During the Chinese New Year, many Hong Kong residents like to travel abroad and experience a different kind of festive holiday ambience. For those of you planning to celebrate in Shanghai or Beijing, aside from enjoying the streets and alleyways festooned with New Year's decorations, SHKP malls in these two megacities are also preparing a rich assortment of holiday activities to greet the advent of the 'Year of the Dog'.
Shanghai ifc mall, China's high-end retail landmark, will host activities with a 'Fortune Dog' theme to celebrate the Spring Festival. The Mall, in collaboration with a Swedish artist Ms Agnetha Sjögren, will put on display sixteen of her finely designed and deftly crafted sculptures, dubbed - 'Auspicious Canines'. These artworks were chosen to help you gain a share of the coming year's good luck, as are the various levels of the mall that are garnished with large-scale artistic decoration signifying good fortune. Visit the 'Peach Blossom Gallery' on the third floor to enhance your powers of romantic attraction, or head to LG2 and take part in the 'Fortune Snapshot' interactive online camera game in which you can print out awesome photos to warm the heart of the one you love.
The iapm mall plans to usher in the Year of the Dog by launching a special Auspicious Dog Art Exhibition , featuring a variety of works by British artist Robert Bradford. Each work is made from more than 3,000 items — chock full of miniature sculpted pet dogs to highlight this year's mascot and wish everyone a merry Spring Festival and prosperous Year of the Dog ahead. On LG2, you can also select a Chinese zodiac shape, seasonal blessing and take a selfie, then instantly print out your very own unique - 'Spring Festival couplet' poem. While you're there, why not also arrange a little tête-à-tête with friends at one of the renowned dining spots in the mall that has received a coveted 1-star rating from The Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018, such as Lei Garden, and Da Dong, or taste the marvelous dishes at The Cut, or 1921GUCCI. You may even want to opt to take in a blockbuster movie at the Palace IMAX Cinema.
In the wake of the New Year holiday, good tidings abound with nothing but peach blossoms for miles around! During this year's Spring Festival, which arrives later than usual, Beijing apm will host a number of 'Good Times, Good Luck' programs to celebrate a group of popular holidays, including: Valentine's Day, the first seven days of the Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival. They will include electronic music performances, lion dances and, for the Lantern Festival, traditional 'guessing games'. in addition to these events, you may also wish to explore the many well-known eateries in the mall that have become viral culinary hits online, such as the French restaurant BLUFISH, with its tricolor (pink, gold and white) interior and the celebrated croissant pizza they serve plus their fabulous sea urchin taco. Over at 'Mr. Eel's Love' you can indulge your taste buds in a wide range of eel dishes; this restaurant also imports top-quality milk from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau region to make their own in house Bluegrass Yoghurt series of specialties, all hugely popular with local gastronomes.
Members spending RMB 200 or more at Shanghai ifc mall during 10 to 11 February 2018 can get a limited-edition red packet (only 20 available while they last).
'Fortune Dog' theme special events run until 4 March 2018.
'Auspicious Dog Art Exhibition' runs until 4 March 2018.
'Good Times, Good Luck' runs until 4 March 2018.
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Shanghai ifc mall
Address: 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui District, Pudong, Shanghai
Transport: Metro line 2, Lujiazui station exit 6
Address: 999 Middle Huai Hai Road, Xuhui District
Transport: Metro lines 1, 10 or 12, South Shaanxi Road station