VivoCity Celebrates the Lunar New Year with "The Joy of Spring at Every Turn"

Gallop into the Year of the Horse with a vibrant line-up of cultural performances and festive shopping offerings at Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination

6 JANUARY 2014, SINGAPORE – Kick-start the Year of the Horse at VivoCity with a host of exhilarating festivities! Themed “The Joy of Spring at Every Turn”, VivoCity will showcase a spectacular series of Chinese cultural performances, including Chinese opera, acrobatic and traditional dance, for shoppers to experience the beauty of Chinese heritage and culture.

In partnership with Golden Travel Services for the seventh year running, several award-winning cultural troupes will be specially flown in from various regions in China, such as Changsa, Xin Jiang and Xi’an, to perform cultural shows at VivoCity. Free for members of the public, the line-up of acts will perform two shows daily. Additionally, the mall will be decorated with a luminous 24-feet giant revolving lantern at the Sky Park, decorated with LED lightings, representing a bright start to the Year of the Horse.

"Horses symbolise energy and passion. We want our shoppers to usher in the New Year with their friends and families and enjoy the multitude of activities at VivoCity. To celebrate the arrival of another exciting year, VivoCity is pleased to work with Golden Travel Services to bring in unique Chinese crafts and performances to keep the festive spirit going," said Ms Joanna Lee, Head, Retail Management.

"With 80 booths in the mall offering a wide range of activities to the shoppers, we hope to create an enriching and memorable lifestyle experience to the public. We wish all our shoppers the very best in the Year of the Horse and Gong Xi Fai Cai!" Lee added.

Shoppers at VivoCity can also expect to be rewarded with enticing offers. With a minimum spending of $200, shoppers can redeem specially-designed red packets in a gift box. With a minimum spending of just $50, shoppers can participate in the 'Win a Lexus' lucky draw for a chance to win a Lexus CT 200h. American Express® Cardmembers can double their chances of winning when charging to their American Express Cards.

A New Cultural Performance Each Week at VivoCity Amphitheatre (8 January to 4 February)

To showcase the energy and joyous spirit of the Lunar New Year, one of the most exciting and colourful holidays, four award-winning Chinese performance arts troupes will perform at VivoCity Amphitheatre. Each group is known for their own unique performance characteristics and style, Hua Yi Arts Troupe for its graceful dancers with the dynamism of the Wushu technique; Changshu Huagu Opera Company with comical and cheerful opera performances; Xi’an Tang Dynasty Art Troupe for its large and well-choreographed performances; and XinJiang Acrobatic Troupe with daredevil acrobatics. Please refer to Appendix A for performance schedule and details.

Admissions to all performances are free.

80 Arts & Crafts Booths to Celebrate Chinese Culture (8 January to 18 February)

A total of 80 Chinese artisans will gather at VivoCity Central Court B and North Court to showcase unique Chinese art and crafts from China. The booths will include a wide range of Chinese art and crafts such as jade carvings, pottery, paper cutting, flour sculptures and porcelain arts to list a few. On-site Chinese painting and calligraphy will showcase the richness of Chinese culture. Please refer to Appendix B for full listing of Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts booths.

TANGS Chinese New Year Goodies Fair (8 January to 28 January)

Lunar New Year isn’t complete without sweet treats and snacks to fill family gatherings with abundant conversation and good cheer. For shoppers looking to bring home their favourite Chinese New Year festive snacks and treats, the TANGS Chinese New Year Goodies Fair, located at Central Court from 8 January to 24 January, will retail a delightful assortment of Chinese New Year snacks and festive ornaments.

Traditional Lion Dance Performance (4 February 2014, 12pm)

On 4 February at The Plaza, usher in luck and prosperity for the Lunar New Year with head-turning performances by the award-winning Stamford Dragon Lion Arts & Cultural Troupe, a non-profit professional association dedicated to continuing the Chinese traditional culture and art of Dragon and Lion Dance.

Free Red Packet Sets with Purchase

With a minimum spending of $200 (maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts) from 8 to 30 January 2014, shoppers can redeem a set of red packets that come in a specially-designed box. American Express® Card Members only need to charge $150 to qualify. Redemption is for the first 200 shoppers per day on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘Win a Lexus’ Lucky Draw (11 December to 31 March 2014)

Shoppers with a minimum spending of just $50 (maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts) from 11 December 2013 to 31 March 2014 stand a chance to win a Lexus CT 200h (without COE) in the ‘Win a Lexus’ lucky draw. American Express® Card Members enjoy double chances of winning when purchases are made through their American Express cards.

Complimentary Parking

Shopping has its rewards. Convert your spending into free parking! For every $50* of spending (maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts), earn one point equivalent to $1 of parking (up to a maximum of 5 points per day). This offer is available for VivoCity members only, so apply for your membership today at any of our Customer Service Counters, or log on to www.vivocity.com.sg


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 300-metre 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 centrepiece of Singapore's 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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