100 Doraemon in Cheras Viva Mall, Malaysia
This is the largest Doraemon exhibition held in Malaysia @ Viva Home Exhibition Hall. It was happened from 14-Dec-2013 until 23-Mar-2014. The main attraction was a showcase of 100 unique of Doraemon figures along with others figures.
100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo
Why it was named as 100 Doraemon? It was a countdown towards his birthday, which falls on Sept-3, 2112 in future.
One hundred (100) brings much meaning to this expo. You can see 100 different poses, 100 different figures with each holding 100 different secret gadgets! If you have time, read each information available to know the gadget functionality better.
If you know Doraemon, means we’re likely at around same generation. A big fan once a while but not hardcore. Bought many comics to read and movie/series to watch, especially those episodes aired in RTM back in time. Memories huh?
I went twice to this expo due to discount given via MyDeal voucher purchase which entitled for FREE 2 tickets. After discount, cost per ticket is only RM22.40. Viva Mall is not very far from my house, located conveniently with car park fee RM1 for first 5 hours.
Main entrance is widely notice and online tickets can just walk-in to scan the barcode. Senior citizen above 60 years old is FREE. Good enough to bring my father in without doubt.
Travel through the TIME machine … back & forth
Yellow Doraemon in the making … one only or many?
Have you ever seen a yellow Doraemon? Doraemon was originally yellow in color, but the poor fellow had his ears bitten off by a robot mouse while it’s in the factory. Depressed, he cried and cried and cried, until his tears washed off his original yellow paint, revealing his now iconic BLUE body!
Poor Doraemon get bitten … by a rat
Oh, I’m looking in BLUE now … how sad but I’m totally UNIQUE
Entering the 100 figures after short introduction made you wonder & happy. Instead, a huge crowd draw out your happiness straight away. Many peoples queuing up for photo, but none of them actually queue up and you can always come back for photo or wait a little while for your turn.
Anyway, big DSLR have slightly advantage when people can easily notice you taking photo and let you go in first. Fast pointing and shoot it while you got the chances.
Let’s start with photo marathon below …
Let’s start by looking at 100 spectacles … through this expo
I’m the FIRST! … my first shoot here
Everywhere got sign ‘Do Not Touch’, ‘Do Not Sit’, ‘Do Not Stand’ … closely monitor by staff
I’m the LAST … shot by me
The figures were placed in two rows … made shooting a bit challenging
Church setting for Nobita & Shizuka wedding … the happy ending!
3D effect wallpaper
Favorite shoot … get mad & being hit
A special lane for in-house photo-shoot … getting our from the drawer
Normal crowd but still crowd for convenient visit … during public holiday
Terrible voice … no one can stand for this!
Another in-house photoshoot available … queue up behind this house
I’m downsizing you … HAHA
Goodbye Doraemon & Nobita … don’t cry as I’m leaving the expo now
Food corner … Doraemon’s favorite snack, Dorayaki & Memory Toast set
There is also overall this expo is just average, does not impress me much even though this was my very first time had this.
This exhibition should hold a way earlier perhaps 15 years back when it was a hit in Malaysia. I believe I would be lots happier and enjoy it than now. My next generation will not likely to be influence much with Doraemon & family characters.