Sunday, February 12, 2012

Greenwich V Shopping Mall Amazing Race!

As part of my Blog Goals 2012 to build community, I hoped to attend a bloggy event and interact more with fellow bloggers and readers. About 2 weeks ago there was an invitation from & Far East Organisation to be part of the Greenwich {pronounced as Gren-ich btw} V Experience, which is like an amazing race to taste food from the various stores in Greenwich V.

Fun? Food? I'm in!! :P It was a also fine opportunity to attain one of my blog goals so of course I registered for it! :)

Greenwich V is a new shopping mall with a charming village-like atmosphere located at Seletar Hills. It's actually just about 15 minutes away from our home so very convenient!

The first floor of Greenwich V is indoors and contains Cold Storage, wellness stores like Hockhua Tonic and Guardian, as well as food & beverage stores like berrylite, Old Chang Kee, Toast Box and Chinta Manis Peranakan Patisserie.

I like the second floor, which has a large open space in the middle and a water spray area - a definite hit with the kids! Lil Pumpkin will be sure to jump right in if she goes so I'd better bring extra clothing for her haha.. The open-air concept coupled with the big palm trees makes it an easy place to relax, especially on a sunny yet breezy day like yesterday when the Greenwich V Experience was held.

The bigger restaurants like Cedele, Paradise Inn and Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant are located on this level. Majority of the stores at Greenwich V are for food & beverage, but there's also 2 language schools located at this floor - Hua Language Centre, and Jan & Elly English Language School.

For the Greenwich V Experience, 15 bloggers participated and were divided into 3 teams of 5. There was the Urban Team {wearing black}, Lifestyle Team {wearing red} and Village Team {wearing green}. I was part of the Village Team and luckily, managed to find a green top at the last minute on Friday from New Look!!

My teammates were Claire, William, Rachel & Nigel. They are very vibrant and sporting people :) We had such good group dynamics that you'll be surprised this was the first time we met! I loved that they were game enough to do kawaii & crazy camera poses haha

The challenge required us to complete a series of 10 tasks each at allocated shops in Greenwich V. To go to each station, we had to solve a clue!! Some were easy, while others were quite tricky :P See the picture above.. can you guess what shops they are referring to? We had to take a photo that best represented the shop products or services and upload the 10 photos onto Greenwich V fb page with photo captions. The photos below are the shots we uploaded to the fb page and are taken from Rachell's camera because she's the designated group photographer. I was the time-keeper hahaha..

One Burger to Rule Them All {@ Empire State}

Packed & Ready to Whack! {@ 7-11 convini}

As Hot as the Wonder Girls {@ BBQ Chicken}

吃酵有好处!{@ Fuyogi Hut}

Colour Your World with Good English {@ Jan & Elly English Language School}

Be Spoilt for Choice {at Kopi Seletar}

Rise Above the Dirt, Dust & Ashes {@ Phoenix Medical Group}

All the Goodness, Without the Fat {@ berrylite}

Nuts for the Hamsters at Heart! {@ Nuts & Nibbles}

For Good Food, Some Things are Worth Fighting For {@ Paridise Inn}

Never Lose Your Heritage {@ Toast Box}

And why yes, I am wearing my Hello Kitty glasses :) Overall, I enjoyed myself at my first bloggy event and I wouldn't mind going for more if it is going to be as so much fun as this!! I would have loved to mingle with the rest of the bloggers in the other teams after the event, but it finished quite late and most left straight after. Oh I forgot to tell you one tiny detail.... MY TEAM WON THE CHALLENGE!!! heehee. 皆さん,お疲れ様でした~! ♪(´ε` )

Greenwich V
1 Seletar Road
Parking and Free Shuttle Services available.
Grand Opening activities & promo deals: 10 Feb -11 Mar 12.

P.S. Read reviews of Phoenix Medical Group and Berrylite frozen yogurt here.

* Disclosure: The event coverage was due to an invitation from and Far East Organisation for Greenwich V Grand Opening. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


Hazel from Hazel Loves Design said...

That looks like loads of fun!! Wish I could've done it too!

:) Hazel

Unknown said...

Aww, we didn't get a chance to chat... I was in the Lifestyle team. Ya know, with the horde of kids! Hahaha! (I only brought one, but still... KIDSSSSSSS...)

Skylar Magazine said...

It did look like fun. You have inspired me to look for blog events here in my hometown. Awesome post! Oh and I love your Hello Kitty glasses...I am a Hello Kitty fan too. 33 years old and still wearing Hello Kitty tees and pj's and I would totally wear those glasses too if I found a pair.


Madeline Heng said...

Wow that looked like fun! Too bad I couldn't make it otherwise I could have met you in person! =)

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Singapore just keeps building new shopping centre after another. I remember as a kid wondering if an island could sink with so much construction on it! Just another place to add to my list for my next visit.

--andy-- said...

Love all the comical poses, and seriously, you guys never met/interact before? Cool!

If you do not mind, do drop by and see how the kids run the show haha


Hope to meet up again.