You can now fly on the first 'Pikachu Jet' in South-East Asia


The Pikachu Jet TR is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 375 seats. — Pokemon Air Adventures

Get ready for some cuteness in the air! The Pokemon Company has just launched Pokemon Air Adventures with a series of events and programmes in Singapore, beginning with a partnership with Scoot.

This partnership marks the first Asean airline outside of Japan to have an original Pokemon-themed livery on the exclusive Pikachu Jet TR, which was revealed last week, as well as unique Pokemon-themed in-flight experiences.

Apart from that, cute Pikachu-related merchandise will also be available for sale.

The Pikachu Jet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 375 seats, is scheduled to go on its inaugural flight on Sept 9, from Singapore (Changi) to Tokyo, Japan (Narita). Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate two scheduled flights a month on the jet – one to Tokyo and another to Seoul, South Korea.

Flight routes will be reviewed periodically and adjusted based on customers’ demand.

Of course, the Pikachu Jet will also be used for non-Pokemon-related flights as and when there is a need to, for maintenance and operational purposes. This means that some passengers who book other flights on Scoot may just get the chance to fly on the special jet.

Passengers and Pokemon fans can look forward to a new range of collectibles that can only be purchased during flight bookings on the airline’s website and mobile app, and on board Scoot flights.

Cute Pikachu-related amenities and packaging are available on the special Pokemon Air Adventures flights. Cute Pikachu-related amenities and packaging are available on the special Pokemon Air Adventures flights.

And if that’s not enough, there is also a Pikachu Weekend happening in Singapore from Nov 18 to 20, at Gardens By The Bay. This will feature a night show held at Marina Bay, alongside a special Pokemon GO Safari Zone: Singapore event. Apparently, the characters Maractus and Shiny Purrloin will appear in the wild during this event.

On top of that, a purple T-shirt-wearing Pikachu can be found in Singapore from November for over a year too. Look out for this cutie if you ever find yourself in the neighbouring nation during that period.

For updates on flight schedules, check the website (FlyScoot.com).


What do you want

There are so many travel deals and promotions available today, but sometimes, you just can’t find one that suits your every need. Klook, the travel and leisure ecommerce platform, is currently having its “Best Of Malaysia, According To You” campaign in which it empowers locals to decide on the next domestic travel deals via weekly public voting.

“... we want to bring the joy back to Malaysians and let them determine the travel deals that they want during this year’s Merdeka celebration. Our pivot to focus on domestic travel has proven to be successful, and through this campaign, we aim to also recognise the tourism operators who have been integral in driving the recovery of the tourism sector,” said Klook Malaysia general manager Rachel Tan, in a statement.

This campaign began on Aug 22 so some categories have already been featured; remaining categories are best hotel and best theme park. You can cast your votes every Monday to Thursday on the Klook app or through the campaign website; the winner will be announced every Friday at noon.

The campaign ends on Sept 18, so you still have two weeks to cast your votes. Besides the poll, there are also flash deals and great promotions up for grabs so head to Klook.com or the Klook app to check them out.

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