1 Utama Shopping Centre Uncovers the Treasures of Teochew Heritage this Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year, 1 Utama Shopping Centre unveils its celebrations with the “Treasures of Teochew Heritage” that showcasing China’s rich Teochew culture and tradition from now till 29 Jan 2023. Immerse yourself in the captivating sights of the Chaozhou region through beautiful story-fabled decorations for that Big Rabbit Energy at 1 Utama this festive season.

Meticulously recreated at the LG Oval concourse, bask in the grandeur of 1 Utama’s iconic Guangji Bridge (广济桥) built in the Song Dynasty, is one of China’s greatest creations in the history. At the end of this visually stunning bridge lies a beautiful Chinese Pavilion decorated with enchanting Palace Lanterns and Cherry Blossoms to symbolize good fortune and a renewal of life. Shoppers can also view a variety of Teochew Opera musical instruments, puppetry and traditional costumes, depicting the Coming of Age (Chu Hua Yuan 出花园) and Betrothal (Guo Da Li 过大礼) ceremonies, which are significant cultural traditions in the Teochew community.

Meanwhile, 1 Utama’s Centre Court concourse at Ground Floor has been transformed into a Chaoshan Courtyard Mansion with Sima-Trailer roof architecture and design inspired by ancient dwellings (驷马拖车), Feng Shui elements and hand-painted floral motifs that further represents the colourful Teochew heritage.

In collaboration with the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association, get ready for a shopping bonanza of items from festive hampers, tea, jewellery to cheongsams and even tasty delicacies like mochi and pineapple cookies. A specially curated Chaosan Marketplace event will take place at LG Oval on 14 & 15 January from 12pm to 5pm where visitors can experience Teochew culture that has developed over the centuries with local artisans displaying their wares, traditional arts and crafts, Teochew food, as well as exciting calligraphy competition and cultural performances.

Be entertained by enthralling performances such as Teochew Opera, Puppet Show, Acrobatic Lion Dance, and more celebrating the cultural treasures of Teochew every week. Be sure to save the dates and join 1 Utama for a memorable occasion!

For more details, contact the Customer Service Centre at Tel: 03-7710 8118 or check updates on 1 Utama’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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