Cityneon Holdings, a global experience entertainment company, has announced its latest partnership with a leading US film production studio.

Two brand new experiences will be created in a new collaboration with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. Described as “unique global touring themed art experiences”, the IP-based attractions are scheduled to open in two years, in as yet undisclosed locations.

Visitors will be able to discover their favourite DC Comics Superheroes or magical characters from The Wizarding World franchise in a whole new light. The travelling exhibitions will deliver immersive themed art environments for fans of the hit series.

Cityneon says the new experiences will combine cutting-edge technology with the latest advancements in media, and sound to construct a “truly sensorial” guest experience.

Creating unique experiences

Both Cityneon and Warner Bros. see great potential in the upcoming projects, which will deliver the brands to audiences from 2023.

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment SVP Peter van Roden comments on the partnership:

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cityneon on these two new cutting-edge immersive themed art experiences.

“Each of the new experiences will help us further continue to reach our DC and Wizarding World fans with fresh, innovative and immersive experiences where guests can interact with the franchises like never before.”

Cityneon Executive Chairman & Group CEO Ron Tan adds:

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to deliver two unique experiences based on two of their most successful and globally acclaimed franchises, the DC Universe and the Wizarding World. This strategic relationship is a testament to our determination to scale greater heights in the arena of IP experiences.

“With Cityneon’s strong track record of delivering large-scale and innovative experiences globally, I am confident that the DC and Wizarding World experiences will be truly unique and immersive experiences that fans of all ages will enjoy.”

Earlier this month Cityneon Holdings announced it has signed an agreement with Qatar Free Zones to create a new facility featuring an R&D innovation lab and production workshop.

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Explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe and embark on a journey with the Avengers!

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SANYA, CHINA – December 20, 2021 – The highly-anticipated Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. officially opens in The Mangrove Sanya today, tickets now are available on Shiyi official Mini Program, Fliggy, Ctrip and Meituan.

The Marvel Studios Films continue to be one of the most popular movie franchises in the 21st century, and here, at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., audiences have the chance to dive deeper into this unforgettable universe as they train to become a S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agent.

Mr. Nero Huang, general manager of Fujian Shiyi Culture Communication said “The opening of Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. offers a new experience to this tropical island. Visitors from both local and other providences will be the witnesses of this great exhibition.”

“The interactive experience is an absolute blast for fans of the series. We believe Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will be one of the most popular attractions in Sanya.” says Mr. Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Cityneon Group.

Mr. Shen Wei, General Manager of The Mangrove Sanya said: “We are honoured that Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. chose our hotel and we believe the interactive experience and our hospitality will bring our guests a wonderful memory.”

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. has travelled to more than 20 cities, including New York, Las Vegas, Paris, Singapore and London, and now, it will finally arrive in Sanya for an incredible interactive and immersive ten-month run. This story-driven walk-through exhibit takes you deep into the world of Marvel’s Avengers without glasses or any equipment.

The Instagrammable must-see exhibition features multiple rooms dedicated to your favourite Avengers characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Black Widow, The Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and more. Along with getting up-close-and-personal with original props and costumes straight from the big screen, guests are invited to:

  • Revel in awe at Iron Man’s “Hall of Armor”
  • Explore Bruce Banner’s lab, providing insights into the mind of the mean, green, rage-machine called the Hulk
  • Gain access to Captain America’s “Top Secret” personnel file
  • Inspect Black Widow’s arsenal of high-tech weapons
  • Learn about the “Super Soldier Serum” that transformed Steve Rogers in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Witness Captain America’s legendary shield up-close
  • Experience the Kingdom of Wakanda in the Black Panther exhibit
  • And so much more!

After completing the entire mission of Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. you will go into the on-site merchandise area, which has a large number of genuine souvenirs and memorabilia, including action figures of the Marvel Super Heroes, super cool T-shirts and bags.

Address:
The Mangrove Sanya, Haitang Bay, Sanya
Operation Date & Time:
December 20, 2021 – October 31, 2022
10:00 – 22:00 Daily (last admission is 21:00)

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Themed art experiences expected to open in 2023 will showcase the fan-favorite franchises in ways never seen, heard, or felt before

December 16, 2021 – Cityneon Holdings is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to produce two brand-new, unique global touring themed art experiences inspired by DC and the Wizarding World, slated to launch in 2023.

Audiences around the globe will be awestruck as they are able to engage in an all-new way with their favorite Super Heroes and the beloved Wizarding World, through immersive themed art environments. Both experiences will fuse cutting-edge media, sound, and technology together to create a truly sensorial visitor experience.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to deliver two unique experiences based on two of their most successful and globally acclaimed franchises, the DC Universe and the Wizarding World,” said Mr Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Cityneon. “This strategic relationship is a testament to our determination to scale greater heights in the arena of IP experiences. With Cityneon’s strong track record of delivering large-scale and innovative experiences globally, I am confident that the DC and Wizarding World experiences will be truly unique and immersive experiences that fans of all ages will enjoy.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cityneon on these two new cutting-edge immersive themed art experiences,” said Peter van Roden, SVP Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “Each of the new experiences will help us further continue to reach our DC and Wizarding World fans with fresh, innovative and immersive experiences where guests can interact with the franchises like never before.”

Additional details will be announced at a later date.

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Cityneon Holdings, a global experience entertainment company, has signed a deal with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a new facility in the Middle Eastern country.

The strategic agreement was signed in Doha to create a facility that will cater to the company’s entertainment technology and experience clients, seeing market growth in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) zone.

The company, recently recognised as one of Singapore’s best-managed companies, will produce large‐scale experiences in Qatar as it has done globally, including its Jurassic World: The Movie Exhibition in Chengdu, China, and the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition in Las Vegas.

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Cityneon’s new 15,000 square metre facility will be constructed in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone, featuring an international experience and entertainment technology centre, an R&D innovation lab developing animatronics and robotics, and a production workshop.

The agreement documentation signatures were overseen by Qatar’s minister of state and GFZA chairman of QFZA H.E. Ahmad Al‐Sayed, Secretary‐General of Qatar’s National Tourism Council and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Akbar Al Baker, and Singapore’s Ambassador to Qatar H.E. Jai S Sohan.

Signees QFZA CEO Lim Meng Hui and Cityneon Middle East general manager Feroz Siddiqui are looking forward to the new partnership.

Meng Hui says “We are delighted to welcome Cityneon, a leading entertainment technology company that designs and manufactures equipment and robotics for the sector.

“Cityneon’s decision to open its first such facility in the Middle East at Qatar Free Zones is a testament to the strength of our offering and the exciting trajectory of the entertainment technology industry and the tourism sector in Qatar and across the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Qatar Free Zones provide an ideal environment for international and local companies with the skills and innovation to help build a better future.”

Siddiqui adds “With this new office we embark on our Middle Eastern journey in bringing cheer, joy, laughter and smiles to awe our audiences with our large, immersive and technologically advanced entertainment assets to the region.”

QFZA senior management was also in attendance, with Cityneon’s senior management team, including Ron Tan, Executive Chairman and Group CEO, joining virtually from Singapore.

Tan says, “We are pleased to be working closely with QFZA to fast‐track our expansion plans in the EMEA region, which is a strategic and important market for the company.

“We see immense potential for our IP business in this region and the strategic location of our new facility in Qatar will be pivotal in addressing the markets that we plan to serve, as well as for us to reach out to potential partners and collaborators for the Group.”

Earlier this autumn, Cityneon announced its latest interactive experience based on the popular Transformers IP in a collaboration with Victory Hill Exhibitions set to debut next year.

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  • New facility in Ras Bufontas Free Zone will cater to growing entertainment technology markets in the EMEA region
  • Facility to include an international experience and entertainment technology centre, innovation lab and a large‐scale production workshop

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Doha,  Qatar  –  13  December  2021:  Cityneon  Holdings,  a  global  entertainment  company  based  in  Singapore that specializes in unique, immersive, and large‐scale experiences, signed in Doha a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a facility in Qatar Free Zones. The facility will cater to growing entertainment technology and experience markets in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

The  agreement  was  signed  during  a  ceremony  at  Ras  Bufontas  Free  Zone  in  the  presence  of  H.E.  Ahmad Al‐Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief  Executive  and  Secretary‐General  of  Qatar’s  National  Tourism  Council  and  H.E.  Jai  S  Sohan,  Singapore’s Ambassador to Qatar, as well as QFZA senior management. It was signed by QFZA CEO Lim  Meng  Hui  and  Cityneon  General  Manager  of  Middle  East  Feroz  Siddiqui.  Cityneon’s  senior  management team, including Executive Chairman and Group CEO Ron Tan, joined virtually from Singapore.

Cityneon’s new facility will be built across 15,000 square meters in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, and will include an international experience and entertainment technology centre, an innovation lab focused on R&D in animatronics and robotics, and a large‐scale production workshop. Cityneon will produce large‐scale experiences in Qatar as they have done around the world, such as their Jurassic World: The Movie Exhibition in Chengdu, China, and their Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition in Las Vegas and many more.

Lim Meng Hui, CEO of QFZA, said, “We are delighted to welcome Cityneon, a leading entertainment technology company that designs and manufactures equipment and robotics for the sector. Cityneon’s decision  to  open  its  first  such  facility  in  the  Middle  East  at  Qatar  Free  Zones  is  testament  to  the  strength of our offering and the exciting trajectory of the entertainment technology industry and the tourism sector in Qatar and across the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Qatar Free Zones  provide  an  ideal  environment  for  international  and  local  companies  with  the  skills  and  innovation to help build a better future.”

Cityneon’s Executive Chairman and Group CEO Ron Tan said, “We are pleased to be working closely with QFZA to fast‐track our expansion plans in the EMEA region, which is a strategic and important market for the company. We see immense potential for our IP business in the EMEA region and the strategic location of our new facility in Qatar will be pivotal in addressing the markets that we plan to serve, as well as for us to reach out to potential partners and collaborators for the Group.”

Feroz Siddiqui, who will lead the new facility as General Manager ‐ Middle East, added, “With this new office we embark on our middle eastern journey in bringing cheer, joy, laughter and smiles to awe our audiences  with  our  large,  immersive  and  technologically  advanced  entertainment  assets  to  the  region.”

Singapore’s ambassador to Qatar  H.E.  Jai  S Sohan,  who witnessed the  ceremony, added,  “It is  my  delight to see Cityneon set up base in Qatar Free Zones, a leading hub for innovation in the region, as the latest of many Singaporean companies with operations in Qatar. The new facility will not only boost tourism across the region but also attract a new talent pool to the developing entertainment technology industry.”

The new venture is expected to bring varied benefits to Qatar. Cityneon is a global leader in immersive experiences and will help develop the regional entertainment technology and Intellectual Property (IP) industry to generate new jobs in robotics and animatronics, costume design and fabrication, and sculpting and moulding, among others. Qatar Free Zones’ technology and research ecosystem will enable  Cityneon  to  enhance  its  IP  business  operations  for  the  region  and  benefit  from  a  growing  community of like‐minded organizations, dedicated research and innovation facilities, and partnership opportunities.

The partnership between QFZA and Cityneon will also support Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which aims to create a knowledge‐based economy and promote economic diversification. It will expand the significant skilled labour pool in Qatar and support the ongoing digital transformation of the country.

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JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION ROARS INTO DENVER MARCH 2022 FOR WESTERN UNITED STATES PREMIERE!

Tickets go on sale December 7 at 10:00am MT

DENVER, Colorado (December 8, 2021) – Round Room Live and Cityneon announced today the second city for the North American tour of JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION. After record-breaking performance in Dallas, Texas, the tour will be opening in Denver, Colorado, on March 4, 2022 at the National Western Center, located at the Washington Street exit of I-70. For the first time ever, Denver fans of the Jurassic World film and television franchises can experience the majesty of its wonderful dinosaurs in their own community.

Tickets go on sale December 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. MST.  Information, including venue and ticketing details, can be found at JurassicWorldExhibition.com. JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION –– produced in conjunction with Universal Live Entertainment, a division of Universal Parks & Resorts –– immerses audiences of all ages in settings inspired by the groundbreaking film franchise Jurassic World from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION is an immersive 20,000-square-foot experience based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history. Visitors will walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and explore richly themed environments. Guests will have an up-close look at a Velociraptor, stand in awe under a towering Brachiosaurus, and encounter the most fearsome of them all, the   mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Guests will be able to imagine what it would have been like to roam among these breathtaking creatures and even interact with new baby dinosaurs, including “Bumpy” from the popular animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.  Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is produced by Universal, DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment, and is currently streaming on Netflix.

The Jurassic World franchise has been entertaining generations of fans around the world with thrilling and awe-inspiring stories and characters for more than 25 years – from films and TV series, to video games and toys, to live-action experiences and rides at Universal theme parks. Universal Orlando Resort welcomed the new VeliciCoaster this past summer, creating a new species of roller coaster where guests feel the rush of the hunt as they race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above land and water. At Universal Studios Hollywood, guests experiencing Jurassic World – The Ride come face-to-face with an all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur – the Indominus Rex, injecting intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue into an already dynamic ride.

Following an initial launch in Melbourne, Australia, JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION has become a global success with over three million visitors since 2016. The Exhibition has opened its gates to excited fans in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Paris, Madrid, Seoul, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Universal Parks & Resorts’ President of Global Business Development, Michael Silver said, “What excites us about JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION is the opportunity to give fans a real-world, immersive experience based on the amazing adventures of the films and delivered to a location near them. Visitors will come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs and walk through richly themed environments, all inspired by the beloved global franchise .”

Cityneon’s Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Ron Tan said, “JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION features cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology that is powered by Animax Designs, our animatronics powerhouse located in the U.S. This immersive exhibition is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our friends in Denver can look forward to. With sold-out shows in Dallas since its opening there in June 2021, we are confident that our fans in Denver will be wowed by this exhilarating experience.”

“After record breaking sales in Dallas, we are incredibly excited to bring this show to Denver to share with our millions of fans” said Stephen Shaw, Founder and Co-President of Round Room Live. “The ability to walk amongst these HUGE creatures will amaze and entertain fans with this breathtaking and truly immersive experience!”

The operation and management teams will continue to implement enhanced health and safety procedures for the operation of JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION when it arrives in Denver. Specific details will be shared closer to opening at JurassicWorldExhibition.com. All Exhibition activities will be in accordance with CDC guidelines and local directives. Visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/covid19 for the latest guidelines.

Tickets to JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION start at $29.50 for adults (16 years +) and $19.50 for youth (3- 15 years). Children under three years of age are free with accompanying parent or guardian. Flex Passes are available, as well as special pricing for senior citizens and military. Group sales packages are available for groups greater than 10.

For more information about JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION, visit JurassicWorldExhibition.com.

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The Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting the world premiere of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru.

The exhibit features nearly 200 artifacts, which includes one of the most impressive collections of gold to ever tour the world.

The ancient people of Peru left a visual record for their world. A record that includes priceless artifacts, many used mostly in ceremonial rituals, that were preserved for thousands of years.

“Most of which found their final stage, in the burial of leaders, of priests, priestesses, kings, and queens,” said Museo Larco Director and exhibit co-curator Ulla Holmquist.

Visitors will be led through the immersive experience with the sights and sounds of ancient Peru.

“We have tried to make a script, that will allow the people to have an experience. To experience what we in the Andean region… the way people related to their territory, our ancestors, the way they lived and the way they created their world,” Holmquist told CBS12 News. “With this immersive experience, we are going into the Andean world, first presenting how the cosmovision developed.”

Visitors will walk through the displayed artifacts, which tell the story of how the ancient people modeled their world, how they related to the force of nature, animals, and the afterlife.

In a first of its kind, the exhibit features virtual reality that will place visitors in the heart of Machu Picchu – one of the 7 wonders of the world.

The exhibit runs through March 6.

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Queen Nefertari

The ghostly figure of Queen Nefertari, Great Royal wife of Ramses II beckons us into a spectacular new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Other artefacts include golden masks, sarcophagi, animal mummies, jewellery, amulets, and treasures from the tomb.

An exhibition combining digital technology and precious relics

So who was the pharaoh that the exhibition is dedicated to? “Ramses II is considered to be the greatest king to ever rule Egypt,” Dr. Zahi Hawass, the former Egyptian minister of antiquities says.

Multimedia and digital technology features prominently in the exhibition, including drone footage showing some of Egypt’s most iconic locations. An HD projection screen shows panoramic views of the ancient sites, as well as an introduction into the life of Ramses and the discovery of his mummified remains in the 19th century.

The exhibition has 181 Egyptian artefacts and covers important points in Ramses’ reign. These include his military victories, such as a re-creation of Ramses’ triumph at the Battle of Kadesh, perhaps the largest chariot battle ever fought.

“Visitors will not only walk among priceless relics of the great pharaoh but also experience the sights and sounds of the time through a cutting-edge virtual reality experience,” said Ron Tan, CEO of Cityneon Holdings, one of the co-partners of the exhibition.

The story continues with the 1881 re-discovery of a mummy cache in a hidden tomb, where the body of Ramses was found amongst a number of long-lost royal mummies.

“It is vital that Egypt share our historic treasures in exhibitions such as this,” said Dr Mostafa Waziri, Egypt’s secretary-general of the supreme council of antiquities.

After a six-month run at Houston, the exhibition will transfer to San Francisco’s De Young Museum and then on to the Castle Hall in Massachusetts. From there, it will arrive in Paris and on then for London, before a final showing in Sydney for January 2025.

Life in times of Ramses the Great

Ramses II (c1303-1213 BCE) ruled during the 19th dynasty of Egypt in the New Kingdom period. He was renowned for his building campaign of impressive cities, temples and monuments.

His military campaigns included in Syria, the Levant, Nubia and most notably for the Battle of Kadesh. The conflict is reportedly one of the earliest pitched battle in recorded history. It was the largest chariot battle ever fought, involving up to 6,000 chariots.

Ramses II lived a surprisingly long life for an ancient Egyptian, probably dying in his 90th year. His mummy is well preserved, and we have an account from Gaston Maspero, who was the first to reveal the features of the great pharaoh.

He wrote: “on the temples there are a few sparse hairs, but at the poll the hair is quite thick, forming smooth, straight locks about five centimetres in length. White at the time of death, and possibly auburn during life, they have been dyed a light red by the spices (henna) used in embalming…the moustache and beard are thin.”

“The hairs are white, like those of the head and eyebrows…the skin is of earthy brown, splotched with black… the face of the mummy gives a fair idea of the face of the living king.”

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CAIRO – 24 November 2021: The exhibition “Ramses & The Gold of The Pharaohs” welcomed visitors from all over the American city of Houston to enjoy the splendor of the great Egyptian antiquities with the enchanting melodies of the harp instrument in the background.

During the first days of its opening, the exhibition witnessed a huge turnout of visitors from different age groups. Some 8000 tickets were booked and sold in the first hours of the exhibition’s opening day. It is expected that the number of visitors will amount to 700,000 by the end of the exhibition.

Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri explained that an Egyptian delegation representing the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had received the visitors, who expressed their fascination with the greatness of the Egyptian civilization.

For her part, Assistant Minister for Tourism Promotion Lamia Kamel said that the Egyptian pavilion at the exhibition also witnessed a great turnout from the museum visitors, who used the QR code shown on the main panel in the pavilion to access the promotional site for Egypt on various social media platforms, in order to get acquainted with the brilliance of the Egyptian tourist destinations and Egypt’s countless tourism products.

Kamel confirmed that the visitors of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences expressed their enthusiasm to visit Egypt, especially in winter.

Moreover, Kamel reviewed the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, to create a direct flight route between Sharm El-Sheikh and Luxor to link beach tourism with cultural tourism, within the framework of the ministries’ efforts to create an integrated tourism product.

It is worth noting that the “Ramses & The Gold of The Pharaohs” exhibition showcases 181 artifacts that highlight some of the distinctive characteristics of the ancient Egyptian civilization, especially from the Middle and Modern Kingdoms to the late era. The exhibits include a group of statues, ornaments, paintings, stone blocks decorated with inscriptions, and statues of deities in the form of birds and animals, as well as some colorful wooden coffins.

Also, the Egyptian pavilion in the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences will be broadcast Egypt’s grand celebration “The Sphinx Avenue ” that will take place on November 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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Across the world, many communities face structural challenges, including long-term unemployment, lack of access to proper healthcare, and low literacy rates.

To support these communities in need, World Heritage Exhibitions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cityneon, donated generously to the United Way of Lee County, an international charity that advocates for education, financial stability, and good healthcare to improve the lives of entire communities around the world.

Our donations contribute to the United Way Gifts-in-Kind program, which takes donated items and distributes them to the underprivileged. These donations include thousands of toys, school supplies, and apparel worth over USD1.8M from one of our IP experiences, that will go to important communities, such as local schools and foster families, to serve as a building block for many to lead better lives. We hope these donations can make a positive impact and help the needy weather difficult times.

Cityneon is a firm believer of returning back to the community and through the spirit of giving, we hope to participate in meaningful programmes that bring hope and new possibilities to our beneficiaries around the world.