Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 7:41:40 AM

Doraemon: Larger-than-life experience

Catch Doraemon at the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo which will be held at Viva Home, Kuala Lumpur, for the next few months.

Catch Doraemon at the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo which will be held at Viva Home, Kuala Lumpur, for the next few months.

DID you know Doraemon was once a yellow robot cat and had ears? But one day, a mouse robot ate his ears and Doraemon cried so hard that the tears rubbed the yellow paint off. That’s how he turned into the iconic blue robot cat that we Malaysians know and love today.

Doraemon fans are in for a treat because from Dec 14 to March 23, 2014, the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo will be held at Viva Home, Kuala Lumpur. It will feature 100 life-sized Doraemon Figures, each holding a gadget from the comic books such as The Dokodemo Door, Head Copters and Memory Bread.

One of the main attractions at this exhibition will be the re-creation of memorable scenes from the comic books. For instance, members of the public can relive the wedding scene between Nobita and Shizuka in real-life.

And when you are hungry, head over to the cafe for some special cuisine.

“There will be a Doraemon-themed cafe where Doraemon’s favourite food, such as Dorayaki and Memory Bread and more, will be served,” said Animation International director Steve Chow.

The exhibition is held to mark the 100 years before Doraemon’s birth in the year 2112. As such, the exhibition has been travelling across the globe since last year. It has been held in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

“Doraemon gives hope and teaches people good values through fun and unique ways,” Chow enthused. – Kathryn Lee

* Tickets, priced at RM25 for adults (13 and above) and RM15 for children (four to 12 years old), can be purchased online at www.myticket.asia and participating BHP petrol stations. Limited walk-in tickets are also available. Admission is free for children below three and senior citizens above 60 as long as they are accompanied by one paying companion.

Tags / Keywords: Doraemon expo, Viva Home, Kuala Lumpur


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