25 September 2017:Celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival with lanterns and mooncakes at this Cheras shopping bastion
Taking place from 15 September to 4 October at the Ground Floor Main Atrium of Sunway Velocity Mall is a themed celebration called Mid-Autumn Serenity 2017.
Visitors will be treated to a fascinating set-up that perfectly alludes to the Mid-Autumn Serenity theme, incorporating close to a dozen well-established mooncake brands and vendors, a Lantern-making Competition, a Mid-Autumn Colouring Contest, a Cultural Day collaboration with the Pesta Tanglung of University Malaya and a Little Miss Cheongsam Talentime as well!
The Lantern-making Competition took place from 7 August until 10 September, and was well-received by lantern-making enthusiasts. The 13 finalists were present during the media launch of the Mid-Autumn Serenity 2017, with the winners then being announced in situ. If you appreciate this culture-rich art, all the lanterns that were submitted for the contest will be displayed until 4 October, so don’t miss them!
Shifting from Mid-Autumn decorations to Mid-Autumn comestibles, mooncake vendors of note include Overseas Restaurant, Purple Cane, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Casahana, HK Mei Xin, Inside Scoop, JDX, Grand Imperial and Tai Thong, which will be showcasing their wares alongside other notable names.
The colouring contest was open to all VeloKiddie Club members aged 4 to 9 years old, with the first 200 who signed up being split to Category A for those aged 4 to 6 years and Category B for those 7 to 9 years old. The prizes for this event was sponsored by VeloKiddie, Sunway Lagoon, Fish & Co, Pastamania and KidzB.
The Cultural Day collaboration took place on 16 and 17 September, and featured flour figurines, paper-cutting workshops and vibrant performances, while raising funds for Bodhi Homecare Cheras. Just over RM8,000 was collected for this centre that looks after handicapped and abandoned children!
The Little Miss Cheongsam Talentime meanwhile was catered towards 5 to 9 year olds, with the first 30 who signed up being eligible to enter. Looking their best and presenting their talents on stage for a minute, these youngsters were after prizes sponsored by Sunway Velocity Hotel, Sunway Lagoon, KidzB and Danny Bear.
There is also an ongoing Lucky Dip with a rather simple entry requirement. Every RM100 spent in a single receipt from participating vendors nets you a chance to draw for special prizes worth up to RM 10,000! The prize sponsors include the Sunway Velocity Hotel, Celebrity Wearhouz, Fipper, Danny Bear, Li Ning, VOIR, Soffurni, KidzB, Skechers, Dzi Kingdom, TGV, Himalaya, Afterspring and Better Vision.