VivoCity Presents a Splash of Chinese Culture this Lunar New Year
Beauty of China performances and unique oriental crafts take centre stage as VivoCity offers a unique shopping and gifting experience for the festive season


21/12/2011


21 December 2011, Singapore – VivoCity, Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, will immerse its shoppers with a series of enriching cultural experiences as part of its celebrations to usher in the Year of Dragon. In partnership with Golden Travel Services, VivoCity will present the finest Chinese craftsmanship and live artistic performances in the weeks ahead. In addition, a host of delightful shopping treats await shoppers as they prepare to welcome a prosperous and auspicious lunar new year.

Take the opportunity to spruce up your home with exquisite oriental gifts at the Art of China Showcase where an array of unique arts and crafts including Tibetan handicrafts, Nantong Porcelain Arts and Scholar’s Four Jewels will be displayed. Be inspired by the live Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstrations from 6 January to 19 February 2012 at Central Court A & B and South Avenue on Level 1. Please refer to Appendix A for the list of arts & crafts at the Art of China Showcase at VivoCity.

“Chinese New Year has traditionally been a time for family and friends to get together and share the joy of the festive season. Hence, we have organised a calendar of exciting activities for families to bond over and to experience the essence of Chinese New Year at VivoCity. In line with our support for the arts, we are thrilled to be able to share facets of Chinese culture with all our shoppers”, said Mr Chang Yeng Cheong, General Manager of VivoCity.

A Feast of Chinese Performance Arts at the Amphitheatre (7 – 29 January 2012)

Soak in the rich heritage of Chinese performance arts at VivoCity as numerous award-winning troupes from the Anhui, Guangdong-Huizhou, Nantong and Inner Mongolia regions of China will perform at the Amphitheatre on Level 3. Be captivated by the performers as they present acrobatic and kung-fu acts as well as cultural song and dance performances. There will be two performances each day at 6.30pm and 8pm. Please refer to Appendix B for the performance details.

On 31 January 2012, catch Kuan San Tang Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe, a renowned lion dance troupe who will perform gravity defying stunts at the North Court on Level 1 to bring good luck and prosperity to all shoppers. Admission to all the performances is free.

Festive Treats for One and All!

Shoppers will stand a chance to walk away with $15,000 worth of jewellery with a minimum spend of $30 (in a single receipt) as part of the Precious Jewels Lucky Draw which will run from 6 January to 15 February 2012. The Grand Prize is a SK Jewellery Novi® Diamond Jewellery Set worth $8,299 while eight pieces of SK Jewellery Diamond Necklace worth $1,399 each will also be given out as consolation prizes.

To participate, shoppers just need to SMS in their entries to 8302 3636 by 15 February 2012 in the following format:
NameNRICEmail AddressStore NamePurchase Amount

From 6 to 22 January 2012, the Prosperity in a Box promotion rewards shoppers who spend a minimum of $200 (maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts) with specially-designed red packets in an exclusive gift box. The promotion is limited to the first 250 shoppers per day on a first-come, first-served and while stocks last basis.

In addition, VivoCity will also bring the festivity online with its Prosperous Pickings Contest. To participate, log on to www.vivocity.com.sg from 6 January to 15 February 2012 and test your knowledge of the Chinese New Year season to win attractive shopping and dining vouchers.


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 and Resorts World Sentosa, Mt Faber, the Singapore Cruise Centre and St James Power Station. VivoCity is a Mapletree Commercial Trust property.

About Mapletree Commercial Trust
Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) is a Singapore-focused REIT that invests on a long-term basis, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate used primarily for office and/or retail purposes, whether wholly or partially, in Singapore, as well as real estate related assets.

MCT is managed by Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. The key financial objectives of the Manager are to provide Unitholders of MCT with an attractive rate of return on their investment through regular and stable distributions and to achieve long-term growth in Distribution Per Unit and net asset value per Unit, while maintaining an appropriate capital structure for MCT.

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