Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Horse has finally arrived! If don’t know that that 2014 is the Year of the Horse – and you live outside Asia, you are excused but for those of you who live in Asia, what’s your excuse?! Don’t you go out at all? Why – the malls are all decked out in horsie decorations! Here’s some malls that I frequented.
Elements Mall @ Kowloon Station: A horse head made up of tiny minions of horses. The sponsor is… (no brainer)… Hong Kong Jockey Club!
My all-time favourite for mall decorations is Landmark @ Central. Every Chinese New Year, the atrium of the mall will be transformed into a floral extravaganza welcoming the in-coming zodiac of the new year. This year, we have floral horses suspended in the air and horses let loose on a pictureque Chinese pasture complete with waterfalls, junk and Chinese houses.
The One @ Tsim Sha Tsui: Albeit tacky and simplistic, this is sponsored by a clothing company. All the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac are presented riding a horse.