Pavilion KL, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, today presented “The Rise to Opulence”, a breathtakingly abundant celebration of record-setting proportions in conjunction with the Lunar Year of the Rooster. Shoppers looking to attract good fortune can busk in Pavilion KL’s exclusive festivities while admiring Malaysia’s Largest Phoenix Replica at the mall’s iconic Centre Court.
Promoting the notion that one’s hard work, passion and blessings will give rise to receiving opulence, Pavilion KL’s grand decorations this Chinese New Year portray the humble Rooster transforming into a Majestic Phoenix, rising high into the sky, full of pride and beauty. Take a walk under the Majestic Phoenix at the Centre Court and be bestowed with opulence and good fortune.
The much-awaited celebration was attended by Guest of Honour, YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Minister of Federal Territories, Puan Sri Cindy Lim, Executive Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd, Datuk Lee Tuck Fook, Executive Director of Pavilion REIT and Dato’ Joyce Yap, CEO of Retail, Pavilion KL. 8 Prosperity Lions and Lucky Drums provided a thundering welcome to the guests, signifying an auspicious start to the festival.
Dato’ Joyce Yap said, “Each year, Pavilion KL leads the way in presenting grand decorations, exciting promotions and performances for the Lunar New Year. This Year of the Rooster, we continue to open our doors and welcome everyone, regardless of race or religion to enjoy the festivity, as the spirit of unity and racial harmony is very unique to Malaysia. While we indulge in the celebration, let’s not forget about the less fortunate. We encourage all shoppers to join in our CSR initiative this Lunar New Year to give back to our community. Gong Xi Fa Cai!”.
The launch was officiated with a strike on the auspicious ‘gong’ by Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan and Puan Sri Cindy Lim to awaken the Golden Rainbow Rooster, as a symbolic gesture to usher in the Year of the Rooster. Shoppers are invited to stroke the Golden Rainbow Rooster to be blessed with prosperity and happiness this Lunar New Year.
As with all signature festivals, Pavilion KL broke the records once again in the Malaysia Book of Records by presenting shoppers the ‘Largest Phoenix Replica’ in Malaysia, measuring 40 feet in length, 52 feet in width and 12 feet in height. Founder of the Malaysia Book of Records, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi was present to award the honourary certificate to Puan Sri Cindy Lim.
Guests were then treated to a powerful drum performance by award-winning local percussion group ‘Orang Orang’ Drum Theatre. To the delight of the crowd, the robust beating of the drums awakened the 88 foot long magnificent Dragon as it descended from the mall’s Spanish Steps, much to the amazement of the crowd.