Monday, February 2, 2015

One Utama

They have this set up on nearly every floor with a different glittering chinese word in the middle.

This word is  財 (cai) which means prosperity or wealth. On other floors, the word is 福 (fu) which means good fortune. The word is formed by many pieces of round golden shiny paper that are fluttering so the whole word looks like it is sparkling. I wonder where the wind is coming from to make the golden round papers flutter.

Then I found it, there is a small stand fan hidden behind one of the cut outs blowing at the word. Can you spot the fan in the photo above? What an ingenious way - simple, cheap and effective to make the word glitters.

This is the decoration at the concourse of the old wing

This is the decoration at the concourse of the new wing. There are 5 large figures - I guess one of them is the Cai Shen (God of Wealth) but I don't know who the rest are. Can you see all 5?

There are many cut out "face-in-hole" standees like the one above for you to put your face in the hole for a photograph.

34 comments:

  1. nice.. i think 1U actually never fail to have very nice festive decorations that i often like.. love the chinese opera figures, so colorful and really very CNY mood!!! great one.. :)

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    1. Haha, you are too early for my captions.

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  2. Ahh.. so much better than their Christmas decor :D

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  3. These are really large figures. Hope to see some interesting decor in Ipoh shopping malls. Hope to go one of these days.

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    1. Really gigantic! Hope to get to see some decor in Ipoh shopping malls too.

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  4. Hehe sorry about the previous comment, pressed too fast to publish and I've not even started typing!
    Eh nice la all the cny decor.. I haven't brought the kids out to see cny decor also.. Must do so this weekend..

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    1. It is ok. I deleted it. Bring your sons to see the gigantic figures at One U.

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  5. Been there once a long long time ago as there was free bus shuttle service from the hotel - Melia KL, opposite Berjaya Times Square (stayed there cos I won a two-night stay plus a buffet dinner for two...on a radio show, TraxxFm). Nobody has ever taken me there since. Sobsssssss!!!!!

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    1. When the LRT is ready, it will be really easy to get to One U.

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    1. Yes, just the way Chinese is supposed to like it.

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  7. Dong dong chiang!! Now I feel the mood. Hahaha.

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  8. I was there on the night they were putting up these statues and they were still headless. It was so eerie and funny. Now I get to see the nice finished decorations. I must go there again today!

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    1. Ah, did you take photos of those headless figures?

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    2. Eeeee! I dared not take the headless figures. Enough of the IS gory photos.
      I saw it last night, really nice and prominent - so China styled.

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    3. Why you go and look at those gory photos? Yikes!

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  9. Goodness, I go there all the time and I did not even notice the decorations! Will take a closer look next visit :)

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    1. Maybe the decor is not up yet when you were last there.

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  10. Don't like Chinese figurines as much...they seem kinda creepy to me :D

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    1. Imagine them coming alive after the mall is closed - yikes! really creepy!

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  11. Ohhh...that's a huge god of prosperity. I have not been to One U to check out their decors, good to catch a glimpse at you blog, Mun.

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  12. Is that you in the last picture, that face on the standee?

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  13. Yeah, I notice that too! :)

    Many cut outs nowadays, maybe they're hoping to get some publicity with the people taking selfies and such.

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    1. Did you put your face there to take a photo?

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  14. I really like this one. 1u has such creative displays.

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    1. Your girls would like the huge figures too I guesss. :)

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  15. Yep! When we went there, they were still putting the figures up. Some didn't have head yet.

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  16. The 財 more like those cny decorations at home, remember I used to have one last time, hahaha!!

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    1. But this one has many small round pieces of shiny gold paper stuck on it using pins. I think those CNY decorations at home is just one whole piece of shiny gold paper.

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