Christmas 2011 at Shopping Mall and Pen Lite E-PL2

Shopping Malls used to have their premises well decorated in December for the Christmas seasons. However this year not many malls have put up great displays and some are rather quiet with their efforts. Maybe Chinese New Year is just round the corner or maybe 2011 was not a good year and as a result, low on budget as well.  Anyway, only the owner and the management know best.

Those shopping malls who have their decorations put up had it there from the beginning of December 2011 till January 1, 2012. The Christmas decorations attracted lots of kids and shutter-bugs. We visited a number of these shopping malls - some are great while some have nothing much to shout about.

The 2011 Christmas decoration theme for Pavilion Kuala Lumpur was Christmas Wonderland. They had a 40-foot tall Christmas tree designed by Tiffany & Co. set up at the concourse area. Right at the entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur visitors were greeted by some giant candies. There were more giant candies and a three layer giant cake in the Christmas Wonderland area. There was also a Magical Carousel for kids but we saw some "overgrown kids" ridding on the carousel as well. Maybe the over sized Christmas tree and giant candies made them feel young all over again.

Christmas Wonderland Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
The Christmas theme 2011 for Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is Christmas Wonderland. There are oversize Christmas tree and candy at the Christmas Wonderland at the concourse area.  --  camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2. Lens: M.Zuiko 14-42 F/3.5-5.6 II set at 14mm 1/25s F/4.5 ISO200

40-foot Xmas tree at Xmas 2011 Pavilion KL.
40-foot tall Christmas trees standing tall above the Christmas wonderland at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.  --  Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2. Lens: M.Zuiko 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II set at 28mm 1/60s F/4.7 ISO800

1 Utama shopping mall had a rather unique Christmas decoration theme for 2011. There was no snow or snowmen and I didn't recall seeing any Santa Claus or Santarina around.  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was no where to be found too! The 1 Utama shopping mall's theme for Christmas 2011 was "Splashing over the Big Blue" a unique winter underwater wonderland concept. That was something extraordinary and a refreshing idea. Indeed it was no easy task putting together something like that and still have the Christmas mood in an under-the-sea setting. Kids seemed to love it and adults were amused and intrigued with this bizarre concept for a Christmas theme.

1 U shopping Mall Christmas decoration
The 2011 Christmas slogan for 1 Utama Shopping Mall is "Splashing over the Big Blue" an underwater wonderland theme.  -- Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2 Lens: M.Zuiko14-42 F/3.5-5.6 II photograph  taken at 25mm setting 1/80 f/5.0 ISO320

1 Utama pillar - Christmas decoration
The pillar of 1 Utama shopping mall surrounded by underwater Christmas tree for a change for this Christmas.  --  Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2, Lens: M.zuiko 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II photo taken at 14mm 1/60s f/3.6 ISO1000.

Christmas decorations
Christmas decorations with a twist - these are not your usual Christmas ornaments, accessories but  Christmas ornaments from the deep blue sea.  --  camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2, Lens: M.Zuiko 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II photo taken at 31mm 1/60s f/5.0 ISO1000"

Cute Christmas Sea Fairy
The artist at 1 Utama Shopping Mall created this cute Christmas Sea Fairy dress in clam shell.  --  Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL2 Lens: M.Zuiko 40-150 f/4-5.6 ED Photo taken at 105mm 1/200s F/5.1 ISO1000

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