Christmas in Malls (2011) ;)

The idea came from my friend, Sinthya, to take a photo of Christmas tree / decorations in some malls in Jakarta. At first, I didn’t want to join them to ‘hunt’ the Christmas decoration :D, but sometime later when I passed a big Christmas tree inside the mall, I was thinking: ‘humm, this was too nice to be missed’ . So I told Sinthya that I would join her in the ‘hunt!’ πŸ˜€

Her plan was just to visit 4 malls (Grand Indonesia – Plaza Indonesia – Taman Anggrek – Central Park Jakarta), then I thought, why only 4 malls? So I decided to extend the idea into several malls πŸ˜€ . She and her friend, Diana, would send me some pictures in the 2 malls that I couldn’t go πŸ™‚

Sound interesting, ey? πŸ˜€

Okay, let’s begin the ‘hunt!’

1. Grand Indonesia

They have a BIG Christmas tree outside the mall (near the Coffee Bean πŸ™‚

Here’s the Christmas tree during the day and night … πŸ™‚

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Christmas Tree outside of Grand Indonesia during the day and night (2011 – Jakarta – Indonesia)

The malls have 2 buildings (it’s connected with a ‘bridge’), and here’re what they have between the buildings (below the bridge :)).

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Christmas decorations near the entrance of the malls – below the skybridge – at Grand Indonesia (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Another Christmas decorations near the entrance of the malls - below the skybridge - at Grand Indonesia (Jakarta - Indonesia)

Another Christmas decorations near the entrance of the malls – below the skybridge – at Grand Indonesia (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Interesting! πŸ˜€

2. Plaza Indonesia

They put a BIG Christmas tree inside the mall at their ‘extension’ part (yes, they call it ‘Plaza Indonesia Extension). Very nice, and big πŸ™‚

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Big Christmas tree inside the Plaza Indonesia (Jakarta – Indonesia)

As you can see, the height is until the third floor of the plaza πŸ™‚

Let’s go to the next one πŸ˜‰

3. Plaza Senayan

They didn’t have a big Christmas tree like the others, but they put a very nice Christmas decoration in the centre of the mall. It’s a house with a big white park πŸ˜‰

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Christmas stage and decorations at Plaza Senayan (Jakarta – Indonesia)

 

Very nice, right.

 

4. Senayan City

You would find a very big and nice Christmas tree in front of the mall. Very nice!!

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Christmas tree outside Senayan City (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Inside the mall, you could find a simple and small Christmas decoration: Dancing Santa (yes, it’s actually dancing, and at first I thought the Santa was real! But it’s not :P) with the sleigh inside the decoration area.

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Dancing Santa at Senayan City (Jakarta – Indonesia)

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Lego with Christmas theme at Senayan City (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Then in the main atrium, there’s a Lego exhibition, with the main area was occupied with a big Lego City in Christmas theme. There’s a snowman from Lego too. Can you believe how many pieces of Lego to make it? πŸ™‚

5. Gandaria City

They had all Christmas decoration inside the mall …

In the main atrium of the mall, they installed a stage with a big Christmas tree beside the stage. As you can see in the stage, there’re many equipments installed in the stage. Apparently they’re FIREFLY show. Too bad, I couldn’t watch the show. It should be very interesting.

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Christmas stage at Gandaria City for Firefly show (Jakarta – Indonesia)

They also put some nice Christmas decoration on the revolving door (entrance to the mall), and also in the alley of the food street.

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Some Christmas decoration on the revolving door and the street food alley

6. Pacific Place

No,Β  they didn’t have big Christmas tree inside the mall, but they set a stage in the main atrium of the mall. They had a Christmas operetta! I watched it for a moment, and it’s really nice. They really had a nice dance choreography. Even the stage was really nice too πŸ™‚

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Christmas stage at Pacific Place (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Above the stage, they hanged plenty of nice decorations too.

7. Pondok Indah Mall

I heard from my friend that they had ‘SNOW’ theme’ πŸ˜‰

And yes … in the centre of Pondok Indah Mall II you could find a big ice rink. That’s cool πŸ™‚ I guess they like to haveΒ ice rink here every year.

But … If people didΒ not like ice skating, well there was also a space set with snow at North Skywalk … and you can play inside it haha.

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Ice at Pondok Indah Mall 2 (Jakart – Indonesia)

Here are some other decorations inside the Pondok Indah Mall …

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Christmas decorations at Pondok Indah Mall 2 (Jakarta – Indonesia)

And here are some photos that Sinthya gave me from the Central Park and Taman AnggrekΒ that I couldn’t visit.

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Christmas decorations at Central Park (left) and Mall Taman Anggrek (right) (Jakarta – Indonesia)

It seems the decorations in Taman Anggrek Mall were made from sweets! – based on the description that I read there haha! Very cute …

And look at that Christmas tree at Central Park.

Well … if I compared it with the building beside it, the Cristmas tree must be quite tall!

Impressive! πŸ˜‰

She gave me these cute pictures … And if I read the description, it was made from sweets? Cute!

Well, I think that’s all folks!

 

And, a Christmas blog post would not be complete with a photo with Santa!

Ho .. Ho .. Ho .. !!

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Me with Santa! – at Pondok Indah Mall 2 (Jakarta – Indonesia)

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