Friday, 5 September 2014

Doraemon 100 Secret Gadgets Expo Grand launch at City Square, Johor Bahru, Malaysia....

Due to my little lolly shop upcoming projects, was being invited to the grand launching of Doraemon 100 Secret Gadgets Expo at Johor Bahru City Square. Very honoured indeed to witness such an amazing opening. Got into JB early afternoon with my group of kakis from my little lolly shop.

And we were greeted with a very beautiful goodie bag with nice goodies at the door...
The Grand opening was filled with people from media to celebrities...

The grand launching event started with a long speech by the officials 
(if memory serves me well, he is the minister of trade for Johor Bahru?)...

After his long speech in three languages, all the guests artists and ambassadors of the Expo were being invited onto the stage...

And the event cannot be completed without... 
Doraemon and his friends!...

And it happens to be Doraemon's birthday too hence the cake cutting ceremony....

 they also gave out gifts to less privilege during the grand launching ceremony....
And these became the highlight of the Grand Launching too.

After the grand launching, all of us are invited to have a tour at the exhibition area. 

Greeted us at the exhibition hall is the amazing "任意门" being the first gadget of the show...
 For those familiar with Doraemon's story, this is a super gadget Doraemon always uses! It supposed to be able to teleport everyone from one place to another who walk pass the door....

Was an amazing experience seeing more than one hundred Doraemon each with a gadget that does amazing thing.


Of course the expression of every Doraemon also cheer people up easily...
Was trying to take all the 100 doreamon one at a time...

But the photo taking of the stationary figures quickly stopped as the moving ones start entering into the expo one after another!!!....

Doraemon is not just moving, but interacting with the crowd too with a lively characters that stays true to the story...
Had a fun time playing with Doraemon! 
Everyone in the crowd too. All the kids just couldn't resist teasing the short and round Doraemon that have various mischievous behaviours while interacting with the kids...

If that isn't enough fun, the rest of Doraemon's friends are all appearing one after another, all ready to have photos taken with....

Along the way, we spotted some celebrities together with Doraemon's friends!
We spotted the famous group "The Freshman" (插班生).
Carrie Yeo and Chen Diya make up the Freshman. The girls met in 2007 at the audition for “Project Superstar II”, a nation-wide singing talent search competition organised by some local television station and emerged the top two winners of the female category. Forging a friendship in their rivalry, they continued their dogged pursuit in their common dream – singing.
To find out more about "The Freshman", check this out...
班生=陳迪雅+楊佳盈
http://thefreshman.com.sg/

These two ladies are very friendly and down to earth (很接地气哦)... couldn't resist to take photos with them too who are both adorable and friendly enough to play along every photo!
Beside "The Freshman" (插班生), it was a star-filled day too with Malaysia upcoming singing Group Fu Ying & Sam...
As well as the famous DJ cum actor cum director... Lin De Rong (林德荣)
He looks so amazingly charming, without rejecting anyone who wanted to have photo taken with him.
As we were all guests invited to the expo, we all spend some time shopping together at the merchandise area and we witness how long it takes for him to just buy a t-shirt when the stream of fans coming one after another to have photo taken with him non-stop. And yes... he didn't reject even one although I can guess how much he would want to get his shopping done and proceed to refreshment!!!

And the event was a fun one also because of the friends who went together with me
(also the team of ambassadors who help out with my little lolly shop for the past year)...

Had lots of photos taken with Joey & Wee Liang in different settings in the exhibition...








After all the photo taking is done at the exhibition, just when everyone thought the fun might just end there.... we choose to end the outing with a nice coffee at the Doraemon Cafe!
Although it a temporary fixture instead of a full cafe, it does serve a good variety of Doraemon theme snacks. Including the "gadget" memory bread (记忆面包)...

We ordered some of the wonderful snacks based on the menu available, but if you were to ask me tp give a rating based on the food and beverages, i would only give it a 2/5.



But we do have some bonus point (加分题) given...
The wonderful companions that shared the coffee and pastries after a fun day of photo taking gives us another 1 point to the Doraemon cafe,  so it is 3/5, making it a just pass rating!


As for the overall experience of the Expo... Is a "must go" if you are a Doraemon fan.
For more information, check this out...

Event : 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo Grand Launching
Date  : 3 September 2014 (Wednesday) 
Exhibition starts from 30th Aug 2014 till 4th Jan 2015.  

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