Every year, the Chinese community in Malaysia celebrates the Lantern Festival or also known as the Mooncake Festival. Displays of colourful lantern designs, performances and delectable such as the mooncakes (delicious cakes unique to the Lantern Festival) have become symbols of this festival. The 1Malaysia Lantern Tourism Festival held throughout the country every year is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. This year is no different with the celebrations in Kuala Lumpur set to take place in Central Market, a 10 minute taxi ride from Apple Hotel.
“The Lantern Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival, traditionally signifies the end of the harvest season. Malaysian Chinese homes celebrate with family get-togethers, prayers, and mooncakes, while kids show off their latest lantern designs.”
Excerpt from: Tourism Malaysia – 1Malaysia Lantern Tourism Festival
“The Central Market of Kuala Lumpur will be gaily decorated with thousands of colourful and brightly lit lanterns lining up the streets to celebrate the 1Malaysia Lantern Tourism Festival 2013.”
“Malls and landmarks in the city like Petaling Street will be gaily decorated with thousands of lit lanterns, while various other activities all add up to a festive atmosphere.”
Excerpt from: Mana.my – Events Listings Year 2013
Come for the lanterns and mooncakes, stay for the experience – understand why the 1Malaysia Lantern Tourism Festival is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur.