A fiesta of lanterns at Sunway Velocity Mall

02 Sep 2019 / 15:40 H.

SUNWAY Velocity Mall hosted its annual lantern making contest with bigger and better prizes worth up to RM150,000!

This year, the contest was open to the public of all ages. Special categories were created for children below the age of 12 and for students aged 13 to 25-years-old.

From July 27 to Aug 14, participants submitted their lanterns to be displayed at the mall, and on Aug 15 and 16, the judges were invited to score the lanterns based on the following criteria: Category A (12 years old and above) were graded according to workmanship, creativity, colour, and lighting of the lantern while Category B (12 years old and below) were graded according to the theme, creativity, colour, and structure.

The judges for this year’s contest were - Sunway Malls COO Kevin Tan Gar Peng, creative director of IdenTT Theresa Tsang and representatives from the lantern making community - Koh Liang Sia and Yap Boon Seng.

“Mid-Autumn is a joyous time for family reunions. Through this lantern making contest, we hope families can work on this project together as a team, and spend quality time together,” said Sunway Velocity Mall’s general manager, Phang Sau Lian.

The winners for this year’s lantern making contest were announced on Aug 24 during Sunway Velocity Mall’s first ever lantern gathering event. The grand prize winner walked away with a

travel package for two to Tokyo, Japan, an ITSU Massage Chair, and a cash prize of RM3,000.

The 1st runner-up also walked home with an ITSU Massage chair and RM2,000 cash prize while the 2nd runner-up won an ITSU massage chair and RM1,000 cash prize. Ten special consolation prize winners received an ITSU foot massager and RM200 cash prize each.

After the prize giving ceremony, families from all over the Klang Valley went for a lantern walk around the mall as part of the Mid-Autumn celebrations. They were joined by 80 children from

Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Projek Perumahan Rakyat, OrphanCare Foundation, and Persatuan Anak-Anak Yatim Dan Ibu Tunggal Kampung Medan who were invited to the mall to be a part of the celebration.

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