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“Stick to Orchard Road”
Review of Vivo City

Vivo City
Ranked #48 of 829 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. "
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We were out here for our last day in Singapore to take the cable-car ride to Sentosa and to have lunch at Vivo before stopping at Raffles for a drink before heading to the airport. Terrible mistake. We thought being the biggest Shopping Centre in Singapore it would have lots of great places to eat. But not so. It took so long to find a place to eat that wasn't Asian, and we had to walk miles (a lot of it outside in the heat) trying to follow very poor signage. The place we eventually found was pretty awful (King Louis Grill - see separate review). The place is very disjointed and confusing and has a lot of empty areas, things being constructed and confusing directories. After the beautiful shopping in Orchard Road it was a waste of time. A lot of the shops are very ordinary and I didn't see anything new or different there during our travels. After lunch we went to get a taxi for a quick trip back to Raffles but the queue was so long we would have been waiting literally an hour, so ended up getting cash (two ATMs we tried were broken) to buy train tickets and by the time we got back it was too late to visit Raffles. It was a total waste of time and I am so glad I didn't waste my time going there on any day previous to that. It's also not at all picturesque, it's quite industrial and unattractive despite the water location. Not worth the trip.

Thank bronnykay
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Nearest biggest shopping complex in the close proximity of the attraction called sentosa. lots of good food and renowned brands for your experience. Local food from $3.50 a plate to high end lobsters and abalone. the roof provides a water feature and awesome view of sentosa and cable cars

Thank XavierShoot
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

VivoCity is from where you have to start for the Sentosa Islands only if you don't have a helicopter chartered for you. So other than that, whether you take the monorail or the public bus or your own private car; you would have to cross into ViVoCity. The food and the water was exceptionally expensive. Thus I second the recommendation which helped me from others saying 'Get your water bottle before you arrive at Sentosa". I would rather say, get them before you get to VivoCity. Other than these, they have good shopping opportunities for both men and women. You could also try the Grilled Lamb on the Food Republic.

Thank Anik_Rahman
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is one of the best Shopping malls in Singapore. Located beautifully on the water front and nice Restaurant opening into the waterfront with a view of Sentosa.

You can soend a nice day and evening at this place.

A must visit on the list for everybody

Thank anil1967
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I must admit we did have very bad timing when we arrived at the mall the crane dance water light and laser show had just finished on Sentosa Island so there were hundreds of people waiting in a line to get a taxi. If we had waited we would have been there for an hour. So we walked out of the mall and down the road for 5 mins and hay presto there was a taxi waiting for us. Perfect. Its pretty much like any other mall but its close to Sentosa so if you are on the island check it out. You can get from the Island to the mall via the monorail or the boardwalk. Check out the night photos from the boardwalk very nice.

Thank nglenjarman
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