Lucky Chinatown Grand Launch

Went to the grand launch of the new and opulent mall under Megaworld Lifestyle Malls situated at the heart of Binondo, the Lucky Chinatown, last August 15 (Wednesday). There were various activities during the launch and, despite the rain, everything around was still so merry and festive! :) Drum beaters and flag dancers were at the entrance and guests inside were given cocktail food and drinks - it would be impossible for you not to feel good vibes during the event!

Red all over! In Chinese culture, the said color is associated with fire, something that would represent joyous feelings and good luck.

Around 11AM, we settled down at the main area for the program. Hosts Tim Yap and Tessa Prieto entered the stage, welcomed the guests and acknowledged the presence of VIPs.

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III graced the event, too, and gave his presidential speech.

Dotting of the dragon eyes

El Gamma Penumbra executed a stunning shadow play afterwards, followed by a fashion show and several live performances. We were given the chance to have a tour around the mall, too!

Lucky Chinatown injects new energy into the area (Binondo) as its very first upscale shopping mall. The 108,000 square meter development is the latest offering from Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, bringing with it five levels of top-class shopping, dining, and a deep appreciation for Binondo's Filipino-Chinese heritage. 

Accompanying the mall is the Chinatown Walk, an exciting street development recreating the Chinatown of old, complete with pre-Spanish era-inspired architecture and authentic Chinese stores and establishments.

The stores at Lucky Chinatown are constantly adding something new to the experience. Imported and local brands like Mango, Folded & Hung, Cotton On, Oxygen and Gap welcome customers with an array of fashionable apparel catering to both metropolitan and casual lifestyles. Familiar international names like Payless, Aldo, Sperry, Clark's, and Charles & Keith are also included in Lucky Chinatown's star-studded lineup.

Beauty Bar, The Body Shop, Shiseido and Vivere Salon, among many other beauty and body care brands, make sure guests look and feel their best as they explore the many treasures Lucky Chinatown has to offer. Dining is an unforgettable experience with some of the nation's top establishments found under one roof, as restaurants like Little Asia, Uncle Cheffy, California Pizza Kitchen, and Kogi Bulgogi invite customers to enjoy their delectable dishes.

Lucky Chinatown expands the area's entertainment options with its four top-notch cinemas, the highlight of which is Cinema 1 and its roomy, comfy Emperor Twin seats. The mall also brings the excitement of 3-D film viewing with two state-of-the-art 3-D cinemas complete with crystal-clear Dolby Digital Surround Sound.

For a taste of Binondo's storied past, visitors can visit Lucky Chinatown's famed Chinatown Walk, which replicates the unique experience of Chinatowna from all over the world, while still maintaining a distinctly Filipino feel. Restaurants at the walk offer food from a wide variety of Chinese regional cuisines, as well as excellent meat selections from a Chinese delicateseen. One popular franchise making a comeback to its roots in Binondo is Keean's Fried Siopao, whose irresistible fried buns have traveled as far as Cavite since the 1980's.

Vendors plying furniture, traditional medicines, jewelry, and other interesting finds are found at every corner, a treat for all shoppers. Ai Ren Tang one of the metro's most prestigious authentic Chinese drug stores, welcomes visitors to its newly-established branch at the Chinatown Walk. With over 1,000 traditional medicinal products imported from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Ai Ren Tang brings both health and prosperity to its customers.

With Lucky Chinatown, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls brings fantastic new choices and experiences, inspiring lifestyles of all kinds in the heart of Binondo. Its unique blend of metropolitan modernity and heritage promise to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike for years to come.

Lucky Chinatown is located at Reina Regente St. corner Dela Reina St., Binondo, Manila. The mall is open from 10AM to 10PM.

Contact Information:

Concierge: 576-8139 or 09177915500
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AVA TE-ZABAT♥ said...

too bad i missed this :( miss events with you guys!:) the mall looks really nice!

The Mommy Roves said...

sayang hindi ako invited sa event na to! but i like to go in this mall for sure <3

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Ruth dela Cruz said...

wow i am surprised, there is such a posh mall in manila! ;)

Ive seen this and heard of it, but never realized it is that grand inside.

Sam Lanuza said...

wow, this mall looks like it's not in Manila. I would like to go here someday. :)

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Ava, aww yes! :( We miss you more, girl! ♥ Hope to see you again soon! Haha oo super nice niya, very elegant!

@Rovie, hi Mommy!! If it's not super layo from our place, we'll go here palagi! Let's visit na lang minsan. Ganda mag-outfit shots dyan! :))

@Ruth, it surprised me as well! Didn't expect something *this* elegant at Binondo! :) Great job!

@Sam, I knooow! Same thoughts exactly! :) You should visit it dear! Just behind 168!