Doraemon, the magical Japanese robot cat is something close to heart of many people in Singapore. The adorable character had been main stay for most part of our TV and comic pop culture scene. This was particularly in the 90s. For a limited time period from 31 Oct 2020 – 27 Dec 2020, you can go on a treasure hunt at the Singapore National museum. The museum is just off Dolby gaunt in search of the elusive cat at the Doraemon National Museum Time Travelling Adventures.

Find the Doraemon at the national museum

Notably, within the National Museum, these Doraemon exhibits do not have a dedicated interior gallery itself. Rather, it is one which you experience as you make your rounds around the national museum. These statues are scattered among the museum’s current and existing permanent and temporary exhibits.

A gathering of Doraemons statues planted at the open front lawn of the museum at the Doraemon national museum exhibition
A gathering of Doraemons statues planted at the open front lawn of the museum.

Additionally, the most notable collection is an army of stand-up Doraemon statues planted at the open front lawn of the museum. This includes an army of standees as well as the feature the iconic “door to anywhere” at the entrance of the museum.

Event Map
Door to everywhere
Classic Doraemon

Moreover, it is a Doraemon staple favourite you see often too and perfect for photo opportunities with the National museum building serving as a nice background.

Doraemon in the History gallery

Doraemon national museum taking center stage in the History gallery, you can't miss him
Doraemon taking center stage in the History gallery, you can’t miss him.

Furthermore, there are Doraemon statues scattered inside the museum. You can find them between the exiting ground and second floor museum galleries.

By the Singapore stone
The history gallery
Japanese sector

Also, interestingly, the one single place you can find most of them would be the museum’s history gallery. Moreover, each Doraemon statue is customised to fit the theme of each sector they reside in.

Spot the cat!
Baskets!
Got rickshaw?

For instance, the future section has Doraemon holding the time cloth. The Japanese occupation has him wearing a military helmet. Also, it is nice the statues where planted with the theme in-mind.

In the Japanese occupation section at the Doraemon national museum exhibit
In the Japanese occupation section at the museum.

Additionally, during the show period, the museum is running a Doraemon  Gallery Hunt. It involves you winning the museum’s Doraemon Singapore-themed 3D miniature magnet collectible. Also, they are designed by Supermama. It involves exploring all the galleries scanning the QR codes to collect them for completion of one redemption.

Doraemon at home at Doraemon national museum exhibit
Doraemon at home.

Moreover, going on collectables. You can find the museum giftshop courtyard behind the museum main entrance. The spot is notably transformed in a vast photo spot. Here, you can have a photo of Doraemon travelling using his dimensional Time Machine. Notably, he uses to travel from one dimension to another in the comic and TV series.

Doraemon travelling using his dimensional Time Machine
Doraemon travelling using his dimensional Time Machine.

Limited edition collectibles

Additionally, you can find the National Museum’s Doraemon Singapore-themed our limited edition collectibles here in store too. These are also specially designed by Supermama. Going in the spirit of the exhibits, collectibles are based on iconic 1970s to  1990s household objects commonly used by many Singaporean homes then.

The new Gadgets of the Past & Future section at the end of the Doraemon national museum exhibit gallery
The new Gadgets of the Past & Future section at the end of the history gallery.

Wrapping up, no adventure with Doraemon would be complete without gadgets from the future. Come the closing section at the end of the history gallery called the Gadgets of the Past & Future. Also covered here are some rather futuristic-looking house household appliances and personal gadgets which were once manufactured and sold in Singapore.

Industrialization
Future sector
Old gadgets

All in all, you are good for Doraemon Adventures in Singapore as part of your regular visit to the National Museum. Also, the exhibit is mostly a photo op with nothing new in terms of gallery line ups in the museum’s permanent galleries. You are good for from about 2 hours tops exploring these permanent galleries of interest.

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