Shopping center in HCMC's District 7 decorated in themes depicting Tet in the three regions of Vietnam.
To celebrate the Year of the Monkey 2016, SC VivoCity in 1058 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, has been decorated in a “Tet in Three Regions” theme and is organizing many celebration activities to recognize the beauty and variations of Tet.
From now to February 21 the shopping center will be a one-stop destination for families to shop, dine, and experience Tet. SC VivoCity’s atrium is set off with giant traditional conical hats, as a symbol connecting the three regions.
At Central Court are characters such as Granpa Know-It-All, Grandma of Delicacies, Almighty Dad, Lovely Mom, The Cheerful Girl, and The Playful Kid, dressed in traditional clothes and having fun at Tet.
Another colorful area is the Southern Tet corner, where The Cheerful Girl and The Playful Kid are dressed in traditional southern costumes and performing lion dances. A giant mockup of a monkey family welcoming the Lunar New Year can be found on the facade.
To meet the high shopping demand during the year-end period a household bazaar is being held, with discounts of up to 50 per cent on selected items.
SC VivoCity is also organizing a variety of activities to show the beauty of traditional Tet in the northern, central, and southern regions.
Customers can see Tet in the three regions, with red cherry flowers and Ochna, with families gathering to make rice cakes, masters writing calligraphy to deliver good wishes, and lion performances to bring wishes of prosperity, peace, and luck.
At the weekend all families visiting SC VivoCity can join a sticky-rice cake wrapping session or learn to write calligraphy from 1.30pm to 3pm and 7.30pm to 9pm on January 30 and February 6. SC VivoCity’s mascots and the Fortune God will join customers in these activities.
From January 26 customers who spend more than VND500,000 will receive a pack of SC VivoCity red envelopes. From January 28 to March 8 those who spend more than VND500,000 will be part of a lucky draw to win a Ford Fiesta Sport 1.5L motor car valued at VND604 million ($27,000).
SC VivoCity will close from 2pm on February 7 and re-open at 10am on February 9.