VivoCity Enthralls Shoppers with Must-Watch Cultural Performances this Lunar New Year

Enjoy the best in traditional Chinese cultural performances and crafts, as VivoCity transforms into a must-visit shopping destination this festive season

9 January 2013, Singapore – VivoCity, Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination will captivate the crowds this Lunar New Year, with renowned Chinese cultural troupes taking centre stage as part of an exciting range of celebrations ushering in the festivities. In addition, experience the finest in Chinese heritage with a selection of unique demonstrations and performances, alongside some of the most attractive shopping deals around as we welcome in a prosperous new year.

In partnership with Golden Travel Services for the sixth year running, VivoCity will showcase an array of vibrant Chinese culture, with the eye-catching performances from the Henan Tourism Art Troupe, Jinan Acrobatics Troupe, China Population Culture Arts Troupe and the Jilin Arts Troupe the highlight of this year’s programme of activities.

“With Chinese New Year being a key event in our calendar, we are thrilled to present these memorable performance troupes, as we usher in a new year of success and prosperity together with our shoppers at VivoCity,” said Ms Joanna Lee, Head, Retail Management. “Through our support for the arts, we hope to bring an auspicious slice of traditional Chinese culture to our shoppers, for an unforgettable lifestyle experience for time to remember.”

Spectacular Chinese Performance Arts at the Amphitheatre (11 January to 16 February)

Perfect for soaking in the atmosphere of the festive season, shoppers will be delighted by the exciting performances by award-winning troupes hailing from various regions of China like Henan, Jinan and Jilin at the Amphitheatre on Level 3. With a range of fascinating acrobatic acts alongside melodious cultural song and dance performances, the 45-minute shows will mesmerise shoppers, twice daily at 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

The cultural performances will also be held at the atrium of Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) from 11 January – 16 February 2013, 1pm. Please refer to Appendix A for the performance schedule and details.

On 18 January 2013, enjoy the gravity defying performances by the renowned lion dance troupe, Kuan San Tang Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe at the West Boulevard on Level 1, and usher in the auspicious prosperity it brings for the Lunar New Year. Admissions to all performances are free.

Chinese Arts & Crafts, Paintings & Calligraphy (11 January to 26 February)

Liven up your home with an exquisite selection of unique oriental art pieces, with the 77 retail booths set up at Central Court A, North Court and South Avenue this year. With stimulating on-site Chinese paintings and calligraphy demonstrations, get closer in-touch with the rich heritage Chinese culture has to offer. Please refer to Appendix B for the list of Arts & Crafts Booths at VivoCity.

The Best Festive Deals in Town!

This festive season, VivoCity will also be rewarding its visitors with a wide variety of attractive shopping deals available at Singapore’s largest lifestyle and retail destination. Shoppers will also stand a chance to win attractive travel packages worth $8,400, with a minimum spend of $30 (in a single receipt). OCBC Cardmembers enjoy double chances of winning when they charge to their OCBC Credit/Debit Cards.

Grand Prize : 7-Day Tour Package for Two to Nantong/ Rugao/ Zhenjiang/ Yangzhou / Mt Jiuhua
(includes airfare, accommodation, admission tickets and meals)^
Second Prize : 7-Day Tour Package for Two to Xiamen and Mt. Wuyi
(includes airfare, accommodation, admission tickets and meals)^
Third Prize : 4-Day Free & Easy Package for Two to Hong Kong
(includes airfare, accommodation and airport transfer)^
3 Consolation Prizes : $800 Travel Voucher each
(valid for China land tour packages only)

^excludes airport taxes, Visa fees or any other incidental expenses

Shoppers who spend a minimum of $200 (maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts) from 18 January – 9 February 2013 will be able to redeem an exquisite box of red packets at VivoCity. OCBC Credit/Debit Cardmembers only need to charge $150 to qualify, and redemption is limited to the first 200 shoppers per day.

OCBC Credit/Debit Cardmembers will also enjoy exciting deals when they shop at VivoCity. Refer to Appendix C for the list of offers for OCBC Credit/Debit Cardmembers.

Foodies will also enjoy the Chinese New Year Goodies Fair setup by TANGS, where a dizzying array of the most delectable festive food stuff and ornaments perfect for sharing with one’s family and loved ones will be available at Central Court B.

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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