A Mid-Autumn Garden of Paradise @ Cheras LeisureMall
Mid-autumn season is alive and well over at Cheras LeisureMall, which I can attest to as I was there last week. Themed “A Mid-Autumn Garden of Paradise”, the overall mall décor is inspired by the Jade Rabbit, an important folklore character of the Mid-Autumn Festival, and includes the display of rabbit lanterns to transform Cheras LeisureMall into a bunny haven! Check out all the pictures I took!
|A Mid-Autumn Garden of Paradise @ Cheras LeisureMall|
The transformation is made possible by the hundreds of lanterns created by participants of the lantern-making competitions, “Creative Lantern Art Contest” and “Jade Rabbit Creative Lantern-making Contest”. These are annual events organised by Cheras LeisureMall which have received enthusiastic response from the public throughout the years, and this time round, a total of RM96,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs!
|Beautiful lanterns line the walkways|
|Creative Lantern Art Contests underway|
Creative Lantern Art Contest
The Creative Lantern Art Contest, which took place at the mall concourse during the contest period from June to July 2019, saw a participation of more than 700 participants aged between 6 and 18. The participants included students from the participating schools as well as members of the public. Winners will stand a chance to win Cheras LeisureMall cash vouchers worth up to RM46,000.
|View from the top|
|Giant lanterns, Jade Rabbit themed|
These entries will be judged by a panel of illustrious judges at the launching ceremony which I had the opportunity to attend, based on creativity, craftsmanship and final finishing, lighting effect, eco-friendly aspect, material selection, theme proximity, and overall presentation of the lantern.
The prestigious panel of judges include Mr. Chin Wan Kee, Professional Sculptor Artist and Sculptor Senior Lecturer of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Mr. Chung Wei Fung, Art Director and Founder of Dasein Academy of Art, Ms Tan Yar Shi, Creative Arts Lecturer of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Mr. Khoo Boon Want, Experimental Artist and Designer, as well as Ms Shia Yih Yiing, Malaysian Fine Artist.
|Floating home to the rabbits|
|Interesting, oriental, colourful|
To add to the splendid décor, the beautiful lanterns crafted by the participants will be hung around the main concourse of Cheras LeisureMall to create a gorgeous sea of lights, further accentuating the Mid-Autumn mood!
Other activities to add to the celebration include the Mid-Autumn-themed colouring workshop, lantern-making workshop, snow skin mooncake-making workshop, Mid-Autumn characters walkabout, “count the rabbit” contest, and not forgetting booths selling lanterns by Harma as well as an array of delectable mooncakes by Qian Yue Ting, Yu-Ai, Yong Sheng Gift Shop, Teochew Mooncakes, Baker’s Cottage, Milky Way, Oversea Mooncakes, Casahana, Hong Kong Bay, and JDX.
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For more information, kindly call 03-9132 2386, visit the Cheras LeisureMall Facebook page or their website at www.cherasleisuremall.com.my