First things first, how do you pronounce 'Tsum Tsum'?
Some Some or Soom Soom?
It is SOOM SOOM and it means “stack stack” in Japanese. And I have a good reason to ask that - because Southeast Asia’s largest interactive Tsum Tsum carnival has landed at CapitaLand Malls in Singapore from now until 2 April 2017!
Both the ladies at my home are crazy over Tsum Tsum and judging from the enormous crowd that flocked to Bugis Junction yesterday for the first-ever Tsum Tsum roving parade in Singapore, I think they are not the only ones.
Six two-metre-tall giant Tsum Tsum inflatables consisting of Mickey, Stitch, Dale, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Olaf marched from Bugis Junction past Raffles City to Plaza Singapura... stopping traffic and had hordes of people whipping out their smartphones along the way.
Definitely cuteness overload.
Unfortunately, the roving parade is a once-off event but fret not if you had missed it because there are plenty of Tsum Tsum-related activities happening at CapitaLand malls in the month-long Tsum Tsum carnival!
Recreating scenes from the popular Disney Tsum Tsum short series, shoppers can watch Tsum Tsums spring to life when the clock tower strikes Tsum o’clock on the hour at Plaza Singapura, test their agility clearing a ninja-inspired mini obstacle course at Junction 8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre, and get an adrenaline rush whilst racing Tsum Tsums atop robotic cars at Tampines Mall.
If you cannot get enough of these adorable Tsum Tsums, chances are you will be able to find them at one CapitaLand Mall near you. So with the March School Holidays coming up, here are the main highlights you and your family can enjoy:
3 - 12 March, 11am – 9pm
Level 1, Atrium
Catch the loveable Disney Tsum Tsums in this adventure and watch them come to life on the hour.
Pedal to power up the clock. Join CapitaLand Malls in clocking the earth’s equatorial circumference of 40,075 km on bikes as we spread the awareness of alternative energy in celebration of Earth Hour.
Participate in the Play-Doh workshop to make your own Disney Tsum Tsum characters with a min. spend of $30 in a single receipt at Plaza Singapura.
8 - 21 March, 11am – 9pm
Level 1, Atrium
Race against time to be the champion! Spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt at Tampines Mall to participate. Top 5 fastest racers daily will each receive a Disney Tsum Tsum EZ-Link card. Champion of the Champions: The champion with the fastest time clocked over the two weeks will be rewarded with a SK Jewellery 999 Pure Gold Disney Tsum Tsum Gold Bar (Stitch) worth $269.
6 sessions per day: 1pm, 1.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm
Be the fastest to stack all 6 levels of the Disney Tsum Tsum Tomica die-cast cars in pyramid form and win a prize! 4 participants for every session. Winner of every session will receive a Takara Tomy Dream Railway Buzz Lightyear Train worth $39.95 and Takara Tomy Disney Motors Monster University Die-cast Set worth $19.95. Participants who did not win will each receive a Takara Tomy Disney Motors Monster University Die-cast Set worth $19.95. Spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt at Tampines Mall to participate.
Colouring Contest (For 3 to 12 years old only)
Participate in the Disney Tsum Tsum colouring contest. Colour the Disney Tsum Tsum picture provided. Participants may choose to colour and submit their entries on the spot or they can bring back and submit any time before the event ends. The top 5 most creative art pieces will receive a Takara Tomy product hamper worth $100. Spend a minimum of $20 in a single receipt at Tampines Mall to participate.
JUNCTION 8 & SEMBAWANG SHOPPING CENTRE
13 - 19 March, 11am – 9pm
Level 2, Atrium
Take the Ninja Castle Challenge and win attractive prizes! Daily gifts await the first 100 participants.
*Spend a min. of $60+ at Junction 8 and Sembawang Shopping Mall for 1 pass. Activities are only for participants aged 4 and above with min. height of 0.9m. Children aged 4 to 8 years need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants need to come in pants or shorts, and wear socks before entering the activity area.
13 - 19 March, 3pm/4pm/5pm
Let your creative magic flow and create your Olaf 3D keychain at The Rink. Limited to 15 children per session, on a first-come first-served basis. Other terms and conditions apply.
15 - 21 March
L1 Atrium (beside customer service counter)
Team up on the big screen with friends on the Disney Tsum Tsum arcade machine. Flaunt your skills on the Disney Tsum Tsum claw machine to bring home amazing toys.
Participate in our Play-Doh workshop to make your own Disney Tsum Tsum characters. Present any Bedok Mall same-day receipt to participate. Limited to 8 kids aged 5 – 12 years old per session on a first-come, first-served basis.
17 - 19 March, 2pm – 5pm
Level 2, Atrium
Participate in the Tsum Tsum bead art workshop with a minimum spend of $30 in a single receipt at IMM. Register at the customer service counter at Level 1. Each workshop session is about 30 mins.
BUKIT PANJANG PLAZA
18 - 19 March, 12pm – 6pm
Level 4, Garden Plaza
Disney Tsum Tsum Playland
Immerse in a weekend of family fun at Disney Tsum Tsum Playland, level 4 Garden Plaza Bukit Panjang Plaza on 18 and 19 March 2017 from 12pm to 6pm! Admission is FREE!
Have fun decorating the cake with strawberries, try your hands at balancing the scale, learn how to make Disney Tsum Tsum characters with Play-Doh, craft your own paper Disney Tsum Tsum characters and many more!
Get a Disney Tsum Tsum Playland card with minimum $50 spend at Bukit Panjang Plaza. Receive a a Disney Tsum Tsum goodie pack worth over $15 when you complete all activities.
THE STAR VISTA
20 - 26 March, 11am – 9pm
Star Plaza, B1
Use your pedal power to light up the Disney Tusm Tsum characters! Join CapitaLand Malls in clocking the earth’s equatorial circumference of 40,075 km on bikes as we spread the awareness of alternative energy in celebration of Earth Hour.
Get your complimentary instant photo print taken with the adorable Tsum Tsum characters with minimum spend of $30 in a single receipt at The Star Vista. Limited to the first 500 shoppers per day.
3 March – 2 April
Bugis Square, Level 1
Take a Tselfie with larger-than-life Mickey and Minnie Tsum Tsums! Take part in the instagram contest and be one of the lucky 10 winners to win a SK Jewellery 999 Pure Godl Disney Tsum Tsum Gold Coin (Marie) worth $99.
If you are a fan of the Tsum Tsum mobile game, you will be happy to know there are giant versions of the games at the malls too!
And who can resist all these cute Tsum Tsum merchandise???
Oh, and how about bringing one of these Tsum Tsum huggables back home too?
Redeem an exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum huggable with a minimum spend of $180 at participating malls (minimum spend of $120 at JCube, Sembawang Shopping Centre (SSC) and The Star Vista). American Express CapitaCard members need only charge a minimum spend of $160 to their card (minimum spend of $100 at JCube, SSC and The Star Vista) to redeem. Limited to 2 redemptions per member per mall per day.
Olaf, Stitch and Dale will be available from 7 March onwards while Minnie, Pooh and Eeyore will be available from 17 March onwards.
Better yet, collect all six across participating malls and stand to win a trip for 4 to Japan with 5N stay at Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo!
In addition, download the CapitaStar app on your smartphone and play Mission Bingo to win over $50,000 worth of prizes and STAR$. Simply complete Disney Tsum Tsum adventures and missions at participating CapitaLand Malls to earn bonus STAR$ as you complete each Bingo row/column/diagonal.
For more information, visit www.capitalandmallasia.com.sg/specials/shoppers/tsumtsum/index.html.
Looks like it will be a Tsum-sational Adventure this March School Holidays!