Elephants Bring Big Christmas Cheer to VivoCity
28 October 2011, Singapore – It will be a trumpeting celebration for Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, VivoCity, as it commemorates its fifth anniversary by playing host to 25 life-sized elephant sculptures, in addition to the stellar line-up of activities this holiday season. As the Grand Patron of the first-ever Elephant Parade in Singapore, the herd of beautifully hand-painted elephant sculptures designed by international and local celebrities and artists will be on display at VivoCity’s Sky Park and The Plaza from 11 November to 6 January 2012. Amongst them include elephants designed by Rupert Grint, fellow actor in Harry Potter movie and celebrity chef, Bobby Chin.
Positioned to make art accessible to all visitors of the mall, VivoCity is glad to work with Elephant Parade to showcase another art form to its shoppers and at the same time help to raise awareness for the need to secure habitats for Asian elephants. Each elephant sculpture will be auctioned off following the showcase and part of all the proceeds will be donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation and the conservation fund of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
Mr Chang Yeng Cheong, General Manager of VivoCity shares, “The festive season has always been a special time for VivoCity; this year we are proud and honoured to be able to support a worthy cause as we celebrate our 5th anniversary. We would like take this opportunity to invite the public to visit VivoCity and participate in the activities organized to create higher awareness for the need to help Asian elephants.”
Support a Good Cause and help Set a Record (19 November 2011, 5pm, Amphitheatre)
In conjunction with the exhibition, VivoCity is set to spread more joy and warmth this Christmas with a new entry in the Singapore Book of Records - The Largest Display of Hand-Painted Elephants. The record-breaking feat will involve participants of all ages coming together to paint their very own elephant sculptures simultaneously and then putting them together on stage to form the largest squad of hand-painted elephants.
The public can sign up for the event at the Customer Service Counter on Level 2 at VivoCity from 1 to 19 November 2011. There will be a registration fee of $10 (include painting materials, a 10cm tall blank elephant sculpture and a goodie bag with shopping vouchers). Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to help children from low-income families to pay for basic daily school-related expenses.
Please also refer to Appendix A for the list of activities at VivoCity dedicated to support Elephant Parade Singapore.
Festive Celebrations and Treats
This season, VivoCity’s 5th anniversary will be celebrated with its signature tradition of fireworks display to light up the sky above the waterfront promenade together with the launch of a specially choreographed Christmas musical on 1 December. Their iconic Christmas tree at the Sky Park that “grows” a foot taller every year to a towering 105ft tall this year will also brighten up the nightscape and make a perfect snapshot.
From 2 – 12 December, shoppers will also be able to watch the 30-minute heart-warming Christmas musical, Winter Dream, about a boy’s fascinating journey into the mythical land of ice and snow, in search of the true spirit of Christmas.
Logos Hope, the ship with the world largest floating book fair is berthing at VivoCity from 16 – 27 December, marking her historic first visit to Singapore. With her international crew and cargo of over half a million books, Logos Hope is celebrating Christmas in Singapore with a unique Christmas cultural performance on 17 & 18 December at VivoCity’s Amphitheatre. The Ship’s company will present a taste of different cultures and showcase how various nationalities celebrate Christmas in their home countries.
VivoCity will also be extending the shopping hours till 11pm as Christmas draws near to fit the busy schedule of their shoppers. Besides the entertaining events and activities, shoppers will also stand a chance to win a 1.5carat diamond necklace in the lucky draw and enjoy a host of shopping rewards and exclusive offers for a very merry Christmas at VivoCity.
Please refer to Appendix B for the full details of VivoCity’s Christmas events 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. 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.