PETALING JAYA, April 27 — This year’s Hari Raya festivities seem hopeful as families are able to travel and balik kampung for reunions with loved ones ever since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many families are also flocking to Klang Valley’s malls to get their last-minute groceries to cook up a storm or get chic outfits to host their family members and friends.
If you happen to be in these malls with your family, why not take a break after shopping and marvel at some of the malls’ unique decorations that will bring you back in time and soak in the balik kampung vibes.
Here are some of the Klang Valley malls that are ready to dazzle you, your family, and friends with its decorated exhibitions.
To usher in the balik kampung spirit, the mall has decorated its LG2 Orange Concourse with a brightly coloured kampung house in vibrant hues of pink, turquoise, blue and yellow to evoke a sense of excitement and joy.
Themed ‘Riuh Ria Raya’, the mall also partnered with graffiti artist Abdulrashade, whose artworks and murals are throughout the concourse, showcasing his creativity with striking colours and bold strokes.
Abdulrashade’s work is also incorporated onto a full body wrap for the brand-new Peugeot 2008 that serves as an augmented reality (AR) experience — that you do not want to miss.
A huge fan of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee and his works?
Head to Fahrenheit88 mall that will take you back in time to celebrate the legacy of two Malaysian icons — P. Ramlee and Puan Sri Saloma on level two of the mall.
In tribute to the famous icons, fans can watch snippets of their movies, browse old movie posters and marvel at personal artefacts including popular costumes — in collaboration with Arkib Negara Malaysia.
Set amidst a backdrop of traditional kampung huts infused with contemporary designs, the exhibition will be in place until May 16.
1 Utama Shopping Centre
This year, 1 Utama has brought in the iconic Negri Semibilan’s Minangkabau-styled homes into the heart of the city.
One look at the decoration and one might think they’re at an actual Minang home due to the grandeur and the detailed style of the decoration.
If you want to delve more into the Minang culture, don’t forget to head to the mini exhibition to see the replicas of cooking utensils used, music instruments or even some of the grand clothing worn by the ethnic Minang group.
One thing that you can never miss before heading to Suria KLCC is its huge lampu pelita decoration with its beautifully embroidery designs.
Head inside to its concourse level, and you’ll definitely get the balik kampung vibes with the kampung replica, orchard-like decorations and not forgetting the country’s pride, the iconic Proton Saga.
If you’re looking for a picturesque-shot of Hari Raya, why not take a picture of the lampu pelita together with the background of the looming Petronas Twin Towers?
Tired after a long day of shopping for clothes, food and home decoration?
Take a breather at the centre court’s exhibition where you get to support small business owners by buying their cookies surrounded by white lanterns and decorations.
You can choose from a myriad of home baked delicacies for the family or even purchase cooking pastes — ranging from sotong sambal packets to bottles to whip up your favourite meal in the kitchen.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
The main entrance of the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur will make everyone in awe, welcoming visitors with its grand arch, designs and flowers.
Walk into Pavillion’s Hari Raya exhibition, and you’ll have a lot to choose from, be it traditional clothes, perfumes or cookies.
One of the highlights of its Hari Raya decoration is its colourful flower decoration corner, a perfect spot for a good photo.
MyTown Kuala Lumpur
Decked up in a wooden kampung style, MyTown Kuala Lumpur is set to offer shoppers a feel of the kampung vibes and a chance for shoppers to choose from a variety of clothes.
With discounts available, you do not want to miss out on getting that stylish outfit or simply take pictures at the stairs leading to the kampung.