Come and spot the Biggest Peranakan Lanterns by Himalayan Sports at Jonker Walk, Melaka!!!

Have you heard or tried Himalaya Sports candy? This certified Halal by JAKIM candy which is made with natural Himalayan Salt, is really great when your body need to improve hydration, or maybe some extra sodium after a good workout.

The candy comes in two flavours – Lemon and Ginger Lemon and is perfect for people with active lifestyles….

This fortified mint candy helps improve hydration, soothes throat and keeps breath fresh.

It also offers the new Himalaya Vajomba range which is available in two variants, Himalaya Vajomba Honey Lime Mints and Himalaya Vajomba Actiwhoosh Mints.

It’s refreshing mint-like flavour is ideal for anyone who needs a minty fresh breath as well. And oh, it’s really great for soothing sore throat as well.

If you happen to be headed to Jonker Walk, be sure to add one more Instagram-worthy stop to your list which is the country’s biggest Peranakan lanterns sponsored by Himalaya Sports candy. This Biggest Peranakan Lanterns will be on display at the Jonker Walk Committee office until 30 June 2023….

The giant lanterns boast a beautiful design which depicts the historic and legendary voyage by Admiral Zheng He to Malacca for diplomatic and trade purposes at the behest of the Ming dynasty emperor in the early 15th century, which would later develop into strong ties between the two kingdoms and led to our Peranakan culture.

Standing at a whopping  12-feet high and 8-feet wide, the  impressive pair of lanterns is acknowledged by the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Biggest Peranakan Lanterns” and the sugar confectionary company was awarded the recognition at the official launch of the lanterns recently, which was witnessed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, and Melaka Jonker Walk Committee Chairman, Datuk Wira Gan Tian Loo.

The huge lanterns were unveiled ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations to illuminate Jonker Walk which will be bustling with locals visiting Chinatown as they prepare for the festivities as well as local and international tourists taking advantage to soak in the vibrant atmosphere during the holiday.

The launch of the magnificent lanterns is part of Himalaya Sports branding initiative at this top tourist destination where it is also the official sponsor for the Walk’s entrance arches and 800 auspicious red lanterns dotting the skies at the historic Chinatown area.

Datuk Kenny Low, the founder and managing director of Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn. Bhd. which owns Himalaya Sports said, “It is a great opportunity for Himalaya Sports to return as a sponsor for the third year at Jonker Walk and this time with travel restrictions lifted, we wanted to mark the occasion with something extra special and memorable. The record-setting Peranakan lantern and its intricate design pays tribute to the tradition of Chinese lanterns, Melaka’s history with China, as well as the beginnings of the Baba Nyonya culture that form a unique part of Malaysia’s rich multicultural heritage today.”

Adding to the Chinese New Year cheer is Himalaya Sports ‘SPOT, SNAP & WIN’ contest. From now until 28th February, visitors can study the pair of Peranakan lanterns to spot the number of Himalaya Sports candy packs hidden within the intricate designs and win cash prizes worth RM19,888 for an auspicious start to the Year of the Rabbit.

‘SPOT, SNAP & WIN’ contest details as follows:

STAND A CHANCE TO WIN – UP TO RM19,888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies.

Contest Mechanic

• Grand Prize – RM3,888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

• 3 x 1st Prize – RM1,888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

• 5 x 2nd Prize – RM888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

• 8 x 3rd Prize – RM388 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

• 21 x 4th Prize – RM88 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

• 12 x Consolation Prize – Himalaya Sports Goodies

Join now with these simple steps:
1. Spot the record-setting Himalaya Sports lantern at Jonker Walk Committee Office.
2. Find as many Himalaya Sports Candy Pack as you can printed on both lanterns.
3. Snap a selfie with the lanterns
4. Submit your selfie and answer in the Facebook comments
5. Like Himalaya Sports Malaysia Facebook Page

The Biggest Peranakan Lanterns will be a new attraction to draw domestic and international tourists to Jonker Walk this year in addition to perennial favourites such as its weekend night market, antique shops and diving into the Baba Nyonya culture.

A unique blend of Chinese and Malay customs, the Peranakan culture is evident in their language, dressing, cuisine, as well as the traditional art of lantern-making – a craft believed to be brought by the Chinese Admiral Zheng He’s skilled crew members to the Malay Peninsula during his voyage. 

Traditionally made from bamboo which symbolizes strength and virtue, the lanterns are hung at the entrance of homes during joyful occasions and days of ancestral prayers by the Peranakan Chinese. It is also called surname lantern because the family name and clan are prominently painted on them in addition to vibrant drawings symbolizing aspects of Chinese culture, and is often passed down through generations.

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