MBK Center, one of the most-visited shopping malls in Bangkok, is presenting ‘The Amazing Carnival’ festive lights and decorations, from now until January 31, 2018.
The highlight, the 18-metre Christmas tree, is uniquely decorated with Krajang, Thai double-leaf patterns, reflecting the Thainess of MBK Center. It also sets the tone for the other decorations in the form of a fantasy circus that infuses both Thai and international elements.
The amazing caravan itself is led by Nong Mangkud, the largest character of the showcase, surrounded by a circus car from space. Nong Mangkud is described as a 14-year-old girl with purple skin, holding a weird ball in her hands and representing people of all age.
Other fun characters include Minky, the little girl who can control the random-shaped animals; ‘Mhok’ the little dog with a face of a flower; ‘Chluay’ the elephant with a body of a banana; ‘Makrub’ and ‘Maja’ sculptures joined in with their neck decoration; ‘Jamue,’ the nose that runs around the event and flaunts the arms and hands around him; ‘Jow,’ the kangaroo with a tail on his face; and the apple army with three arms representing a tender friendship.
MBK Center has been very successful in incorporating art in its decor. Both street art and ‘Makrub’ and ‘Maja’ sculptures have become landmarks that attract crowds of selfie-snapping visitors.
MBK Center is located in the heart of Bangkok, at the Pathumwan Intersection.