6 interesting facts about VivoCity that you probably didn’t know

Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:54 pm

VivoCity is probably the LARGEST shopping mall in Singapore. Here are 10 interesting facts about VivoCity that might make you want to go there in the weekends to soak up the expansive shopping mall, with its shops ranging from the middle to high end. OMG writing about it makes this writer excited at the prospects of shopping.

Its name is derived from…
Its name is derived from the word vivacity. Thes rationale behind the name is elaborated by MapleTree Chairman, Edmund Cheng: “VivoCity evokes a lifestyle experience that is modern, stimulating and accessible to everyone, a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality”. So if you want a shopping experience that is progressive, stimulating and fun, head to VivoCity!

Its architect is Toyo Ito
Toyo Ito is the architect of VivoCity, the man behind this uniquely shaped mall with its beautiful façade. Toyo Ito graduated from the University of Tokyo’s department of architecture in 1965 and has designed world-renowned buildings like the Tao Yuan Airport in Taiwan, and the Serpentine Gallery in London, UK. Furthermore, this architect has his own museum!

The Sky Park
The Sky Park is an ideal place for kids and adults alike. Spanning the area of 4 Olympic-sized swimming pools, VivoCity has its own water feature in the sky park, an icon that excites both kids and youths. It boasts of an amphitheatre that puts on shows, and guess what, this Goody Feed writer has actually performed there once.

Singapore’s largest cinema
VivoCity’s size comes with the largest cinema multiplex too. Golden Village, one of the largest cinema chain in Singapore, has its largest Cineplex in this gigantic mall. Golden Village at VivoCity boasts of 15 screens and 2172 seats, and it has also one of the largest cinema screens in Asia. If you want an amazing movie experience, you know where to head to!

Insane number of shops
VivoCity is sure huge, and guess what? It has 340 shops and services in this sprawling 140,000 sqm complex! You know it is one shopping mall where you can literally shop till you drop. It will take one full day to really browse through every store the mall.

Despite a few incidents that may have made it to the news, it doesn’t stop VivoCity from being a one-stop shopping centre to cater to almost every need possible. Past incidents that made it into the news include a fallen scaffolding in 2006, drain pipe leakage in 2009, and when Candy Empire banned trolleys and wheelchairs.

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