Travellers visiting to and from Singapore’s newest airport, the Jewel Changi, have plenty of wonderful things to look forward to starting this month.
Aside from the top-of-the-line services and retail offerings hosted in one of the most modern and outstanding travel hubs in the region, it may be worth the while for fans of Japanese pop culture to visit the highly feted airport in Singapore as several all-too-cute and familiar faces will welcome you with cuteness overload that is sure to send you off to cloud nine wherever you may be headed for.
Catch Pikachu & Friends at Pokémon Parade in Jewel Changi this Month
For the month of July, the mall’s first Pokémon Parade will be held every Saturday and Sunday, with 30-minute performances held at 2pm and 6pm, as shared in a report by Channel News Asia.
The event is organised in collaboration with Pokémon Centre Singapore, the first store outside Japan, which is located on the fourth level of the Jewel Changi Airport.
The parade event, which will be graced by eight Pikachus, an Eevee and a Mimikyu, will begin from the west corridor of the Shiseido Forest Valley on the first level.
The cuddly crew will then head over to the North Canyon, where Pokémon characters will be performing a four-minute dance routine. Visitors also get to have a quick interaction with the adorable characters before the parade continues through the retail corridors on Level 1.
Throughout all this, visitors can snap exciting photos and videos of their beloved Pokémon characters while getting on the jolly vibe as the group marches through the airport’s retail corridors.
Guests can then cap off the exciting parade by heading straight to the Pokémon Centre Singapore on the 4th level of Jewel Changi, where more Pokémon goodies can be found or brought home as personal items or gift goodies to friends and family who may also have grown to love the popular Japanese franchise when it was first introduced in the early 2000s.
Being the first retail outlet of the brand outside of Japan, visitors can expect just the same amount of Pokémon goodies in the Singapore outlet, as well as some exclusive items only available in Singapore.
In total, 143 of the 151 Pokémon mini plush toys are on display for purchase. The other eight are exclusive to stores in Japan.
But it’s not a bad deal at all, not especially after you get to dance and have fun with the moving mascots as you head your way to the ultimate fan’s dream destination in Jewel Changi.