La Promenade going all out this Christmas

La Promenade Mall decorated with real Christmas trees and solar-powered fairy lights.

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KUCHING, Dec 5: From its exclusive Norfolk pine tree landscape to family-friendly decorative mascots, Christmas Weekend Bazaars, photography and colouring contests, La Promenade Mall might just have the best Christmas vibes in town.

Anything you could think of during Christmas, you name it, and Hock Seng Lee (HSL)’s La Promenade has it.

La Promenade’s exclusive Norfolk Pine Tree landscape transformed into Christmas trees with solar-powered fairy lights.

La Promenade Mall, which opened in Jan 2021, is celebrating its first ever Christmas with plenty of solar-powered Christmas lights in their own pine tree backyard garden.


HSL in-house head of landscaping Leslie Lim said the 59 Norfolk pine trees surrounding La Promenade have been turned into real Christmas trees.

“We think it’s beautiful at night. So we’re keeping to our eco-friendly policy ― the fairy lights are solar-powered, and they last until past midnight every night.

“It was important for us to emphasis on natural trees. The first pine tree at La Promenade was planted almost a decade ago. Today, we have 1,500 pine trees along all 1.8km of the main boulevard,” he said.

To go hand-in-hand with the eco-friendly festive decorations, the mall is launching a photo contest in which participants only need to snap photos with La Promenade’s real Christmas trees, upload them to social media with the hashtag #Xcape2Promenade, and set the post to public.

The contest is open to all with no entry limits, and there are RM2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

“There are four characters, created by our graphics team, hidden around the mall. See if you can spot the snowman, Rudolph, Santa, and gingerbread man,” Lim added.

One of the four decorative mascots placed around the mall as the best photo spots in the area.

Art enthusiasts, mark your calendar because you will get to witness Sarawak mural artist Leonard Siaw in action this December ― he is staging his first solo show at the mall in collaboration with Hoan Gallery.

“I am honoured La Promenade Mall has offered me this opportunity. Not only that, the mall management is giving me a free hand with what I like to paint.

“I’ll be painting in a ‘temporary’ studio on the ground floor, just opposite Zoro,” said Siaw, who is best known for the giant Ring Ladies at Padawan, and the recent Kuching Old Bazaar’s ‘Coolie Keng’.

Young master artist Leonard Siaw is staging a solo show at La Promenade Mall’s ground floor.

Also art related, La Promenade is organising a colouring contest catered for primary and secondary categories on Christmas Day.

Meanwhile, Weekend Christmas Bazaars with booths managed by Sarawakian entrepreneurs will also be held throughout December.

Property admin manager Shirley Loo said a total of 16 booths will be stationed at the mall including Cloud 99 with their unique nitrogen ice cream and Helping Hands Penan with their amazing fashion items.

“Just like the mall’s tenants, we’ve given priority to Sarawakian business. For the mall, when we wanted burgers, we got Noms. When we wanted coffee, we got Black Bean.

“For the bazaar, all are local entrepreneurs. So it gives us great pride to ‘sapot lokal’,” she said in a statement today.

A Christmas Bazaar with 16 booths is operating within La Promenade Mall.

Some of La Promenade’s earliest tenants opened in November and December 2020. Outlets like Rice King and Black Bean Coffee & Tea have new menu items and special offers for their first-year anniversaries.

“Black Bean is introducing Mint Mocha for December. They’ve also got special Christmas hampers containing limited edition Taiwanese hand-blown coffee drippers and jugs — all decorated as wonderful festive gifts,” continued Loo.

Black Bean Coffee & Tea at La Promenade is offering special festive hampers containing Taiwan hand blown coffee drippers and jugs for sale.

Looking ahead, the green mall is planning a Bonsai show for February along with community events, with charities like Hope Place, Sarawak Women for Women Society, Special Needs Society Kuching and Bodhi Counselling.

For more info, visit lapromenademall.com.my, hsl.com.my, or follow @hslcn and @lapromenademall on social media. — DayakDaily