When I as still a kid, my mom and uncles would bring me, my brothers and cousins to Cubao to get a glimpse of the C.O.D. Christmas display that features moving mannequins that tells various Christmas stories like that of the Nativity scene and how Filipinos celebrate Christmas like Simbang Gabi and Noche Buena.
Since then, it has been my sort of tradition to visit various malls to see what they decors they have for Christmas.
Christmas Displays at Various Kuala Lumpur Malls and Shopping Arcades
Here is the Philippines, its a common sight to see various business establishments like malls, restaurants, banks and other to adorn their shops with Christmas decorations like parol, Christmas trees, lights, garlands among others. But I did not expect such decors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when I visited this place a few days back.
Enjoying the sights in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
You see, majority of Malaysians practices Islam (around 61%) and only around 9% of the population are Christians. But if you visit this time of the year Kuala Lumpur’s shopping district, Bukit Bintang, you can see all of the malls and hotels there are are adorned with various Christmas decors.
One of the must see mall in Pukit Bintang is the Pavillion Mall. Guess this is one of KL’s top shopping mall and this year, it features a wonderful display both outside and inside its building.
Winter Wonderland inside the Pavilion Mall
Giant Christmas trees, Reindeer, a fountain full of poinsettias and a giant Mascot are in full display outside the mall, while a Christmas wonderland will greet you inside the Pavilion. An polar bears, an over sized Santa sled, giant Christmas trees, thousands of lights and jolly Christmas carols will take your take your breath away once you enter the mall itself.
If you want to see Santa Claus, head out to the next mall, Fahrenheit.
Picture Taking with Santa and his Little Helper
Another popular Kuala Lumpur shopping arcade, the Sungei Wang Plaza, has a nice Christmas display. And so does the the Sunway Pyramid Mall in Subang Jaya with its classic looking Christmas trees and cool looking winged unicorns located at the malls main entrance.
The Winged Unicorn at Sunway Pyramid Mall
December is also a great time to visit Kuala Lumpur for most of the malls participates on what they call “Year End Sale”. This makes KL truly a shopping mecca for those looking for great bargains especially for branded items.
Christmas Stage at the Sungai Wang Plaza
Great bargains can also be found in other areas like the KL China town so better see Kuala Lumpur this Christmas Season!!!
To know more on what to see and do in Malaysia, please visit www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my
To book your flights from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur, please visit www.airasia.com.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!