Year 2018 officially began with a bang for me 😀 On the first day of New Year, I attended Pavilion KL, ‘World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza’, a breath taking showcase of the unique Malaysian culture and heritage in conjunction with its ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’! This also marks the beginning of the mall’s 10th Anniversary celebrations.
Aimed to promote shopping tourism, ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’ promises new and priceless experiences, personalised indulgences, amazing rewards and fulfilment of dreams for the shoppers and community whole year long. The celebration begins with the tossing of coins into the Pavilion Crystal Fountain for New Year wishes. If you take a closer look, the design of the stage represents the uniqueness of Malaysia’s culture. The logo of ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’ features the Pavilion Crystal Fountain, an iconic tourist landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Whilst, the fountain showcases the Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia, a symbol of opulence, passion and progression. Last but not least, the bowls represent Malaysia’s multicultural society living in unity and harmony, ascending to signify the growing aspirations of Malaysians.
This was followed by a traditional eye dotting ceremony to awaken 10 lions-symbols of Prosperity, Harmony, Unity, Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Success, Wealth, Good Health and Great Dreams will be on display in the mall to mark the mall’s festive celebration.
At the ceremony, Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan said “Over the past years, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur has proven to be a world leader when it comes to tourism. More importantly, Kuala Lumpur was ranked 5th World’s Best Shopping Cities by Expedia UK in 2016 and stands as one of the top 10 most visited cities in the world by Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017. I am sure Visit Pavilion 2018 will add good value to Kuala Lumpur and enhance our global image”
“Since the Grand Opening in 2018, the mall has connected with millions of visitors, near and far. We have built good memories, goodwill, rapport with our visitors, retailers, business partners, Government – promoting unity and harmony as our way of life. This year, in 2018, we want to evoke greater harmony, happiness and joy for everyone with the fulfilment of dreams through our many exciting campaigns. It’s our way of thanking you for your support”, said Dato Joyce Yap, CEO of Retail, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
We were then treated to a spectacular World Lion and Dragon Dance extravaganza featuring 111 lions and two 27-m long dragons, performed by over 1,000 members from various troupes from all over Malaysia including the KLKSK Dragon & Lion Dance Asssociation, Hong Wei Dragon & Lion Dance Team, Xuan Long Dragon & Lion Dance Machap Umboo Melaka.
I was truly awed by the World Lion and Dragon Dance Extravaganza ! This is truly a dream experience for many as this is the second year that Malaysia is participating in this world event, in line with ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’ where the mall becomes a tourism destination for exciting festivals, shopping, dining and urban leisure.
Pavilion KL is definitely one of my top choice for shopping with its variety of tenants and F&B available. Not to mentioned, throughout the year they’ve got many exciting promotions line up for shoppers. If you would like more information on upcoming events or promotions, visit Pavilion KL’s website or contact Pavilion KL’s Concierge at 03 2118 8833. Otherwise, real-time updates can be found on Pavilion KL’s Facebook page or Twitter Page or Instagram account .