Creative displays, decorations add to Christmas festivities

A must-visit spot is the “Timeless Memories Christmas” at the main Atrium of Plaza Merdeka.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Dec 17: Christmas decorations in the city here are always fascinating and exciting.

The decorations and songs of Christmas rarely fail to fill the air with a festive spirit to usher in the Yuletide season and celebration.


DayakDaily recently took the opportunity to partake of the festive mood in Kuching that is in full swing, visiting gaily decorated shopping malls in the city and joining other patrons for a little fun while enjoying the holiday ambience.

Visitors at Vivacity Shopping Mall posing for a photo with a Santa Claus display.

Shopping malls here are happening places during this time of the year, pulling out all the stops to amaze patrons by creating whimsical, colourful displays as well as elaborate themed decorations.

Everywhere you look, chances are there will be something unique, inciting the imagination, sparking delight and injecting a burst of holiday excitement.

Wooden Toy Fantasy at the main Atrium of Plaza Merdeka.
A miniature model display of a Winter Wonderland showing the festive atmosphere of Christmas located at the main Atrium of Plaza Merdeka.

DayakDaily is of the opinion that there are few better ways to get into the holiday mood than by immersing oneself in the Christmas wonderlands designed and created by the various shopping malls here in the city.

A spokesperson from Vivacity Shopping Mall said the mall had planned a number of activities for their patrons and also charity events to benefit the underprivileged as part of their corporate social responsibility.

“There are plenty of Christmas decorations and places where patrons can hang out and also take a festive snapshot with our Christmas decorations, such as at our main entrance at the east side of our mall at the E-atrium,” she said when met by DayakDaily recently.

Meanwhile, those visiting Plaza Merdeka will have the opportunity to visit the `Timeless Memories Christmas’ display at the main atrium, which is decorated with toys and other decorations that will help them relive their childhood memories as well as create memorable ones this festive season.

Christmas is an enjoyable time for many adults and children because it presents so many opportunities to have fun, be it remembering happy times or fulfilling childhood fantasies.

After all, what is Christmas without a great snow-white Winter Wonderland with Santa Claus and his magic sleigh full of presents pulled by his industrious reindeers?

It is also great to see that some shopping malls are drawing inspirations from characters from fables and fairytales to bring out the Christmas magic and fantasy.

Children at the Spring Shopping Mall getting up close to a baby dragon display.
A merman seems to be in the Christmas mood at the Spring Shopping Mall.
An elf on a bird at the Spring Shopping Mall.

For those who love the excitement of this festive season and making merry, shopping malls don’t just fire the imagination and holiday mood but also offer the chance to create their own festive atmospheres at home by stocking up on holiday decorations and (especially for children, the best part of all) presents!

Christmas has always been associated with the spirit of giving. If one needs to pick up Christmas goodies as gifts for friends and family, many shopping malls and their tenants have toiled out lots of great promotions that are not to be missed, creating an additional ‘wow’ factor.

An eye-catching display at Vivacity Shopping Mall.
A gigantic 50-feet tall Christmas tree at the Spring Shopping Mall.

Irrespective of race and religion, this time of the year offers plenty of opportunities to bring friends and family together.

As the countdown continues and Christmas draws nearer, it is time to join in the crowd and patronise your local shopping malls to soak in the atmosphere and get in the festive spirit. Before you leave, remember to stop by the Christmas tree (maybe even under the mistletoe if you’re with a special someone), take a photo to share, and wish everybody a Merry Christmas. — DayakDaily