Santa’s Party Spectacular at Avenue K
A Stunning Visual Treat For All to Enjoy
Christmas was an extra special time at Avenue K and this year end was even more so as it marked a year since the trendy mall’s vibrant makeover. The last month of the year welcomes a wealth of activity and a warm familiar excitement that could only be Christmas and the anticipation of welcoming a brand new year ahead.
With the arrival of Sephora on its inviting front facade, Avenue K welcomes the international beauty megastore to its list of chic tenants as it looks forward to an exciting future in retail.
New additions include Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Dolly Dim Sum which features traditionally made halal dim sum and Korean fare B.Bap and Nando’s opening on the first and ground floor respectively.
Design books specialist, Basheer also opens in January while Baskin Robbins and Italian Gelatolicious ice cream adds even more variety to desserts available within the mall.
The AK Christmas spectacular returns this year with even more pizzazz and an adorable Santa’s workshop recreated on the ground floor atrium where Christmas crafts and activities will be held with a trim shop brought to you by gift specialists, Living Cabin.
A large scale musical box in the form of a tiny Christmas town will also be on display, playing merry tunes to set the mood. AK’s customized fuchsia coloured MINI Cooper takes centre stage in this year’s Christmas line-up featuring an uber cool, larger than life Santa Claus and his cool, jetpack-wearing reindeers.
Cute accessories, indulgent toiletries and decedent desserts all make for wonderful Christmas gift choices available at the AK Christmas bazaar.
Shoppers enjoyed an exhilarating, musical extravaganza affectionately entitled ‘Santa’s Party’ happening every weekend - a Christmas spectacular featuring the powerful vocals of talented singer extraordinaire Joy Victor and the graceful, jaw-dropping moves of her equally talented sister, aerialist Jane Victor alongside the beautiful Enaj dancers.
The bubbly dancers will be dressed as santarinas and elves alongside Jane’s grace and skill as she is elevated high above the atrium floor accompanied by Joy’s delightful serenade.
What’s more, shoppers are rewarded in lucky draws held every weekend at 5:00 pm from the 29th of November in conjunction with the Holiday Shopping Spree promotion plus on-the-spot prize redemptions for those who have a minimum spend.
Bring your friends and family to enjoy the AK carollers, cool photo opportunities and a special appearance by Santa himself as he spreads some Christmas cheer all the way up to level 4 where shoppers are also invited to a ‘Northpole Carnival’ happening on the rooftop every day from the 24th till 28th of December where a Christmas carnival, games, festive food and merriment await.
Visitors can enjoy traditional carnival delicacies like hotdogs and popcorn, cool amusements including a snow machine , KL city’s tallest rooftop Christmas tree (a magnificent 30 foot musical Christmas tree) and silent movie & cartoon screenings which will be happening right up to the 1st of January to celebrate the new year’s countdown with a bang and bring AK into 2015.
So if you’re looking for something extra special this Christmas, be sure to head to AK where young and old are in for a noel treat like no other.
As the new AK continues to house the largest outlets for several new arrivals in the Malaysian market including world renowned eyewear franchise, Sunglass Hut, cool independent accessories label, MIDI and French mega brand ELLE’s lingerie store, it’s easy to see why the mall is now a hive of activity and life. Golf aficionados will be pleased to learn that Transview Golf has also now opened their latest outlet on level 1 complete with putting range to try out equipment.
Stylish Swedish label, H&M adds H&M Home to their latest selections available over 3 levels of fashionable finds while The Mod House as well as Original Classic are the largest of their outlets in the country. Japanese fashion and household brand, Muji and Australia’s Cotton On are also the largest outlets in Southeast Asia and Malaysia respectively.
With brands like Yescode, Nichii, Dressing Paula, Kitschen, G2000, Hush Puppies and Clarks among others, AK promises to provide the fashion savvy with a retail treat. Travel buffs can also get equipped in style at luggage specialists, Leather Avenue and Cosas United.
With more than 60 exciting dining options, there is a diversity of F&B outlets featuring cuisine from the East and West which tantalizes the curiosity of foodies. Newly opened Simply d, Warisan Café and Sushi Box join Bankara Ramen, Tokyo Pastry, Swensen’s and Taste Enclave Food Atrium (a selection of 17 delectable stalls and 3 mini restaurants) with their wide variety of delectable dishes including KL’s best Clay Pot Chicken Rice. Cosy up in The Library Coffee Bar and bite into an all-American burger at Johnny Rockets on the ground floor.
Another recent arrival at AK is the charming WonderKafe and Bar on the ground floor which sits adjoining its sister establishment, Wondermama X. An unassumingly cosy refuge, this café cum bar features yakitori snacks, coffee and whisky on its unique Japanese influenced menu.
Coffee lovers will be spoilt for choice as they can have a sip at Urbean, Espressolab, Delifrance, Starbucks and even The Loaf. Presto supermarket’s wide range of fresh produce and freshly baked bread is a signature of the food loving store.
Located on level 3, Ayer’s Rock Butcher and Grill, Fat Boys and Black Bull with its trendy bowling alleys, pool tables and exclusive karaoke rooms will be among mouth-watering options diners have to satisfy their appetites for top dishes.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria is definitely a star attraction with a breath-taking view of the twin towers as you dine al fresco on more than 15 types of juicy meats brought to the comfort of your table.
Children of all ages will enjoy Discoveria which brings larger-than-life themed amusements for the whole family, beginning with the life size dinosaurs of Dinoscovery, an interactive and educational experience especially designed to engage the young.
Game fans can also try their hand (and head) at Breakout on level 2 which is currently KL’s number one attraction as voted on popular travel website, www.tripadvisor.com. Each room has its own web of puzzles crafted to emulate an exciting movie-themed escape experience for those seeking new thrills.
For convenience and peace of mind while they get their shopping done or work, parents working in the area are also able to drop their children off at London-based nursery, Primrose Hill for their development and wellbeing. The comprehensive childcare centre will unveiling their expansion in February next year where a quaint in house café, playground, sensory room and even a mini clinic complete with weekly paediatric visits will be held.
Claudia Ng, a young lawyer exclaimed, “Shopping is a joy at Avenue K as its cosy with just the right amount of people. All my favourite brands are here and parking is free with a minimal spend. They even have an interactive iKiosk for information and games where you can win prizes.”
The final quarter of the year holds a myriad of activity for the unique mall - plus an exciting line-up of events featuring music, art, beauty and fashion just before the Christmas spectacular.
Sue, General Manager of Avenue K explains, “Living up to our tagline ‘Make Friends, Create Trends’, we wanted to bring people together especially at this wonderful time of year and spread the mall’s renewed energy and spirit. We definitely have spread this sentiment throughout our inaugural year and what better way to celebrate than with a big Christmas extravaganza unique to AK,” enthused Sue.
Details of AK’s tenants, promotions, activities and performances can be found at www.avenuek.com.my and https://www.facebook.com/AvenueKMY
About Avenue K
Strategically situated across from Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Twin Towers, Avenue K is a modern and cosmopolitan mall that aims to be the third space between work and home. Wholly owned by City Properties Sdn. Bhd and professionally managed by Synergistic Real Estate Management & Network Pte. Ltd., it has approximately 400,000 sq.ft of leasable retail space spread across 8 levels. With the concept of “Make Friends, Create Trends”, Avenue K boldly integrates the elements of shopping, culture, entertainment and gastronomic experiences, providing the hip and aspiring, a place to enjoy the pleasures of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre.
About Synergistic Real Estate Management & Network Pte Ltd
Synergistic Real Estate Management & Network Pte. Ltd . (SRE) is a retail and mixed-use commercial property development, investment and management consultant, as well as a Mall & Asset Manager. Well known for its value-adding solutions and services, professionalism and performance-based approaches and management, its management track record include Marina Center (Singapore), Junction 8 (Singapore), Gurney Plaza (Malaysia), Great Eastern Mall (Malaysia), One Prime(Shanghai, China), Kai Yuan Mediterranean Mall (Shanghai, China), Raffles City (Shanghai, China), The Exchange Mall (Tianjin, China), Tai Mall (Taiwan). SRE’s network extends globally, from retailers, real estate developers, real estate funds, real estate investment trusts to real estate.