World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza Kicked Off Visit Pavilion 2018

2018 kicked start with lots of auspiciousness and a bang at World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza. It was a breath taking showcase of the unique Malaysian culture and heritage in conjunction with ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’, marking the beginning of the mall’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. Wow time flies, I still remember the day I attended Pavilion’s KL opening ceremony. 

World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza, Visit Pavilion 2018
World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza Kicks Off Visit Pavilion 2018

The World Lion and Dragon Dance Extravaganza on 1st of Jan 2018 was truly a dream experience for many of us plus this is the second year that Malaysia is participating in this world event. This is in line with ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’ to promote shopping tourism, where the mall becomes a tourism destination for exciting festivals, shopping, dining and urban leisure.

The celebration begins with the tossing of coins into the Pavilion Crystal Fountain for New Year wishes by Guest of Honour, YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Minister of Federal Territories, YB Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan, Deputy Minister of Federal Territories, Dato’ Ammar Abdul Ghapar, Senior Director of Domestic and Events, Tourism Malaysia, Dato’ Joyce Yap CEO Retail of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Dato’ Maznah binti Abdul Jalil, Director of Pavilion REIT , Mr Philip Ho, CEO of Pavilion REIT, YB Dato Abdul Wahab Khalil, Non-Executive Director of WCT, Puan Baizuri Baharum, Head of Shopping Secretariat Malaysia, Mr. Lovell Ho, Senior Director of Leasing & Retail Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Ms. Kung Suan Ai, Director of Marketing Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

This was followed by a traditional eye dotting ceremony to awaken 10 lions-symbols of Prosperity, Harmony, Unity, Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Success, Wealth, Good Health and Great Dreams will be on display in the mall to mark the mall’s festive celebration.

World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza Kicked Off Visit Pavilion 2018
 Traditional eye dotting ceremony

That morning, we were treated to a spectacular World Lion and Dragon Dance extravaganza featuring 111 lions and two 27-m long dragons, performed by over 1,000 members from various troupes from all over Malaysia including the KLKSK Dragon & Lion Dance Asssociation, Hong Wei Dragon & Lion Dance Team, Xuan Long Dragon & Lion Dance Machap Umboo Melaka.

World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza, Visit Pavilion 2018
World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza Kicked Off Visit Pavilion 201
111 lions and two 27-m long dragons, performed by over 1,000 members from various troupes from all over Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur was ranked 5th World’s Best Shopping Cities by Expedia UK in 2016 and stands as one of the top 10 most visited cities in the world by Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017. Pavilion KL promises new and priceless experiences, personalized indulgences, amazing rewards and fulfillment of dreams for the shoppers and community whole year long.

World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza, Visit Pavilion 2018
Total there were 111 lions and two 27-m long dragons, performed by over 1,000 members from various troupes from all over Malaysia

The logo of ‘Visit Pavilion 2018’ features the Pavilion Crystal Fountain, an iconic tourist landmark in Kuala Lumpur. The fountain showcases the Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia, a symbol of opulence, passion and progression. The bowls represent Malaysia's multicultural society living in unity and harmony, ascending to signify the growing aspirations of Malaysians.

World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza, Visit Pavilion 2018
Visit Pavilion 2018

Since its Grand Opening in January 2008, Pavilion KL has been pro-active in promoting shopping tourism and elevating the status of Bukit Bintang as a tourism destination. The mall is at the forefront of retail innovation and excellence, winning over 42 international and local awards from notable organisations such as FIABCI International, International Council of Shopping Centres, Tourism Malaysia, City Hall Kuala Lumpur, prestigious lifestyle and travel publications.

For more information about World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza Kicked Off Visit Pavilion 2018, please visit Pavilion KL
Pavilion KL’s Concierge Telephone 03-2118 8833.

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