Hey ho, it’s time for our yearly compilation of Hari Raya mall decorations! 😀 Like any good Malaysia, we enjoy all the festive celebrations, delicious seasonal food, and of course, the festive atmosphere at the shopping malls. Add to that the sweltering hot weather, Raya sales and promotions, not to mention the nice cool air-conditioning, it’s no wonder that many of us throng the malls at every opportunity, be it a casual day out or outing with friends. So, let’s cut straight to the chase and show you the beautiful mall decorations around Malaysia!
(Disclaimer: Photos taken from respective malls’ Facebook page and/or website unless stated otherwise.)
29 May – 2 July
Let’s Go Raya at Pavilion KL this festive season, as the mall celebrates Hari Raya with the largest LEGO mosaic in Malaysia. Experience the richness and beauty of the Malay culture with a variety of exciting performances and live shows, while adding a ton of fun with LEGO character appearances and unique LEGO miniatures of local iconic items. We’re really digging that wau (traditional kite) and kampung house Mini Builds!
Mid Valley Megamall
8 June – 2 July
Everyone’s invited to join in the Hari Raya festivities at Mid Valley Megamall, where everyone can waltz down memory lane in a 2D recreation of the kampong life. Community is essential in Malaysian tradition, and the decorations in place here remind us of family togetherness and traditions worth keeping. Bring your friends and family for fun photo ops, festive booths and traditional delicacies, all embraced within a warm, kampong-like atmosphere.
The Gardens Mall
9 June – 2 July
While you’re at Mid Valley, why not drop by The Gardens Mall located just next door? This year, the mall uses hints of modern Moroccan flair in its décor. We love the elegant table settings and cozy lanterns which are perfect for #OOTD snaps. Bring family and friends for an enjoyable festive season and be sure to catch the traditional musical and dance performances lined up!
6 – 30 June
Batik has always been an integral part of Malay culture, and Suria KLCC wants you to celebrate this colourful heritage this Hari Raya with a range of festive gifts and activities that showcase the best of this traditional art. Be prepared for plenty of Raya performances, including silat demonstration, dance performances such as Tari Tradisi and Penari Cilik, musical acts such as Gamelan Kontemporari and Anglung Band, as well as Dikir Barat. Don’t forget to head outside to the fountain for the giant light-up ketupat!
2 June – 2 July
Celebrate The Beauty of Raya at Sunway Pyramid through the intricate patterns of the art of paper-cutting! Admire the delicate details that went into the decorations this year, which were designed to look like life-sized paper-cuttings of flora, fauna and traditional kampung architecture. In line with the theme, there are paper-cutting workshops on weekends where you can make your very own Raya greeting cards, as well as redeem a packet of flower seeds to cultivate your own blooms at home!
1 Utama Shopping Centre
1 – 28 June
Feel the radiance and warmth of Hari Raya (Syawal) at 1 Utama this June, as the mall gears up to celebrate Aidilfitri with a variety of festive performances and activities for the whole family, including musical and dance performances, cooking demos, celebrity events, and even a catwalk show! Enjoy festive treats and delicious snacks like kuih lapis and bahulu at the many F&B stalls, and pick up an exclusive gift or two for your loved ones while you’re at it.
The Starling, Petaling Jaya
2 June – 2 July
What better way to celebrate Hari Raya than with family and friends? PJ’s latest addition to the retail scene, The Starling mall in Uptown Damansara, has lots of Raya performances and traditional games lined up for visitors throughout the month of June, along with art and craft workshops for kids on weekends. We’re particularly loving how the starlings (part of the mall’s usual décor) blend in so well with the rustic kampung decorations.
Queensbay Mall, Penang
8 – 26 June
Queensbay Mall once again proves that it is the undisputed ‘queen’ of malls up North, and taking a look at the photos, we’re couldn’t agree more. Shoppers will be greeted by a fishing village setup at the Centre Atrium, which includes traditional kampung houses, stalls, and even a dock and fishing boat! Besides the festive promotions in the mall, there will also be “Tradisi Raya” dance performances to entertain shoppers, as well as a Ramadhan bazaar selling beauty, fashion and home products.
Aman Central, Alor Setar
Duration not stated
For our readers up North, we recommend you head over to Aman Central mall in Alor Setar for your Raya shopping! The décor here can rival that of any mall in the Klang Valley, and youll be spoilt for choice at the Raya Eleganza Moroccan Bazaar, which offers apparel, accessories, handbags, homemade cookies and hampers galore. What’s more, you can sign up your kids for fun weekend activities like batik workshop and lamp-making workshop while you enjoy the performances lined up!
Johor Bahru City Square
Duration not stated
The Raya atmosphere, while slightly more diminished compared to the rest on the list, doesn’t lack festivities, as evidenced from the performances and events lined up, especially during the Ramadan weekends. There’s a Salam Aidilfitri Bazaar where you can find festive apparel and treats, but the real star of the mall here (let’s be real) is definitely the Minions roadshow that’s happening at the same time. Well, two birds with one stone, right? 😉