Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shangri-La Mall Welcomes the Chinese New Year with Activities

新年快乐  Xīnnián kuàilè to all our Chinese friends and to the Filipino-Chinese communities! You just know it's Chinese New Year when you see red lanterns, money trees and other Chinese-inspired decors adorning the malls. Our favorite shopping and dining destination, Shangri-La Plaza Mall kicks off their Chinese New Year celebration via different events and activities. 

Some of the large red Chinese lantern adorning the ceiling of Shangri-La mall.

In line with the coming of the Year of the Wooden Sheep in partnership with Ateneo Confucius Institute and International Studies for Chinese Arts and Ateneo De Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies. There's the annual Spring Film Festival which is now on its 9th year and will be running from February 13 to 22 at the Shang Cineplex. It's open to the public and free admission. But seats and tickets are on a first come, first served basis. To avail of the tickets, please make sure you are at the line at least 30 minutes before the screening time. 

A young lady gave the audience a sneak peek of the rich Chinese music.
Another young lady rendered a Chinese song to the delight of the audience. 
The people behind the success of the Spring Festival Celebration at Shangri-La Mall.
Calligraphy Samples with English meaning

There's also an ongoing chinese art exhibit at the Main Atrium of the main wing of the Shangri-La mall. Chinese art and calligraphy enthusiasts also get the chance to participate in the free Chinese Painting Workshop, Chinese Crafts and Chinese Calligraphy organized by the Ateneo Confucius Institute and International Studies. This is also open to the public, free admission, but on a first come, first served basis. 

Some of the Chinese paintings on exhibit which includes masterpieces from renowned cake decorator and pastry chef Penk Ching. 

Activities are as follows:

Spring Film Festival Feb.13-22 Mall hours Shang Cineplex, Cinema 4, Level 6
Chinese Painting Exhibit  Feb.13-20 Mall hours Grand Atrium
Workshop in Chinese Painting Feb.19  2:00PM-5:00PM Grand Atrium 
Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance with Table and Chair Exhibition Feb21 2PM Grand Atrium
Acrobatic Show and a Happy Buddha Mascot Appearance Feb 21 6:00PM-8:00PM Grand Atrium

*All the activities mentioned above are open to the public and free admission

For more information, please contact the Shangri-La Plaza concierge at 370-2500. Events and schedules are subject to change without prior notice. 

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