20 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing) is turning up the beat this Deepavali as the Group’s light hearted Dee-Pun Vali video hits 720,000 views. Escalating the festive celebration, Mah Sing has also erected a 15-foot ‘Peacock of Light’ centerpiece in Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall.
The video has surpassed 720,000 views on Mah Sing’s Facebook and YouTube pages and has garnered approximately 3,300 reactions and likes as well as approximately 1,800 shares on Facebook. The video is continuing to gain views because of its creative effort to showcase the lighter side of the Indian culture by pitting team Mah Sing against local comedians Prakash Daniel and Harvinth Skin in a ‘bad-jokes’ battle.
Mah Sing’s Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum shared, “We are extremely happy to see our ‘Dee-Pun-Vali’ video turn into such a hit with the public. We wanted to inject humour this festive season and our ‘Dee-Pun-Vali’ video managed to achieve this. I hope all Malaysians watch this video and spread the laughter this Deepavali. From all of us at Mah Sing, we would like to wish all Hindus and Sikhs Happy Deepavali!”
There were many positive comments about the video on Mah Sing’s Facebook page on the witty video. Among some of the comments were:
“This is good… Well done. True Malaysia spirit. Let’s celebrate together. Happy Deepavali” by Retnes Thiagarajah
“So proud of Mah Sing to actually make the effort to do something significant for Diwali” by Andrew Clement Gomez
“My two favourite bands; Dey (Def) Leppard and Linggam (Linkin) Park. Epic! Happy Deepavali to all” by Rosli Abdul Rahim.
Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall’s 15 foot Peacock a Beautiful Centerpiece
Regarded as the most auspicious bird in Hindu mythology, Star Avenue’s 15 foot ‘Peacock of Light’ is ready for viewing for the entirety of the festive period. True to its name, the beautiful centrepiece lights up the Concourse, Level 1 in the evening.
Other activities in conjunction with Deepavali include Zumba classes with Indian dance choreography on 22nd October courtesy of Enrich Fitness, which will be held at the Atrium, Level 2, a Candle Holder Making Workshop which is on-going till 22nd October and a special Bollywood Dance Performance by Enrich Fitness on 21st October that will both be held at the Concourse, Level 1.
Visitors will be able to redeem a set of 2 limited edition candle holders when they spend a minimum of RM150 in 2 accumulated receipts on the same day.
Mah Sing Foundation Lights Up Deepavali for 11 Children
This festive period often resides in cheerful commemoration that is celebrated in the presence of family. Unfortunately, children from the Lotus Charity Centre do not share that same privilege. Aiming to brighten up their Deepavali, Mah Sing Foundation, the foundation arm of Mah Sing Group, hosted a special Deepavali celebration for (is that the total children? If yes just say all the children from the orphanage home)11 children from the orphanage home.
Giving an extra personalised touch to further enhance the celebration, the children and 2 caregivers were chaperoned by the Foundation from the Lotus Charity Centre located in Semenyih to Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall. Upon arrival, the children were greeted with an array of fun and exciting activities as the celebration kicked off with an ice-breaking Zumba session – with a Bollywood twist!
As the hour clocked down, the children were then treated to lunch, in which Mah Sing Foundation’s Chairman Dato’ Indera Syed Norulzaman bin Syed Kamarulzaman joined in and shared words of encouragement. Dato’ Indera Syed Norulzaman bin Kamarulzaman even led the tour of Star Avenue before handing out goodie bags to the children.
“It is truly a humbling experience being able to spend time with the children this festive season”, said Dato’ Indera Syed Norulzaman bin Syed Kamarulzaman. “Seeing the smiles, laughs and happiness is an important reminder why we do what we do. Mah Sing Foundation is delighted to welcome these children as part of the family”, he continued.
The activities did not stop there. The children were given the chance to sculpt their own candle holders from scratch and were also given the opportunity to play to their hearts’ content in the mall’s jungle gym before departing back exhausted from the day’s activities.