Warm, Jolly Christmas in Malaysia

by - December 26, 2016

December is my favourite month as Christmas & my birthday in mentioned, beautiful pine trees covered with white snow and decorated with the most beautiful ornaments, children snowballing each other, streets lighted up with colorful lights and obviously Santa Claus with his big red bag filled with presents comes to mind. Though it is nearly impossible to have that white snowy Christmas in Malaysia, this does not mean that the celebrations are less festive, for Christmas here is celebrated the Malaysian way.

Visiting the Malls with friends & families.

One thing to definitely look forward to leading up to Christmas are the beautifully decorations put up by the shopping malls especially in Kuala Lumpur. The set-up is certainly pretty with gigantic Christmas trees; some as tall as six storeys and heavily decked with baubles, candy canes and angels. The malls change their theme each year and try to outdo each other, only to our benefit. One year, we had one mall ‘scattered’ with life-sized teddy bears in line with their ‘Beary Christmas’ theme while another had real fake ‘snow’ falling, getting everyone in that holiday cheer.

Going around singing carols

As Christmas approaches, everyone gets in this festive spirit through carols. Christians or just any other organizations will go from door to door singing Christmas Carols for the whole households. Just listening to the beautiful harmonized carols that are sung by the talented singers just puts you in the Christmas mood automatically. For those who always wanted to know what it feels like to be a part of these carol team, you can also join in the fun of going from door to door with fellow jolly individuals.

Shopping Frenzy
Giving is better than Receiving is a manner of Christmas. So It would not be Christmas without a mad rush to buy presents, but gift purchasing is made a little more convenient thanks to the many Christmas markets and bazaars that appear in almost every shopping mall in the country. Visit your favourite mall during the month and you are bound to spot beautiful tree ornaments, gift hampers, and all manner of goodies that will make great presents when you go visiting. Shopping will also be kinder on your pocket here in Malaysia, because malls and shops nationwide will be getting involved in the annual Year-End Sale, which started in November and runs until the end of year.

Mouth Watering Christmas specials

As always, there is no shortage of food for the festive season, and those seeking traditional meals for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve will be spoilt for choice, as nearly every hotel will be laying on a special buffet or set menu featuring many of the classic favourites. This is a great option for those with children or a large party – everyone is catered for and no one has to wash up!
If you want to enjoy a meal at home but the prospect of cooking a turkey fills you with fear, many hotels and restaurants offer take-away turkeys that are ready-roasted and often come with all the side dishes and desserts you could want. Just make sure you place your order early.

But before you go out celebrating the happy cheer of Christmas in Kuala Lumpur, its best to figure out your accommodation choices. One best way to do so is through the Traveloka app. This new app is filled with over 70,000 different hotels right at your fingertips. Added with discounts and promos that can go up to 70%, booking your hotel with Traveloka will surely be your new one-stop booking destination.

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