Singapore, 17 May 2018 - From 18 May to 3 June, Paragon will transform into an immersive Japanese dimension, themed "All Things Japanese". Titled 'Harmony in Perspective', it will feature the ancient Japanese art of enchanting Ikebana floral showcases, an exhibition featuring unique kimonos worn by Japanese during special occasions, 互 - Tagai traditional music performances by young Japanese musicians and an exhilarating Japanese Sword demonstration.
From 19 to 24 May, shoppers can indulge in the exclusively curated Ikebana Exhibition, showcasing the best in Japanese floral arrangements by members of the Ikebana Chapter 135.
Paragon's very own Kimono Exhibition will be held at the main atrium from 25 May to 3 June. Specially flown in from Japan, kimonos worn by Japanese of various ages for different occasions will be displayed. The main attraction of the exhibition will be a Wedding Kimono valued at S$35,000. Marvel at the intricate details and the dedication it took to craft this timeless work of art.
Japanese Themed Activities
Shoppers can immerse themselves in a host of exciting Japanese-infused cultural performances, activities, workshops and demonstrations, such as learning the history and art of sewing kimonos, presented by Mr Katsuzo Uchia, who used to tailor prized kimonos for the Japanese Royal Family.
Ms Keiko Miura will also host a Kimono Fabric Workshop to impart step-by-step crafting skills for shoppers to create their very own kimono fabric accessory.
At the Japanese Tea Demonstration, Japanese green tea lovers will get to learn about 'the golden drop', which could lead to a magical difference in the taste of the tea.
Shoppers will also have the opportunity to don a yukata, a popular summer wear which is a ligher and more casual version of the traditional kimono.
For a full list of activities, please refer to Appendix A (attached).
Stores in Paragon are also geared up in full support of 'Harmony in Perspective', through various offers such as exclusive meals or merchandise deals. For a full list of the stores' deals, please refer to Appendix B (attached).
Gifts from Japan
From 25 May to 3 June, shoppers who spend $100* in a single receipt can redeem specially imported masu wooden cups with sake and complimentary parking for 2 hours.
From 18 May to 3 June, simply spend $800** and above to be rewarded with an additional $50 SPH Malls voucher.
*Limited to the first 100 redemptions.
**Limited to the first 200 redemptions weekly. (Week 1: 18-27 May; Week 2: 28 May - 3 Jun)
Other terms and conditions apply.
Issued by SPH Retail Property Management Services Pte Ltd
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Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suites/ office property, is located in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s most famous shopping and tourist precinct.
Paragon consists of a six-storey retail podium and one basement level with close to 488,000 sq ft of retail space, a 14-storey tower and another three-storey tower sitting on top of the retail podium with a total of close to 223,000 sq ft of medical suites/ office space. The mall has always been the choice destination of discerning and upmarket shoppers in search of top-notch quality merchandise and services.
About SPH Retail Property Management Services Pte Ltd
SPH Retail Property Management Services Pte Ltd is the property manager of Paragon and The Clementi Mall. The two malls are owned by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings.
About SPH REIT
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based real estate investment trust established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets.
Its portfolio of properties comprises a 99-year leasehold interest in Paragon commencing on 24 July 2013 and a 99-year leasehold interest in The Clementi Mall commencing on 31 August 2010. Valued at S$3.278 billion with an aggregate net lettable area of approximately 910,000 sq ft, the properties have a committed occupancy of 100% and have a diverse and high quality tenant base of about 460 local and international retailers and medical specialists.