Just in time for the school holidays, LINE FRIENDS World Tour has arrived on our shores with city-themed installations covering a whopping 13 malls. With iconic landmarks from around the world, larger-than-life mascots, pop-up merchandise stores and a whole lineup of activities, there’s plenty to keep your weekends packed well into end January 2020.
Here are the key things you need to look out for:
Much like how countries are scattered around the globe, the installations of this World Tour are spread out all around Singapore. From New York City and Antarctica to Macau and Istanbul, there are plenty of landmarks you’ll be able to spot from now till 24th January 2020.
Take a trip to Turkey, LINE FRIENDS-style, with the Istanbul-themed installations over at Bugis Junction. The cartoon characters might be teeny tiny on the app, but here, we were dwarfed by the giant BROWN donned in Turkish garb.
Wander through the LED-lit walkways
Capturing the essence of Turkish architecture with arched walkways, minarets and colourful stained glass windows, the life-sized set-up whizzes you off into a cartoon version of this faraway land that’ll take your breath away.
The set-up is impressive in the day, but come nightfall, and the installation lights up, turning the area into a dazzling spectacle you’ll find yourself gravitating towards.
Continuing with the Istanbul theme, there are also Turkish street carts resembling the ones you’d find selling pretzels and ice cream on Turkey’s cobblestone streets!
Sprinkled with nostalgic elements such as the Toa Payoh Dragon Playground, Samsui women and the Merlion, the installations you’ll spot at Funan are a little nod towards our history and are an adorable addition to the plenty of things you can do in the mall.
An adorable Samsui character near the mall’s entrance
At Westgate, step into the LINE FRIENDS version of London, complete with Big Ben, a vintage train station and the city’s iconic red telephone booths. The largest statue of BROWN from the event can also be found here, standing at 3.5M tall, and dressed like a Queen’s Guard.
With buildings inspired by Senado Square and Guia Lighthouse, those heading to The Star Vista will find the atrium transformed into an idyllic cartoon version of Macau that we know and love.
Much like a holiday, there aren’t just sights to see, but trinkets and souvenirs you can take home as well. Their pop-up store will be making its way around all Singapore from now till 16th February 2020, stocking over 1,000 types of merch. This includes SG-exclusive products that will be progressively rolled out across the different pop-up stores!
Spotted were LINE FRIENDS stationery, plush toys and even electronics. To keep track of where the stores are, follow out their schedule here.
Resting our feet from all the shopping with BROWN
Whether or not you’re a LINE FRIENDS fanatic, there’s no denying that their characters look uber huggable. Don’t miss out on your chance to snap a pic with BROWN and CONY, with a $30 spent in a single receipt*, during their meet-and-greet sessions from now till 22nd December 2019 – find the full list of sessions here.
*limited to 1 photo-taking pass per shopper.
If you’d like to bring a mini-BROWN plushie home for yourself, there are limited edition plushies you can redeem with a minimum spend of S$240 or charge S$220 to your American Express® CapitaCard.
For those itching to find new things to do this upcoming school holidays, the World Tour has exciting activities in store such as ball pits at Funan, Igloo playgrounds at JCube and VR games at Junction 8.
All the activities are well spread through the rest of the year so there’s bound to be something new to do each weekend. View the full list of activities here.
Regardless of whether you’re looking for a good photo-op, new things to do, or are simply a huge fan of the characters, hop on board this World Tour – there’s a plethora of exciting things in store.
This post was brought to you by CapitaLand.
Photography by Faith Toh.
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