Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Shopping malls in Hong Kong have already set up decors, displays and exhibits to celebrate this important event in the Lunar Calendar. This is the Year of the Hare. How convenient! These Rabbits decors can potentially be used as Easter Bunnies again in April. :)
The Miramar Shopping Centre is located at the fringe of Tsim Sha Tsui, an area made famous for shopping and spending in Hong Kong. The competition of shopping malls in the area is fierce. Shopping malls deliver their best to attract foot traffic, shoppers, then charge the shop owners with sky-high rental.
Shoppers and curious tourists (like myself) appreciate these New Year decors. The locals are very keen in taking photographs of these decors with their digital cameras or cellphones. The theme colour of most of these decor are usually a combination of Red, Gold and Pink.
- Bright Red is a colour of celebration and good fortune in the traditional Chinese Culture.
- Gold is widely to symbolize wealth and gold the commodity.
- Pink matches the colour of Peach Blossom, the magic plant that is great for enhancing one's popularity, attractiveness to the opposite sex or love relationships in general.
|Chinese New Year displays at Miramar, Tsim Sha Tsui|
Traditionally, shopping malls predominately use Red and Gold in their decors and displays. This year, however, Pink plays a dominate role in many decors, especially in modern malls that attract younger shoppers (teenagers to 30 something). Furthermore, pink is a colour of good fortune in the coming year. Wouldn't it be nice to have this pink rabbit ears sofa at home?
|Bunnies ears sofa at Miramar|