|VivoCity Ushers In The Year Of The Rabbit With An Unforgettable Celebration!
Experience the best of Chinese culture at VivoCity with a myriad of cultural performances and unique art and crafts showcase
29 December 2010, Singapore – VivoCity welcomes the arrival of the auspicious Year of the Rabbit with a series of enchanting performances and intricate handicraft showcase that will immerse shoppers in the best of Chinese culture. Shoppers visiting Singapore’s largest and most iconic retail mall will be treated to graceful live demonstrations of art and tradition and even stand a chance to win trips to China!
To usher in the Chinese New Year, VivoCity has lined up a series of captivating performances featuring talented performers of award-winning troupes from Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan and Xiamen. Held at the Amphitheatre on Level 3 from 15 January to 20 February 2011, these performances will enable our shoppers to experience the artistic flair of the Chinese culture in a unique open-air theatre ambience.
Shoppers will also be able to learn more about the intricate Chinese Arts & Crafts such as Bean Art, Egg Shell Paintings, Roots Carving, Wheat Patchwork Arts, Grain Arts and handicrafts from Shaanxi, Tibet and more at the Arts & Crafts Fair. With more than 50 varieties available at VivoCity’s Central Court, shoppers will be able to take home beautiful oriental decorations to dress up their home, pick up some symbols of prosperity or simply appreciate the wealth of Chinese arts. The live demonstrations of Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstrations are also not to be missed.
Mr Chang Yeng Cheong, General Manager of VivoCity said, “The Chinese New Year is a key event in the calendar for VivoCity, as it ushers in a new year of success and prosperity for our shoppers. We have always embraced art as an integral part of the lifestyle experience we bring to our shoppers and through these cultural performances and arts & crafts showcase, we hope to allow them to appreciate the rich Chinese arts and heritage and bring home fond memories of the auspicious occasion.”
The mall will be decorated with small clusters of lanterns in the auspicious colour of red and gold with a touch of floral prints to create a contemporary look this Chinese New Year. These decorations serve as a preview of the breathtaking Giant Rotating Lantern at the Sky Park on Level 3. One of the largest lanterns in Singapore, the 5.8 metre (19 feet) beacon of prosperity is truly a sight to behold.
This festive season, VivoCity will also be rewarding its shoppers. With a minimum spending of $30 at any VivoCity outlet between 14 January and 21 February 2011, shoppers will have one chance in the lucky draw to win the top prize of $8,000 travel vouchers to China. They can also redeem a pack of 6 specially-designed red packets with a minimum spending of $150. Shoppers who charge their purchases to their OCBC Credit/Debit Cards only need to spend $100 to qualify.
Please refer to Annex A for details of VivoCity’s event highlight and spending incentives.
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 and Resorts World Sentosa, Mt Faber, the Singapore Cruise Centre and St James Power Station.
About Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Mapletree, the developer of VivoCity, is a leading Asia-focused real estate capital management company. It owns and manages real estate assets of about S$12 billion comprising office, logistics, business park, industrial and retail/lifestyle properties across Asia. To support its regional business, Mapletree has established an extensive network and presence in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.
As a leading Asian real estate capital management company, Mapletree is focused on investing in Asian markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. Its business philosophy is to shape new ways to deliver value to its stakeholders from real estate and related investments. It aims to be a strategic real estate partner providing real estate solutions, including capital management and quality property-related services and products, to its business partners.