2009 Chinese New Year Decorations

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Published in


The Chinese New Year celebrations are finally over. How time flies! I will miss my favourite yee sang. I will also miss those Chinese lanterns and decorations that adorned most shopping malls in the country.

Today, I would like to post some photos of the CNY decorations in shopping malls in the Klang Valley. I have taken most of the photos from other blogs as their photos are of better quality compared to the ones I took using my SE C902. Do visit their blogs for more great looking photos!

Look at this decoration put up by 1Utama.

Photo courtesy of yenjai.net

I didn't quite like it. Looks a little empty to me. The idea may be good, but I felt something is missing. What do you think?

The decorations at Berjaya Times Square look slightly better.

Photo courtesy of cowbrainstudio.com

Photo courtesy of DenC

Photo courtesy of Soo HK

This bull outside Pavilion must have attracted a lot of attention!

Photo courtesy of cowbrainstudio.com

I really think that the CNY decoration at The Curve this year was quite ridiculous!

Photo courtesy of The Star Online

Photo courtesy of Merryn's blog

Maybe they were trying to showcase the lotus flower, but to me, the whole thing just look horrible!

This is the decoration put up at KLCC. Those people at KLCC seem to like everything either tall or large. I still remember they have one of the tallest Christmas tree during Christmas last year. For this Chinese New Year, I think they have one of the largest lantern in KL.

Photo taken with my SE C902

Photo courtesy of Angie Tan

But I like those huge gigantic lanterns! Really nice! Thumbs up for KLCC! : )

I can't quite make out what this decoration in Sunway Pyramid is all about. Can you?

Photo courtesy of yenjai.net

I always feel that The Gardens have quite 'classy' decoration. I particularly liked their Christmas decorations last year. And for this Chinese New Year, they did not disappoint.

Photo courtesy of Soo HK

After looking at all those decorations put up by various shopping malls, I think the best must be at Mid Valley Megamall! Their numerous lanterns of all shapes and sizes really put me in the CNY mood. Don't you agree?

Photo courtesy of sumimasen

Photo courtesy of Angie Tan

I like these angpow lanterns hanging from the ceilings of Subang Parade. Yes, they were made from angpows!

Photo courtesy of The Star Online

I didn't know you can buy those lanterns! According to The Star Online, you can actually buy them for RM100 a pair as a form of donation to charity organisations. I would have donated RM100 just to get those beautiful lanterns if I had read about this before CNY!

Look at these lanterns made entirely from angpows! Aren't they beautiful? I wonder who is that person who came out with these lanterns? He or she must be a creative genius!

Photo courtesy of yesterday.sg

Does anyone know where I can buy these angpow lanterns? Or at least teach me how to make them? I hope I will be able to display them for next year's Chinese New Year!

(53) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Can't remember who...but somebody went and took the photo of the bull's you-know-what!!! So naughty! LOL!!!...So nice, all those decor, but in a way, shops pay high rent - sell things at higher prices, so actually customers paying for all that!!!

    February 11, 2009 at 7:31 AM
  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for using my photos.

    As for the angpao lantern, my wife did make a few. Come out quite nice ^-^

    Of all the photos, I like the Garden's decoration

    February 11, 2009 at 8:46 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Chinese lanterns are evergreen don't you think? And the red is really pretty.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:47 AM
  4. levian said...

    i love the bull! would be so cool taking a photograph with it! that is, after removing some of the flower so i can stand right beside it. :p we used to learn how to make those paper lanterns in school, but .. ok, the skill kinda got evaporated. XD

    February 11, 2009 at 9:08 AM
  5. Shionge said...

    I must say the decoration is so grand, over here it is not as celebrative as in Msia :D

    February 11, 2009 at 9:26 AM
  6. Anonymous

    love the one in MV the most. yeah the curve one looked like total disaster. no theme at all!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Those lanterns are stunning!Actually it is all so exquisite and I would like to come there to see the decorations for Chinese New Year some day. Full of color and just beautiful!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM
  8. Merryn said...
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    February 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM
  9. Merryn said...

    i'm so sorry.. i was da one who deleted the above comment by ME.. coz got typo error in it..

    thanx for using my pic.. it's my pleasure.. blogging is for sharing.. n i love ur blog!

    can i add ur link?

    February 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  10. Johnny Ong said...

    didnt even enter any shopping centres during cny .... busy visiting friends' place

    February 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM
  11. Anonymous

    Hi there.. thanks for using my photo it's my pride.. :D

    How come never put Sg. Wang's decoration there? Quite unique ma. :P

    February 11, 2009 at 3:06 PM
  12. Anonymous

    Gosh time is really flying so fast. It's almost March....

    My favorite is the bull picture too!

    If you have time, check out my post about a festival here in SG bu dont be scared, okay? ;)

    February 11, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  13. JL said...

    Nice, was waiting for your CNY deco pics lol. The Midvalley deco was the best to me. The angpau lanterns, like you said, was the most creative. Whatever, beats the JB CNY decos I posted here and here. XD

    February 11, 2009 at 4:44 PM
  14. iamthewitch said...

    Nice review! I didn't manage to visit the KL malls this year except for One Utama so thanks for summarizing for us. Well, except for Mid Valley's, I think I didn't miss much! :P

    February 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM
  15. Anonymous

    love the pics of CNY decorations

    February 11, 2009 at 7:47 PM
  16. Monica said...

    I like The Garden's decoration..so pinkish pink! :-D

    February 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM
  17. Pike-chan said...

    WOW!! Thanks for all the pics, I certainly do not have the time to see all those...

    February 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM
  18. Rad Sujanto said...

    Mid Valley Megamall shows a really beautiful decoration there! Wow that looks wonderful and detailed. Like it too!

    Oh the ox is also cool.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM
  19. Anonymous

    didn't have da time to visit da malls during CNY... :(

    and i do remember my teachers taught me how-to make lantern with angpaos. but but i forgot da steps :S

    February 11, 2009 at 10:13 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    suituapui, really? I would like to see that photo. Haha! Yes, some of the decorations very expensive, I heard some shopping malls spent over RM1 million for the CNY decorations!

    yenjai, thanks!! Wow! Your wife knows how to make the angpow lanterns? Can make one for me or not? : )

    mei ting, oh you are now using your real name? No longer using my bug life? Yes, chinese lanterns are evergreen and red lanterns are really beautiful : )

    February 11, 2009 at 11:32 PM
  21. foongpc said...

    levian, yes would be cool to take a photo next to the bull! You forgot how to make those angpow lanterns? Oh, what a waste! If not, you can make one for me : )

    shionge, I thought Singapore's CNY deco would be just as good if not better? Maybe it's the economy? But I have to say Singapore's Christmas trees and decos are just so much nicer than Malaysia's.

    xin, Mid Valley's deco really put me in the CNY mood. The one in Curve is not so suitable for CNY - in fact, I feel it's more for Hari Raya or something : )

    February 11, 2009 at 11:41 PM
  22. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, you should visit Malaysia one day - I'm sure you'll like it here! The lanterns actually look more beautiful and stunning when you see them right there than seeing them in the photos : )

    merryn, thanks for sharing your photos with me! You have a nice blog too! Sure, go ahead and add my link : )

    johnny ong, I didn't really enter a lot of the shopping malls during CNY. These decorations were put up way before CNY : )

    February 11, 2009 at 11:48 PM
  23. foongpc said...

    den, thanks so much for allowing me to share your beautiful photo! Oh, I didn't really look at Sg Wang's CNY deco. Will have a look at it : )

    jade, you can say that again! Time just flies! What is so scary about that festival you mentioned? Ooh, I must check it out! Thanks!! : )

    JL, oh didn't know you were waiting! Hope you enjoy looking at those beautiful lantern photos! Yeah, they are better than the JB ones - probably over here they have bigger budget : )

    February 11, 2009 at 11:53 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yeah have to admit this year's CNY not as nice compared to previous years. And MidValley's deco is nice! : )

    sherry, thanks :)

    monica, I like too - I think it's very 'classy': )

    February 11, 2009 at 11:56 PM
  25. foongpc said...

    pikey, well thank me for summarizing all for you. Haha! : )

    rad, yes, I love the MidValley's deco. And the ox is cool indeed : )

    annant, I always try to make it a point to visit the malls before Christmas and CNY just to see what decorations they put up each year. Maybe you should do that and take some nice photos for your blog : )
    You forgot how to make those angpow lanterns? What a pity!

    February 12, 2009 at 12:01 AM
  26. Rad Sujanto said...

    the ox is cool cause I'm an ox! ;)

    February 12, 2009 at 12:10 AM
  27. foongpc said...

    rad, so you are cool too? LOL! OK, you are : )

    February 12, 2009 at 1:41 AM
  28. Ayie said...

    All the photos look great! It sure was fun there...

    February 12, 2009 at 3:03 AM
  29. TZ said...

    Thanks for consolidate all the deco in the mall.. I don't even have time to take the shots ... :)

    February 12, 2009 at 3:17 AM
  30. Anonymous

    I like the one at Sunway Pyramid... It's just the colour and ambience it created that attracted me... lol! :)

    February 12, 2009 at 4:15 AM
  31. LifeRamblings said...

    thanks for sharing the pics. the angpow lanterns look unique in a way.

    February 12, 2009 at 7:07 AM
  32. Anonymous

    Yes, Foong. Initially, I didn't wan to use my real name for personal reasons.

    February 12, 2009 at 8:55 AM
  33. Toni said...

    Wow, how pretty! Gorgeous photos.

    As always, I really appreciate the comments you leave at my place. Thanks!


    February 12, 2009 at 9:23 AM
  34. levian said...

    i won't mind sharing the skill if i have it. it was fun, n ok, admitting frustration as well since i lack of patience. :p

    February 12, 2009 at 9:25 AM
  35. Anonymous

    Hello my friend, you are lucky to live in KL whereby you have so many beautiful CNY decorations around. BTW, you had been tagged.

    February 12, 2009 at 11:29 AM
  36. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    I didn't have time to check out any decorations this year. Was just too lazy to go out ... hehehe ...

    February 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  37. Josephine said...

    Hi there!
    Wah I missed so many posts!

    February 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM
  38. Anonymous

    my friend said it is easy to make those angpow lanters but i never got it right. sigh.

    February 12, 2009 at 3:29 PM
  39. Anonymous

    Wow, basically all the big shopping centers in Klang valley are covered! So red! :)

    February 12, 2009 at 7:49 PM
  40. Anonymous

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!
    So beautiful!!!
    I love the photos with the tree with the pink flowers (I can't remember the name of it!!)!
    I want to walk in shopping malls like this :D!!

    February 12, 2009 at 10:37 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    ayie, thanks! I always enjoy going to shopping malls during the festive seasons just to enjoy the decorations they put up : )

    tz, that's a pity, cos if you've taken some nice shots with your good photography skills, I will surely use some of your photos! : )

    cashmere, I guess the colour and ambience was nice, but I didn't quite get the idea : )

    February 12, 2009 at 11:08 PM
  42. Anonymous

    The decorations look elegant. :)

    February 12, 2009 at 11:10 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, I love the angpow lanterns! : )

    mei teng, haha! I need to get use to using your real name, cos previously always addressed you as 'my bug life' : )

    toni, thanks for dropping by! : )

    February 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    levian, that's too bad! I guess you need patience in doing this kind of thing, don't you? : )

    jam, want to move to KL? Haha! Actually the grass may not be greener on the other side. Will check out the tag soon : )

    nick phillips, I thought you always go shopping with your wife - surely you would have seen most of the decorations, no?

    February 12, 2009 at 11:18 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    josephine, welcome back! Thanks for dropping by : )

    renaye, really? Ask your friend to make one for me? : )

    neo, basically yes. How come you didn't take more photos of the CNY deco this time? Was hoping to borrow some of your photos : )

    February 12, 2009 at 11:21 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    leo, those pink flowers are called plum blossom. I love those flowers too! Maybe you should visit Malaysia. I think you will love it here! : )

    rej, yes very elegant indeed : )

    February 12, 2009 at 11:24 PM
  47. Ayie said...

    I know how to make basic lanterns but the Philippine lanterns. Iguess same procedures though. You may use wires and bamboo sticks. Bendit accordingly or shape it the way you want. Tie it with strings as you mold it to shape then overlay it with the paper. The papers are usually glued to the frame. Just try to experiment with simple designs. Square or pyramid designs are the easiest. Hope this helps...

    February 13, 2009 at 3:07 AM
  48. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong! I agree!! What is up with the Curve's decorations??? Thumbs down! :(

    February 13, 2009 at 3:46 AM
  49. Mariuca said...

    I do love The Gardens, it looks so sweet and welcoming, I love! ;)

    February 13, 2009 at 3:46 AM
  50. Mariuca said...

    So what's ur Valentine post gonna be like I wonder? Have a good one! :):):)

    February 13, 2009 at 3:47 AM
  51. Anonymous

    Nice pic of all CNY decorations in shopping malls... nice share :)

    February 13, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  52. Anonymous

    Nicely captured photos! You've been to almost all shopping complexes i must say.. I like the Mid Valley's deco the most tho. But their Christmas's deco was quite bad last year..

    February 13, 2009 at 3:26 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    ayie, thanks for your guide, but I'm more interested in the Chinese angpow lanterns. Thanks anyway : )

    mariuca, glad you agree with me on The Curve and The Gardens - one is horrible and the other so classy! : )

    dave, thanks! Glad you like them : )

    horizon, I agree MidValley's CNY deco is good, and their Christmas deco last year was not good, yet they still won the award for the best Christmas deco! The award should have been given to The Curve!

    February 13, 2009 at 11:16 PM