Kuala Lumpur, November 29th, 2018 – The joy of Christmas is in the air at IPC Shopping Centre. Inspired by the old town of Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden, IPC’s ‘The Swede-est Christmas’ features a snowy wonderland filled with unique Swedish flair of celebration, shopping delights, festive activities and exclusive deals from now until 1st January 2019. This year, the celebration is much more significant as it also marks IPC’s 15th year anniversary.
Celebrating IPC’s Swedish roots, shoppers and visitors will be taken on a journey through the snowy pathway at the concourse of the shopping centre. With festive Scandinavian houses, lighted reindeers, Tomte figurines, a 19-feet Christmas tree, together with a life-size Yule Goat, visitors will be spoilt for choice for Insta-worthy photo moments.
Visitors can also enjoy the different types of activities during the weekends throughout this festive period. The activities are crafted to suit the different interests and needs of each family member. There will be Christmas ornament and decoration workshops, special Tomte and Swedish maiden meet and greets, Swedish Polska dance performances, as well as fun arts and crafts workshops for kids.
Swedish Performance at “The Swede-est Christmas” at IPC Shopping Centre
From the humble beginnings when Mutiara Damansara was still an up-and-coming hot spot, the neighbourhood shopping centre has diversified into more than just a shopping destination for the community. It has evolved into an inspirational space for all walks of life to meet, shop, dine, learn and create positive memories together.
Throughout the years, IPC managed to strengthen its partnership and has currently achieved more than 95% occupancy rate, while maintaining 46% of their long-term tenants such as Harvey Norman, Popular Bookstore, Padini, Brands Outlet, Spotlight and Ace Hardware. Since the redevelopment in 2017, more than 145 new and existing tenants have come aboard to further enhance the family-friendly environment.
Furthermore, IPC has accelerated its priority for comfort, security, and convenience for the many. Maximising cross-visitation and accessibility, the community-friendly shopping centre recently introduced a new access point to the Mutiara Damansara MRT Station from IPC, as well as link bridges linking IPC and IKEA to The Curve respectively.
Karyn Lim, Centre Manager of IPC Shopping Centre and Ikano Centres Shopping Centre Director Thomas Malmberg launching “The Swede-est Christmas” at IPC Shopping Centre
“When we had the redevelopment last year, we knew the shopping experience we give to our visitors had to be more than just the physical space. It should be about a variety of factors, and one of it is the convenience in how they are able to access us from the nearest public transportation station and our other neighbours. We are very grateful in the strong partnerships and mutual understanding we have with our tenants, neighbours, as well as shoppers. Hence, this Christmas serves as a beautiful reminder for us to reflect, and continue to strive to do so much more for the community,” said Karyn Lim, Centre Manager of IPC Shopping Centre.
With the concept of ‘So Much More’, IPC’s sustainability efforts continue to be an integral part of their business. Through everyday efforts, they have included simply ways to give back to the planet, such as using energy saving bulbs and placing waste-specific recycle bins around the shopping centre. In addition, IPC was the first shopping centre in the Klang Valley to introduce its humble buy-back system through the launch of the Recycling & Buy-Back Centre in 2009. With its new upgrade from the redevelopment, the Recycling & Buy-Back Centre remains as a convenient drop-off point for visitors to get rid of their recyclable waste.
Karyn explained, “When we adopted the concept ‘so much more’, it held so much meaning to the brand, to our team, and even our partners. There is always so much more we can do – for our shoppers, our community, our tenants, and even our planet. We believe in being so much more than just a shopping centre, because today’s shoppers are looking beyond just shopping – they want an experience. As we head into the next 15 years, we will continue our commitment to our shoppers, visitors, tenants, and partners, to grow alongside with the community, and build a meaningful future.”
Celebrating 15 Years with IPC Shopping Centre, held in concurrent with the Launch of “The Swede-est Christmas” at IPC Shopping Centre
With so much more than just festive décor, shoppers will also be rewarded with double delights every time they spend at IPC Shopping Centre from now until 1st January 2019: -
Christmas Concept Decoration for “The Swede-est Christmas” at IPC Shopping Centre
During this festive season, IPC Shopping Centre, a family-friendly centre, is also proud to introduce the IPC Små Club – a kids club specially for the little ones. Appropriately named ‘små’ which means ‘small’ in Swedish, the club allows parents with kids age below 12 years old to enjoy more promotions and discounts when they shop at IPC. With one year free membership, parents will get first dibs to any IPC kids’ workshops and activities, as well as receive birthday gifts during their child’s birthday month.
Besides that, one of the many benefits of becoming an IPC Små Club kid is the encouragement kids will get when they recycle at IPC Recycling & Buy Back Centre. For every 1kg worth of recyclable items, our little friends will gain one special Små Club sticker.
For more information about IPC Shopping Centre’s ‘The Swede-est Christmas’, its list of festive activities, or the IPC Små Club, visit www.ipc.com.my.