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“cool place to cool off” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivo City

Vivo City
Ranked #50 of 796 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "As Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, VivoCity is an imposing part of the country’s plethora of shopping options. Located next to the water across from Sentosa Island, the mall is beautifully set up as an easygoing and fun shopping destination. Japanese architect Toyo Ito has made full use of wide open spaces to ensure it is full of vitality and energy, and VivoCity is also home to a series of artworks, has an open-air playground for the kids and a rooftop amphitheatre. "
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“cool place to cool off”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Just a short sail from batam, next to harbour front, with mon8rail access to sentosa resort, and many things in between, vivo is a place to have fun, if you feel like gambling or just to visit universal & enjoy the resort, just hop on the monorail, or explore the vivo itself ,have snacks or local food at food republic or spkash some water at the splash pool on the boardwalk

Visited December 2012
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“The Usual Shopping Mall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Unlike the shoppes at Marina Bay, Vivo City has much more affordable stores. What separates this Mall from the others is the broad walk. You can see the sentosa island and the Singapore cable car crossing. It's best to enjoy the view during sunset.

Visited November 2012
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“Paradise For Shopaholic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

A very huge shopping center with bunch of choices. You could spend your evening here after you come back from Sentosa Island because monorail station starts & ends at Vivo City (3rd floor). If you get lost, proceed to Information Table, the staffs are very friendly to assist you.

Visited November 2012
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“The best mall in Singapore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

If you like shopping then you will love Vivo City. Even if you don't you will find the views from the board walk and the roof top worth the visit. Vivo City is our favourite mall in Singapore and is extremely popular with the locals too.

While extremely large Vivo City has more pedestrian brands than other malls such as the Orchard Ion. That said you will find a wide range of stores and products as well as eateries. You can easily spend a day wandering around the mall and purchase almost anything you can imagine. Big name brands include Uni Qlo, Ted Baker, Lacoste, Toys R Us and Gap, but there's a lot of specialty shops and some great little places to grab a snack. There is a good food court in the basement level.

Toilets facilities and clean and well maintained and there are plentiful baby change rooms.

The roof top park is well designed and thought out and there are out door play areas for children.

The roof top is also the location of the booking office for Sentosa Island and also where you can catch the Sentosa Express. Be warned on weekends and public holidays people going to and from Sentosa can overwhelm the escalators and make getting in a little tough. However this is mainly during the morning and late evening.

Getting there is easy on the MRT - just take the purple line to Harbour Front.

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“Viva Vivo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Singapore's largest retail and lifestyle destination, Vivo City, is a must for all visitors. Great views of Sentosa Isand, is the home of Singapore Cruises, and over 300 specialty retail shops and 70 restaurants, this shopping city within a city is a paradise of surprises.
Take the escalator to just one of the Daiso retail stores in Singapore, watch a movie in one of the 15 cinemas in Singapores largest multiplex featuring the widest cinema screens in Asia.
The day I was visiting there were crowds of people lined up for the Sentosa monorail and I was unaware that about 35,000 people were making there way over to Sentosa for the Bird Man Rally event!
Therefore, the crowds and congestion throughout Vivo City was enormous, and a half hour wait for the mono rail ruled that out, and headed for a taxi to Sentosa.
No surprises here, long lines waiting for taxis, but at least they were coming and going fairly quickly, so waited probably about 20 minutes for the taxi, in what was one of Singapores hottest days as well.
Visited the cruise terminal and the Superstar cruise liner Virgo (that doe's trips to Malaysia, and Phuket) was at the terminal due to depart on it's next cruise. There are great views of the Cable Car and Skytower and Sentosa, and enjoyed the shops on all levels.
This is a very modern shopping centre with escalators everywhere, and shops like Carls JR Burgers, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Daiso, and many others.
Vivo City has the 'Celebration Of Art In Life', designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Toy Ito, Vivo City is an architectural icon inspired by it's waterfront location. On display are over 13 extraordinary art pieces by six international artists specially commissioned to represent the vibrancy and vitality of Vivo City. Information provided by the information desk!
James Bond 007 latest movie 'Skyfall' had a special display that was very good and attracted a lot of attention.
The mall also features waterfront restaurants, was in the process of installing Singapores largest christmas tree, there is an outdoor Skypark and open air interactive Play Court for the kids.
Great place to visit when in Singapore. Taxi fare to Vivo City around $10SGD from most parts of city area.
After a visit to Vivo City you can make a quick trip by taxi or monorail to Resorts World Sentosa and take in all the excitement of Universal Studios, the casino, and various attractions there.
The monorail is free, and stops at several stations and returns to Vivo City. Runs continuously but at weekends expect long lines of people waiting for the monorail at both Vivo City and Sentosa stations.
Highly recommended to all tourists in Singapore, liked it very much.

Visited October 2012
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