Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur – performances around the city that the kids will love.

Kuala Lumpur has been transformed by red and gold lanterns as the malls, streets, and even the apartment buildings pull out all the stops for the run up to Chinese New Year. 

The Bukit Bintang entrance to Pavilion

As this is our first CNY in Malaysia we want to make the most of being in the heart of it all and that meant taking the children to see one of the Chinese performances happening around the city. Fortunately for any of us wanting to see lions and dragons dancing, most of the malls offer us the opportunity to delight in such festivities.  

The stage is set and with front row seats, we are ready for show time!
The shopping centres have already installed a stage and have little markets selling all kinds of Chinese goods dotted around their atriums. Stop by the information desk to pick up the schedule of their events to know when to bring the little ones in to catch the action; from Suria KLCC and Pavilion, to Fahrenheit 88 and 1 Mont Kiara, everywhere will have a little something to add to the celebrations. 
The lion as he jumped and danced his way along at great heights!

We caught an ‘Acrobatic Lion Dance’ show this past weekend at Pavilion and while drums banged and cymbals crashed, lions danced above our heads. 

The lions were so fun and played with the crowd throughout.

The performers also came into the audience and threw mandarin oranges into the crowd only helping us to get even more drawn into the sound and sight of Chinese New Year.  

As well as throwing mandarin oranges to the audience he also gave out toy monkeys to a lucky few….

Guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, the kids will love it so make sure you catch a performance (or two!) over the next couple of weeks! S x 

Getting up close and personal with our new friends 😉


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