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It’s important to my family that we dress in our best for CNY gatherings. Part of the process includes us putting on our new year’s fit, then gathering on our porch to pose for an annual family picture to post on the ‘Gram.

Watsons brought a hyperbolic version of this to life in its 2023 CNY video ad. The video is part of Watsons’ annual CNY tradition, collaborating with Malaysian celebrities to entertain the masses. 

Experience the video in full below:

On top of the star-studded cast, Watsons’ 2023 CNY ad stars a DJ Rabbit, otherwise referred to in the story as not DJ One, nor DJ Two, but DJ Tu (兔).

The video opens with DJ Tu starting up music on his turntable deck in a family’s Peranakan mansion. From there, each family member pops out of the house to showcase their CNY looks, and how they’ve used Watsons’ products to channel their inner beauty.

The scenarios played out in the video are quite reminiscent of the quirky behaviours of your average family members. 

For example, there were elderly parents practising taichi and wingchun in the backyard and boasting about supplements, as seniors tend to do, and the all-too-familiar petty fights we have with our own siblings.

The video doesn’t stray from CGI-movie magic either, as there’s even a scene for physics and gravity-defying kung fu, throwing us into a wuxia moment.

In the end, the chaos is resolved with DJ Tu going into a monologue about how beauty is something that comes from within.

A piece of trivia: The monologue DJ Tu gives was inspired by the pep talk Mel Gibson’s character gives before the war in the film, Braveheart (1995).

The touching moment complete, DJ Tu leads everyone into a song and dance about showcasing their inner beauty through self-care.

Celebrity cameos you’ll find making appearances this year include Malaysian model Amber Chia, YouTuber Phei Yong, KOL Perry Kuan, Han Xiao Aii, Philip Yeoh, and Malaysian actors Jordan Voon and Kwok Yan Yan.

Watsons’ CNY shopping promos, and the chance to win RM3.8 million worth of prizes

Along with the video ad, Watsons is running a few promotions so you can shop for skincare, makeup, and daily essentials this CNY, with added bonuses if you’re a Watsons member.

50% discounts for purchases in-store and online

There will be 50% discounts on products bought in-store and online, and there are also prizes worth up to RM3,888,888 for the #HappyBeautifulYear campaign. 

Watsons Club members can stand a chance to win a cruise package

What’s more, Watsons Club members could also stand a chance to win a three-night cruise for two with Resort World Cruises.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Spend a minimum of RM80 at Watsons’ physical or online store;
  2. Submit the relevant details along with your receipt number here within the promotion period (from now until February 22, 2023).

More details here.

Get these other promos

Furthermore, Watsons is giving out more promotions, including:

  • Members get free angpow packets for members with a minimum spend of RM88;
  • Free limited-edition cup warmer with a minimum spend of RM288 for elite members;
  • Health and beauty vouchers worth RM239 which all Watsons shoppers can redeem for free.

You can also shop for CNY hampers comprising health and wellness products, which you can gift to your loved ones, colleagues, or business partners.


If you’d like to delve further into Watsons’ CNY spirit, you can catch them in four more extension videos.


Instant RM10 rebates when you spend a minimum of RM120 on hair care products.


Up to 50% discounts on health and wellness products such as BRANDS Essence of Chicken, NH’ Bird’s Nest, and COUNTRY FARM Honey.


RM8 discounts when you spend a minimum of RM120 on skincare products from brands like NUTOX, Bio Essence, and Garnier.


RM8 discounts when you spend a minimum of RM120 on cosmetic products from brands like MAYBELLINE, IN2IT, and CEZANN.

  • Check out more of Watsons’ CNY promos here.
  • Read our other Watsons-related articles here.

Featured Image Credit: Watsons

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