This year, Pavilion REIT Malls welcomes visitors to celebrate Hari Raya with plenty of festive shopping, buka puasa reunions, fun times and exciting rewards. Pavilion KL celebrates with ‘Eid In Harmony’, an international, cross-cultural showcase in partnership with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Intermark Mall’s ‘Meriah Raya’ invites shoppers to experience the art of puppet-shadow play with Malaysia’s traditional Wayang Kulit and revisit nostalgic Malaysian childhood games; and at Da Men USJ, shoppers will be transported back to `90s Malaysia with ‘Bestnya Raya!’, celebrating Malaysian batik in an iconic retro style!

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

(from left) Guests of Honour Mr. Khairul Azmir Ahmad, Director of Culture, Arts, Tourism and Sports, DBKL; Dato’ Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Pavilion KL; Datuk Saraya Arbi, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture; H.E. Ali Asghar Mohammadi, the Ambassador of Iran to Malaysia; and Mr B. Ravintharan, Head of Cards, Maybank Group Community Financial Services officially launched Pavilion KL’s ‘Eid In Harmony’ celebration on April 8.

With the re-opening of Malaysia’s borders, Pavilion KL, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, once again presents an international dynamic to its festivities. Partnering with the Embassy of Iran for the first time, ‘Eid In Harmony’ is an international, cross-cultural showcase that celebrates the heritage, culture, and traditions of both Malaysia and Iran.

Following the celebration of the Persian New Year from 2 – 7 April with authentic Iranian products and interactive activities at the Centre Court, Pavilion KL has transformed into a spectacular Hari Raya celebration, showcasing both Malaysian and Iranian culture through festive décor, gifts, activities, and shopping experiences until 16 May.

Pavilion KL is also proud to partner with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, Kraftangan Malaysia and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to present Malaysia’s stunning handicrafts, arts, and culture, to promote Malaysia’s local craftsmanship at the ‘Eid In Harmony’ Marketplace. For a unique shopping experience at the Centre Court, shoppers may pick up Raya gifts and souvenirs from a variety of Malaysian and Iranian handicraft on sale. There are also plenty of immersive activities such as the first live Persian carpet weaving demonstrations in Malaysia, enamelling on copper handicraft workshops, as well as musical and dance performances from both cultures for shoppers to experience.

Plenty of festive treats and shopping await at Pavilion KL this festive period. Shop for your stylish Raya outfit at Variante, match it with a beautiful headscarf from Arzu or dUCK, and find your signature scent from Arabian Oud. For some exciting entertainment, catch the latest blockbusters at Dadi Cinema, then cap off your day with a delectable Middle Eastern iftar at Al Halabi Gourmet Restaurant and visit Pavilion KL’s newest café The Coffee Academïcs for coffee and dessert.

Be rewarded when you shop this festive season! With a minimum spend of RM150 (or RM100 with Maybank Credit or Charge Cards), shoppers will receive exclusive Raya packets inspired by Iranian and Malaysian architectural motifs. Complimentary RM20 dining vouchers are also available with a minimum spend of RM200, and with a minimum spend of RM300, shoppers will receive a toiletries pouch and gift set. With Maybank as Pavilion KL’s official banking partner for 2022, cardholders will receive a complimentary Corelle Livingware Four-Piece Set with RM1,000 spent in a single receipt and a Vision Casserole Dish with RM2,000 spent.

Intermark Mall Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy a cultural feast this Hari Raya at Intermark Mall with ‘Meriah Raya’, inspired by favourite traditional Malaysian art and games including Wayang Kulit, Batu Seremban, Congkak, and more. Delight in the festive décor that captures the fun and carefree spirit of nostalgic childhood games alongside exhibitions and performances from now until 8 May.

Be sure to get that Instagram-worthy Raya shot at the mall’s traditional Malay décor display, adorned with colourful batik and flowers. Shoppers can also experience shadow puppetry first-hand by directing their own Wayang Kulit performance at the screen in the Ground Atrium.

Intermark Mall is collaborating with Karyaneka, a subsidiary under Kraftangan Malaysia, and Wak Long Music & Art Centre to showcase the art of shadow play, cultural games and traditional artforms through engaging workshops. Shoppers are invited to participate in workshops to learn how to make shadow play puppets, paint batik, make Batu Seremban and play Congkak from 16 to 30 April at the Meriah Raya Gallery, Ground Floor.

Shoppers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to learn more about the history of Wayang Kulit and witness spectacular shadow puppet performances regaling traditional Malay folktales by Wak Long at The Art of Shadow Exhibition at the Meriah Raya Gallery. The Wayang Kulit Shows by Wak Long will take place on 16, 17 and 24 April 2022 at 2pm and 5pm.

As part of the festive shopping experience, there will also be a showcase of traditional gamelan music and cultural dances by students of Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur on 12, 13, 14 April at 1pm at the Ground Atrium.

For those looking for something tasty, shoppers can stock up on Raya goodies at Jaya Grocer’s Raya Delectable Pop-Up, Concourse Level from 11 April to 1 May. From festive treats, hampers, imported dates and chocolates, shoppers can buy all their favourite snacks in time for the Raya celebrations. To find the perfect Raya outfit or handcrafted Raya gift for family and friends, visit the Meriah Raya Pop-Up, Ground Atrium from 8 April to 8 May and browse the various handicrafts by Kraftangan Malaysia and Wak Long, as well as stunning headscarves and Baju Raya from Bacarat for the festive season. To spruce up your home this festive season, swing by the Artisan Pop-Up by Living Circles Concept, Ground Floor (opposite Starbucks) from 8 April to 8 May, for party essentials and festive decorations.

Shoppers who spend RM200 and above in a single receipt may redeem an exclusive set of Raya Packets and stand a chance to win shopping vouchers. Those who spend RM500 and above in two accumulated receipts may redeem an exclusive set of Raya Packets and a 6-piece Ocean Ivory Hi-Ball Glassware Set.

Da Men USJ

Da Men USJ invites shoppers to create everlasting festive memories with ‘Bestnya Raya!’ from now until 31 May. Da Men USJ will transport shoppers to the urban `90s – featuring iconic furnishings, modern batik fashion, and signature Raya delicacies. With plenty of unique festive décor, the mall is the ideal destination for photos to celebrate the season. Bamboo lights and signature wooden furniture are surrounded with traditional bamboo pelita, festive Hari Raya ketupat, and a host of `90s era accessories and electronics!

On the Ground Floor, check out the Batik Clothing Showcase designed by the talented students at INTI College and body-positive fashion brand Cynta Exclusive that displays Malaysia’s rich artistic heritage through stunning batik fashion pieces. At the Ground Floor Atrium, shoppers can purchase all their festive essentials at the Bestnya Raya! Bazaar – find fashionable Baju Melayu, colourful traditional batik, handmade bags, trendy accessories, shoes, Raya snacks and cookies, as well as festive hampers.

There are also plenty of fun activities to enjoy this festive period – kids can take part in a Raya Workshop with Global Art and get creative with Batik Painting at the Atrium, Ground Floor held on 16, 23, 30 April from 2pm to 5pm. Other workshops include a Terrarium Workshop and Anyaman Bakul Workshop by orang asal artisans; as well as Batik Canting, DIY Soap and Candle Making workshops by local artisans. On top of the interactive workshops, shoppers can also catch live demonstrations of Malaysia’s rich art and culture, including Anyaman Tikar Mengkuang (woven mats), batik painting, wood carving and henna art demonstrations.

After shopping and fun activities, visitors can sit back and enjoy festive performances at the Atrium, Ground Floor. Save the date and rock out to the musical tunes of `90s rock legends Man Bai, Along Exists, and Mohar Mohram at Da Men USJ’s Bestnya Concert on 24 April at 2pm.

Shoppers will be rewarded when they spend at Da Men USJ. With every RM50 spent in a single receipt mall-wide, shoppers will receive an exclusive set of Raya packets, with the opportunity to purchase one box of Neutrovis Hari Raya Edition Face Masks for RM10. With every RM180 spent mall-wide (RM280 with Jaya Grocer receipt), shoppers will receive exclusive F&B and Dadi Cinema movie vouchers.

In an exclusive contest, Da Men USJ is giving away RM6,500 worth of Dadi Cinema tickets this festive season. Shoppers simply need to submit their contest entries with a minimum spend of RM50 in a single receipt to be in the running to win a half year supply of movie tickets!

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