We were all in for a real treat when Bandar Baru Sri Klebang (BBSK) celebrated 15 years of town-building with a curated light installation, Field of Lights.

An exclusive preview of the big switch on was held on Sunday, December 11 followed by the actual unveiling of the extravaganza on Sunday, December 18 at the Klebang Flora World Nursery.

Upon entrance, visitors were greeted by Christmas lights in the form of snowman, an eight-metre tall Christmas tree and reindeer-drawn golf buggies (not your ordinary Santa’s sleigh!). The illuminations were given that extra punch with a fog machine and trimmed evergreens. Other highlights of the night included the canopy of multi-hued fairy lights and fireworks display.

However, everything paled in significance when the crowning luminosity made its debut. Against the backdrop of the township, starry sky or silhouette of the trees, it was Instagram-worthy from every angle. An instant crowd favourite, people were seen stopping by even outside the fence just for a shot. Over 400 frosted glass beacons dotted the field before culminating in an outline of a Christmas tree with a ‘15’ to signify BBSK’s anniversary right at the heart of the display. The lights were of different shapes and sizes to represent the diverse communities that already bring so much sparkle to this growing garden township.

Equally admirable was the reflected effort and attention to detail from the Kinta Properties team. For instance, raincoats, thoughtfully prepared beforehand, were quickly distributed to the visitors when it drizzled.

Present from Kinta Properties were director, Dato’ Lim Si Boon; director, Miss Chong Wai Lin; Datin Lin Hui Yi and Dato’ Lim Kheng Loy.

The one-of-a-kind family day out was interwoven with live musical performances, diverse food trucks lineup, handmade craftwork showcase, festive Christmas markets and Santa Claus appearance at the weekends. Food coupons, available at RM10 per booklet, came with free cotton candy and popcorn. Diners headed for seats underneath the clear-top tents made for unobstructed view of the stars. The young ones got balloons and embellished the wall of smiles with their message. The Meru Valley Resort was one of the more popular stalls, featuring crafted delicacies from Chef Desmond, as were Broadway favourites from SMJK Poi Lam military band and powerful vocals from a live band. Did I mention the glowing furniture too?

Held from December 18 till January 1, admission was free. To know about upcoming events, do visit the Kinta Properties Facebook page.

Mei Kuan