The Year of the Ox brings economic uncertainties to Malaysian folks here. Local newspapers has reported more about the closing down of factories and retrenchment of workers.
Despite the global economic slowdown, shopping malls in Klang Valley are putting up activities to attract crowds for this festive Chinese New Year.
I took my family to the Pavilion at Bkt Bintang Kuala Lumpur. We chose to visit this place as the Chinese New Year Open House will be held here on Feb 7. As today is the start of celebration the first anniversary of Pavilion, the place would be hive of attraction.
A life-sized Golden Ox displayed at the entrance of the mall draws curious shoppers to have a closer look. Many took the opportunity for a photo shoot posing next to it .
Those born in the Year of the Ox are said to be hard working and persevering. But to the businessman, the year of Ox will bring them good business and prosperity.
As we walked around the mall we hardly see any crowd perhaps many are still on the long holiday and have taken the opportunity to go outstation. Those here are mostly window shopping as we realise the times are bad and everyone wants to control their spending.
Nevertheless the mall is still in the festive mood for the Chinese new year as many shops are well-decorated with red and colorful lanterns, flowers and plants
Pavilion has passionately designed for the love of food especially the public food court with many local cuisines. It is the only place that is crowded with many city folks, Malay, Chinese, Indian and tourists enjoying their favourite food. We ordered three bowls of curry noodle which cost RM24.00
I hope the Golden Ox will bring all the happinese and smiles to our folks here.