Wangsa Walk Mall brings 'Flora & Fauna' to Mid-Autumn Lantern Making Festival

THE Wangsa Walk Mall Lantern Making Competition drew to an exciting close today as SMJK(C) Chong Hwa took home the champion’s trophy at this annual Mid Autumn event organised by the popular community mall located in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.

This year, students worked in groups of 1-3 and used only recycled materials for their lanterns. The theme of this year’s contest was entitled “Flora & Fauna”, and contestants had to create lanterns depicting flowers and animals.

After much deliberation, the panel of judges today chose the top three winners out of a total of 50 entries submitted since Sept 1, 2016. Third Prize went to Arlnaldo Koo Jia Quan from SMK Hulu Kelang who amazed the judges with his creation entitled “Swan Lake”, created using only platic bottles, plastic bags, wood board and lightings. Second prize winner went to Khoo Jin Zong, submitted a lantern featuring a combination of flowers and animals, entitled “Ma Ma Hen”. Made with plastic bags, plastic spoons, shuttlecocks, straws, plastic cups and lighting effects, this creation was pick by the judges due to its original and elaborate design. However, it was Tan Dick Kian’s “My Dream Garden”, fabric, steel wire, tin cans and lighting effects creation from the 16-year old student from SMJK(C) Chong Hwa that finally took the title of Best Lantern, winning the hearts of judges with its creative use of simple materials to create a tremendous lantern that was adorned with flora and faunas.

The champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up winners were presented with RM500, RM400 and RM300 cash prize, while all participants were awarded a hamper and certificate of participation by Wangsa Walk Mall.

According to Ms. Suzana Anuar, A&P Senior Executive, Wangsa Walk Mall, “We received more entries this year and it was, as expected, difficult for the judges to choose the winners as there were so many beautiful creations painstakingly created by these students. As organizer of this contest, Wangsa Walk Mall would like to congratulate the winners and each participant, their schools and their parents for the fantastic job this year. Due to the positive response, we certainly look forward to organizing another contest next year.”

In addition to the contest and the prize giving ceremony, visitors to Wangsa Walk Mall were also treated to a colourful and entertaining performance by the Moon Fairies Song & Dance group and a Chinese Orchestra Ensemble.

As a community mall catering to the leisure and lifestyle, Wangsa Walk houses Asia’s second largest fitness centre, a 32-lane bowling alley, and an alfresco section for visitors to shop and dine in.

For digital aficionados and the IT savvy, the newly-extended IT@The Walk offers an endless array of the latest technical gadgets and accessories at ultra-competitive prices. From PCs, laptops, printers, portable drives, speakers, tablets, electronic games to smartphones, techies will go crazy and be spoilt for choice with the infinite range and exciting offerings.