KUALA LUMPUR: The New Year public holiday provided an opportunity for city folks to relax or go out shopping with family and friends in the capital.
A Bernama survey around Kuala Lumpur found most shopping centres packed with people who seized the last minute discounts offered by shopping malls to prepare for the start of the new school session.
R. Sevarajan, 45, from Banting, Selangor, who was met at the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers Recreational Park said his family chose to spend some time at the park while checking out the new year sales.
“I actually planned to spend time with my family in the capital to make it a meaningful start for the new year. There are so many interesting sights around Kuala Lumpur and it is also much cheaper here than going on a holiday abroad,”
he told Bernama here today.
Meanwhile, Idzura Idris, 34, from Balik Pulau said she took the opportunity to shop for her daughter’s school needs at the Sogo Complex as she chose to celebrate the new year in the capital, this year.
“Since my husband was attending the ‘Malam Cinta Rasul’ event at Dataran Merdeka last night my daughter and I decided to accompany him here. While we are in the capital, we visited several interesting places and did some shopping
before heading back to Penang tomorrow,” she said.
A check by Bernama also found that traffic around the capital was smooth as many were still away due to the long weekend. The arrival of 2016 was greeted with great pomp and splendour in Kuala Lumpur last night.
Several activities were organised including a religious event at Dataran Merdeka and dazzling firework displays at KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, Dataran Merdeka and Bukit Bintang.- BERNAMA