2011 Chinese New Year Decorations

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | Published in


The Chinese New Year holidays are over! I am so missing the holidays!

I have been going to the shopping malls around PJ and KL but this year, I was simply not impressed with the decorations.

In fact, I found the Chinese New Year decorations in 1Utama and Curve so below average, I did not even bother to take any photos! After the amazing Christmas decorations in 1Utama last year, I was really disappointed this time.

The Chinese New Year decorations in Pavilion were among the better ones this year, though they still recycled some materials from last year's. (Click HERE to see last year's decorations)

The front entrance was not as grand compared to previous year.

But I kind of liked the rabbits cos they were cute and fat! Haha!

I hope they will have large, fiery dragons for 2012 Year of the Dragon!

The exterior was quite OK to me.

But I didn't quite like the interior. Maybe it was too simple?

I was not impressed with Mid Valley's Chinese New Year decorations this year, but they were still miles better than most other malls.

You can actually go inside one of these lions and pretend you are performing a lion dance!

There were many interesting stalls here.

Can you see the green dragons at the roof top on the right?

I had a hard time taking photos as there were too many people blocking me!

There were lions but no giant rabbits in sight!

Next door at the Gardens Mall, I did not expect much as their decorations for the past few years were nothing to shout about.

This year, they seemed to feature colourful birds made from flowers! Quite out of the ordinary, but is it a peacock or a phoenix?

I had never liked the Chinese New Year decorations in Sunway Pyramid, but this year, they did something quite different. Not impressive, just different.

Actually, it was not too bad right? The giant heads seemed to have something to do with Chinese operas.

The theme this year was "An Orchestra Of Prosperity" with performances from the Chinese Orchestra and Lion Dance troupe. I am not sure if they had Chinese Operas as well!

The Chinese New Year decorations in Suria KLCC must be one of the most disappointing ones this year and I actually did not intend to feature them here. But since I have already taken the photos, I might as well do so.

What the crap is that? Surely they could do much better than this, don't you think so?

I did not have much time to visit other malls but out of the 5 malls featured here, which decorations do you like best?


(51) Comments

  1. lina said...


    February 8, 2011 at 8:40 AM
  2. lina said...

    I agree with you. The malls' decorations this year aren't that nice. Cutting cost measure?

    February 8, 2011 at 8:41 AM
  3. lina said...

    I think Suria KLCC people are just doing it for the sake of doing it. Really bland decoration. :(

    February 8, 2011 at 8:42 AM
  4. Unknown said...

    Wah, the rabbit so "Fat Fook" one...Happy Chinese New Year to you again!

    February 8, 2011 at 8:55 AM
  5. GagayMD said...

    happy CNY panda!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM
  6. GagayMD said...

    awesome decorations..

    February 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM
  7. eastcoastlife said...

    Wishing You A Happy & Prosperous Rabbit Year!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM
  8. eastcoastlife said...

    Ok lah, the decorations are better than the ones in Singapore.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM
  9. Reanaclaire said...

    Definitely last year was better.. but i think it is more practical to save cost rather than decorating it lavishly... anyway, all are acceptable though the Pavilion looks sweet..

    February 8, 2011 at 11:51 AM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy, Foong!

    Suria not bad la. Love the last picture. Thanks for sharing.

    February 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    lina, yeah this year they must be cutting cost. Either that, or my expectation was too high! You are right about Suria KLCC - they didn't put in any effort (or should I say love?) into their decorations!

    February 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM
  12. foongpc said...

    angelinebk, same to you! It's still Chinese New Year! : )

    February 8, 2011 at 2:32 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, are you sure the decorations here are better than the ones in Singapore? I would expect Singapore to have better decorations!

    February 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM
  14. foongpc said...

    gagay, thanks! : )

    February 8, 2011 at 2:34 PM
  15. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, yes last year's were much better right?

    February 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, haha! Suria KLCC must be happy that at least there is someone who like their decorations! Happy CNY to you too : )

    February 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM
  17. Unknown said...

    wah lau...those decorations are very expensive le...moreover from an event designer point of view...cny decorations are one of the hardest

    February 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM
  18. Unknown said...

    i think i wun say anything if i happen to design any decorations in the future...unless someone said it is damn good...LMAO XD

    February 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM
  19. Unknown said...

    i prefer midvalley's one...dun understand how come so many ba gua motive this year... 1U might look crappy..but that is so far the most expensive i saw...LOL

    February 8, 2011 at 3:03 PM
  20. iamthev said...

    I think maybe they spent too much on Christmas decorations so had to cut cost on CNY? lol! Really nothing impressive from all yr pictures ler.. But better than none!!

    February 8, 2011 at 4:59 PM
  21. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    You are not impressed Mr Panda? Well, for me, the decorations are OK.

    Our malls here are not decorated for the celebration of Chinese New Year.

    February 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM
  22. wenn said...

    This was my first time seeing the decoration at The Gardens Mall. Very pretty!

    February 8, 2011 at 9:10 PM
  23. Anonymous

    I dislike the decor in Mid Valley and 1Utama. Nothing new or exciting. Same goes with the scene at Pavilion.

    February 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM
  24. Che-Cheh said...

    Totally agree with you. No 'WoW' factor.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  25. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow the decors are so huge and cute... too bad we do not have that kind of occasion here... i mean here in my place...
    i never had a chance to see dragon dancers

    February 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM
  26. Mariuca said...

    Commenting fr iPhone for the first time ever he he!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM
  27. Mariuca said...

    So fat n fluffy the rabbits, I wanna hug!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:05 PM
  28. Mariuca said...

    Ha ha angry with KLCC it seems but true very biasa, nothin to shout abt!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM
  29. Mariuca said...

    So did u go inside da lion and dance or not? :)

    February 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM
  30. Mariuca said...

    MY fave def the rabbits so damn fat n cute!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM
  31. Koh Kian Fai said...

    I would think that Happy CNY Decoration is better than Merry Christmas Decoration! =D

    February 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM
  32. Koh Kian Fai said...

    I think 1Utama Stage Decoration is much more better than KLCC! I remember 1U Stage is use for 8TV event too! I'm sad that KLCC have such a disappointing decoration too! LOL

    February 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM
  33. levian said...

    happy chinese new year! KL are so colorful when it comes to cny.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM
  34. Netster23 said...

    When I was in KL I use to love the decoration in Sunway and KLCC. In Fact from a small town of Kuching meow meow we hardly see any gigantic deco like the one in KLCC.. it just makes me wah! every time hehehehe

    Gong Xi Fa Cai :D

    February 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM
  35. LadyJava said...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the big fat rabbit.. so awesome!!! rhehehhehe

    wah you so rajin go to this mall to take picture ah.. very good lah!

    February 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM
  36. CH Voon said...

    I like the fat rabbit in Pavilion! Look very cute. Fat fat rabbit years!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM
  37. CH Voon said...

    KLCC one... i don't like the decoration. Not nice at all.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM
  38. [SK] said...

    yeah, i like this post!! posting the CNY deco from major shopping malls like you did for xmas~~ :)

    February 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM
  39. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i think i've only been to few of those malls only.. MV+Garden because i work there, and then 1U, KLCC and Pavilion (just yesterday only).. haha!!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM
  40. [SK] said...

    yeah, i agree with you, this time MV is a bit not to my expectation lah, maybe their Funtoystic theme for xmas was too well done.. :)

    February 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM
  41. [SK] said...

    and i actually like the plum blossoms in Pavilion, very nice and classy.. but the giant rabbit is a bit fat and ugly, haha!! :D

    February 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    and the gardens, errr, may i ask whether that bird is a peacock or pheonix actually?? haha, a bit deepavali feel to me~~ :D

    February 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    oh, you didn't go to 1U?? hmm, actually nothing special also, just a huge chinese style stage there..

    February 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM
  44. [SK] said...

    and i was thinking, why didn't you end your post with a photo of the CNY deco in your house?? :p

    February 9, 2011 at 6:36 PM
  45. Bengbeng said...

    sk's suggestion above is a good one

    February 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
  46. Merryn said...

    Yeah! U realised or not this year I langsung tak blog about CNY Mall decor? Coz I found them to be so... disappointing! Especially my second home! They said that was a very expensive decor and all I have to say is, pls use the money for something else!

    Betul betul slack the decors this year....

    February 10, 2011 at 12:26 AM
  47. Ken Wooi said...

    i gotta say.. shopping mall decorations are usually the best during xmas.. i dont know why also..

    February 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM
  48. LifeRamblings said...

    the decors not nice meh? i think they are much more beautiful than the ones in Penang malls.

    February 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM
  49. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Fatso rabbit represents good luck and prosperity? haha..tQ for the snap shots.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM
  50. Ayie said...

    Perhaps cost cutting?

    Happy CNY and happy Valentine's too foong!

    February 16, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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