Which Mall Has The Best Christmas Decorations In 2009?

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | Published in

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Continuing from my previous post Merry Christmas 2009, here are more shots of Christmas decorations at The Gardens Mall in KL.





I think it's just OK to me, nothing outstanding that would make me go "wow!"

At least Pavilion KL was more interesting with their flying reindeers!



OK, let me magnify the flying reindeers a little for you.



The main concourse was filled with tall Christmas trees.



There were performances every night, if I am not mistaken.



Outside the main entrance of Pavilion, there were brightly lit reindeers pulling a carriage.



And brightly lit Christmas trees too.



Of course, not forgetting the snow! Read my post about the snow in Pavilion if you haven't already.



Over at Berjaya Times Square, I was at first a little awed by their tall rotating Christmas tree!



Although the tree does not look that tall in my photo.

I was however more attracted to their Santa's snow cottage.







Does this look like snow falling?



I could feel as if the snow were falling on me from this angle looking up.



There seemed to be a lot of snowmen around, so I just captured a few photos of them.



Not too bad, in my opinion. But still not enough to impress me. Haha!

I went to Suria KLCC half expecting to see their giant tall Christmas tree which they put up year after year after year. But, surprise! The tall Christmas tree was nowhere in sight and was replaced by this!



Is that supposed to be a gingerbread house or something? What do you think?



Nice, vibrant colours of lollipops or candies!



And are these supposed to be cute? I guess children would find them cute!



Talking about cute, KLCC should take the cue from Bangsar Shopping Centre. Take a look!



Now is that a gigantic lamp and table or what!



A giant drawer, mirror and book! I felt like I was Alice in Wonderland!

Can you read what was written in the book?



Santa Claus in a giant bubble. Nice!



Ooh! Cute giant teddy bear on a cute blue stool!



Let me magnify the bear : )



OK, I liked this cute bear a lot so I took it from two different angles. Haha!



Did you notice someone sitting right behind that bear?



Now who is he? Do you know?



You see those giant bubbles at the top?



Looks like there are tiny figurines inside them! I am glad it was not an empty bubble!



I think this is by far the most interesting Christmas decoration I have seen this year. What do you think? I just had to take a few more shots of the place!





Pardon me for the numerous bear pictures - I really like the bear although I think my panda avatar is cuter. Haha!







Each shopping mall has its own Christmas theme. I actually only learnt about them after I visited the malls! Haha! So let me state the theme for each mall I visited.

1Utama - White lyrical Christmas. It's all white!! Too bad no snow!
The Curve - Bedazzled Christmas. Medieval times with angels and fairies galore!
Sunway Pyramid - A Magnifique Christmas (inspired by Moulin Rouge) This explains the mannequin wearing cabaret costumes in the cage which I did not have a clue in my previous post!
Mid Valley Megamall - A Magical Christmas. Also medieval times with castles and candles and maybe some magic!
The Gardens - Not sure of the theme! I think there is no theme. But it's more of a classic decor.
Pavilion KL - A Royale Christmas. The title 'Royale' suggests grand Christmas!
Berjaya Times Square - Santa's Snowy Cottage.
Suria KLCC - The Sweetest Christmas. No wonder colourful candies and sweets took centrestage!
Bangsar Shopping Centre - Not sure of the theme, but sure looks like Alice In Wonderland to me!

Wow! Didn't realize I had visited 9 malls the past two weeks just to snap photos of Christmas decorations! So, after looking at these photos, which mall do you think, has the best Christmas decoration in 2009?

FIRST COMMENTER

(88) Comments

  1. Bananazക said...

    Blogging on Sunday?

    December 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM
  2. Bananazക said...

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Thank you so so so much. Xiexie :p

    December 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM
  3. Bananazക said...

    That toy starts with a 'T' something soldier boy?

    December 27, 2009 at 10:05 AM
  4. CH Voon said...

    wah... you visit almost all the mall in the KL & Selangor Cool!

    for me i think Pavilion gua... especially snow session.

    actually,all the decoration have their own special place!

    Good Jobs!

    December 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  5. Nick Phillips said...

    Gee, you really are darn free aren't you visiting all those malls ... LOL!

    December 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM
  6. Kelvin said...

    Omg the bear is huge! Its a real fluffy teddy bear or a Styrofoam one?

    December 27, 2009 at 12:35 PM
  7. CheaHS@n said...

    All of them stand tall with their own idividual beauty & charm to captivate and mesmerize the hearts of the public. In my humble opinion I would say all are WINNERS. They are lovely. Foongpc, trillion thanks to you for all the hardwork, time, effort and great sharing for decorating the Xmas atmosphere with magical moments.

    December 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM
  8. HalfCrazy said...

    Hmm, everything looks so good and bright, I really can't pick one. But the one I really like would have to be the flying reindeers - that's more creative and original!

    And I love the little village too! So beautiful to look at, it almost feels like Christmas in the old villages.

    Wow, seems like they burned a lot of money for all the decorations! What we got here in the country is nothing compared to what you guys have, lol!

    I would have to change my pick to Bangsar Shopping Centre. It's the best of the lot.

    December 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  9. wenn said...

    each has its own uniqueness! splendid!

    December 27, 2009 at 1:15 PM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    Looks like you covered them all, Foong, and very nicely too, if I may add. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the KL Christmas ambience.

    The line is pretty unstable. Had my earlier comment cut off mid-way, so I shall have to go by installments, just to play it safe? Sure hate to have to reconstruct my thoughts.

    December 27, 2009 at 1:41 PM
  11. HappySurfer said...

    My vote goes out to Pavilion for their more refined, well thought-out decor. I was there one night and saw 'snow' falling but avoided that area to avoid catching the 'snow', if you know what I mean.

    There was no performance but instead the crowd was gathered in front of and towards the stage where Jay Chou made an appearance, probably to promote his latest movie. All balconies were also swarmed with interested parties. You could tell, he sure does have a lot of fans in KL - mostly girls. But of course! LOL!

    December 27, 2009 at 1:51 PM
  12. HappySurfer said...

    I quite like the gingerbread house theme of KLCC Suria's. Very neat and colorful. Having their logo displayed is a nice touch. At least in a photograph (like the one you've taken) you'd know it's Suria's - good advertising. Smart thinking, actually. Thumbs up, there!

    December 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM
  13. HappySurfer said...

    I'm not high on the decor at Bangsar Shopping Centre though. Maybe it's their theme but the place looks like one giant child's room of toys strewn everywhere though the giant snow-globes are a nice touch, so is the giant teddy on a giant blue stool. It is really one giant hotch-potch of stuff in a room..

    Oh well, to each his own. Still, everyone is unique and nice in its own way. Thanks again, Foong.

    December 27, 2009 at 2:04 PM
  14. CheaHS@n said...

    Ish..ish..ish facing a challenge with the internet connection. Love the 'flying' reindeers in Pavilion and the falling snow 'bubbles' in Berjaya Times Square. Once again thanks.

    December 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM
  15. pikey said...

    I still love the deco at Mid Valley...

    December 27, 2009 at 3:54 PM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    Goodness the whole post is full of photos. :D War...you must have visited like almost all the shopping mall in KL aye. :)

    December 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM
  17. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! The Garden's ones...just so so. So many "bird cages", nothing outstanding. :p Just tress....and more trees.

    December 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM
  18. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! The Pavilion ones indeed look better and livelier. :D They even "tamed" a few reindeers to do their job huh!

    December 27, 2009 at 4:35 PM
  19. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! Pavillion really put in a lot of effort to make you feel the Christmas huh! They even have Snow? Gosh....something'w wrong with our weather?

    December 27, 2009 at 4:36 PM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    Time'square had the rotating tree? Hmm...nothing fancy. But the cottages are really cute. really adds up the mood.

    Aww....they even "moulded" a few Mr. Frosties to play along. :)

    December 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    Awww...Gingerbread house in KLCC! That's really thoughtful of them. At least they didn't pull out the same old trick again-TREES. :P

    Yeah! It does look cute and I'm sure the children gonna love it.

    December 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    War...so many gigantic stuff over there. :p Size does matter huh. No giant trees but they have giant chair, table, bear bear etc. :p

    December 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM
  23. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! You visited all 9? Hmm...can't really decide which is the best because all have their own attraction. :)

    December 27, 2009 at 4:42 PM
  24. iamthewitch said...

    Wah, so hardworking lar you! I think I still like the Royale Christmas a lot because of the very RED decor. Looks very grand... :)

    December 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM
  25. Mei Teng said...

    wow...you have the time to visit that number of malls! Visited only Pavilion and Mid Valley and the Christmas decor for both were not that great.

    I like the candy house and giant teddy.

    December 27, 2009 at 4:59 PM
  26. Asha Letha said...

    My vote is for the flying reindeers!! WOW! It looks so magical!

    December 27, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  27. Gabriel said...

    wow...9 malls! u sure are a fervent traveller. haha...i would say pavilion. the decorations look really great and pretty! :)

    December 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM
  28. Borneo Falcon said...

    Pavilion seems to offer something out of the ordinary this year, which happen to be my pick

    December 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM
  29. khengsiong said...

    aiyo... your page takes forever to load. Too many photos, I guess...

    I never bother to check out the mall decorations this year. Too busy recently :(

    December 27, 2009 at 7:59 PM
  30. Medie007 said...

    u so free no need work one ah?

    love bangsar's deco.

    December 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    wow, looks like you've been to all major shopping malls in KL already!! haha..

    December 28, 2009 at 12:34 AM
  32. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i don't remember i've been to many malls to see the xmas deco.. maybe only KLCC, MV, Pavilion and Gardens only..

    December 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM
  33. [SK] said...

    well, so far i think the deco in Pavilion is the best i've seen.. KLCC and MV did not do as well as the previous years..

    December 28, 2009 at 12:36 AM
  34. [SK] said...

    anyway, i chosed to stay at home for the xmas and not going anywhere to fight with the crowd.. hehe :p

    December 28, 2009 at 12:36 AM
  35. [SK] said...

    and as a result of staying at home, i cooked myself a nice meatball pasta, hahaha!! yummy~~ :p

    December 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM
  36. [SK] said...

    oh BTW, i think the xmas tree in my office looks quite nice actually.. i helped to setup that, geeee~~ :p

    December 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM
  37. manglish said...

    i like the pavillion one esp the reindeer outside hehehe

    December 28, 2009 at 7:59 AM
  38. kenwooi said...

    too bad i missed all these decorations back in msia this year.. =P

    kenwooi.com

    December 28, 2009 at 9:26 AM
  39. xin said...

    i think i like pavilion one the most! very pretty. too bad this year i only visited 3 malls here to see the xmas deco.

    December 28, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  40. levian said...

    a belated merry christmas to you! wow the decorations are so impressive. different ideas, different feeling all together. you did a great job capturing them. :)

    December 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM
  41. vialentino said...

    i saw the pavillion not bad ler...the deco quite huge ler....

    December 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM
  42. eiling lim said...

    I think BSC has the most original and creative Xmas deco. The rest are pretty normal and routine but BSC is really good this year!

    December 28, 2009 at 5:49 PM
  43. Monica said...

    i like KLCC's decor...yummy yummy! :D

    December 29, 2009 at 4:17 AM
  44. kyh said...

    Pavilion! Classy and grandiose, love it. And the reindeers at the entrance looked esp stunning after they were lit up after dark!

    December 29, 2009 at 1:54 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    bananaz, yeah, once in a while, I do blog on Sunday. I am quite unpredictable, hehe.

    Start with a T? You mean Toy Soldier? Haha!

    December 29, 2009 at 7:02 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, haha yes so hardworking right, me?

    You like Pavilion's decor? I like the outside reindeers, not the inside ones : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:03 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, actually I'm not that free, but I make time for it! And it's so fun! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:03 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    kelvin, I really don't know cos I could not touch it! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:04 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, glad you like them! I had great fun going from one mall to another to take photos! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    halfcrazy, the flying reindeers and the snow village are nice indeed. I guess they burned a lot of money for these decors.

    Yes, Bangsar Shopping Centre is pretty unique and nice! :)

    December 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    wenn, thanks, I agree each has its own uniqueness : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, well I covered most of the major malls I think, haha!

    Oh, you saw Jay Chou in Pavilion? No photos of him? Mostly female fans? I am a fan of him too! Haha!

    Yes, I agree KLCC pretty smart having their logo displayed on the Christmas decors.

    Haha, yes the BSC sure looks like stuffs in a room, but I just like it for being very unique and different from other malls : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, something wrong with Streamyx?

    December 29, 2009 at 7:16 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    pikey, Mid Valley is not too bad, but not the best for me : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yes almost all! haha!

    Haha, you are damn funny! Tamed the reindeers and what's wrong with our weather? LOL!

    December 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, haha I am hardworking rite? I had fun though : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM
  57. QuaChee said...

    foongpc, yr photos make all these places nice even though ive been to some and they dont seem the same. i think u captured the merry shots here.

    btw yes, bangsar sure looks cool. but so does gardens in yr photos :)

    December 29, 2009 at 7:24 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    mei teng, you like the candy house in KLCC? Yeah, I visited up to 9 malls! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:28 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    asha letha, yes it looks magical indeed : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:49 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    gabriel, haha I had fun hopping from one mall to the next!

    December 29, 2009 at 7:50 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, yes Pavilion's decor is quite unique : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:50 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, sorry about the long loading time. Don't blame the photos. Blame Streamyx!

    December 29, 2009 at 7:51 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    medie007, haha I very free one : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    SK, looks like it, haha. You like Pavilion too? Hmm, lots of people seem to like Pavilion.

    Wow, so nice cook yourself a nice meatball pasta, can I have some?

    You set up the Xmas tree in your office? That's nice! No photo for me to see?

    December 29, 2009 at 7:53 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    manglish, you like Pavilion's deco too?

    December 29, 2009 at 7:54 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, never mind, I'm sure you enjoy your trip better and besides, you've just seen the decors here at my blog. No need to see the real thing : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:55 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    xin, another point for Pavilion. I think Pavilion is going to win!

    December 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    levian, thanks! I enjoyed doing the rounds : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    vialentino, yes, very unique too : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:57 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, yes I agree BSC most original and creative! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    monica, maybe because you are hungry? : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    kyh, yes I love the brightly lit reindeers too! Beautiful! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    quachee,really? I'm going to take that as a compliment! Thanks! : )

    December 29, 2009 at 8:01 PM
  74. jam said...

    I like all the Christmas decorations in all those malls as we have little to see in my humble small town.

    December 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM
  75. Ayie said...

    can't choose...so hard coz it's just so festive and beautiful everywhere unlike here so sad around...

    December 30, 2009 at 3:18 AM
  76. saucer said...

    how come never invite us along? I can be friendly, ahem....for the sake of the delicious food :-D

    January 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  77. Hanging lamps said...

    I know traditionally in the US most people go with the day after Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving evening after dinner etc. I myself love Christmas, I have decorations for all the rooms in my house and I put up several trees.(we have a big house) I think with all the work involved it is best to have them up earlier. When in your opinion is too early??

    January 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM
  78. HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

    What beautiful scenery, delicious food and festive cheer! Thank you for taking me there foongpc!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:36 AM
  79. Hanging lamps said...

    I was at the one in Glasgow a couple of days ago and they had christmas trees up and some of the lights up and tinsle don't know if that will help you though.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:17 PM
  80. Hanging lamps said...

    This will be the first year I will be able to actually celebrate christmas as a giving holiday. We do not have much in decoration, but do have some funds to work with...

    January 14, 2010 at 10:19 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    jam, thanks, maybe you should come over to KL next Christmas! : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:11 PM
  82. foongpc said...

    ayie, no Christmas decors at your place?

    January 23, 2010 at 11:11 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    saucer, are you commenting on the wrong post? Hehe

    January 23, 2010 at 11:12 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, oh I think one month before Christmas would be fine : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:13 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, you are welcome! : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:13 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, I've never been to Glasgow! Good that you are able to have holiday during Christmas! : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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