Christmas at Tropicana City Mall

While it is a norm for me to go from one mall to another to capture the magnificent decorations of the magical Christmas every year, it is NOT always that I encountered such effing stupid Guards in a Shopping Mall! Pardon my language but I am really pissed at what happened today.

I was in Tropicana City Mall to catch a movie. The Muppets to be exact. On my way to meet a friend to collect the ticket from him, I saw this somewhat okay decorations at their Centrestage. I took out my camera and just as I was about to photograph the decor, this guard told me, “Sorry mam, NO photo”. I was like, “What?” He said, “Can take photo using mobile phone but NO camera allowed”. Again, I went, “WHAT?!” Hello!! Here I am with my point and shoot camera and I was refrained from taking pictures of the decorations??!! He said, “Instruction from my boss”!!

Whoever his boss is, pls, MR BOSS, that is so epic fail okay? If you are so afraid of people photographing your Christmas decor, then by all means, do NOT put them up! Why so stingy? You think people wanna copy your design? You think you’ve an award winning decor there? Bleh!

What’s with it’s okay to take pic with a mobile phone camera but NOT a real camera?! Stupid ah??!

Anyway, NOBODY says NO to submerryn! So there I was clicking away just to piss him off further! Hmmph!

There! Can anybody tell ME what’s so F-king wrong with taking that snap shot??!!

That poor snowman! He must be so humiliated to be in such predicament that all is left of him is his HEAD!

Wanna indulge in Christmas decor? Don’t even bother to visit TPC. Go to some other better malls that allows you to PHOTOGRAPH and TOUCH their decor!

Click on the individual link to see how beautiful other malls are:

Check out my posts on the Christmas decorations over at:

1) Pavilion KL

2) Sunway Pyramid

3) One Utama

4) Mid Valley Megamall

5) The Curve and IPC (Ikano Power Centre)

6) The Gardens Mall

7) Citta Mall

8 ) Berjaya Times Square

If you like to make your own Christmas tree ornament, check out what WE did here.

Just don’t waste your time at this unfriendly mall!

By the way, if you like to make your own Christmas tree ornament, check out what WE did here. Super simple and simply gorgeous even a four year old can do it :D

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    What???!!! What for putting out all decor and not let ppl take photo.. Hey, Is free Promotional ler.. Stupid the boss ya..

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      I did not get to speak to the so-called “BOSS” so I’m not sure if the boss is stupid or the guard is stupid. somewhere somehow SOMEONE is stupid there and you know what? I guess it’s ME for still bothering to take pic of their decor and post it here.


      Free publicity oso they dun wan…

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    What???!!! What for putting out all decor and not let ppl take photo.. Hey, Is free Promotional ler.. Silly the boss ya..

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    Christmas post don’t be so angry……I love your fire! It’s hot enough to make those snowmen melt before the dumb guard’s eyes!

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    Like that, no need to promote for them lah. So sombong! Boycott the place better!

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    I have came across such experiences before… in IPOH itself.. i think they fear we “rompak” their designs as you said.. :)

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    This shopping mall isn’t big, but the decor is quite nice too.

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    Hahahaha…..let me know and bug the sh** out of them again…wakaka *wicked laugh*

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    My first time hearing such an experience. Bad!! Bad!! If scare kena rompak the design, at the first place dont put up la.

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    typo : *let me go*…

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    Haha, one of the funniest story I’ve heard in 2011!!!! lol

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    oh oh oh .. this is the first time I heard that no photography for Christmas Decor.. Damn.. Huh.. wey Sis,Midvalley also done theirs… Ha ha ha.. ^_^.v.. And I think,definitely worth it.. :-p.. I mean,the photos.. And they don’t bother if you even sleep on em.. (ok,i lied at the last part.. :-p)

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    huh really ar? In fact the Xmas decor actually attract customer to go to their Mall, weird one hor.

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    come on la merryn!! Can’t you understand what the management trying to do? Give him a break! He don’t want people took pictures of their deco because IT IS DOWNRIGHT UGLY!! they can always blame a phone’s camera for its ugliness but not camera. That’s why not allowed lo. and snowman on cupcakes? Probably the most wtf deco theme I’ve seen. swt… >.<

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    it’s not uncommon to me that photographing is not allowed in shopping malls, but then it’s a surprise that we are allowed to take photo with phones but not camera.. so ridiculous, double standard~~

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    Harrrr~ I really dont get it why can’t you snap?? Every malls have decorations what.. WTH… their dont seems to be very super duper nice also.

    Tsk tsk tsk… not going there this month la.

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    A lot of weird ppl with weird policies ard. Gonna chk out ur posts on other malls’ deco. Thx!

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    Very stupid people around lar. Doesn’t make sense handphone can but not camera. But you garang lar..nobody says no to Merryn. hahahah.

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    Can’t take photo? keep in safe-deposit box la, (收在保险费)

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    sorry i mean “收在保险箱啦”

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    You should visit midvalley’s one :D so pretty! I’ve yet to check out Curve’s one.

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    Shopping complexs spent so much money advertising on TV to get people to shop in their place and this BOSS? Even more ridiculous can use hand phone cannot use camera. The greatest joke of the century. Sorry didn’t bother to look at the pixz, boh kueh gian liao.

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    I think last year’s one is way more beautiful. This looks just way….too normal for Midvalley. Jatuh standard? :/

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    Wah, first time hearing that a mall don’t allow people taking photos of deco using camera……some more HP can……..this is really nonsense lah…..

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    My colleagues went and managed to snap loads of pics. Well, this was probably before the BOSS gave the no-camera instruction…

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    What the ….! I’d be pissed too. Ok, I boycott TPC. I’ve never like that mall anyway. Haven’t stepped foot there since duno how many years ago :p

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    Oops… I mean TCM (not TPC).

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    heyz, dun mind if i ask. i’ll be bringing my friend out and she likes to take pictures. so was wondering whether you can rank these malls (Sunway Pyramid, The Curve, One Utama, Mid Valley and Tropicana City) based on their christmas decoration. which is the best follow by which. would really appreciate it, cause i’m undecided where to bring her.

    thanks in advance =)

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      Hi Jake,

      I’d say go to Pavilion as they have nice Xmas decor PLUS the United Buddy Bears are there too. But if you are thinking of malls in PJ then go to Sunway Pyramid as not only the decor in the mall is nice, the street decor is superb come night time!

      Cheers and have a nice time snapping around :D

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