attracting over 30 million visitors annually, this premier shopping destination is a duty-free shopping paradise and the defining authority in fashion, dining and urban leisure. Visit for updates on the latest trends, offers and events.

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