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Gamuda Cove's Insta-Worthy Rainbow City Is Inspired By A Quaint Rainbow Village In Taiwan

So. Much. Colour!

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Ever been to Gamuda Cove?

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Dubbed “Nature Sanctuary, Smart City”, Gamuda Cove not only provides comfortable housing on a charming landscape, but is also home to several awesome attractions and family-friendly events occurring all year-round!

One of Gamuda Cove's key entertainment spots is Discovery Park, which comes with the Hangout Village and Adventure Park filled with thrilling activities suitable for all ages and interests

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A bustling site of adventure, Discovery Park is home to many unique attractions, including Malaysia's first salt-water diving pool club, Southeast Asia's first Aerobar in Malaysia that's 40-meters above the ground, and a 16-metre-tall ropes course.

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Whether you're seeking adrenaline-inducing challenges or some relaxing family bonding with the kids, Gamuda Cove offers the best activities to leave you with memorable experiences that last a lifetime.

In celebration of CNY, Gamuda Cove is launching a gorgeous picturesque spot in Discovery Park, and you'll totally want to take your New Year OOTD photos there!

Every wall, alley, and street in this colourful city is brightly painted with vivid designs and motifs. This will definitely entice visitors to bask in the vibrant and whimsical streets reminiscent of a childhood fairytale.

Young and old alike will be mesmerised by the ornate decorations and quirky rainbow theme, which signifies change and the coming of good fortune.

A colourful and dazzling city, Gamuda Cove's Rainbow City is inspired by Rainbow Village at Taichung City, Taiwan

Mr Huang Yung-Fu, A.K.A "Rainbow Grandpa".

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Rainbow Village in Taichung City was once a temporary military village which housed around 1,200 veteran families. When the village was facing threats of demolishment, Mr Huang Yung-Fu, an old veteran who had been living there for over 37 years, began painting colourful animals, dolls, and characters on his bungalow walls.

What's more, Rainbow City @ Gamuda Cove is also infused with Malaysia’s very own Muhibbah culture

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Rainbow City features a series of vibrantly painted houses and streets that greatly resemble traditional Muhibbah designs like Batik, Corak Kadazan, and Corak Minangkabau.

This CNY, Discovery Park will be hosting a series of performances and workshops every weekend at the newly launched Rainbow City, which includes:

1. Face Changing Performance

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Face Changing, commonly referred to as 'Bian Lian', is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that features performers in vividly coloured masks. The masks typically depict faces of famous opera characters, which the performers skillfully change from one face to another almost instantaneously with a swift movement of the head or hand.

Here are the details:
Date: 18-19 January 2020
Time: 1.00pm-1.30pm
Venue: ArcHIVE, Discovery Park

2. Thousand Hands Performance

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The 'Goddess of Mercy' dance originated in 1987 and features a spectacular visual dance synchronisation meant to simulate Guanyin in her thousand-handed form.

Here are the details:
Date: 18-19 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm-6.30pm
Venue: Cove Aerobar, Discovery Park

3. Fire jugglers and stilt walkers

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Don't miss these hair-raising acrobatic feats that will leave you awed with child-like wonder.

Here are the details:
Date: 18-19 January 2020
Time: 8.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: ArcHIVE, Discovery Park

4. Enjoyable rainbow Chinese knots making and 3D rat masks at fun workshops suitable for all ages

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Make these beautiful Chinese knot tassels that you could use to embellish your CNY hampers with!

Rainbow Chinese Knot Making
(cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 1 & 8 February 2020
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Barsa Pool Club

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What's more, Gamuda Cove visitors get the chance to redeem a 3D Rat Mask at Gamuda Cove Experience Gallery, which could be customized at the workshop located in Discovery Park.

3D Rat Mask Making (cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 1 & 8 February 2020
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Barsa Pool Club

5. '12 Seasons Drums' performance

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The '12 Seasons Drums' is a Malaysian cultural art introduced in 1988, and is based on agricultural activity during the four seasons of the Chinese lunar calendar, and has been introduced in several Chinese schools in Malaysia.

Here are the details: (cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 1 & 8 February 2020
Time: 6.00pm-6.30pm
Venue: Cove Aerobar, Discovery Park

6. LED Acrobatic Lion Dance

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What's better than an auspicious lion dance performance during CNY? How about an acrobatic lion dance featuring dazzling LED lion costumes and skilled acrobats gracefully leaping and bounding around on raised poles!

Here are the details:
Date: 1 February 2020
Time: 9.00pm-9.30pm
Venue: ArcHIVE entrance/Bicycle Route

7. Engage with your artsy side and create beautiful masterpieces at the Perler beads making and fan painting workshops

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Young or old, this craft will surely entice the kid in you to go crazy with these colourful beads!

Perler Beads Making
 (cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 2 & 9 February 2020
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Barsa Pool Club, Discovery Park

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DIY your own paper fan and you could even use it to complement your CNY outfits!

Paper Fan Painting
(cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 2 & 9 February 2020
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Barsa Pool Club, Discovery Park

8. Chinese Yoyo Performance

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Be amazed at the marvellous feats of the 'Diablo' performers as they juggle hourglass-shaped spinning tops in synchronised formations.

Here are the details: (cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 2 & 9 February 2020
Time: 6.00pm-6.30pm
Venue: Cove Aerobar, Discovery Park

9. Floating Wishing Lanterns

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Ever wished to see beautiful floating lanterns in Malaysia? You can now realise your dream at Rainbow City and set off lanterns to your hearts' desire!

Here are the details:
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8.00pm-10.00pm
Venue: Central Park, Gamuda Cove

10. 'Last Snow Before Spring' performance

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There's nothing like the last snow before spring - the coming of warmer, brighter hues, and more pleasant weather. Now you can experience it for yourself!

Here are the details: (cancelled due to rising health concerns)
Date: 1, 2, 8, and 9 February
Time: 7.30pm-8.00pm
Venue: Cove Aerobar, Discovery Park

Visit Rainbow City on weekends to enjoy bazaars and more fun activities with your family

The best part? Everything you do here will be super Instagrammable because of the aesthetic paintings and spectacular scenery all around!

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While you're there, why not participate in Gamuda Cove's 'Count & Win' Facebook contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes

From 18 January to 9 February 2020, visit Rainbow City to spot and count strategically 'hidden' CNY Mastheads and Discovery Park icons on the Mural House.

Here's how to enter:
Step 1: Like and follow Discovery Park’s Facebook page. Make sure your account is set to 'public'.
Step 2: Post your answer to Facebook with the hashtags #DiscoveryPark #GamudaCove #RainbowCityatGamudaCove, and tag @Discovery Park. 
Step 3: Three winners with the most accurate answers will be announced one week after the contest ends.

For more information, check out Discovery Park's Facebook page now.

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