The one thing that most of us growing up with Doraemon is envious of: Doraemon’s magical pocket and his ability to pull out anything based on his imagination, especially when it comes to getting his best friend Nobita out of trouble.
From 15th November – 26th December 2019, you can inch closer to your dream of getting your own magic robo cat from the future ‘cos Doraemon will be making his way to AMK Hub and Jurong Point. This pop-up event is filled with giant inflatables, meet-and-greets, art workshops and exclusive merch for shoppers!
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Instead of waddling off on a new adventure with his friends, Doraemon will be putting up a dance performance at both AMK Hub and Jurong Point from 6th – 8th December and 13th – 15th December 2019. The 30 minutes of weeble wobbling will be followed by a meet-and-greet session for fans to get up close and personal with this childhood icon.
All you need to do is to spend $30 within either shopping mall to gain a free pass. But take note that only 25 passes can be redeemed per session so make sure you’re among the first! There will be a few sessions running throughout the 2 weeks so that’s plenty of chances to befriend Doraemon.
Meet-and-greet Doraemon & Nobita @ AMK Hub
Date & Time: 6th – 8th December 2019, 11AM & 1PM | 13th – 15th December 2019, 5PM & 7PM
Meet-and-greet Doraemon & Nobita @ Jurong Point
Date & Time: 6th – 8th December 2019, 5PM & 7PM | 13th – 15th December 2019, 11AM & 1PM
Channel your inner creativity and design your own Doraemon t-shirts or tote bags at the art workshops held at both malls. You don’t need fancy artistic skills here, just some imagination much like how Doraemon summons his gadgets. Just spend a minimum of $30 within the malls and get 1 entry pass to this workshop.
Art Workshops @ AMK Hub
Date & Time: 7th December 2019, 4PM | 14th December 2019, 1PM
Art Workshops @ Jurong Point
Date & Time: 7th December 2019, 1PM | 14th December 2019, 4PM
It’s a dream come true for kiddos at Jurong Point from 15th November – 26th December 2019 because a whole Doraemon-themed playland will take over with a large ball pit and life-sized inflatables. Aside from swimming in the pool of colourful balls, relive the scenes from Doraemon’s cartoon serial and snap some photos with the whole Doraemon gang – Nobita, Shizuka, Gian and Suneo.
Note that only children between the ages of 3 to 10 years old are allowed to enter
You’ll get 30 minutes of playtime per entry ticket – spend $30 to redeem for free or pay $5 at the entrance.
Inflatable Playland @ Jurong Point
Date: 15th November 2019 – 26th December 2019
Head up north to AMK Hub if you want to cuddle up with a 4M tall Doraemon inflatable from 15th November – 26th December 2019. You might want to strike a kawaii pose with Doraemon because there will be a Facebook contest with prizes up for grabs.
Right outside the mall will be more photo ops, from a wall of Christmas lights to a pair of swinging bubble chairs for you to up your ‘gram game.
Wait till nightfall to see the setup come to life
No fancy props here – just a phone to reflect the neon sign to give this futuristic effect
4M tall Doraemon Inflatable @ AMK Hub
Date: 15th November 2019 – 26th December 2019
Venue: Level 3
If you happen to be shopping at either AMK Hub or Jurong Point from 15th November onwards, know that your bags of shopping can snag you some limited-edition Doraemon gifts too. Stand to bring home a cosy Doraemon pillow and blanket set that comes in 3 different designs.
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Either spend a minimum of $150 within the malls or $225 from NTUC to bag a santa or snowman pillow and blanket set. Top up about $30 and make it $180 within the malls or $270 from NTUC to bring home a Christmas hat Doraemon plushie instead. They will be rolling out limited stocks of a different design every 2 weeks so the fastest shoppers win! With the same amount of money spent, you can also bring home an exclusive Doraemon gift wrapper.
It’s not every day that you get to see your childhood icon appear right before your eyes. Happening only at AMK Hub and Jurong Point this 15th November – 26th December 2019, the Doraemon carnival will not only bring Doraemon to life but will also liven up anyone’s day with ball pits, life-sized inflatables, art workshops and lots of photo opportunities.
This post was brought to you by Mercatus.
Photography by Joshua Ryan Lee and John Lim.
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