For every Raya, there's one song I really like, the "Balik Kampung" song sang by Dato' Sudirman bin Haji Arsha. Everyone is on the way or already back to their kampung for tomorrow's Raya. :)
Oh, for this year "Balik Kampung, Balik Pavilion KL" is the Raya theme for Pavilion KL!
Lifestyle hub Pavilion Kuala Lumpur celebrates this Hari Raya season by bringing visitors a 360 balik kampung experience right here in the heart of the city. Themed Balik Kampung, Balik Pavilion KL, the mall has brought the past to present in an exquisite showcase of heritage and tradition.
A magnificent balik kampung setting inspired by a traditional 16th century kampung house, is infused with contemporary designs and set to help urbanites relive the nostalgic memories of yesteryears.
Ara and Aris, main characters from hit children’s series ‘Pada Zaman Dahulu’, will also be spreading the joys of Raya in Pavilion KL throughout this month.
With meet-and-greet sessions, Ara and Aris is set to help the little ones relish the traditional values of the festive season.
Shoppers can also try their hand at a game or two of congkak with Ara and Aris, who will be giving pointers on how to play the classic kampung game.Other activities that will accentuate the festivities include traditional musical performances, as well as traditional art forms of woodcarving and metal filigree art.
Kung Suan Ai, Pavilion KL’s Director of Marketing said, “Hari Raya is traditionally celebrated with families reuniting in their kampung. But with urbanization, people are increasingly celebrating Hari Raya within city limits. Balik Kampung, Balik Pavilion KL rejuvenates the balik kampung spirit by bringing it to life in the city, providing urbanites a unique experience of heritage and tradition.”
Adding a contemporary edge to this celebration is Malaysian metal sculptor Nizam Abdullah, renowned for his signature piece ‘The Fighting Rooster’. Nizam further invigorates the senses with two metal-art installations, exploring the convergence of traditional and modern kampung life. Carefully articulated and meticulously formed using metal, the two masterpieces were exclusively commissioned and will be featured during this balik kampung experience.
During the holy month of Ramadhan, Pavilion KL also offers amazing food and beverage deals. Shoppers can further experience the festive warmth and gaiety this Hari Raya season with an array of retail offerings and special promotions. HERE
For more information,
contact Pavilion KL’s Concierge at 03 2118-8833
Twitter at @Pavilion_KL.