Monday, 28 September 2015

My HDB Shopping Centre Experience at Vista Point

In celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday, HDB has organized activities for us at the 24 HDB shopping centres. I thought, why not and since I have not been to Vista point before, I decided to give it a go and join in the fun. 

I was greeted by a pasam malam which was located right in front of the mall and couldn't resist getting fried oreos which were so tasty!

There was a shop selling herbal drinks and I got a bottle of luo han guo to quench my thirst after eating the sinful snack.

It was a pleasant surprise to see this old-school kiddy ride located at the upper level amongst the other nostalgic shops. This visit really brought back a lot of childhood memories where shopping malls used to be less high-tech and more simple.

Universal Hobby Shop - they sell a wide range of old-school toys that cannot be found easily in the usual shopping malls already. 

My childhood days revived!
I'm glad that they still preserve such shops in the heartland malls. Thank you HDB and the shop owners for keeping them alive!

Back to the main purpose of this visit.. Checking out the activities organised by HDB, in the comfort of your neighbourhood's heartland mall!

Get your creative juices flowing and join this lantern design competition. Check out that cute minion lantern!

There are also art & craft booths and riddles guessing game.

What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Guess the riddles on the hanging lanterns and win prizes for the correct answers.

There are different prizes for different riddles depending on the level of difficulty.

I got the answer of 2 riddles correctly and won a teabag holder and a bag :)

I also had my caricature done there in just 5 minutes! I was really looking forward to this because I've always wanted one hehe.

Besides the activities listed above, you can participate in the following activities as well.

1) Vote for your Top 50 shops HERE

You can nominate and vote for your favourite shop online via the app "myfaveHDBmall". The app is available on Android and iOS. Stand to win attractive prizes such as a smart LED TV, coffee machine, ipad, canon digital camera and many more just by voting!

For more information about the list of participating HDB shopping centres, click here.Voting ends on 31st October 2015 so don't miss the deadline!

Do you have any precious memories/moments in any of the 24 HDB shopping centres? For some of us, our HDB Shopping Centre holds a great deal of memories especially if we have lived near the shopping centre throughout our lives. Any part of the shopping centre could potentially have a valued moment for you so start snapping away!

You can stand a chance to win attractive prizes if you do. Your photo will be showcased at 888 Plaza on 14 November 2015 if you win :)

To mark this significant year, there is an ongoing attempt to create the largest SG50 logo made from stamps to set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records. Till October, you can participate in this activity by donating your stamps (used or unused) at designated post boxes at the various HDB Shopping Centres. Imagine being part of this record setting event!

Your submission will qualify for the Lucky Draw where prizes include $2,000 worth of cash vouchers. The finished masterpiece will be disclosed at 888 plaza on 14 November 2015. On that day, you can expect a fun-filled evening of activities, games, and snacks!

Thank you HDB for organizing these activities. For more info, check out

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