Otah & Friends at SAFRA Punggol


With how much Singaporeans seem to love otters, they may as well be our unofficial national animal at this point – sorry, Singa the Lion. If you didn’t manage to catch the adorable Otah & Friends pop up at Gardens by the Bay over the last few months, the good news is that you can now do so at SAFRA Punggol.

Happening till 4th July 2021, this otter-themed pastel exhibit has immersive games and a merch store that’ll keep the whole family entertained.

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Immersive “scavenger hunt” activity


search for otah the otter
Keep your eyes peeled for this li’l fella as you make your way around
Image credit: @otahandfriends

Otah & Friends might have made the move from Gardens by the Bay to Punggol, but visitors will still be able to experience the same interactive activities. While this ain’t no heart-pumping escape room, the pop up takes participants around Otah’s home in search of the elusive otter, with a bunch of clues to look out for along the way.

hide and seek at otah and friends
Wouldn’t mind taking some interior decor tips from Otah either
Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg

Once you’re done, you’ll be treated to a picnic with cookies and lemonade – something the kiddos will defo be looking forward to. Participants will also receive an activity book to complete and redeem a special Otah & Friends sticker at the end.

otah and friends picnic
Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg

You’ll be given 45 minutes to get through the exhibit and snap all the photos you’d like. Ticket prices start at $12 and a minimum of two people is needed to enter, so be sure to grab a buddy to enjoy the experience with. 

Note: The group limit goes up to eight participants as per Covid-19 regulations.

otah and friends merch
Purchase a cute Otah plushie or curry puff pouch at the gift shop
Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg


More things to do around SAFRA Punggol


While you’re at SAFRA Punggol, take a gander at what else it has to offer. 

splash @ kidz amaze at safra punggol
Image credit: Tickikids

Water babies can make waves at Splash @ Kidz Amaze, an indoor water playground with tube slides, a toddler-friendly play zone, and most importantly, a giant splash bucket. But if you’re not looking to have a splash, drop by Sonic Bowl to put your strike skills to the test, or channel your inner Merida from Brave at Salt and Light Archery’s Punggol outlet.

kelong b ridge at punggol waterway point
One of the many picturesque bridges at Punggol Waterway Park

Those who’d like to explore the Punggol area can also rent a bicycle at Bikes @ Waterway and pedal on down to nearby spots like Coney Island and Punggol Waterway Park


Catch Otah & Friends until July 2021


otah and friends safra punggol room
Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg

If you’re a sucker for all things pastel, Otah & Friends will not disappoint with its colourful rooms and cute merch to bring home. Plus, parents can add the pop up to their calendars for a nice family day out, especially with the June holidays coming up.

Tickets can be purchased a week in advance on SAFRA’s website, or directly at SAFRA Punggol’s concierge counter.

Otah & Friends
Admission: $12 (SAFRA member) | $15 (Guest)
Date: Until 4th July 2021
Time: Mon – Fri 3PM-9PM | Sat – Sun 9AM-9PM (April-May), 9AM-9PM, Daily (June)
Venue: 9 Sentul Crescent, SAFRA Punggol, Atrium, Level 3, Singapore 828654

Otah & Friends website

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Cover images adapted from: @thesmartlocalsg