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Joyful Aidilfitri

The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner. For those who haven’t done their shopping, let’s see what the shopping malls in town have in store for everyone!

Suria KLCC

Themed “Rekindle The Bonds of Traditions”, Suria KLCC, KL’s premier shopping centre celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri with decorations recreating the festival of lights ambience of Malam Tujuh Likur and showcasing the rich cultures of Malay architecture from 14 May until 9 June 2019. The main centrepiece will have a pentagon-shaped porte-cochere inspired by Jahar Palace in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and surrounded by traditional yesteryear-designed shops. A beautiful mini garden with life-sized flowers and colourful painted lamps to create the festival of lights ambience, is set to mesmerise shoppers and visitors alike while traditional Malay fretwork and Islamic geometry patterns give the structures the perfect finishing.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, unveiled its festive celebrations ‘The Beauty of Raya’ inspired by the iconic ketupat, woven through splendid decorations and experiences. The ketupat, a symbol of Malaysian unity and the spirit of Hari Raya, is a beautiful representation of inclusiveness, coming together to share and celebrate Hari Raya together. Feast on diverse buka puasa selections, indulge in seasonal shopping and return to the heritage of weaving ketupat, illuminated by joy and with charity at heart, from now until 13 June.

Sunway Malls


Sunway Malls reunited to celebrate the coming Aidilfitri with a stunning and magnificent flora-inspired campaign called Bunga-Bunga Raya. With the festive season coming to full swing, each Sunway mall is decked out in different species of flowers.

Each mall has their take on this year’s festivities with the unifying theme of celebrating the flowers of Malaysia; Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Orchids, Geranium, Morning Glory and Jasmine.  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, each flower has a symbolic meaning such as togetherness, celebration, forgiveness, hope, new beginnings and purity respectively.

Sunway Pyramid

Known as the “celebratory flower” in Malay, the hibiscus will be the central theme for Sunway Pyramid this Raya from now until 9 June. The mall is decorated in floral arrangements where shoppers can immerse in a journey through the unique indoor garden with five different activities, each representing a petal of a bunga raya.

Sunway Velocity Mall

Sunway Velocity Mall is elegantly embellished with bougainvillea flowers, which symbolise celebration, passion, and liveliness. Each new bloom is seen as a sign of fresh beginning as Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.  The mall is transformed into suburban wonderland and furnished with a magnificent kampung house that is adorned with a giant colourful bougainvillea flowers to brighten the Raya celebration.

Large traditional Malay Pelita glistening from the ceiling, draped with lights and bougainvillea flowers, brought light to the festive and elevated the mall’s atmosphere.

Sunway Putra Mall

At Sunway Putra Mall, a visit to the mall will leave patrons mesmerised as the Main Concourse is festooned with Orchid blossoms which universally symbolizes love, beauty and forgiveness. Happening from 3 May – 16 June 2019, the mall is transformed into blossoming Orchid garden with larger than life birdcages placed around the fountain features in a garden setting, providing a picturesque backdrop for patrons. Visitors can take a stroll in the garden, feast their eyes on the green landscape, and enjoy the fragrance of flowers and birds chirping along the pathway. A complimentary photo booth area is available throughout the period for public to take as many pictures as they wish.

Sunway Carnival Mall

Celebrating the theme “Bunga-Bunga Raya” this year, Sunway Carnival Mall’s upper ground concourse is decked with gorgeous voluminous geranium flowers and greeneries to enhance the festive mood that resemble ones ‘kampung halaman’. Each Geranium bloom is seen as a sign of new, fresher beginning or hope as our fellow Muslim friends celebrate the Ramadan.

IOI City Mall

This year IOI City Mall features beautiful structures and elements of different countries in celebration of Eid by bringing in “Eid Celebration Around the World”. Its theme says it all, offering culture, art, delicacies by enjoying the simplicities of Ramadhan with families and friends from different cultures and ethnicity of the world. This Eid celebration has begun from 25 April and will last all the way through to 9 June 2019. “Eid Celebration Around the World” will see a host of spectacular activities to catch your attention at every turn throughout the mall.

1Utama Shopping Centre

Themed “Sulaman Kasih”, weave yourselves a great time this Hari Raya from 15 May to 9 June at lower ground oval, 1Utama Shopping Centre. Spread the festive and come together with your friends and family to celebrate togetherness at the contemporary “weaving bamboo-themed” decoration. Mark your calendars for a line-up of colorful performances and fun-filled workshops and activities. Go Raya shopping and be rewarded with exclusive gift redemption and so much more to do and see!

Avenue K

Celebrate a light-hearted and  blessed Hari Raya Aidilfitri from 10 May to 9 June 2019 at Avenue K. Inspired by Islamic geometric patterns, the theme ‘Radiance of Eid’ at Avenue K shines brightly in bold geometric-shaped structures adorned by bouquets of beautiful tropical blooms. Marvel at a dazzling centre stage of lights, colour, and patterns framed by a mosaic floor of geometric designs and colourful palm trees that create a truly magnificent work of art.

Da Men Mall

Da Men delights the community and shoppers with an unforgettable festive celebration and unique decorations inspired by the beauty of Malaysian woven bag craft and an exclusive partnership with homegrown comic characters Pocotee Friends. Discover “Indahnya Raya” from 20 May till 9 June, where the alluring charm of traditional woven Bag Anyaman takes centre stage, harmoniously crafted to tell an intriguing story. The addition, adorable and beloved characters Pocotee Friends lend a friendly yet mischievous ambience to the mall. Bring the whole family to enjoy plenty of dance, music and entertaining performances too.

Intermark Mall


Rejoice this Raya with tradition of batik, as Intermark Mall presents a slice of Malaysian textile heritage to shoppers and visitors from 20 May till 9 June 2019. Immerse yourself in an “En’chanting Raya’” with festive décor featuring vibrant batik motifs whilst you shop for seasonal favourites.

*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.




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A Good Time at Morganfield’s

December 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Talking about food is one of the many favourite pastimes for Malaysians. Though any conversation may first start off with other topics, slowly but surely it will find its way to the subject of food. Whether it is a debate on which restaurant outlet’s food is worth waiting an hour for it to arrive on the table to which shop sells the best porridge in Kuala Lumpur, the subject for debating is endless.

Morganfield’s at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

When it comes to pork ribs, it is safe to say that most Chinese cuisine restaurants have refined their pork rib dishes to an art form. What about American styled pork ribs? Many food lovers do agree that there are not many restaurants in the Klang Valley that serves good American styled pork ribs. Well, here is some good news to all who love pork ribs, Morganfield’s serve some of the best ribs in Kuala Lumpur.

Morganfield’s also has a bar for the restaurant’s patrons to enjoy an after-dinner drink

Morganfield’s is located on the 4th floor of Pavilion KL Shopping Mall at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant exudes a laid-back feel with a rustic yet welcoming ambience. Some of the décor are made using recycled wood planks from torn down houses, with sinks made out of redesigned metal drums and menus made from pieces of corrugated box. The restaurant believes in the concept of soul food – serving food that not only brings back fond memories of one’s childhood but also warms the soul. Everything about the food at Morganfield’s is a testament to this belief – the hearty meals bursting with robust flavours that are not only delicious but also fresh AND unique dishes that can only be found at the outlet. One such dish is the outlet’s signature dish called Morganfield’s Sticky Bones.

Morganfield’s cosy interior makes dining there feel like home

In a recent lunch outing to Morganfield’s, the team had the opportunity to tuck into one of the latest promotions that offered the famous Sticky Bones. But before we were allowed to gobble down the succulent pork ribs, the staff first whetted our appetites by serving us the Appetizer Platter, which consisted of spicy chicken wings, Russet Potato skins filled with mixed cheese and topped with pork bacon bits and Crab Spinach Dip. The chicken wings were yummy and done just right. The sauce was not overpowering and the chicken meat remained soft and juicy. We found the dip to be a bit bland, but when we spoke to the chef about it, we were told that it was done so so that customers can fine-tune the taste of the dip to their liking.

The Appetizer Platter consists of Spicy Chicken Wings, Russet Potato skins filled with mixed cheese and topped with pork bacon bits and Crab Spinach Dip

The next dish was Morganfield’s signature dish, the Sticky Bones Spare Ribs. Each of these prime pork ribs are first slow-cooked and smoked in coal and hickory wood before being grilled while basted with sweet and tangy Hickory Barbecue sauce. One whole slab is enough to feed two (or three, depending on how big the tummies are!) humans and would definitely fulfill anyone’s craving for pork ribs. Though the pork ribs were no longer piping hot by the time we got our hands on it, the meat was still soft and came off the bones easily.

The delicious Sticky Bones Spare Ribs (BBQ flavored)

The next dish on the menu was also another highlight for all of us. The Jim Beam Baby Back Ribs tasted exactly like it was described on Morganfield’s promotional flyer – extra tender baby back ribs that just melts in your mouth. Combined with the special homemade Jim Beam Barbecue sauce, it was just so delicious that no words come close to describing it. The meat was just perfectly flavoured and there was no need to struggle with the bones in order to get every scrap of meat off. This is truly THE place to go for really wonderful pork ribs in Kuala Lumpur.

Morganfield’s Jim Beam Baby Back Ribs

As Christmas draws near, Morganfield’s will have its special Christmas take-away promotion starting from 10th December 2011 till 1st January 2012. For those of you who are looking at celebrating Christmas or any other joyous occasion within this time frame without the hassle of cooking out of the way, you might want to consider Morganfield’s traditional Christmas roasts. Just pre-order 5 days prior to the function, pick your orders on the day and enjoy the compliments from your guests. The restaurant is offering five scrumptious traditional Christmas roasts with all the trimmings for the festivities at affordable prices. We tried one of the Christmas take-away promotions, which was the Whole Roast Turkey. Roasting turkeys is a lot trickier than it looks, as they tend to become dry if roasted for too long, while cutting corners on roasting time may also mean that guests may end up with pieces of uncooked turkey during Christmas dinner. Here at Morganfield’s, the chefs have found a way to cook this traditional dish to perfection. As the chef carved the bird, one could see its natural juices dripping as the sharp knife made its way through the meat. Each mouthful is tender and soft, and together with the giblet sauce and cranberry jam tasted like how Christmas should be – warm and memorable with little pleasures sprinkled throughout the day.

One of the Traditional Christmas roasts – Whole Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, served with garlic potatoes, grilled corn, giblet sauce with cranberry jam

Do not worry if pork ribs is not one of your many favourite dishes. Morganfield’s also serves other types of food that are equally as delicious, interesting and unique. Chicken lovers can opt for the Honey Stung Chicken or the Grilled Pacific Blue Marlin. What we tried was the Seafood Basket, which consisted of beer-battered fish, prawns and calamari served with coleslaw, French fries and tangy tartar sauce. If this dish only made up of pieces of deep fried beer batter, we would have happily munched our way through the whole basket without any complaints! The batter was light and tasty and did not leave the palate with an oily after-taste. It is just too bad that prawn shells are not really edible…

Morganfield’s Seafood Basket (beer battered) is perfect for who do not fancy pork dishes

No meal is complete without dessert, and dessert was what we had to round up a perfectly good meal. We started off with the Bread Pudding topped with Vanilla ice cream and bourbon sauce and finished the whole gastronomic journey with the Oreo Mousse Pie. The bread pudding was just heavenly with every bite – smooth and silky, not too sweet with warm and cold sensation at the same time. The Oreo Mousse Pie may seem simple at a glance, but place one spoonful of the dessert in the mouth and the perception changes immediately. The mousse is smooth and chunky at the same time, thanks to the bits of Oreo cookies inside. Definitely THE perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

Bread Pudding

Oreo Mousse Pie

The Christmas take-away promotions offer five mouthwatering traditional dishes, namely Morganfield’s Sticky Bones that comes in three flavours: BBQ, Spicy Tomato and Smoked Peppercon and is priced at RM 65.90 per slab; Whole Roast Turkey (approx. 5 kg per bird) and served with chestnut stuffing, garlic potatoes, grilled corn, giblet sauce and cranberry jam and is priced at RM 259.90; Roast Beef – Ribeye (approx. 2.5kg) served with garlic parsley potatoes, grilled corn and black pepper sauce and is priced at RM 289.90; Honey Glazed Pork Ham (approx. 1.5kg) served with garlic parsley potatoes, grilled corn and BBQ sauce and is priced at RM 199.90; and last but not least Roast Lamb Leg (approx. 2.5kg per leg) served with garlic parsley potatoes, grilled corn and black pepper sauce and is priced at RM 239.90. For those who would like to have more information, please call Morganfield’s at 03 2141 3192 or get their latest updates from their Facebook page at

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1Malaysia Year-end Sale 2011

1Malaysia Year-end Sale 2011

The fabulous 1Malaysia Year End Sale (1MYES) has just started!

It was kicked off officially with a special launch at the Bukit Bintang Dome in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, by Minister of Tourism, Malaysia,  Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen.

Organised by the Ministry of Tourism, the 1MYES 2011 sale season starts from 15 November 2011 to 1 January 2012.

This year there will be a host of exciting events, promotions and great deals for shoppers nationwide.  Some of the activities lined- up include:


Apart from admiring the seasonal décor of the numerous malls, the public also has the opportunity to participate in the 1MYES Favourite Mall Contest to vote for their favourite mall. They can cast their vote at from 21 Nov 2011 to 1 Jan 2012 and stand a chance to win attractive weekly prizes of travel vouchers. The most popular mall will win prizes too!


MasterCard continues to reward its cardholders with more privileges and benefits, from instant mall redemptions to priceless experiences, for the upcoming 1Malaysia Year End Sale 2011. With a minimum spend of RM250 on MasterCard branded cards, at participating malls nationwide, cardholders can get the opportunity to walk away with instant redemptions. Also up for grabs, in collaboration with Pavilion KL and Qatar Airways, is a trip to witness the upcoming Paris Fashion Week 2012, flying on Business Class.  Cardholders, with a minimum spend of RM500 at Subang Parade Shopping Centre; will be eligible to win a  4 days 3 nights stay at the Rasa Premier Suite at Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang worth RM11, 500. Other than that, there are a total of 1,800 day passes to the Malaysia International Fashion Week to be redeemed at selected malls. With this, remember, there are some things money can’t buy, for everything else, there’s MasterCard.


Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), South-East Asia’s first Premium Outlet Centre, is set to open on 11 December this year with more than 80 stores.

This upscale outlet is strategically located at the intersection of the North-South Expressway and the Second Link Expressway in Johor. It is the 70th outlet centre in the Premium Outlet portfolio – one of the world’s largest collections of upscale centres.


For the first time in Southeast Asia, the United Buddy Bear art exhibition – comprising 148 life-size fibreglass bear sculptures originally developed in Berlin, Germany – will be exhibited at the Bukit Bintang Entrance of Pavilion KL. Each bear is hand-painted skilfully in a variety of unique designs and represent countries acknowledged by the United Nations, bringing a message of peace and tolerance.



Legendary crooner Julio Iglesias will be in Kuala Lumpur to entertain 1,800 specially invited guests. Log onto and answer a few simple questions to win free tickets, or watch the show online via the YES website. Patrons of Jalan Bukit Bintang are also able to enjoy the concert from surrounding buildings like Pavilion KL, Grand Millenium Hotel, Fahrenheit 88 etc.


Malls will be decked in full festivity to usher in the Christmas celebrations. Look out for giant Christmas trees, carousels, Santa Claus, caroling performances and holiday shows.



Welcome the New Year with free concerts, live music deejays, hotel packages, gala dinners and a firework spectacular at Bukit Bintang and KLCC.


Beginning 1 January 2011, the Malaysian government had waived import duties on more than 300 goods in an effort to enhance Malaysia’s position as a duty-free shopping destination. The tax is waived to attract a wider range of principal brands to invest in Malaysia and in doing so, add variety to the product choice on the market.

Head over to Malaysia for the biggest 1Malaysia Year-End Sale ever, and enjoy more bargains with every ringgit spent!


For more information, kindly contact the Shopping Malaysia Secretariat at:

Tel          :               603 8891 8000

Fax         :               603 88918548

E-mail    :     



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PUMA’s Brand New Look

October 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Most entrepreneurs know that having a good product is only part of the winning formula to owning a successful business. In order to meet the market’s constant demands, new and better products are the norm in every kind of business there is in Malaysia, hence the need for a revamp in a business’ image every now and then. A timely image makeover will not only give a particular business a much needed breath of fresh air, it may also boost its product sales and bring in more clientele for the business.

The new concept store is set to elevate the customers’ shopping experience

Malaysian shoppers are definitely familiar with the brand name PUMA that carries sporting outfits. Following results from a recent study conducted by its management, PUMA is set to revamp its merchandising, assortments and store layouts in Klang Valley in accordance with the consumer’s shopping trends all over the world. Its revamped concept stores, termed as PUMA Retail 2.0, is set to engage its clients on a multitude of levels while elevating their overall shopping experience at the same time.

Fitness (Women) section

Shoppers can now head to PUMA’s first concept store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, where upon entry some notable changes can be seen. The stores are not only brighter and more inviting, there is also a clearer distinction between male and female products, which are placed on the right and left hand corner of the store respectively. Located in between both of these sections is a ‘catwalk’ display of lifestyle footwear, where customers can get a feel of the shoes as they walk around in them. The more prominent window display now acts like a ‘preview’ of the latest items carried by the store, and it is a good way to entice shoppers who are busy to come back and check out the items in a leisurely pace when they have the time. The items on display are now slated to change every two or three months.

The catwalk display section allows the customers to get a feel of the shoes as they walk around in them

For PUMA shoppers who are living out of Kuala Lumpur town, fret not as come December, customers living around Petaling Jaya will be able to enjoy the same experience when PUMA Retail 2.0 concept stores opens in One Utama Shopping Centre. In January 2012, another brand new concept store will be opened in KLCC, providing more customers with an enhanced PUMA retail experience like no other.

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Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2011

October 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

It is undeniable that one of the country’s best attraction is its food, and for the whole month of October tourists and locals alike can check out the fine dining scene at some of the best restaurants in Malaysia during the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2011. Food lovers can choose from a myriad of cuisine from 28 restaurants nationwide, ranging from East and West to fusion cuisine, from authentic to modern and spicy to sublime.

MIGF 2011

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2011

Some of the restaurants that are participating in this event are Sagano and Dynasty from Renaissance Hotel which serve Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Al-Amar Restaurant at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur which serves Lebanese cuisine, Lafite from Shangri-La Hotel offering European cuisine and The Pomelo from The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Perak, which prides itself with its Spa cuisine.

Another special privilege during the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival is that diners can also choose to book MIGF Gourmet Tours, which package the purchaser’s fine-dining experience with deals on accommodation, golf, spas and city tours. The MIGF Gourmet Tours package includes four nights hotel accommodation inclusive of daily breakfast, return airport transfers to and from the hotel of your choice, four gourmet meals of your own choosing, transfers to and from the hotel to those selected restaurants, one festival cooking class with return transfer, one half day city tour of Kuala Lumpur and one return transfers to and from optional activities. For full listing of other participating restaurants and eateries or more information, please log on to MIGF’s website here.

Photo (c) Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2011

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