There are 8 jade bunnies made by 8 local artists.
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Even though we experience year long sun and rain here in Malaysia, that’s not a reason to stop us from celebrating mid-autumn festivities like the Mooncake Festival.
Falling on 1st October this year, the Mooncake Festival is celebrated annually by Chinese and Vietnamese communities around the world, marked by the sudden appearance of mooncakes in your kitchen and advertisements of new and interesting mooncake flavours.
This year, you can celebrate the occasion by visiting Kuala Lumpur’s very own Chinatown, a.k.a Kwai Chai Hong. Translated literally as “Ghost Lane” or “Little Demon Alley”, the history-rich lane consisting of pre-war buildings was lovingly restored into beautiful instaworthy spots in April 2019.
Now, visitors of Kwai Chai Hong can celebrate the mooncake festival with 8 uniquely designed jade bunnies made by 8 local artists. Namely, Nini Marini, Master Siow, Habsah Saufi, Alice Chang, Pamela Tan, Drewfunk, Abdul Shakir, and Farah Mohan.
Also featured is a larger-than-life giant jade bunny. You might see it if you’re lucky. According to Kwai Chai Hong Facebook page, the bunny is scared of rain and only comes out to play on clear nights.
The Jade Rabbit is an important symbol of the Mid-Autumn Festival. According to the legend, the hardworking rabbit lives on the moon and is said to always be pounding something in a mortar.
If you do decide to enjoy the bunnies and celebrate the occassion at Kwai Chai Hong, remember to appreciate the art installation by simply looking at them and appreciating the art with your heart.
Art installations are not meant to be interactive unless otherwise stated, and these bunnies do not like being touched.
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