Experience the Magic of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Kwai Chai Hong

Travel back in time.

There’s something incredibly magical about exploring the hidden gems in the city. The beautiful architecture that once breathed life is like discovering a secret world that’s been hiding in plain sight.

Experience the magic of the Mid-Autumn festival at Kwai Chai Hong in Chinatown, KL, as you immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere filled with breathtaking installations. To celebrate, the thriving Kwai Chai Hong presents its newest escape: ‘The Moonlit Dragon’. Combining cultural themes inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore, the installation explores the majestic dragons and the full moon themes.

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The Magic of Kwai Chai Hong: ‘Moonlit Dragon’

According to Zeen Chang, Managing Partner of Bai Chuan Management, Kwai Chai Hong’s mid-autumn installation theme is inspired by the values and teachings of Chinese folklore inculcated since birth and how they became a part of our daily lives.

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“Kwai Chai Hong is always at the forefront of showcasing installations with themes surrounding Chinese culture presented in a fresh and oftentimes thought-provoking manner to tease our visitors, particularly the younger generation. It is our way of preserving Chinese tradition through modernity. Drawing inspiration from the rich culture of Chinese traditions, Moonlit Dragon 龍月雙輝 exudes a magical ambiance that will leave visitors spellbound. With meticulous attention to architectural detail, the exhibit combines various branches of Chinese culture, folklore, and symbolism to create an amalgamation of Strength and Beauty. This year’s theme transcends the boundaries of traditional mid-autumn celebrations and reconceptualises the meaning of Strength in Unity in giant proportion.”

Championing the idea of unity and strength, the experience is beautifully done by local visionary artist Kaiyi Wong, who is famously known for his unconventional artistry. Specially made for the celebration, the artist has curated a fantastic centrepiece that connects the past and present. The exhibit showcases a giant dragon made of wooden frames and translucent plates, creating a stunning interplay of light and shadow. If you take a closer look, it appears as if the dragon’s body is in dynamic flight, piercing through the building’s façade.

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Additionally, Kwai Chai Hong joins forces with Samsung with unique experiences to indulge in. To celebrate its newest gadgets – the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 – guests can hop on the Flex360 Bus and snap selfies at the Galaxy Space Hub to record their adventure.

If you sign up at the Galaxy Space Hub located at Kaffe 16, you can participate in a mission and begin your journey. Upon completing the mission, you’ll stand a chance to receive complimentary coffee from Bubble Bee Cafe and exclusive merchandise from a brand collaboration.

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What is the Moonlit Dragon about?

The theme revolves around the majestic dragon creatures, which represent a symbol of unity, peace and prosperity. The legend of The Moonlit Dragon takes us back to a time of great turmoil and conflict.

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Legend has it that children from different villages in China collaborated to visualise a legendary creature that could unite and promote harmony among all tribes.

The dragon embodies the serpent’s swift movements, conjuring a tiger’s strength and an eagle’s grace.

When can I visit the ‘Moonlit Dragon’ at Kwai Chai Hong

The installation is open from 25 August to 8 October, from 9 AM to 12 AM.

Address: Kwai Chai Hong @ Lorong Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 

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All images courtesy of Kwai Chai Hong

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.