Singapore, 17 February 2012 – Singaporeans were greeted by a surprising yet familiar sight earlier today as two iconic characters from popular entertainment franchise, TRANSFORMERS, took to the streets in their pre-Cybertron Convention 2012 tour of Singapore. Autobot leader Optimus Prime and his trusted brother-in-arms, Bumblebee, arrived early into Singapore and wasted no time in getting to know the Lion City, their home for the next three weeks.
Here for the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Transformers Cybertron Con 2012 (‘Cybertron Con’) due to take place from 11 to 14 March, the two began their tour of Singapore ahead of the event’s Southeast Asian debut with a visit to locations such as the Old Airport Road Food Centre, the market at Kallang Centre, Chinatown and even Raffles Place, stopping to rub shoulders with the locals who have made such locations a common feature in their daily lives.
Indeed, there was more than meets the eye at Old Airport Road Food Centre this morning for breakfast regulars as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee sat down to a hearty traditional local breakfast complete with Kaya Toast, Kopi, and fried dough, known to many a Singaporean as ‘You Tiao’.
A tradition breakfast: Kaya Toast, Kopi and ‘You Tiao’.
Captivating onlookers with their sudden and unexpected appearance, the two posed for pictures with eager TRANSFORMERS fans who recognised the two almost instantly.
Said Daniel Tan, 30, designer, who was ecstatic about the Autobots’ visit, “Who are they? Optimus Prime and Bumblebee of course! The TRANSFORMERS was a programme that I grew up watching. I had their toys and almost never missed an episode”.
Referring to the upcoming Cybertron Con, Tan added, “It will be amazing to see what the upcoming Cybertron Con will bring. It’s something that will be hard to miss”.
Here’s a quick look at Optimus Prime and Bumblebee’s journey through the streets of Singapore.
A visit to Kallang Estate :)
Lunch at Maxwell Food Centre..Optimus and Bumblebee were trilled by the selection of food..
Even long queues fail to deter our two heroes and patience finally pays off with a bagful of yummy goodness!!
Next Stop, Chinatown :P
A quick ice cream sandwich stop followed by a mid-afternoon trishaw ride..
And finally Raffles Place MRT Station to meet their adoring fans!!
(All contents and images credit to Hasbro Singapore)
Fans who wish to attend 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con are encouraged to reserve their packages and tickets fast through the Resorts World Sentosa website at http://www.rwsentosa.com/, ticketing booths located at Universal Studios Singapore, RWS Ticketing and Membership Hub and MEM, via reservation hotline +65 6577 8888, or through authorised travel agents now. Tickets for the Cybertron Con are priced at S$12 for day ticket and S$68 for VIP 4-day package.
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