Sunway Putra Mall is adding a twist of Japanese culture to their Mid-Autumn Festival décor this year, inviting visitors to celebrate the festival in a different light. It will also be an interactive experience for shoppers, and they will be amused and entertained by the ‘Tales of the Moonlight’ theme from 6th to 24th September.
The theme was inspired by the ‘Rabbit in the Moon’ folktale, as celebrated during the the Harvest Moon Festival, ‘Tsukimi’ in Japan. During this time, the Japanese get together to worship the moon, finding a vantage point for the view.
At the Main Concourse, visitors will be thrilled by a view of 8,888 origami bunnies in several sizes and colours, surrounded by warm-coloured lanterns, a pagoda, and stars resembling the ‘Rabbit in the Moon’ legendary folktale. The display of 8,888 origami bunnies will be an attempt by Sunway Putra Mall is enter the Malaysia Book of Records. Entrance is free!
You can also create and decorate your very own bunnies which be placed at the Main Course, adding to the Malaysia Book of Records mission. Everyone is invited, whether students, tourists, or underprivileged kid, to contribute your talent and skills while having some fun making origami.
On the 22nd of September, the mall will organize their annual Lantern Parade. The first 250 participants to register will get a chance to redeem a mooncake and lantern for free during the parade. The lantern parade will be a night walk, Sunway Putra Mall to Bukit Tunku. Register on their Facebook page now!
Visitors can also join in the arts and crafts workshops such as mooncake and lantern making with a Japanese twist. There are also musical performances, held at the Main Concourse every weekend from 6 till 24 September 2018.
Of course, no festival is complete without delicacies! Visitors will be able to enjoy offerings such as mooncakes, mochi, and savoury offerings from Cold Storage, Haagen-Dazs, and an assorted colour of lanterns. They can also check out the Shojikiya Japanese Food Fair, located at East Wing, Ground Floor.
Furthermore, enjoy exclusive deals at selected outlets, such as Rakuzen, I-Don, Mei Shi Zhuang, Go Noodle, Ramen Sakura, Hokkaido Cheese Tart, Swensen’s, and even Family Mart, the leading Japanese convenient store.
The festival celebration was in part created in order to promote racial harmony, family bonding as well as to introduce Asia’s cultural festive to the new generations and tourists.
Sunway Putra Mall is strategically located in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, a part of an integrated development comprising Sunway Putra Tower and Sunway Putra Hotel. The mall hosts more than 300 international fashion and local brands like UNIQLO, H&M, MONKI, MAC, Swarovski, and food and beverage outlets.
For more details visit their website at sunwayputramall.com, call +603-2786 9300 or visit Sunway Putra Mall’s official Facebook page.