Singapore Flocks to VivoCity


Over 300,000 visitors in first weekend of operation

9 October 2006, Singapore - In one of the most anticipated openings in recent history, VivoCity attracted over 300,000 visitors in its first weekend of operation. Some 168,000 people visited the multi-experiential retail & lifestyle destination on Saturday, while another 157,000 people came on Sunday.

"The response to VivoCity’s first weekend of operations exceeded even our own expectations," says Wendy Low, General Manager of VivoCity. "This is only a soft opening and there is already an excited buzz about VivoCity. As more stores continue to open up over the coming weeks leading up to our Grand Opening on 1 December, we hope that people will continue to come to VivoCity as there are still lots to see and experience."

New outlets opening this week include 3-in-1 destination shopping megastore, VivoMart - incorporating the biggest Giant Hypermarket in Singapore, a new concept called naturally marketplace by cold storage and a Guardian Health & Beauty Store; fashion brands Bebe, Nautica, Ted Baker, Zara, Pull & Bear, Adidas, and Gap; and dining experiences through Crystal Jade Dining IN, Kopitiam/Banquet and Food Republic.

VivoCity is accessible through all modes of transport. It is connected to the HarbourFront MRT station via the North-East Line. Numerous bus services travel to and from the destination, including service numbers 10, 30, 30e, 57, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 409. Parking is also a breeze with over 2,100 parking spaces available in the VivoCity carpark alone.

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 300m harbour front 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 Precinct, 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$3 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.

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