Biggest Loy Krathong Festival in Malaysia at IOI Mall Puchong

where2life | November 21, 2022 | 0 | Events , Happening Now , News , Special features , Spotlight

The biggest Loy Krathong Festival is currently on-going at the IOI Mall In Puchong.

Loy Krathong is the “Thai Festival of Lights” celebrated in Thailand annually. It involves the release of floating lanterns or “krathongs” in rivers, canals, lakes and beaches.

The “krathongs” are decorated with candles and lovely flowers.

The floating of lanterns symbolises a way of getting rid of bad luck and negativity.

It is also known as “Thai Valentine’s Day” as couples who float their lanterns together, will stay true to each other for life.

This is one of the most popular festivals for Thais and travellers in Thailand due to its spiritual significance and romantic beauty.

This festival is supported by DITP KL and Tourism Authority of Malaysia. Several Thai events such as the Thai Costume Contest and Sum Tum Contest were also held.

According to Senior Colonel Nikorm Tonginkeaw, Thai Defence and Army Attache, Thai Embassy Kuala Lumpur: “We are extremely lucky to have the chance to experience the magical moments of Loy Krathong in Malaysia, without having to travel out of this country. It really gives me a nostalgic feeling looking at the decoration, set-up of Thai stalls and the release of floating lanterns here.”

“As I look around the decorations, the set-up, the Thai food and crafts stalls, and the lanterns (Krathongs), they really give me this nostalgic feeling. They truly reflect the Thai culture, where I come from. Loy Krathong is a very unique festival. People from all over the world visit Thailand during this time to participate in the releasing of floating lanterns to drive away bad luck and any negativity. It has both spiritual significance as well as romantic beauty,” he added.

Meanwhile, the general manager of IOI Mall Puchong, Richard Lye, said that they are proud to be the venue sponsor for this Loy Krathong Festival.

“I welcome all Thai traders with open arms and encourage everyone to join in this unique celebration,” he added.

“This is the biggest Loy Krathong event in Malaysia ever organized, where the floating of lanterns are available along -side Thai food, fashion n crafts, drinks, games and music.

“A variety of authentic Thai food including Sum Tum, Grilled River Prawns, Thai Style Oysters, Mango Sticky Rice and many more await you.” said Jo Vin Chuah, Marketing Director of EQ Solutions commented.

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