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Discover Good Times in VivoCity Shanghai
26 May 2017
VivoCity Shanghai Opens on May 26


VivoCity Shanghai at Minhang District, Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China — VivoCity Shanghai - a large scale, interactive and experiential mall - that spans a gross floor area of approximately 120,000 square metres (sqm) officially opened today. The celebratory event was graced by the local government officials of Minhang District and Xinzhuang Town, together with representatives from Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) Board and senior management. 

The introduction of “VivoCity”, Singapore’s flagship brand to Shanghai, marks another milestone in Mapletree’s further expansion into China’s commercial real estate. It sets to enliven the lifestyle of Minhang’s residents and infuse vitality in the district.

Building on the success of VivoCity Singapore – the country’s largest shopping mall, VivoCity Shanghai is a five-storey mall that features more than 280 shops. It will deliver multi-experiences to shoppers with a variety of elements ranging from entertainment, fashion and accessories, food and beverage, kids’ learning and lifestyle.

Mr Goh Chye Boon, Mapletree’s Regional Chief Executive Officer of China said, “We have seen the business and consumer trends in Minhang evolving, and we are confident that in addition to the good tenant mix at VivoCity Shanghai, our ample experiences in operating VivoCity malls in Asia will offer an outstanding shopping environment and experiences to our shoppers."

To create a whole new shopping experience for Minhang’s residents, VivoCity Shanghai has brought in new brands who will be making their first appearance in Shanghai. The exciting list includes Cinema City – a premier cinema under the renowned movie producer, Raymond Wong’s Pegasus Entertainment; Fanpekka – a popular Finnish conceptual children theme park by Japan’s AEON Group; Rimbaland – a Singapore nature science centre which provides fun learning experience on science and nature ecology; leading Singapore elite education centre – Pony Running; and others. In addition, the mall is also featuring brands which are establishing their first presence in Minhang district, including a supermarket with healthy lifestyle concept – Greenland’s G-super; Xiaomi’s 100th store in China; popular restaurants Tsui Wah, Metoocate, Made in Sichuan, Yu Li Hotpot and others. Familiar retail brands such as H&M, UNIQLO, New Look, GUESS, Balabala children’s wear, Adidas, Nike, La Chabelle, Bestseller, Hotwind, Cartoony World, Laowang Hotpot, Niuqichongtian and Regiutea will also be presenting new looks and concepts at VivoCity Shanghai.                    

VivoCity Shanghai has replicated the “VivoCity” experience in Minhang as it carved out the entire level 5 of the mall to build a 10,000 sqm open-air Sky Park, comprising three interactive corners, namely the Adventure Park, Sky Farm and VivoClub. The Adventure Park is a facility for the locals who like to have some outdoor fun and excitement. And for those who would like to have a try in planting can experience it at the Sky Farm. VivoClub – centre for VivoCity’s privileged members, is made up of VIP Lounge and Kids Club. Besides offering VIP services, VIP Lounge will regularly organise interactive activities to engage the tenants and customers. The Kids Club has amenities such as mini cinema, library, complementary sessions on preschool education.

There will also be a full calendar year of exciting happenings including local and international performances, exhibitions, charity events and concerts. To kick-off the impressive line-up of events, and to celebrate the opening of VivoCity Shanghai, a five-day Drum Festival will be held from May 26 to 30. The festival which is co-organised by VivoCity Shanghai aims to promote China’s traditional art culture and performance. The first of its kind, the drum performance will showcase drummers from different parts  of the world. In addition, there will be a two-day "Jungle Music Festival" which will present artistes including DING Shuang and HE Dawei, and other engaging events at the Sky Park.

The retail mall is strategically located within the fast emerging Xinzhuang business district in Minhang – fringe of Shanghai’s Central Business District (CBD). It enjoys good connectivity with direct access to Qixin Road Station of Shanghai Metro Line 12, and will be the one-stop iconic retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination for the working crowd from nearby office buildings, as well as the 1.3 million residents within a five-kilometre radius.

"Mapletree focuses on long-term development of our business in China, and Minhang District is one of the main suburban districts in Shanghai which we foresee in benefitting from the increasing decentralizing trend,” added Mr Goh.

VivoCity Shanghai and the adjacent Mapletree Business City Shanghai, together clinched numerous international awards, including Best International Mixed-use Architecture at International Property Awards in 2015 and Best Chinese Futura Mega Project (Bronze) at 2014 MIPIM Asia Awards. Mapletree Business City Shanghai had just obtained temporary occupation permit for its Phase 1 in October 2016, renowned international enterprises including BOSE, WORLEY PARSON, WD-40, WILLIAM, SONOMA, as well as TAYLOR (UTC), had already settled in at the premium office development.


Drum performance at the opening event  


Crowds gather on the first day of mall opening

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Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

As at 31 December 2016, Mapletree owns and manages S$38.6 billion (~US$26.6 billion) of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate housing and serviced apartment, and student housing properties.

The Group’s assets are located across 12 economies globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

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