Wednesday, December 10, 2014

100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo at JB City Square mall

We sistas are going on a Malaysia day trip again. This time round, we took public bus over to JB on our own to check out the ongoing 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo at City Square mall. We met at Kranji MRT and hopped on bus 170 to the Woodlands checkpoint. After clearing customs, we continued our short journey on 170 to the JB customs.

As the City Square is linked via covered walkways to the JB checkpoint building, we proceeded straight away to the mall after getting our passports stamped.

First leg of the trip was pretty smooth, we got to the City Square mall without a hitch. We did a quick walk around to find out where the Expo was located first, and then decided to have our lunch before heading to the ticket booth.

The ticket booth is located at level 1 near to the McDonald's restaurant. Admission fees are RM25 for Adults and RM15 for kids. Re-entry is allowed, just get a stamp on your hand at the exit, and show it to the staffs at the entrance for subsequent entries.

Checking out the many eye expressions of Doraemon just beside the entrance area.

The 100 Doraemons with 100 different gadgets from their 百宝袋. I didn't snap each of them one by one though, but I think I covered most of them in group shots.

Beyond the main exhibition area is a themed area where you can find many photo opportunities with the other characters in the Doraemon comic/cartoon. At the entrance, there is also an introduction to the birth of Doraemon, the blue robot cat w/o ears.

Themed areas with famous gadgets and scenes found in many episodes of Doraemon cartoon series.

Time machine


Air canon

Wireless communication box




Last but not least, the one most important activity not to be missed here is to take photos with life size mascots on stage. The mascots appearances for Sundays are 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm. For weekends, we get full attendance of all 5 characters for photo taking sessions. Do remember to queue up early as there are limited slots available per session.

The stage through the 任意门

The stage

Doraemon's grand entrance!

With 大雄

With 大雄, 静香, 小夫 & 技安

Full attendance of 5 mascots!

Sooo cute!

Us with mascots!

After having our fill of excitement taking photos with the cute mascots, we ended our visit with some shopping at the Doraemon merchandise shop and tea break at the Doraemon cafe located at level 5 of the mall.

Hot chocolate & Cappuccino

Lava cake

All of us ordered the Set A dessert combo RM17.80 that comes with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with a lava cake w/ ice cream and mini pancake. The chocolate lava cake was pretty good though.

Some loots from the merchandise shop, and our photo taken by the official photographer at the Expo. Photos are RM25 each, and comes with a cute Doraemon photo frame. If you are not keen to buy photos from them, do get someone (somebody from your group or in the queue, but not the staffs) to take photos for you at the stage.

Doraemon soft toy, luggage tag & pins

We had fun at the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo, the event wasn't as crowded as we thought and we got a loads of nice photos taken there. The only downside was that we had to endure a grueling 2hrs plus of queuing time at the customs and at the bus terminal to get back to SG!

100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo
J3-12A, Level 3, Johor Bahru City Square,
No. 106-108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Opening Hour: 10 am - 10 pm (till 4 Jan 2015)

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