The festive air and fare at Mid Valley Megamall here has continually lured the crowd in with the sweet treats on sale. Pic by NSTP/SADDAM YUSOFF

KUALA LUMPUR: Tonight, the Chinese community will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and many are seen flocking to the malls to grab their mooncakes for the celebration.

The festive air and fare at Mid Valley Megamall here has continually lured the crowd in with the sweet treats on sale.

Booths selling mooncakes have been set up at the South Court and to capture the mood, the space was adorned with yellow and pink lanterns.

Emily Yap, 39, said she would be celebrating the festival with her parents, thus she will be getting a box for them and another for a friend.

“This year, I am going to be more health-consciousness, so I’m going for mooncakes that are low on sugar.

“It is important to keep the mooncake celebration alive, for the younger generation to pass it on to the future generation,” she said.

A sales promoter, Yei Ying Yan said the Musang King durian mooncake was the most sought-out flavour this year.

“Our Musang King is sold at RM21 per piece but customers still snap it up. Apart from that, most people will still go for the traditional mooncake which is the lotus paste with egg yolks,” he said.

The festival is celebrated throughout the world on the 15th day on the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, that day falls on Oct 4.

Most Malaysian Chinese tend to celebrate the festival by gathering for dinner, after which, many will nibble on the fine varieties of mooncake. It is also a special night for the young ones as with lanterns as the main attraction.

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