8 January 2019: Paying homage to the roots of Chinese clans this Chinese New Year
Ushering the Year of the Pig, Sunway Malls have joined forces in celebrating Chinese New Year with a unifying Chinese clan heritage theme.
Sunway Malls in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru are each decked out with decorations influenced by cultures and traditions from Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien and Hainan clans.
“The Chinese culture and celebration in Malaysia, particularly the Lunar New Year celebration is an amalgamation of influence from different Chinese clans.
“Our forefathers who hailed from different regions brought a tapestry that makes up what Malaysia is today. At Sunway Malls, we honoured to pay tribute to their influences,” said Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks HC Chan.
Sunway Pyramid transforms its concourse area to a Tulou, a traditional communal residence of the Hakka. The Hakka Reunion Portrait booth is where families can snap a photo for posterity with traditional Hakka costumes and props.
Boasting Cantonese influences, Sunway Velocity Mall is decorated with structures inspired by unique architecture from Guangdong and Guangxi which have meaningful cultural symbolisations.
Sunway Putra Mall pays homage to Chinese heritage with a Teochew-themed Chinese New Year festivities. Decorations at the Main Concourse are incorporated with iconic elements found in Chaozhou city in the Guangdong province of China, such as the Guangji Bridge and wooden boats.
Located in Penang, Sunway Carnival celebrates a Hokkien Chinese New Year with wooden buildings that resemble the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys of Fuzhou, decking its concourse with red lanterns and cherry blossoms.
Sunway Citrine Hub in Johor Bahru, along with Sunway Giza in Kota Damansara, is hosting a line-up of Hainanese festive activities throughout Chinese New Year.