Monday, April 27, 2009

VivoCity - Largest shopping mall in Singapore

This was my first visit to Singapore's VivoCity, and I was impressed by the affordability and range of shops in this mall.

Wikipedia... VivoCity is the largest shopping mall in Singapore, located at the HarbourFront precinct . Opened on 7 October 2006, it marked the completion of the main structure by a topping-out ceremony on 18 April 2006 and was officially opened on 1 December 2006. Derived from the word vivacity, VivoCity, according to Mapletree Chairman Edmund Cheng, "evokes a lifestyle experience that is modern, stimulating and accessible to everyone, a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality". At the end of the first week of operations, the mall had received nearly a million visitors.

Location: HarbourFront, Singapore
Opening date: 7 October 2006 (operational) / 1 December 2006 (official)
Developer: Mapletree Investments
Management: CapitaLand Retail
Owner: Mapletree Investments
No. of stores and services: 335
No. of anchor tenants: 3 (Golden Village, Dairy Farm Group, Tangs Department Store)
Total retail floor area: 1.04 million square feet (96,600 square metres) (Net Lettable Area); 1.5 million square feet (139,350 square metres) (Gross Floor Area)
Parking: 2,179 parking lots

Interesting news from Countdown 2007
VivoCity served as the official venue for the live televised countdown to the new year, instead of Sentosa as per previous years. The countdown concert, held from 31 December 2006 to 1 January 2007, was held at the rooftop amphitheatre and included performances by various well-known homegrown artistes from MediaCorp Channel 5 and 8, as well as the Top 11 finalists of the 2nd season for Singapore Idol.

I was very impressed with the view of Sentosa one bright sunny afternoon ...


CUMI & CIKI said...

luv vivo. my friend use to stay at the gorgeous condo next door. the prices are exorbitant. luckily she was an expat :P

ahhou said...

I tried Bah Kut Teh in Vivo City... and they can NEVER come close to what we have back in KLANG...