After Tayo the Little Bus' first-ever live appearance in a shopping mall during the June School Holidays, Marina Square is bringing in another character show that will be making its debut performance in Singapore.
Say hello to the characters from Larva!
Okay, hang on... just what is Larva all about?
I have to admit that I was just as clueless when I heard of the impending show for the first time. So I did some research through my good friend, Google. It turns out that Larva is a popular computer-animated comedy television series from South Korea. After first hitting airwaves in 2011, the slapstick episodes of Larva have become firmly established as one of the most popular cartoons on television in South Korea.
In its episodes that are each only a couple of minutes long, two larvae, simply called Red and Yellow, engage in a series of comedic fights, with other creatures such as beetles and snails making appearances as well.
And no worries if your kids have no idea who the characters are, as there is a brief introduction session before the show of the various characters.
But judging from the kids in the audience, I have a feeling they already know who they are.
Turns out that the kids are more in tune with Larva (and the latest cartoon trends) than me!
And when Red and Yellow, the two mischievous larvae, made their appearances on stage, it is safe to say that all of the kids' eyes were transfixed on stage.
Along the way, a snail with a detachable shell named Rainbow also joined in the fray.
And when Brown the dung beetle danced its way onto the stage, the wacky factor just upped a few notches. Interestingly, he treats poop as either food or treasure!
I brought Ale to the show and initially, I was sceptical whether she would enjoy the performance since she had not watched the Larva cartoon before. Well, just like the many kids in the audience, they sat through the show all the same... thanks to the numerous dance numbers.
In fact, Ale enjoyed it so much that she did not hesitate when I asked if she would like to snap a photo with the Larva cast!
Larva will only be here until 18 December 2016 though. Show times are 3pm & 7pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays and 2pm, 4pm & 7pm from Fridays to Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
And if you wish to meet and snap a photo with Larva after the show, be sure to head down early. 60 Meet & Greet passes will be distributed at the entrance 20 minutes prior to each show. Passes are issued on a first come, first served basis.
After the show, be sure to soak in the sights at Marina Square too because this year, the mall has gone big with the Christmas decorations.
For starters, Marina Square’s Central Atrium has been transformed into a quirky and whimsical new world with a looming 10-metre tall Christmas Tree as its centrepiece.
Adorned with a fanciful combination of colourful baubles and topped off with a magical lighted star, the tree is home to Santa's cosy hideaway which is great for those Instagram shots!
Kids can also try their hand at riding Santa's famous sleigh too!
Or even come up with funny poses with the adorable polyfoam reindeers and bunnies engaging in various antics around the Christmas Tree. Yes, like what Ale did. LOL.
In addition to the Central Atrium, there are various Christmas decorations scattered in different parts of the mall too. And it will be well worth your while to hunt them down and snap a photo with them.
From now until 25 December 2016, join in the 'Capture the Quirky Moments' contest by snapping a photo of yourself with any of the whimsical Christmas decorations in Marina Square and stand to win $300 worth of dining vouchers! There are also five consolation prizes consisting of $100 worth of dining vouchers each. Simply upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #MarinaSquareXmas2016 to participate.
And don't say I never tell you... the Roof Garden at Level 3 is also decked out in all things festive too, complete with mesmerizing lights, bunnies and Santa’s sleigh.
So check out the Christmas Goodies Fair at the Atrium as well, and pick up some Christmas hampers, chocolates, candies and other sweets from Emporium Shokuhin and Marks & Spencer.
Even though the Larva show ends its run on 18 December 2016, the festivities continue from 19 to 23 December 2016 with a host of Christmas fringe activities. Expect activities for the kids such as colouring & crafts (12pm – 5pm) and catch a series of stage acts at 3pm featuring your favourite festive characters such as as Elf, Rudolph the Reindeer and Santa Claus. Enjoy a string of Christmas melodies at 7pm.
Shopping at Marina Square?
Spend $50* to redeem a Larva gift wrapper. Charge to your HSBC credit card and redeem 2 gift wrappers.
Spend $150* and above to redeem a $10 Marina Square Gift Voucher. HSBC credit cardholders need only charge $120 to qualify.
Spend $200* or charge $180 to your HSBC credit card to redeem a Larva cushion! Limited to the first 5,000 shoppers.
With so many activities taking place at Marina Square this year-end School Holidays, it really is every family's one-stop mall for all kid-centric entertainment!
LARVA LIVE SHOW
Dates: 1 - 18 Dec 2016 (No shows on Mon)
Timings: Fri - Sun 2pm, 4pm & 7pm | Tue - Thur 3pm & 7pm
Venue: Marina Square, Atrium
Christmas Fringe Activities
Dates: 19 – 23 Dec 2016
Timings: 12pm - 5pm (Stage act at 3pm & 7pm)
Venue: Marina Square, Atrium
Capture the Quirky Moments Photo Contest
Dates: 18 Nov - 25 Dec 2016
For more details, visit Marina Square's website.
*Maximum 3 same-day combined receipts. Limited to 1 redemption per shopper per day. Up to 3 combined purchases may be charged to the same HSBC credit card. Redemption must be made personally on the same day of purchase at the Customer Service Counters on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last. Other terms and conditions apply. Visit www.marinasquare.com.sg for more details.