Vision City

Pom fashion extravaganza

The confirmation was made with the official announcement of dates for the PNG Fashion Week.

Like never before, this visual feast will be a week of various fashion events running from April 4 through to April 7.

It’s a national event, attracting designers from right around the country, and models; the youngest being 2 years old.

There will be 7 runways in three different locations – Vision City, Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium and Sanctuary Hotel.

The shows at Vision City are free and will be open to the public, running from April 5 – 7.

Broncos hit Vision City

Fans lined up at the new wing to get autographs and take photos with their favourite players.

Caps, shirts, bilums and posters were signed and countless selfies taken.

But the fans wanted to give back as well. After getting her poster signed, one woman presented back-rower Matt Gillett a beanie with his name on it.

They kept on coming, but time could not cater for the hundreds of other fans who had to be turned back.

The Captain’s Run for both teams will be held this afternoon with the SP Hunters first at 2:30pm followed by the Brisbane Broncos at 4pm.

Capture memories at the Love Story Studio

And Loop PNG will scope out love havens for you.

First up;

In Port Moresby, one popular spot when it comes to love is Love Story Studio.

It has everything thing to do with that – mostly focused on weddings.

“Every wedding is a love story,” says Chen Guang, the shop manager.

When Vision City mall extended to accommodate other shops, Chen was quick to secure a spot at the far end of the new wing.

Love Story Studio opened its doors in January 20, 2016.

Of course, customers were a problem in the first few months.

Children’s wishes granted!

These children are from settlement areas in the nation’s capital. Most come from broken homes, a single parent or are orphans.

Thanks to a few business houses in Port Moresby, they will not feel alone this Christmas.

In fact, every individual child’s wish was granted in a special program held for them at the Vision City megamall.

The mall ran a campaign called “Wish Upon a Christmas” from December 1 – 23, where the Christmas wishes of each child was posted on a banner so the public could grant it.

VC management hails police officers

Constables Tom Yako, Wesley Nepos, Gabriel Kiwa, Pulaip Nuli, Nayman Oiye and Temo Pepo, led by Snr constable Keith Sapu, have shown true dedication since being attached with the VC police post.

Police post is an initiative of the VC management to assist the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary in keeping Port Moresby safe.

Established in November 2016, the police post provides another launching point for the police personnel to respond from, bridging the gap between the Gordon and Waigani police stations.

VC’s 3D stickers!

Now, you can stand near a dartboard with knives stuck in it without being struck...You can walk on red hot lava without the slightest burn or right over the mouth of the great shark.

How is this possible?

Well, Vision City began rolling out its newest initiative in May - 3D stickers.

The stickers cover up free space as well as providing perfect free photo opportunity for anybody.

The 3D stickers were designed by Vision City's graphic artists and the last one put up in the week ending June.

​VC expo underway despite polling

The exposition, in its second year now, started on Monday.

The mega-mall’s management confirmed a smaller turnout on Tuesday, the initial polling date as scheduled by the PNG Electoral Commission.

Polling for NCD was deferred to today – Friday June 30. But this was not a good reason enough to stop the exposition today.

Even exhibitors are not worried about it.

Stephen Elllis, Productions Manager for RH Hypermart, said the exposition is a diversion/ distraction to all the negative issues going on.

Free health checks at VC!

Adding on to this, the long lines at hospitals and health centres discourage a regular health check-up for many.

And like Anna Adrian says: “We go about, not knowing that there is something wrong with us.”

For this, a free health check is the opportunity to know your health status.

Adrian was one of the many who gathered at the 2K Medical Clinic’s booth at Vision City for free blood pressure check and free sugar test.

​Former ‘buai’ seller recounts tale

Sometimes, selling buai seems like their only option; until they see that there are other options.

Here is the story of 45-year-old Jopi Tiki from Penari village in Tari, Southern Highlands Province.

A subsistence farmer most of his life, he decided to try something new. This decision brought him to Port Moresby in 2009 where he commenced work as a security guard for a renowned private security firm. This job lasted for about 2 years before resigning for personal reasons.

Vision City expo to test market

Vision City Marketing Manager, Maureen Esta said this during the launching of the expo on Wednesday in Port Moresby.

She told Loop PNG that while the expo provides exposure for the companies, it will also give them an indication of the current market for specific products and services.