VivoCity Takes Best Shopping Experience at Tourism Awards


5 March 2008, Singapore - VivoCity, Singapore's iconic retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination, has won the Best Shopping Experience - Shopping Mall, at the annual Tourism Awards. VivoCity topped the category ahead of Paragon and Wisma Atria.

In celebration of the win, VivoCity announced that the first 1,000 shoppers on both 6 and 7 March 2008 who spend $100 or more will receive $10 VivoCity gift vouchers.

"This award is a recognition of the thought, care and hard work that we, our consultants, contractors, tenants and staff, have all put in, to bring to life, our vision for VivoCity," said Wendy Low, Centre General Manager of VivoCity. "From the outset, our vision was to create a distinctively different retail and lifestyle destination, a place that would offer visitors a refreshing experience with a vibrant mix of retail and leisure options, encouraging both interaction and entertainment. It would be a place where people from all walks of life could converge and connect."

As Singapore's largest, most iconic multi-dimensional retail and lifestyle destination, VivoCity constantly stimulates and surprises its visitors with its vibrant and refreshing mix of more than 300 retail, food and beverage and entertainment outlets, of which, more than 20% are new to market concepts.

To keep visitors continually engaged and entertained, VivoCity's large recreational spaces like the Play Court, Sky Park and the waterfront Promenade, have been specially carved out of the retail areas to allow locals and tourists to enjoy their own space and leisure pursuits, while keeping them continually engaged and entertained. These spaces, which could be enjoyed by the whole family, make VivoCity a favourite destination for families.

VivoCity is not just about shopping. To engage shoppers and further enliven the outdoor landscape, a collection of artworks, designed to surprise, excite and delight visitors was installed as part of its multi-dimensional landscape. By embracing art as an integral part of the total lifestyle experience, VivoCity has taken art out of the museums and made it more accessible to the man-in-the-street.

Since its opening in October 2006, VivoCity has registered more than 40 million footfalls within the first 12 months, far surpassing its annual target of 30 million. Now with the Tourism Award win, VivoCity has been acknowledged as the favourite destination of many within Singapore's retail landscape - an accolade it is delighted to have!

For more information, please contact:

Stella Quek
Account Executive
141 Worldwide Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 - 6389 3340 / 9389 9178

Nicky Wang
Account Manager
141 Worldwide Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 - 6393 5221 / 9681 7522

About VivoCity
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$4.4 billion, comprising office, retail/lifestyle, logistics, industrial, and high-tech industrial properties. It also manages third party assets worth S$3 billion in six countries across Asia.

Mapletree 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.

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