2016 Ushered in With Fun Run and Star-Studded Concert at Damansara

A spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky to celebrate the start of a brand new year
A spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky over Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre to celebrate the start of New Year 2016.

To make the year end memorable and fun, the Curve, eCurve and IPC Shopping Centre at Mutiara Damansara Commerical Centre (MDCC) jointly hosted the annual New Year‘s Eve countdown party with a family fun run and a countdown concert that drew thousands of merrymakers to usher in the New Year.

The Open 5km Run event kicked off at 8.00 pm at the main entrance facing the Curve which saw runners of all ages taking part in the race. This was followed by the 3km Costume Nite Run which saw families and participants dressed in a bevy of costumes bringing fun into their run. There were lot of creative costumes, some were dressed up as Marion, Iron Man, pirates and even Darth Vader and Storm Trooper from Star Wars.

Runners of the New Year's Eve fun run kick starts the annual countdown party at MDCC
Participants of the New Year’s Eve fun run kick starts the annual countdown party at Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre.

The evening concert started at 8.30 pm with two hosts Ben and Hafiz who both kept the crowd entertained throughout. The star-studded lineup of artistes who electrified the stage included Philippines-born singer-songwriter Mark Adam, self-taught musicians Caliph Buskers, Malaysian songstress and winner of One in a Million singing competition Suki Low, Akademi Fantasia winner Vince Chong, all-girl group De Fam and rap artist Joe Flizzow.

The crowd revelled in their presence as the performers put on a power-packed performance with lively rendition of their popular songs which got the crowd to their feet. As the clock counted down the seconds into the New Year, the crowd erupted into frenzy.

And then at the stroke of midnight, cheers and well-wishes filled the air as fireworks illuminated the night sky over MDCC.

“2015 has been a truly memorable year with joys and challenges aplenty. We are pleased to end the year on a great note with great performances by talented artists. We wish all our patrons a very Happy New Year,” said the Curve general manager Jazmi Kamarudin.

The Costume Fun Run at MDCC starlit countdown to New Year 2016
Runners at the Costume Nite Run dressed in a bevy of costumes bringing fun into their run.
Participants of Costume Nite Run enjoying the fun
Participants of Costume Nite Run enjoying the fun.
Iron Man and Storm Trooper give the thumbs up for Costume Nite Run
Iron Man and a Storm Trooper give the thumbs up for the Costume Nite Run.
Runners dressed as Darth Vader and Storm Trooper from Star Wars.
Runners dressed as Darth Vader and Storm Trooper from Star Wars.
Hosts Ben and Hafiz entertains the crowd with their comedic talents
Hosts Hafiz and Ben entertains the crowd with their comedic talents
Mark Adam kicks off the Starlit Countdown with soulful renditions of his hit tunes
Philippines-born singer-songwriter Mark Adam kicks off the Starlit Countdown with soulful renditions of his hit tunes.
The Caliph Buskers were a crowd favourite as they delivered a rocking show during the Starlit Countdown
The Caliph Buskers were a crowd favourite as they delivered a rocking show. 
Suki Low charms the audience with her powerful vocals and charismatic presence
Suki Low charms the audience with her powerful vocals and charismatic presence.
Hip hop and rap artist Flizzow brought the house down with some of the best songs
Hip hop and rap artist Joe Flizzow brought the house down with some of the best songs.
Winners of Costume Nite Run pose for a group shot together with the Curve's General Manager Jazmi Kamarudin (far left) and eCurve's Centre Manager Azizul Hisham Ahmad (far right)
Winners of the Costume Nite Run pose for a group shot together with the Curve’s general manager Jazmi Kamarudin (far left) and eCurve’s centre manager Azizul Hisham Ahmad (far right).

 

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