Otah & Friends at Gardens by the Bay


Otters may typically be spotted at the Singapore Zoo or Bishan Park, but you can now find them at Gardens by the Bay as well. For some family-friendly fun, Otah & Friends is a limited-time pop-up that’s running till 26th February 2021 featuring a game of hide-and-seek with adorable otter plushies.

Brought in by the creators of The Bubble Tea Factory, El Masnou, expect nothing less than an aesthetic set-up filled with games and interactive photo-ops:

Update: The pop-up has been extended to run till 4th April 2021 with new photo ops, an easter egg hunt and lucky dip.


Play hide-and-seek in pastel rooms


Otah & Friends
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A meld between classic hide-and-seek and modern escape rooms, Otah & Friends takes you to Otah the otter’s home – but it’s not your usual housewarming affair. To spice things up, participants are tasked to look for their host by following breadcrumbs of clues that’ll lead to where he’s hiding in wait.

Pastel room
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Curious folks will love the 45-minute-long task of rummaging through gorgeous pastel kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms in search of hints. While going through this mini-treasure hunt, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers – or in this case, stop to snap some shots with the stunning IG-worthy backdrops. There are plenty of photo-ops around every corner!

Find the otter plushie
Find Otah the otter
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Picnic
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As an added incentive to reach the end, you’ll be treated to a celebratory picnic with refreshing lemonade and gooey cookies once Otah is found. 

Otah & Friends
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@thesmartlocal


Shop for souvenirs at the gift shop


Otah & Friends
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You could say that otters are just otterly adorable; if you’d like to bring home some cute souvenirs, there’s a gift shop waiting at the end with Otah & Friends merch. Grab collectables such as plushies to display at home, or pouches and gift wrappers if you’re a sucker for products that are practical too.

Otah the otter
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@thesmartlocal


Visit Otah & Friends at Gardens by the Bay


Otah & Friends
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@thesmartlocal

Adding on to Singapore’s myriad of kid-friendly attractions, Otah & Friends brings a vibrant new option with its pastel rooms and thrilling game for a unique day out with the fam.

Tickets are priced at $15/player, with a minimum of two participants. Else, larger groups can snag them a promotional price of $60 for 5 players. The latter grants you the whole space to yourself for the session and free rein to snap all the photos you want without any accidental photobombs!

Otah & Friends
Date: Until 4th April 2021 (Initially 26th February 2021)
Time: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Venue: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Bayfront Plaza, Singapore 018953
Otah & Friends website


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