Sarawak: Chinese New Year #HuatsUpLaPromenade Photo Challenge and Month-Long Family Activities!

Hock Seng Lee (HSL) has launched a #HuatsUpLaPromenade photo contest at its mall this Chinese New Year. Here are some exciting family activities and happenings lined up this February at Kuching-Samarahan’s La Promenade Mall!

The month-long photo challenge is one of several contests with prizes happening at the mall. 

“We’re inviting everyone to La Promenade, take photos of our landscaping, our new year decor, our tenants’ good food, and generally have a fantastic time. The contest is from now until Feb 28. Prizes total nearly RM3,000. It’s so easy to enter,” digital marketing manager Sophia Ong said.

Just upload your best shots of a good day spent at the mall on Facebook or Instagram to join the contest. Hashtag #HuatsUpLaPromenade and #LaPromenadeMall, and remember to set your entries to “public”!

La Promenade Mall Chinese New Year Celebration Activities

Image source via La Promenade

Winners shall be announced in early March 2022, decided by a panel of experts that include photographers from Ben’s Medium. The winning photos will be celebrated in the gallery on HSL Group’s websites and social media and may also appear in HSL’s newsletter - Living Moments!

“You can submit as many entries as you want. Some tips for participants: We’re looking for the best composition and we like fun, creative entries. Photos that are the most photoshopped or edited may not necessarily win. We also enjoy looking at photos that reflect Sarawak’s multi-cultural harmony,” Ong said.

This is the La Promenade mall’s second Chinese New Year. New tenants include Zoro by Domus Group, NOMS, Fun Hut, MR DIY and Hoan Art Gallery. Every tenant has their own CNY promos. Black Bean Coffee & Tea is offering their new Mandarin Mocha drink for a limited time only.

Sweat Factory has a unique couples competition rewarding couples who work out and stay fit together!

“We’re calling it our Valentine Challenge. It’s designed for couples to work out and compete as a pair. Physical fitness aside, we want to promote a better sense of trust and communication between partners,” said fitness centre proprietor Richard Yu.

La Promenade Sweat Factory Gym Physical Fitness Center

Image source via Sweat Factory Fitness Centre

The first prize for the most hardworking couple will win a fully-paid, multi-course meal at the high-end Zoro restaurant with extra gift vouchers on Feb 14.

Other major events at La Promenade Mall this February include the starting of Leonard Siaw’s live painting sessions. Siaw is attempting a national record for the largest single-piece canvas painting at the mall, measuring 15-meter wide, larger than two terraced houses put together.

Sarawak Mural Artist Leonard Siaw National Record Live Painting

Image source via Leonard Siaw 萧艺

“I’ve spent over two months doing figure studies and sketching out this piece. I’m now ready to start painting. I really wish to promote art in Sarawak. I’m very excited whenever the public responds positively to art, and I always enjoy talking to people who come to see artists draw,” Siaw said. 

All are welcome to visit the artist, live at work to create the masterpiece on the mall’s ground floor (opposite Black Bean café).

Sarawak Open Bonsai & Suseiki Championship Show

Image source via La Promenade

On Feb 23-28, the ‘Sarawak Open — Bonsai & Suseiki Championship’, which is the largest ever with 168 entries, will be held at La Promenade Mall.

This is the first Bonsai & Suseiki competition since 2019. Organisers, the Sarawak Bonsai Association (SBA) and HSL said it was no surprise the competition would be the largest ever. 

“It’s been so long since we’ve competed. Over recent years, many members have had extra time to cultivate their plants. Some are coming from as far as Miri. You know, they’ll have to drive all the way here. It’s going to be a beautiful show,” said organising chairman Hayes Teo.

The Sarawak Open is free for all to view. Calling all Bonsais enthusiasts! There will also be talks, demonstrations, and magnificent Bonsais well over 300 kilos to feast your eyes on!

For details and updates, visit, or search @lapromenademall and @hslcn.

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