16 September 2008, Singapore - VivoCity set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records with the "The Most Number of People Doing a Dance with Lanterns," on Saturday, 13 September 2008. A total of 1300 excited people celebrated the traditional Mid Autumn Festival at VivoCity's Sky Park Amphitheatre. Some lucky participants even walked away with goodie bags and attractive prizes.
The event kicked off with a traditional beating of the drums, which got the crowd riled up on their feet. As night fell, 905 participants stood up and danced to a traditional Chinese song and officially set the record for "The Most Number of People Doing a Dance with Lanterns!"
Mr Sebastian Lim, one of the participants at the Lantern Dance, said, "It was amazing to be a part of such an incredible and record breaking event. My family really enjoyed themselves and I am looking forward to next year's Mid Autumn Festival activities at VivoCity."
This is the second time VivoCity set a record during the Mid Autumn Festival as last year VivoCity set the record for "The Longest Lantern Procession in Singapore."
With over 1 million square feet of lettable floor space attracting a diverse mix of over 300 retailers, large event spaces, including an outdoor amphitheatre, a 20,000sf open plaza and a 300metre-long waterfront Promenade, VivoCity is Singapore's largest and most diverse retail and lifestyle destination. Designed by world-renowned architect Toyo Ito, VivoCity is the centre-piece of Singapore's newest lifestyle hub at the HarbourFront, which also includes Sentosa, Mt Faber, the Singapore Cruise Centre and the St James Power Station.
About Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Mapletree, the developer of VivoCity, is a leading real estate company with an asset base of approximately S$4.5 billion, comprising office, retail/lifestyle logistics/industrial, and high-tech industrial properties. It is committed to shaping new ways to deliver value to its stakeholders from multiple real estate investments and services. With its significant expertise, diverse skill sets and intimate knowledge of the property industry in Singapore and Asia, Mapletree is well-positioned to be an ideal strategic real estate partner in providing innovative real estate solutions and real estate related investment products.