Joyful mood is in full swing as major shopping malls deck out the atriums to usher in Deepavali. A myriad of colourful decorations and glittering lights welcome shoppers to grab their essentials for the Festival Of Lights at the two leading Penang shopping complexes, Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall.
Deepavali, being the most important festivity among the Hindus, falls on Oct 18, celebrates the triumph over evil and light over darkness.
Shoppers and tourists were feted with traditional cultural performances and traditional Indian food at Gurney Plaza recently.
- Colourful dancers at Gurney Plaza.
At Gurney Plaza, its theme is “The Triumph of Lights”, underlining triumphant return and to mark a new beginning.
Performances by The Temple of Fine Arts is held every weekend at Gurney Plaza’s new wing until Oct 15.
Redemption programme throughout the month beckons to entice shoppers to frequent the shopping mall. Among them is Deepavali packets for shoppers.(while stocks last).
Other privileges for shoppers include a complimentary makeover worth RM150 (limited to the first 100 shoppers), blaze nail shaping and colour vouchers as well as Sothys travel kit.
Over at the Queensbay Mall, large crowd gathered to attend a charitable event to spread cheers to the less fortunate recently.
- Jagdeep presenting the mock cheque to Shan Home representative.
The mall hosted some 25 underprivileged children, aged between four and 12-years-old from Penang Shan Children’s Home for a get-together.
“The event is a gesture of good will, and to return a favour to the community. It is also part of our corporate social responsibility,” said Queensbay Mall’s assistant centre manager, Trish Ang.
Guests were also treated to local snacks such as murukku, kacang putih, kacang kuda, vadai, roasted nuts and spiced nuts.
Also present was state executive councillor in charge of housing, Jagdeep Singh, who presented RM5,000 to Shan Children’s Home.