Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (2)

This is my follow up of my post on Malaysia РChristmas is Just Round the Corner (1) . By now, all the shopping malls and shops are in full force and ready for the Xmas shoppers with Xmas song blasting in the background. People busy window  shopping and looking for gifts or items on offers.

This is the final decoration up in one of the biggest shopping mall in South East Asia. Sights of giant ‘hot air balloons’ in the center of the concourse.

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Very colourful sight indeed….

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They even have wooden rocking horses all around for the kids to sit and ride while their parents take photos.

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More shots…..

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From the 2nd floor looking down. People walking on the ‘map’ of the ‘ancient world’

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Lots of colourful stuff toys for sale……

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and.. more. Guess kids (and adults too) love all these.

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Xmas wishing from the big fellas…….

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lastly…. to top it of…. a Christmas tree.

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 Year ahead!!!

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Malaysia – Mid Autumn Festival; Moon Cakes and Lanterns (2)

Mid Autumn Festival mood is now definitely in the air. Shopping malls setting small stalls along their walkway for the individual moon cake companies to promote and sell their moon cakes.

In the Yuan dynasty, moon cakes were used as a medium by the Ming revolutionaries in their espionage effort to secretly distribute letters to overthrow the Mongolian rulers of China. But now in the modern times, they are offered between friends or on family gatherings instead as this festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals. So… dun go looking for secret messages in the moon cakes that you receive. LOL!! Just cut and enjoy eating them with your relatives and friends.

A wide selection of moon cakes to choose from; standard ones are usually made from lotus seed or red beans paste with the option of single or double salted duck egg yolk in it to durian moon cake flavor, black sesame skin and lots more.

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Small stalls set up selling moon cakes.

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More option to choose from….

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..and more

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even more……

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They even have the ones that are kept refrigerated; snow skin moon cakes.

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More variety.

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Look at the crowd? People having a free taste of the special made moon cakes and deciding to buy or not to buy.

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Lovely packing for the moon cakes if you buy in a pack of 2 or 4. Like I mentioned earlier, these companies spent quite a sum (and passing the buck to the consumer) on doing up nice packaging as people buy these as gifts for friends or relatives too aside from buying for themselves.

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Anyway .. I would like to take this opportunity to wish my readers all over the world a Happy Mid Autumn Festival.

I will be back on the continuation of my write up on my search;