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Candylicious - The Largest Candy Store in Asia with The World's Largest Lollipop Trees Opens in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa!

Singapore, 13th SEPTEMBER 2010: The largest candy store in Asia opens in Singapore on 17th

September, 2010 and now Singaporeans and visitors from around the world can Eat Happy at Candylicious. Spanning nearly 9,000 square feet, Candylicious is set to launch its Singapore flagship store in Resorts World Sentosa, opposite Universal Studios. Pioneering this brand new concept is Shopping Bag (s) Pte Ltd a subsidiary of Gill Capital (S) Pte Ltd, who has chosen to open Candylicious's doors at one of the world's most exciting family destinations, Resorts World Sentosa. In September 2009, Candylicious opened the largest candy store in the world of 10,000 square feet in The Dubai Mall opposite the indoor Aquarium. The company plans to use this Singapore store as a springboard to launch its Asian expansion with further stores planned. Candylicious is a concept representing fantasy, joy and irreplaceable childhood memories. It combines candy and the world of imagination into a hip and fashion forward candy store. Explore the colourful world of Candylicious with its visually mesmerizing pillars embedded with candy and a canopy of the world's largest lollipop trees covered with dangling lollipop favourites above your heads. Just about anything you are craving for can be found in the aisles of this 9,000 square feet whimsical store.

Here you will find yourself surrounded with an extensive range of candy and chocolates that have never been seen in Singapore; Madelaine Chocolates, Rock Candy from Squire Boone Village, Messori Italian Cones, Peeps Marshmallow and Hot Tamales from Peeps & Co. Additional brands such as novelty M&M's with a colourworks feature, every flavour of Jelly Belly, lollipops in all shapes and sizes flourishing from floor to ceiling are just some of the tempting treats that await you when you enter the store. A special selection of gourmet Candylicious gelato will be on hand to spoil you silly as you explore the interesting yummy Sundaes such as Sofia (classic), Kim (cookies & cream), Mara (special summer) and much more. Top your selection off with a choice of candy and chocolate toppings or simply create your very own Candylicious Sundae. A few huge chocolate trees embedded with colorful lollipops stands 10 meters wide in front of the store and as you approach Candylicious and songs like `Sugar, Sugar' blare through the sound system. Candylicious will also home the largest `Pick and Mix' wall in Asia. Filled with the most awesome gummy bears, gummy worms, peach rings, cola bottles and jelly beans, you will find yourself bedazzled with the selection. Mesmerizing swirly colours of Jawbreakers will not be missed with the likes of tasty Psychedelic, Cinnamon Hot Balls, Junior Marbo and Sour Green Apple. To entice you further, chocolate covered goodies (milk, white and dark) will also be in the `Pick and Mix' wall with all types and sizes of chocolates you can ever imagine. So grab a bag and head towards the `Pick and Mix' wall and begin your adventure creating your favourite `Pick and Mix' bag for you and your friends. All around the walls of the store are the new vocabulary unique to Candylicious and have yourself a giggle with the fun words invented to describe all the wonderful candy in the store. Try and outsmart us if you think you have come up with more interesting words to add into the Candylicious Vocabulary wall. If your inventions prove to be witty and exciting, you might just find your new word(s) on this very wall for all to see. To spread Candylicious's joy and happiness even more, look out for Mascots of Mr Jelly Belly, Hershey's Chocolate Bar, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Kisses, Mr Fireball and Mr Peeps circling the Candylicious store and Resorts World Sentosa grounds. `At Candylicious, our mission is simple; eat happy.' says Sunaina Gill, Director of Shopping Bag (S) Pte Ltd, `We are absolutely thrilled to be opening Candylicious in our home country - Singapore. Our goal was to create an entire confectionary experience for the customer. Candylicious is about buying things you've never seen anywhere else and you can indulge in a royal offering of mouth watering confections

from all over the globe. At Candylicious, we take the time to remind people how simple pleasures are always the best and the best simple pleasure in life is candy!' Slated to be one of the world's most exciting family destinations, Resorts World Sentosa is a collection of six hotels and attractions with fun-filled offerings for the entire family. Taking pride of place on Singapore's Sentosa island, is one of the world's most extensive and expensive integrated resorts built in a record time of three years. At S$6.59 billion (US$4.4 billion) this destination will be home to Southeast Asia's first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world's largest Marine Life Park, a destination spa ­ ESPA, and a designer casino decked with exciting gaming opportunities. Six unique hotels complemented by creative meeting facilities, world-class shows and public entertainment, as well as celebrity dining and shopping options at FestiveWalk complete the experience.

About Gill Capital (S) Pte Ltd GILLCAPITAL (S) Pte Ltd is an endeavour of J.S. Gill, an entrepreneur of admirable track record in successful businesses. The company draws from a wealth of experience built on a billion dollar enterprise across Asia, The Middle East and Australia in under three decades. Under its current austere and diverse portfolio, Gill Capital has growing ventures in lifestyle concepts in both retail and food and beverage in Singapore, Malaysia and UAE.

For further information please contact: [email protected] Candylicious is located at: Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-225-230 Tel: 65 6686 2100 Store Hours: Daily 10am-10pm


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