Of course, when it comes to creative CNY decorations, the different shopping malls try to out do each other… and this year three shopping malls overdid it.
The SCMP reports: “Two goats were used in a ceremony at Times Square, Causeway Bay, (…) while the APM mall in Kowloon Bay is believed to have offered customers the chance to feed a goat in return for a donation to charity (…) A shopping mall in Yuen Long had used a goat in an event.’
So rather than using real goats (or other animals), how about using flower installations? This is what the IFC did and I have to say it is quite a nice display (maybe not as cute as the pandas which they featured in the year of the snake – but a lot better than what some of the other malls have put on display).
I like that they featured all the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac – and I have to say the monkey is particularly cute. Much cuter than the sheep/ram that’s at the heart of the display, don’t you think?
I had to laugh when I saw the rat on top of the ox, that’s a clever way to portray the tiny animal – it would have been lost otherwise!
I’ve not had a chance to go inside Pacific Place to see their installation, but by coincidence I found the artist’s blog post about it. Mariko Jesse hat written about the display of her artwork/installations, and it looks beautiful. I will try to isit it soon!