‘Mother-of-all Fireworks’, unicorns, rainbows, the world’s largest neon slide, and live music to usher in 2019
Sunway City, 31 December – As it does every year, Sunway Group went all out to create one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in its flagship township of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. The 800-acre city was jam-packed with action for year-end revellers and at the stroke of midnight, the ‘mother-of-all fireworks’ illuminated the night sky of Sunway City to usher in the New Year with a bang.
Senior General Manager of Sunway Group Brand Marketing and Communications, Jane Poh said, “We are very excited to have so many people celebrating the New Year’s countdown with us. Here in Sunway City, we have something for everybody. Families get to enjoy a bonding session at the many eateries and activities at Sunway Pyramid while youngsters and party goers are having fun at Sunway Lagoon’s Glowtopia festival. Not forgetting the delicious buffet spread at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and the amazing countdown concert we have right in the centre of Sunway City. We look forward to more amazing celebrations with the community for the years to come.”
Beginning from early in the evening, in anticipation for the New Year’s party to begin, excited visitors had thronged Sunway City’s flagship mall, Sunway Pyramid, and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa to await the celebrations.
In Sunway Pyramid, eateries overflowed with enthusiastic diners while the Mall buzzed with shoppers who packed the Mall early.
A major attraction was the Mall’s Blue Concourse, where the colourful Jolly Rainbow Christmas Fun Factory’s many unicorns and rainbows towered above delighted visitors. Euphoric children crowded around the Factory to marvel at larger-than-life unicorns on giant multi-coloured rainbows and to win prizes by participating in a plethora of activities and games.
Clear favourites, which drew lines of ecstatic children, were the interactive Rainbow Slide which would light up in rainbow colours as children slid down, and the Unicorns Alive dome where coloured drawings were turned to virtual animated characters.
At Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, the City’s flagship hotel, diners packed the themed buffet lines to sample the gastronomical offerings comprising international and local favourites crafted by the Hotel’s master chefs at The Resort Cafe.
Later in the evening, the crowds in Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa began to gravitate to the main stage area of Sunway City’s New Year’s Eve concert and celebration, while some made beelines to Sunway Lagoon’s Glowtopia Festival.
As soon as the sun set, Sunway Lagoon transformed into an otherworldly utopia of colours as Malaysia’s largest glow in the dark festival – Glowtopia Music Festival – started filling up at 7.00 pm with enthusiastic partygoers.
The focal point was the Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach where deejays pumped out the best upbeat house music. Fully-decked in stacked glowsticks and psychedelic paint, neon-streaked partygoers danced and shuffled to the energetic beats and took turns to rush down the largest inflatable glow-in-the-dark water slide in the world – the “Blacklight Slide.” Others shopped in bazaars which glowed in the dark, and went to war in the Festival’s battle zones. The festivals’ glowing Neon art rooms were chock-a-block with eager Instagrammers, as thousands of wefies and selfies were taken in the supernatural glow.
The main stage for Sunway City’s celebrations in front of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa was also packed to the hilt with a gathering of music-lovers. Malaysia’s hottest acts, Hujan, Shalma Eliana, Thomas Jack, Wen Suen, Froya, and Fazz sang infectious tunes, encouraging sing-alongs and the wildest cheers as they took turns on the stage from 9 pm to 12 am.
In between, revellers sportingly participated in various stage games, winning Sunway merchandise such as Sunway Pals cards and Sunway University apparel, as well as buffet meals and hotel stays from Sunway Hotels & Resorts.
At the stroke of midnight, a spectacular panoramic display of fireworks lit up the night sky amidst synchronised background music, shot from various points of the city simultaneously – Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Pyramid, and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa – inducing gasps of wonder. Shouts and exclamations of ‘Happy New Year’ brought the revelry to an appropriate, joyous end.
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