No. 11, Jalan Manis 2, Taman Segar
56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-9132 2386
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Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Cheras LeisureMall for their launching event of ‘Mid-Autumn Garden of Paradise‘, where the overall mall décor is inspired by the Jade Rabbit, an important folklore character of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The display of rabbit lanterns has transformed Cheras LeisureMall into a bunny haven until 15 September 2019! It 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”. Organised by Cheras LeisureMall, these annual events 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!
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.
The Jade Rabbit Creative Lantern-making Contest, on the other hand, has managed to attract more than 30 participants. Their handcrafted beautiful rabbit-themed lantern must be no smaller than 4’ x 2’ x 4’ and made using at least one recyclable or eco-friendly material. The prizes for this contest, which are worth up to RM50,000, comprise of cash prizes as well as Cheras LeisureMall and OSIM cash vouchers.
These entries will be judged by a panel of illustrious judges 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.
These beautiful lanterns crafted by the participants will be hung around the main concourse to create a gorgeous sea of lights, further accentuating the Mid-Autumn mood! Besides that, shoppers may also head over to the Information Counter to cast a vote on their favourite lantern creation submitted by the Creative Lantern Art Contest participants to help it win the People’s Choice Award.
Shoppers can also take part in other activities like the Mid-Autumn-themed colouring workshop, lantern-making workshop, snow skin mooncake-making workshop, Mid-Autumn characters walkabout, and “count the rabbit” contest.
Not forgetting booths that sell 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.
With the aim of preserving traditional heritages, Cheras LeisureMall has been continuously organising lantern-making competitions since the 1990s. Kudos to the their effort to educate and pass on this time-honoured Chinese traditional handicraft to the future generation as lantern-making actually requires great skill and craftsmanship.
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