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Where to Visit, Eat and Shop for Festive Gifts this Chinese New Year

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Roar into Chinese New Year (CNY) with these festive activities for the family! The 1st of February will reign in the Year of the Tiger, marking it as a fresh start for the Chinese community, and kickstarting several days of celebration. Here’s to ushering in health, prosperity and strength together- along with a sprinkle of extra luck for 2022! 

Visit:

Shopping Malls 

The ever-so-popular location that Malaysians flock to for celebrations throughout the year. And we understand why! What’s not to love about the extravagant decorations, festive bazaars and cultural performances available, all in one location?  

1. Ikano Power Centre Shopping Centre

Source: IPC Shopping Centre

The Year of WOOHOO

Enjoy blessings (gifts, promotions and redemptions) while shopping at IPC, and fun activities, such as:

-Kids’ craft workshops (3D Standee Making,  Magnet Painting, Paper Lantern Making, Felt Mandarin Orange  Making, Plum Blossom Art,  Chinese Paper Art);

-Mascot Walkabouts (3 Små Club Buddies, God of Prosperity and Xian Nv Assistant);

-Performance (Peking Opera, Chinese Dance, Chinese Wushu, 3 pieces Traditional Instrumentalist);

-Lion dance (Acrobatic, Traditional); and

-Calligraphy (Chinese, Rainbow)

Date: 10th January – 13th February 2022

2. Publika

Source: Publika

Happy Duo Duo

Get your Chinese New Year’s gifts, hampers, and apparels from a wide range of specially curated vendors,  enjoy festive performances and attend cultural workshops, all at the Gallery Level G2, Publika. 

Date: 10th January – 15th February 2022

3. Sunway Putra Mall

Source: Sunway Putra Mall

100 Blessings

Check out the lineups that are ‘fu’ with exciting activities to entertain and charm. From Wonder-fu redemptions and offerings, to Wonder-fu Activities, there’s something exciting for everyone in the family!​

Date: 7th January- 20th February 2022

Bazaars

Sunny Side Up Market

Source: Sunny Side Up

The Row KL brings to you its 27th installation of this wonderful community market, with a curated pool of more than 30 local, homegrown brands covering all sorts of wares, ranging from fashion apparel and accessories, home decor, gifts, festive food and beverages, bath & beauty products, and even, presents for pets!

Date: 22nd and 23rd January 2022

Time: 11am -5pm

Venue: Slate at The Row, 48 Jalan Doraisamy (Next to Imperial Sheraton Hotel)

Eat:

Restaurants (with Yee Sang available)

Source: Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

Huat ah! Get the family decked out in their favourite Chinese New Year outfits and dine at one of these yummilicious restaurants. Begin the meal with a plate of Yee Sang for everyone to lou (toss) their way to abundance. It’s a super fun tradition amongst the Malaysian Chinese, and we guarantee that the kids will have a blast mixing (and being allowed to ‘play’ with) the prosperity salad!

1. Yue at Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Source: Marriot Bonvoy

Enjoy the panoramic city view and understated décor at this tastefully designed Chinese restaurant, combined to elevate the art of Chinese dining to refined heights. The menu proffers a repertoire of classic Chinese fare and innovative dishes, served a la carte and presented with intuitive grace. Individual private dining rooms are available for enhanced privacy.

Yue also has a great selection of Yee Sang flavours to choose from. Take your pick from the more traditional Yee Sang, to the inventive Fruit Yee Sang with Fresh Salmon and Black Truffle flavour. 

Yee sang availability: From January 17th onwards 

Preparation time (for Yee Sang takeaway): 2 hours

Delivery: Available 

Contact: 03 7622 8998

2. Golden Valley at Melawati Mall

Source: Golden Valley Facebook

Visit Golden Valley for a halal Chinese feast, enjoying dishes such as the Treasure Pot Poon Choy, laboriously prepared with a whopping 18 ingredients. Golden Valley provides authentic seafood and Chinese cuisine, all prepared with only fresh and quality halal ingredients. Even their Yee Sang contains no nasties. Expect only fresh ingredients with no preservatives or unnatural colouring!

Contact: 012- 286 0210

3. Oversea at Jalan Imbi (Non-Halal)

Source: Oversea

This award-winning chain of restaurants has been around since the 1970s, with its humble beginnings stemming from the famous Jalan Imbi branch. Feast on  mouthwatering conventional Cantonese specialties  here, as the restaurant successfully preserves the classic rich flavours of Chinese cuisine through its years of experience.

Contact: 03- 2144 9911

4. The Ming Room at Bangsar Shopping Centre (Non-Halal)

Source: The Ming Room

For those who enjoy a modern twist to their traditional cuisines, The Ming Room is the place to go! The Ming Room serves up classic Cantonese dishes with creative contemporary touches, and a comprehensive Chinese New Year menu available for the season. The restaurant is also designed for comfortable dining amidst  a blend of history and elegance, with antique terracotta horses interspersed amongst its modern furnishing.

Contact: 03- 2284 8822

Buy:

Gift Sets for Family and Friends

Li, or 礼, meaning gift, is a beautiful element in the Chinese culture.  Express your appreciation, convey your respect and strengthen relationships through gifting this CNY!

1. Bountiful Harvest by Origin Bulk Store (RM148)

Source: Origin Bulk Store

With the many lavish celebrations coming along our way, opt for a thoughtful eco gift that promotes zero waste this year. Send traditional superfoods like oysters and scallops to those you wish for health and longevity. Let’s support and play a part in the sustainable movement this CNY!

The gift set includes:

  • 1 small jar of Dried Oysters 200g;
  • 1 small jar of Dried Scallops 250g;
  • 1 small jar of Cashew mix 190g; and
  • 1 CNY Greeting Card.

2. Young at Heart Unbox FUYOH series by Huff and Puff (RM218)

Source: Unbox by Huff Puff

This set will bring back nostalgic memories of childhood CNY celebrations! Gift a fun experience and reminisce about the good old days, as you try your luck at spinning the handle for a surprise ball filled with old school treats. 

3. Tiffin 4 Tier Carrier Set by JEIWA (RM339)

Source: Destination Good

JEIWA helps victims of domestic violence regain their confidence and develop skills to contribute to the community. Gift a charming tiffin carrier made with food-grade stainless steel, beautifully hand-painted by women artisans using toxic-free materials. Perfect for ferrying wholesome home-cooked meals around, or to bring out to tapao meals for the whole family!

4. Blissful Reunion CNY Tea Gift Set by Purple Cane (RM188)

Source: Purple Cane

Treat your loved ones to a festive selection of traditional teas to wash down those sweet traditional treats. The gift set also comes with a teapot and tea cups, perfect for pairing with your CNY cookies and titbits!

The gift set includes:

  • 1 box Year 2008 Guan Cang Puer (65g);
  • 1 pc Japanese Clay Pot (Teapot design depends on stock availability);
  • 2 pcs Celadon Porcelain Teacups;
  • 1 box Huang Jin Gui (100g);
  • 1 box Baby Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea Hangzhou (50g);
  • 1 pc Green Tea Pumpkin Seeds (200g).

5. Awesome Rawrsome TBX CNY Set by The Brownie Xperiment (RM98/ RM178)

Source: The Brownie Xperiment

Gift this unique and purr-fect CNY Cookie Set for your sweet-toothed friends and family. These artisanal CNY treats come in a range of delicious flavours and are homemade from scratch, without any preservatives.  Choose from a 4 piece set in a custom CNY 2022 Edition Basket at RM178, or a 2 piece set without the basket at RM98  (free delivery included*).  Be warned though – goodies from The Brownie Xperiment are highly addictive!

Items include:

  • Earl Grey Spiced Pineapple Tarts w/ 24K Edible Gold Flakes;
  • Chocolate Chip Bakwa (Halal Smoked Chicken Jerky) Cookies;
  • Salted Gula Melaka Onde-onde Tarts; and
  • Milk Snowflake Crisp Nougat.

(*Delivery within KL and Selangor, subject to available daily delivery slots)

6. CNY Nut Mix Gift Box by Amazin’ Graze (RM39.90)

Source: Amazin’ Graze

Join Amazin’ Graze on a roaring journey of health and prosperity this New Year, with their newly-launched and limited-edition CNY Nut Mix Gift Box. The auspicious gift box set is filled with an abundance of classic Nut and Trail Mixes, as well as a brand new lucky flavour – Miso Seaweed – to commemorate new beginnings.  Made with 100% natural and premium nuts, every packet is fiercely flavourful!

The gift set includes:

  • A full variety of nut mixes including  Pandan Coconut Nut Mix, Coconut Curry Lime Nut Mix, Berry Antioxidant Trail Mix; and
  • 1 X Chinese New Year Message Card

 


Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a very festive Chinese New Year ahead, #makchicmumtribe!

Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.