A Visit to Mi Store @ VivoCity

The grand opening of Xiaomi’s new Mi Store at VivoCity took place this morning, but I was not able to be there due to NDP rehearsal. How can I miss the chance to visit the largest Mi Store yet on its big day? Thus, I headed there right after rehearsal ended.

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In case you couldn’t make it there too, here is a quick look at the new Mi Store at VivoCity. The store is located in a new section of VivoCity, which is accessible via an escalator near McDonald’s.

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Go up, turn left and you will see it. Inside, the VivoCity Mi Store isn’t too different from other Mi Stores and Mi Home we have seen. As always, the first few rows of long wooden tables are occupied by demo sets of Xiaomi’s latest phones.

You may have noticed the Mi Mix 2S poster at the back. That isn’t here yet, but will be coming very soon.

Moving to the middle row, you will find other Xiaomi products on display, including the Mi Action Camera 4K and Dash Cam. The most exciting product has to be the Mi Robot Vacuum and you can watch it in action as it follows the red lines on the table.

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As mentioned earlier, this is the largest Mi Store in Singapore yet and that is very apparent when you walk to the very last row, which consist of two shelves and an empty table with chairs. So much space in this new Mi Store!

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Like the Mi Store at Bedok Mall, some of the products here are export set, like the induction rice cooker below. These are not covered under warranty by Mi Singapore, so do check with the friendly staffs at the Mi Store about warranty.

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Moving on to the new stuff. If you have visited Mi Home Suntec recently, you may have noticed a wooden train toy set on display. This wooden toy set is now on sale at Mi Store Vivo City for S$99. A little costly, but the quality is very good from what I can see.

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Here is another new toy you can get at Mi Store Vivo City: the Mi Fidget Cube. Build it and play with it!

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Next, we have the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2S, which usually cost S$28.80, but you can get it at S$19.90 from today till 1st July. It is slightly taller than the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank, but it has a second USB port, so you can charge 2 devices at once. Sweet!

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Lastly, hidden among all the Mi earphones are these Earpods lookalike. They blend in so well with the other earphones many people I know did not notice they were there. These are Xiaomi’s new dual driver earphones, priced at S$29.90.

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VivoCity Mi Store is having promotions for some products, including phones at S$99 (25 sets only), until tomorrow. Looking for a robot vacuum to clean your house or a dash cam for your new car? Here is your chance to save some money!

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I bought one of the new products mentioned above and will be reviewing it here soon. Can you guess which Mi product it is? (Hint: The bag is not big enough for the wooden toy, so that is definitely not it. There is nothing to write about the fidget cube, so…)

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Congrats to Era International Network (EIN) on the grand opening of the VivoCity Mi Store!

A Visit to Mi Store @ Bedok Mall

In October 2016, Xiaomi opened their first store in Singapore, Mi Home @ Suntec City. Since then, many more Xiaomi stores popped up around Singapore, including the new Bedok Mall authorized Mi Store, which officially opened today.

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Couldn’t make it to the grand opening of the Mi Store today? No need to worry. In this article, we will be taking a quick look around the Bedok Mall Mi Store and take a look at some of the new products that can be found at there.

The Mi Store is located in Basement 1 of Bedok mall, in front of Hot Tomato Express. (Speaking of Hot Tomato Express, influencers and Mi Fan Club members were given a treat there. The chicken wings were juicy and tender. Yummy!)

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If you were at the Bedok Mall this morning, you may have notice the super long queue outside of Mi Store. Why is everyone queuing? To celebrate its grand opening, Mi Store Bedok Mall has some amazing deals for customers, including S$99 phones.

At 11:30AM, the celebration commenced with cutting of ribbons and lion dance performance. After the first customer (who queued outside since 8AM) made her purchase, the Mi Store opened its doors to everyone else waiting outside.

Time to explore the new Mi Store! Xiaomi’s most popular products are here: Mi and Redmi smartphones, Mi power banks, Mi Headphones, as well as the Mi Band 2.

There are also products that were previously unavailable in Singapore, like Mi Notebook Pro, Mi Laser Projector and Mi Induction Rice Cooker. Note that some of these are export sets, so do ask Mi Store about warranty before purchasing.

The Bedok Mi Store also sells some pretty bizarre stuff you would never expect from Xiaomi, like towels, sunglasses and umbrella. There is also a Lego Mindstorms-like robot, which looks super cool and is very affordable at only S$129.

But perhaps the most exciting product in the Mi Store is the one hidden at a corner, behind a pillar, sitting in large cardboard boxes: the 43″ Mi TV. There were no display sets of the TV in the store and even the price tag was nowhere to be seen…

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While the things here are costlier than they are in China (due to shipping, rental, etc…), I really appreciate the fact that Xiaomi is bringing more and more products into Singapore.

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Congrats to Mi Singapore and Era International Network on the opening of the new Mi Store at Bedok Mall!

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