Remember how gorgeous the Starling's Christmas decorations were last year? They're back at it again with an equally stunning display for CNY!
Themed 'Prosperity in Bloom', this time the Starling is bringing a blooming cherry blossom garden to life within the mall, in keeping to the spirit of their 'The Mall in a Park' tagline.
You'll be swept up with the auspicious festive vibes and taken over with a cheerful feeling as you stroll through the beautiful cherry blossom garden in full bloom. It's filled with photo-worthy spots so don't forget to take lots of photos!
The ‘blossoming’ concept was chosen to symbolize and bring Happiness, Longevity, Fortune, Luck, and Wealth to everyone this Spring
So take your time to feel the festivities and get cheered up by the lovely blooming ambiance, where you're encouraged to leave all negativity behind, and start the new year afresh with positive energy.
And once again, the wide-open space right in the middle (it's a Chinese garden arch this time!) will be where all the activities and performances take place from now until 19 February 2019.
Here are all the events lined up to thrill and entertain you:
Acrobatic Lion Dance by Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association
This award-winning troupe has accumulated 23 championship awards in various international and national lion dance competitions. They will amaze you with their high pole acrobatic lion dance stunts.
Acrobatic Lion Dance & LED Dragon Dance by Kwong Ngai Lion Dance
Through their highly-skilled and impressive performances, this troupe will undoubtedly live up to their reputation as a multiple award-winning lion dance association with a current total of 76 mostly champion awards at both the National and International Level.
Street Style Lion Dance
The awesome mashup of urban and traditional dance styles will add an amazing contemporary twist to the traditional lion dance performance.
The globe-trotting Hands Percussion ensemble will showcase a pulsating and innovative drums and percussion performance. This highly-regarded and admired ensemble aims to preserve their cultural heritage while introducing new dimensions to theatrical drumming by exploring contemporary percussion music and different cultures.
Kuala Lumpur Pipes and Drums
Our nation's very own Kuala Lumpur Pipes and Drums will be putting on a unique and special performance of famous classic Chinese songs as well as Chinese New Year festive songs.
Kids Chinese Face Mask Changing
Face mask changing is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the general Sichuan Opera. Performers wear brightly coloured costumes and vivid masks, typically depicting well-known characters from the opera. Check out this fantastic art of face changing right here in Starling, as performed by 3 young talented artistes.
Chinese Blossom Children’s Dance
Watch the group of adorable children and talented teens performing a variety of entertaining and colourful Chinese traditional dances.
Fuk Luk Sau Mascots Meet & Greet
The Fuk Luk Sau a.k.a Three Star Elders are wise men who bring happiness, health, longevity, peace, security, luck, wealth, and prosperity into a home. Come on over to meet the Fuk Luk Sau mascots on stage and don't forget to bring along your family for a fun photography session.
God of Prosperity Mascot Walkabout
The God of Prosperity mascot will be will be making his way around the mall to greet shoppers and wish them good fortune for this Chinese New Year. Make sure to take a picture with him if you're lucky enough to catch him.
The Oriental Fusion
Listen to a Chinese fusion music ensemble with vocalist singing classic and popular Chinese songs.
Here's the full schedule so you won't miss out on anything:
If you're still shopping for all your festive needs, check out the CNY market where you'll be spoiled for choice
Planning to have catch-up sessions or reunion dinners with your loved ones? The Starling has over 50 appetizing choices that have been carefully crafted to meet your every craving:
- Asian & Fusion: Tang Room, Red Kettle, Sopoong, Liang Sandwich Bar & Ages Ago, PhoVietz, Smart Kitchen, Mr Tuk Tuk, Nene Chicken
- Local Favourites: Nam Heong, Mr Fish’s Fishhead Noodle, Ah Cheng’s Laksa, I Love Yoo, Tan Ngan Lo, Go Noodle, Kim Zen, Dave’s Deli, Two Sons Bistro, The Teh Tarik Place, Teo Chew Lor
- Japanese: Mitsuyado Seimen, Rakuzen, Shojikiya, Teppanyaki, Shin Tamagoyaki, Sushi Zanmai, Sukishi, Empire Sushi
- Chill Out: Bonfire, Nicsmann 1940’s by Lewre, Truly Wine
- Western: Vine, The Embassy Café
- Health & Organics: Salad Atelier, BMS Organics
- Bakery & Take-Away: Kory, Ah Mah Traditional Sponge Cake, Auntie Anne's
- Coffee, Tea, Juice & Desserts: Starbucks Coffee, Baskin Robbins, Cojiitii, Juice Works, Tea Verandah, Juiceee.
- Foodies’ Nest (at Level 3): Champ’s Express, Pin Qian Klang Bak Kut Teh, Lim’s Fried Chicken, Taiwan Spicy Noodles House, Spicy Sichuan, Judy’s Hakka Lei Cha & Cuisine, JE Seafood Noodles, Loke Yun Chicken Rice, Mama, Taiwanese Mini Hot Pot, Taiwan Braised, Fujisawa Izakaya, Little Fox
Wanna make sure you look your absolute best this festive season?
Book yourself an appointment at any one of the well-established hair salons at the Starling – APT Hair Salon, Green Perm, and Hair Fancier.
The Starling is also home to many beauty outlets to pamper and cater to your every need, including AsterSpring, Celmonze The Signature, Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy, Verthy The Signature, Rachel Chew Clinic, Jurlique, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pevonia, Tanamera, TNS, Skin Lab, Wnail Inspired, Watsons, Guardian, Femme Hairstory, and more.
The Starling wishes you a happy Chinese New Year ahead, and invites you to come on over and celebrate with the glorious 'Prosperity in Bloom'! Gong Xi Fa Cai!