On Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014, we celebrated our one year anniversaryin style with fun, games and a lucky draw.
Close to 4,500 people visited Kids City over the two days, many drawn by the various fun activities for all the family, from a wire buzzer challenge, where participants needed to have a steady hand, to the alphabet challenge, where toddlers had to correctly order the letters of the alphabet.
Other games on offer for older visitors were laser tag, a free-for-all where each player competed for the highest score and most accurate shot, as well as the newly introduced sport of ‘broomball’ – where two teams of four compete against one another on ice to sweep a small ball into a goal.
“The aim of our Kids City 1st year anniversary is to give back to all our customers and friends who have accompanied us through these first months – and to all those who will visit in the future too,” Mr Meng Hieng, our CEO, declared.
“One year sounds like a small number to be reached, but rather than quantity, this first year is meaningful because of the quality and intensity of each of those 12 months. We have gone through the first very challenging months, building up the concept of Kids City every day, shaping goals, ideas, researching what customers want and always trying to offer the best service for them in Phnom Penh,” Mr Meng Hieng continued.
“Kids City is, after one year, much better than the initial idea, thanks to the contribution of our customers and also to our amazing team who makes this all happen every day.”
Phrom Viriya, from our marketing team, deemed the weekend a success:
“Each floor had many visitors that we have never had before. On Sunday alone, we more than doubled the average number of visitors on any other Sunday since January 2014. During the whole weekend, we got over 50% more visitors than any average weekend this year,” she said.
The lucky draw consisted of a whopping 200 prizes: the first prize a Red 2014 Honda Dream Motorbike, won by Sok Udom Tong.
Other prizes won included a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a Samsung Galaxy 10.1, a laptop, a washing machine, air-conditioner, refrigerator, 32” LED TV, 50 monument book vouchers, 14 school vouchers, tickets to the new Ice Park Cambodia at AEON Mall, tickets to Kids Park at AEON Mall and tons of free passes to Kids City.
The winners were presented their prizes at a special show at Kids City on the afternoon of Sunday 1st June. The ceremony included break dancing and Khmer martial arts (Bokator) shows performed by PSE students, and an exciting show performed by Phare The Cambodian Circus, especially designed for this unique occasion.
“These performances represented the importance of youth and Khmer culture for Kids City – both aspects are always very present in our events and procedures-, as well as our main goal to entertain and amuse our customers” explains Viriya.
Mr Meng Hieng also announced the new attractions that will soon open at the indoor entertainment centre: Go-Karts later this month, a Science Discovery floor in July and a giant LED screen which would be placed on the facade of the Kids City building for advertisements.
The celebration was an occasion to be excited about and there are already plans for Kids City’s second birthday, too: “Our next Anniversary will be even more lavish and held in an even higher profile location – at Ice Park Aeon Mall. We have learned from this first experience and without doubt, the second anniversary will be bigger, better and with even greater promotional opportunities,” Mr Meng Hieng added.