Colour­ful and artis­tic show­case

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MID- AUTUMN FESTIVAL -

THE Mid- Au­tumn Fes­ti­val is a time when fam­i­lies tra­di­tion­ally get to­gether to cel­e­brate the abun­dance of a good har­vest, rel­ish­ing moon­cakes over fra­grant tea un­der a full moon.

This year, the cel­e­bra­tion in Cheras Leisure Mall is in­spired by the Chi­nese lan­tern zou ma deng, a uniquely hand­crafted lan­tern that rep­re­sents the in­ge­nu­ity of Chi­nese tra­di­tion.

The zou ma deng are en­livened with the draw­ings and paint­ings on the lan­tern’s wooden pan­els by chil­dren, adding child­like imag­i­na­tions to the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Th­ese art­works show­case the chil­dren’s artis­tic tal­ent and ideation to present the Mid- Au­tumn of their heart.

The mas­ter­pieces were sub­mit­ted by over 300 chil­dren of ages 10 to 12 years through the draw­ing con­test, “A Colour­ful MidAu­tumn Fes­ti­val”, and will be dis­played un­til Sept 18 at the Ground Floor Con­course and Level 2 Link Bridge. To catch the young artists in ac­tion, join the Prize Pre­sen­ta­tion Cer­e­mony that will be held on Sept 17 at 11am, where cash vouch­ers worth RM20,000 will be given away to the win­ners.

In con­junc­tion with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, two 70ft long mu­rals with Merdeka- in­spired cre­ation are dis­played at the Level 1 Link Bridge un­til Sept 18.

Added to that is a va­ri­ety of pro­grammes planned for the fes­tiv­i­ties, which in­clude Nick Chung and Stella Chung al­bum promo and I Melody mini con­cert this Sun­day ( Sept 4), Fam­ily Re­union Mid- Au­tumn Cel­e­bra­tion 2016 on Sept 11 and Chi­nese Cul­tural Show on Sept 17.

Con­trib­ute to a good cause by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Astro Kita Sama Blood Do­na­tion Drive held at Level 2 con­course this week­end ( Sept 3 and 4) from 10am to 6pm.

For hand­i­craft lovers, par­take in the mall’s DIY work­shops and have fun while you learn to make moon­cake- shaped soaps and moon­cakes this Sun­day ( Sept 3) and Sept 10, re­spec­tively.

Those in­ter­ested are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter early due to the lim­ited spa­ces avail­able.

For some won­der­ful re­union gifts, check out the moon­cakes and con­fec­tioner­ies of­fered at the bazaar at the Lower Ground con­course, on­go­ing un­til Sept 15. Be de­lighted by the va­ri­ety of se­lec­tions rang­ing from tra­di­tional favourites to con­tem­po­rary new cre­ations.

Prom­i­nent brands fea­tured in­clude Casa­hana, Yu- Ai, Tai Thong, Baker’s Cot­tage, Yong Sheng Gift Shop, Bee Cheng Hiang, Bee’s, Se­ta­pak Teochew Moon­cake, Milky Way, Hong Kong Bay and Qian Yue Ting.

For those who have sub­mit­ted an en­try to the “Drive Your Dream” con­test, be sure to fol­low Cheras Leisure Mall Face­book page where 40 fi­nal­ists will be an­nounced.

Be one of the lucky 40 fi­nal­ists and stand a chance to win the grand prize – a Honda HR- V – at the grand fi­nal that will be held on Sept 18.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 03- 9132 2386, e- mail at mar­ket­ing@ ppb. com. my or log on to Terms and con­di­tions of the work­shops are avail­able on Cheras Leisure Mall Face­book page.

Sixty young artists from Da­sein Academy of Art com­plet­ing the two 70ft long merdeka in­spired mu­rals at the LG Con­course.

A par­tic­i­pant show­cas­ing her mas­ter­piece at the Chil­dren’s mid- Au­tumn Draw­ing Con­test.

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