So quickly Christmas was history and Chinese New Year is the new event on the calendar. City Square Mall in Johor has been transformed and is now Chinese New Year ready. Red is the new colour.
The main atrium is now filled with stalls selling Chinese New Year goodies. Enthusiastic staff are offering samples to visitors throwing in sweet deals to sell cookies and tidbits.
One of the vendors told me the Chinese New Year event started today and will end on the 26th January 2017.
If you are visiting City Square some time, you may want to set aside budget to buy some Chinese New Year stuff to bring home. Cost savings need not be emphasized shopping across the Causeway.
By the way, recently open Din Tai Fung Restaurant is pretty much established with long queues of waiting diners even at 11 am.
So prepare to spend more time over here should you be thinking of shopping and dining at City Square over the holiday weekend before the start of 2017.
Happy shopping and happy new year 2017!