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Our precious little ones need some extra love and care, and Sunway Pyramid has prepared additional amenities for your comfort and safety.
#1 Child Distance Monitor
Did you know?
Sunway Pyramid is the first and only shopping mall to introduce the Child Distance Monitor as shoppers’ safety is the mall’s top priority. For parents and guardians who are concerned with children getting lost in the mall, the monitor can be easily strapped onto the child’s belt or wrist. If the child wanders too far, a beeping device will alert parents and guardians.
The Child Distance Monitor can be obtained at LG1, Blue Concierge, (near the Sunway Lagoon entrance). Click on the video to see the monitor in action!
#2 Baby Changing Rooms
We understand that newborns need more care and attention, thus 3 spacious Baby Changing Rooms were built for the privacy of mothers and babies. The rooms are easily accessible from Ground Floor (Red Zone) & LG2 (Orange Zone), and come equipped with diaper changing shelves, sinks, private nursing area, paper towels and hot/cold/warm water to refill baby bottles.
#3 Baby Strollers & Kiddy Cabs for Children
Shopping can be a tiring activity. Let your children have a break with baby strollers, kiddy cabs or Buggy Rides, all available for rent at any Sunway Pyramid Concierge!
For more information on our Child Friendly Amenities, visit our website.
Have you ever wonder how Sunway Resort City came about?
Did you know that Sunway Resort City is a rehabilitated ex-mining land?
You could get all answers – when you drop by the Sunway Heritage Sight, at the patio outside Garden Lifestyle Café, overlooking the awesome Vuvuzela in Sunway Lagoon.
The Sunway Heritage Sight will take you down the memory lane of how it all started.
Just FYI – even as early as 1857, alluvial tin was readily accessible from a lot of river valley floors, including Bandar Sunway as it was known then.
Employing simple methods, miners produced tin as the demands increased and – here’s the awesome part – Malaya (that was how Malaysia was known back then, and before that it was Tanah Melayu) was the largest tin producer in the world.
In the olden days of mining, the palong allowed water and sluice which contained mud, sand and tin ore to flow over it, and miners would separate tin ore on the palong, which was basically a big wooden sluice box.
One of the most common methods used in the past was Gravel Pumping. The water, in this instance under hydraulic pressure, cuts into the mine face, breaking up the tin-bearing material and washing it down into the sump in which the gravel pump is situated at the bottom of the mine. The Gravel Pumping was used in rehabilitating Bandar Sunway as it is known now.
Another traditional way was the ‘mendulang’ technique. ‘Dulang’ (pan) washing is where tin gets separated from the soil by sieving it in water using a wooden conical-shaped pan.
Fast forward a bit, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, the Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group had a vision and dream, in turning a 800-acre mining land into an exclusive township, now known as Sunway Resort City.
Check out his photo at the Sunway Heritage Sight, in discussion with Tan Sri Sabaruddin Chik, the former Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister (right) and a team member of the project management in 1990, at the site of the 800-acre mining land.
The Sunway Heritage Sight also offers the info on the construction of Sunway Lagoon, with pictures during its constructions, and the latest attractions it now has.
BTW, find out who officially opened the theme park – get the answer from the Sunway Heritage Sight.
So now, Sunway Resort City stands as the only Integrated Resort City in Malaysia with seven key components (Healthcare, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Education, Residential and Commercial) epitomising Sunway’s trademark “Resort Living Within A City” concept. It remains today as one of the region’s most preferred tourist destinations.
How awesome is that?
Well, what do you waiting for? Sunway Heritage Sight is open from 10am – 10pm, everyday 🙂
S.O.S PINE OF HOPE & BUSKERS CHRISTMAS ENDEAVOUR
The mall helps underprivileged children with contributions from the efforts
Sunway Pyramid prides itself in being a unique, one-of-a-kind shopping experience for everyone, spreading loving messages through performing kind acts and good deeds. Throughout the Christmas period, the mall encouraged shoppers to contribute and donate to City Revival Children’s Homes and StART Society – 2 community projects set for the betterment of underprivileged children.
For the Enthralling Christmas’ Some Of uS (S.O.S) efforts, Sunway Pyramid presented the wonderful Pine of Hope, located at the Water Feature Area on Ground Floor, decorated with Christmas stockings, headgears, teddy bears and other ornaments. Shoppers could buy anything they liked on the Pine of Hope, and all proceed would be channelled to the underprivileged children.
A team of Christmas buskers had also entertained shoppers at the LG1 Pyramid Concourse and Ground Floor Water Feature Area during selected weekends in December 2012. Not only there were talented performers carrying out some cool dance moves and belting out melodious musical tunes, there were also artists sketching some drawings and portraits to shoppers’ delights.
An impressive total of RM20,000 was collected during the Pine of Hope and Christmas Busking period, and the generous sum was divided equally between City Revival Children’s Homes and StART Society.
Christine Alphonse (StART Society PR & Event Manager), Peggy Ng (StART Society Administrator / Art teacher), Joshua Lee (StART SOciety Programme Director) Loo Hoey Theen (Sunway Pyramid Senior Manager – Marketing) and Sunway Pyramid staff holding the replica of the cheque.
“We are extremely gratified to be able to contribute to both StART Society and City Revival Children’s Homes, just in time during the festivity. We truly hope that the contribution can benefit the children in realising their potentials and abilities, and in achieving a greater quality of life,” says Phang Sau Lian, Director of Marketing for Sunway Pyramid.
The cheque of RM10,000 each was received by Joshua Lee, the Programme Director of StART Society and Kong Keng Piew, one of the management committees for City Revival Children’s Homes.
On top of the cheque, Sunway Pyramid also provided some art supplies and stationeries, and joined in the fun of colouring and decorating some coin banks with the children from the City Revival Children’s Homes. The joyous evening ended with some light snack courtesy of Mr Siew Bao and MBG fruits.
Sunway Pyramid Senior Manager Loo Hoey Theen (7th from left) holding the replica of the cheque with Kong Keng Piew, one of the management committees for City Revival Children’s Homes (4th from right) along with the rest of Sunway Pyramid staff, CRC caretakers and children.
“The children will certainly benefit a lot with this contribution, not only academically but also for their recreational activities. We are now able to buy books and study materials for them, besides taking them on more educational field trips,” says Kong.
The City Revival Children’s (CRC) Homes consisted of 2 homes, the CRC (Boys) Home and CRC (Girls) Home, providing care for some underprivileged children around Subang Jaya.
Up until today, 17 children are living in the Homes, and some include those who come from violent family background, being abused and placed under child protection, whose parents are unable to provide for them financially and those in need of special care for their disabilities.
A non-profit charity organisation, StART Society catered to serve the underprivileged children within the community, by providing free music, drama, art, craft, dance, speech and life skill lessons. A team of teachers is set to help these children to discover and develop their natural talents, setting the learning environment by providing the children with hands-on exposure and practice.
The Enthralling Christmas at the mall started with the Launch of S.O.S Pine of Hope on Nov 23 2012, as the audiences were entertained by performances by Liang, the winner of AIM 2008 for Best Engineered Album and Best Album Design, a Radio DJ and the ambassador for StART Society. Together with the children from City Revival Children’s Homes, they sang We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
Sunway Pyramid had also collaborated with GRIM Film to bring more awareness to the plight of the underprivileged children, by producing a truly moving video, on celebrating Christmas without the loved ones. The video was specially crafted in the aid of the City Revival Children’s Homes and StART Society.
During the Enthralling Christmas celebration, Sunway Pyramid also brought the children from the City Revival Children’s Homes to watch Beauty & the Beast The Musical, held in Sunway Lagoon. The children had a great time getting up close and personal with the characters like Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Chip and others.
As Christmas was celebrated in much cheer and happiness, the underprivileged children were certainly not left behind, as evident in the efforts of S.O.S Pine of Hope and Christmas Buskers. Performing good deeds or any act of kindness for their betterment is highly called for, as Sunway Pyramid shoppers would be constantly reminded of.
SHA-CHUAN DOCKS AT FORTUNE HARBOUR
The Winds of Fortune has landed in Sunway Pyramid
Step back in time when you are in Sunway Pyramid’s LG1 Concourse where you can see a replica of a Chinese junk, the Sha-Chuan, docking at Fortune Harbour. The Chinese junk has arrived just in time before the official launch of the Chinese New Year celebration in the mall.
The launch was officiated by Dato’ Ngeow Voon Yean, Managing Director of Sunway Group – Property Investment Division. Also in the launch were the Some Of uS Campaign ‘Food for Thoughts’ ambassadors and celebrities Xandria Ooi, Chermaine Poo, Liang and comedian Joanne Kam.
The set-up in the Concourse brings all shoppers back to the 1870s during the golden ages of modern Chinese when goods were transported via water route in business transactions between merchants and traders. The junk in fact has a history that is dated back in 770 to 446 BC, during the Spring and Autumn Period where the 40 feet tall and 40 feet wide Chinese junk made from solid wood originated from the Jiangsu Province. Through the tide of time, the Sha-Chuan has earned its many names, first as a sand-proof flat-bottom ship during the Song Dynasty, a flat-bottom ship in the Yuan Dynasty and finally the ‘sand ship’ during the Ming Dynasty.
Dato’ Ngeow, accompanied by HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Shopping Malls and Kevin Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Sunway Shopping Malls entered the Fortune Harbour and walked towards the jetty leading to the Sha Chuan where the Chinese New Year celebration was launched.
Surrounding the concourse are soft willow trees, red lanterns cascading from the top of the junk and nearby the junk a boat. Laid scattered around the junk’s deck are sacks, crates and wooden barrels.
“The festive season is a time to celebrate and also to share our local culture with people from all over the world. As Malaysia’s favourite tourist destination, Sunway Pyramid, which has a total of 45 million visitors each year, has many festive attractions including decorations that extend throughout the mall and outside where its iconic streetlights also carry the junk concept. The mall is also vibrant with festive activities during this festive season,” said HC Chan.
“This year, we take on a unique approach for the Chinese New Year celebration to wish all shoppers a smooth sailing journey of prosperity into the year 2013. A Chinese junk is a symbol of wealth because it is a mode of transportation that carries goods for trading and explores a world of possibilities. Let us journey together into this exciting year with enthusiasm and hopes for prosperity, fortune and longevity.”
During the festive season, the mall also gives to the underprivileged and to those in need. Xandria and her celebrity friends, Chermaine, Liang and Joanne gave their ‘Food for Thoughts’ to explain what this campaign is all about and shared what is their food consumption experience is like before they donated some food to the food bank. All proceeds go to Jumble Station, a community outreach initiative which aimed to help single parents and the underprivileged. To date, the non-profit organisation provides support for 80 to 100 families residing in the regions of Klang Valley, Subang Mewah, Cheras and Klang on a regular basis ranging from food, clothing and home appliances to job placement opportunities.
Shoppers who want to donate food such as instant noodles, instant beverages, oats, milk powder, crackers, cooking oil, salt, sugar, pasta and canned food to the food bank can do so from 11 January – 24 February in front of Cold Storage and AEON Supermarket, located at LG2.
During the Chinese New Year celebration in the mall, shoppers can expect various activities in conjunction with the festive season such as lion dance, Spring Flower Market, Sand Bottle Workshop, Calligraphy Workshop, the Shanghai Tang Dance, Sunway Pyramid mascots, Leo and Leona Walkabout and many more.
Shoppers who spend in the mall are also rewarded this festive season.
When they spend RM250 in 1 receipt (RM100 for Citibank Credit Cardmembers), they can redeem angpow packets while those who spend RM800 in 2 receipts RM600 for Citibank Credit Cardmembers) can redeem both a treasure box and angpow packets.
Shoppers who spend RM150 in 1 receipt (RM100 for Citibank Credit Cardmembers) are entitled to participate in the ‘Shanghai Beauty’ Photo Contest where all they need to do is, after verifying the receipt, strike a pose at the Concourse with Shanghai Tang dynasty props, have their pictures taken by a professional photographer and email their photo to stand a chance to fly to Shanghai for a 5D 4N trip + accommodation + a half-day tour for 2 pax. worth RM10,000.
The launch of the Winds of Fortune was made possible thanks to business partners and sponsors, Citibank, Sunway Travel, A-Saloon, Oriental Noble, AEON, Cold Storage and Kechara.
With such exciting time in store at Sunway Pyramid, ensure you get your dose of unique shopping adventure at Sunway Pyramid where you can find exciting choices from 800 outlets, 160 of which offers local and international F&B offerings.
Sunway Pyramid embraces the Christmas spirit by helping underprivileged children
Remember being kids and how ecstatic we were to find presents under the Christmas tree? We just couldn’t wait to rip the wrappers off, eager to open our presents – all the things we had wished for all year-long.
However, due to some unfortunate circumstances, not everybody could have their wishes to come true, particularly children who are in need of help. In the spirit of Christmas, Sunway Pyramid’s S.O.S Pine of Hope is collaborating with City Revival Children’s Homes and StART Society – 2 community projects set for the betterment of underprivileged children.
City Revival Children’s (CRC) Homes consist of 2 homes, the CRC (Boys) Home and CRC (Girls) Home, providing care for some underprivileged children around Subang Jaya. Established in July 2006, the majority of the boys in CRC (Boys) Home come from Klang Valley, aged between 7 and 17 years old. Meanwhile, the CRC (Girls) Home was set up in February 2009, housing girls between 5 and 12 years old.
To date, there are 17 children living in the Homes, and some include those who come from violent family background, being abused and placed under child protection, whose parents are unable to provide for them financially and those in need of special care for their disabilities.
StART Society is a non-profit charity organisation catering to serve the underprivileged children within the community, by providing free music, drama, art, craft, dance, speech and life skill lessons. A team of teachers strive to help these kids to discover and develop their natural talents, setting the environment to be conducive for learning by providing the children with hands-on exposure and practice.
For Christmas this year, Sunway Pyramid’s main priority and concern is to assist these Homes and Society through our Pine of Hope and a team of talented buskers.
The Launch of Sunway Pyramid S.O.S Pine of Hope will be on 23 November 2012, scheduled to be attended by Elizabeth Wong, the Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman and Selangor Executive Council Member in charge of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment. With performances by Liang, CapitalFM Radio DJ and the ambassador for StART Society, the evening is set for a great start to help the homes and society. Liang, an AIM 2008 winner for Best Engineered Album and Best Album Design will be joined on stage by all the 17 children from City Revival Children’s Homes, performing “Silent Night” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, with him playing the piano.
From 23 November until 30 December, shoppers can drop by the Pine of Hope Christmas Tree, located at the Water Feature area on Ground Floor, decorated grandly with Christmas ornaments and trinkets. When you see any ornaments or trinkets you like, just ask our staff to get you the similar items. There are also teddy bears and snow globes which you can buy and take home. It is that easy to do wonders for the children in need, as all proceedings from your purchase will go directly to their homes and society.
“These are the gifts that keep on giving, which is what Sunway Pyramid emphasises during Christmas season. We hope shoppers can donate as much as they can to help these unfortunate children, while at the same time getting presents and gifts for their loved ones,” says Phang Sau Lian, the Director of Marketing for Sunway Pyramid.
Music lovers will be rejoiced as they’ll be serenaded by a team of buskers at the LG1 Pyramid Concourse and Ground Floor Water Feature Area on selected weekends in December, at 3.30pm and 4.30pm. These talented performers will be performing and entertaining shoppers, and the best part is, you can also join them! Showcasing their talents, the buskers will be singing, playing musical instruments and dancing, and all donations collected from the public and shoppers will be channelled to the charity organisations.
Making the S.O.S Pine of Hope Campaign more meaningful is Sunway Pyramid’s collaboration with GRIM Film, a local broadcasting and media production company which produces quality and thought-provoking short films such as The Switch, Local Heroes and The Long Distance Relationship, which gained them the spot for Top 10 finalist of BMW Shorties 2011.
To commemorate the Christmas spirit of loving and giving, GRIM Film is producing a truly meaningful and moving video, about celebrating Christmas without the loved ones. The video is specially crafted in the aid of the City Revival Children’s Homes and StART society, which is hoped to create awareness and trigger the loving sentiment among the society to help these children. The public can also view the video via GRIM Film and Sunway Pyramid’s YouTube channels, as well as on Sunway Pyramid’s website.
Let us contribute some help, warmth and care through Sunway Pyramid’s S.O.S Pine of Hope. By helping out during this season of festivity, may our lives be blessed with care, while enjoying the unique shopping experience with our loved ones. For more information on the S.O.S Pine of Hope, shoppers can approach any of the Concierge Counters or contact Sunway Pyramid at 03-7494 3100 or log on to www.sunwaypyramid.com.