Our Trip to Pororo Park Singapore

Do you know what Pororo is?

Neither did I. I must have said aloud, "Pororo?" as I was thinking to myself. It is not that I have a habit of speaking to myself, but it happens at times.

The next thing I knew, Lauren said, "Pororo is a penguin.", very matter of factly.

So armed with the only piece of information that my 3-years old dispersed, I went to the grand opening of Singapore's largest indoor character themed park - Pororo Park Singapore at Marina Square, to find out for myself what Pororo is all about.

Pororo Park Singapore

The 11,000 sqf Pororo Park Singapore is themed after the award winning Korean animation 'Pororo the Little Penguin'. The series follows Pororo and friends, who often encounter challenges and learn moral lessons through their exciting adventures in Porong Porong Forest. 

So Pororo is not just a penguin. He is a very popular penguin. His YouTube channel has over 6.8 millions view!

So what's my take on the park? Read on to find out.

Pororo Express

The train goes around the track twice for each ride. Lauren and Georgia went on the train ride for 5 times. So saying that it is fun for my girls is an understatement. There weren't many people when we were there but seeing the train could only accommodate ... children at a time, you may have to queue up for a bit.

Pororo House

This life size Pororo House is replica of Pororo's House in the animated series. It is complete with a bed, a bench and even a kiddy sized bath room. So very cute!

Crong's Backyard

Another play area suitable for the very young. Georgia spent most time here and at the Shark Ball Pool.

Shark Ball Pool

 This is one of the biggest ball pools I've seen in Singapore so far. I like that it is wide and open and not hidden under a big playgym structure.

Poby's Jungle Gym

This Jungle Gym is a little smaller than most indoor playground that I've been to. But I think it is just nice for Lauren at 3 years old. It has enough little corners and nooks for her to explore, without me losing sight of her. You know, those 2 seconds when we can't find our little children can be heart-stopping. It is quite easy for me to spot her from a distance in this one.

Eddy and Petty's Rooms

I didn't take any photos of Eddy and Petty's Rooms. But it is basically 2 rooms that you can book and hold character themed birthday parties for your little ones (or yourself if you so incline!). Besides that, educational classes such as Petty’s Art Class and Eddy’s Science Class will also be held regularly to provide a holistic edutainment environment.

Tong Tong's Little Theatre

Here is where the Pororo Sing-along shows and character meet-and-greets take place! I thought it was a rather long 20 minutes of Pororo and friends dancing around, but Georgia was totally into it. Lauren even remembers some of the dance moves after we got home. So my guess is that they enjoyed it.

Loopy's Cafe

The very spacious 60-seater cafe that offers Korean-inspired main dishes and desserts, with free Wi-Fi is quite nice to for a work-from-anywhere mum like myself to set up work-station. Just kidding. But I did make a few business calls when I was there and it feels calm and quiet.

 Maybe it is because the cafe is located at one side of the park, further from the 'noisy and active' area instead of being in the middle of the action. It's great if you just want to chill and stare at the beautiful Singapore skyline, while the kids tire themselves out. But not too great if you want to sit and look at your kids play, because you certainly can't monitor them from here.


As a family-friendly indoor playground, Pororo Park has adequate amenities like restrooms for both adults and children and nursing room (available soon). There are shelf spaces available for shoes and a big designated area for parking strollers as well.

Rody's Toy Store

The exits of many attractions are via the souvenir shop. It is no difference here at Pororo Park Singapore. You can't escape it. So be prepared to pick up a toy or two when you leave the park. Rody's Toy Store has a wide range of Pororo merchandise like soft toys, activity kits, clothing and accessories. A Pororo's fan heaven.

Pororo Park Admission Rates

For 2 hours playtime:

Children aged 2 to 12 years
Non-member: $33.50
Annual member: 23.50
Partner: $28.50

Children below 2 years
Non-member: $24.50
Annual member: $16.50
Partner: $20.50

Accompanying adults*
Non-member: $6.00
Annual member: $2.50
Partner: $3.50

Babies below 1 year: Free entry

Additional playtime: $5 per block of 30 minutes

*Up to 2 adults. Additional accompanying adults will be charged normal admission rate (see Non-Member).
Card members of DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, Popular Bookstore and SAFRA will get to enjoy Partners’ admission rates.
All admission charges are inclusive of GST.

Where is Pororo Park Singapore?

Pororo Park Singapore is located at Marina Square’s new retail wing at #02-29. Entrance to the new retail wing can be found opposite Marks & Spencer (#02-109) OR via the walkway between Tag Heuer (#02-152) and Goldheart Jewelry (#02-279). If driving, find your way to the carpark at RED ZONE. Park near the lobby with escalator. The indoor playground is just next to the escalator. Very convenient!

What do I think of the park?

My kids love it and have been bugging me about going Pororo Park again. Although the indoor themed park is targeted at children aged 1 to 9 years, I think toddlers and preschoolers would have the most fun at the park. So maybe the 2 hours is adequate amount of playtime for a primary-schooler.

I find the admission rates are a little on the ex side. Besides, adults have to pay for their entry too (most indoor playgrounds allow free accompanying adult entry). I also don't know how to tell my toddlers they only have a limited 2 hours to play. Imagine the crying that ensues if I have to peel them away from the park when the time is up. By the way, we spent more than 4 hours there during our visit, and Lauren finally agreed to leave because she was hungry.

About Pororo Park Singapore

6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29 Map | +65 6829 2203
Opening Hours :  Sun – Thu: 10.30am to 8.00pm | Fri & Sat: 10.30am to 9.00pm

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Christmas Gift Guide For The Whole Family 2015 + Christmas Giveaway from Lil' Dotz Boutique

It is already end of November. How did that happened? Last Christmas feels like a few months ago! Alas, it is the time of the year when Christmas shopping duty falls on us, mummies.

I'll be celebrating with the in-laws in Sydney, just like every year. I have to make sure the gift for every person in the Gan clan is accounted for. With better planning, I hope this year Christmas shopping won't be as hectic for all of us.

Here are some Christmas gift ideas to ease some of that burden of not knowing what to buy.

For her - your mum, your sister, your MIL, and yourself!

Glam To Go Cheek, Eye & Lip Travel Case from laura mercier

Revelry Bracelet by RISIS - Handcrafted in 925 silver, plated in rhodium and paired with a dainty Swarovski pearl.

The Happiness Project: One Sentence Journal for Mothers, available at Times Bookstores.

Award winning Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir by Dermagold.
Quote "DERMAGOLDONLINESHOPPING" at checkout to buy any 3 products or more and enjoy 10% off total purchase. Valid till 31 Dec 2015

Radiant Essentials System by Dermagold. 
Exclusive specials for my readers!
Quote "CHILLMOMXMASDERMAGOLD" at checkout to buy Radiant Essentials System Set at $248 (save $33) with 2 free Premium White Masks worth $20.

For the baby

Ralph Lauren baby robe

Bashful Mint Bunny 

Harper's Bazaar Junior best book award winner, Sponky: The Lizard Hunter lift the flap book. Available at Motherswork.

Sponky Clip Anywhere Toy
Provides baby with entertainment anytime, anywhere; clipping it to your stroller, cot or anything else available on your travels.

Zoo Friends Box Set, available at Times Bookstores.

For the toddler

J-Flex sunglasses

Lässig 4Kids Wildlife Mini Backpack

Pororo Park entry tickets or annual pass

Swimwear from Fox Fashion

Chewbacca Duvet by Snurk is perfect for the kid who is the fan of the Force.

Kitty dress from Lil' DOTZ Boutique. Find out how you can win this for your girl (and boy!) at the bottom of the post.

Disney Princess My Busy book - Lauren shrieked with happiness when this arrived for her. 
Available at Times Bookstores.

For him - Your dad, FIL, husband and brother.

Vintage Lee: Landmark Speeches Since 1995 by Lydia Lim, available at Times Bookstores.

Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband

Gift voucher from Metro.
You can call ahead and book a complimentary personal shopping experience for him too.

Macro smartphone lens by instaLens

Christmas hamper from Metro, priced between $26 to $200.

It is Christmas Giveaway time!

Fancy the kitty dress Lauren is wearing in the photo earlier? Lil' DOTZ Boutique has kindly offered to sponsor a set of outfit for your lil lady and lil man! All you have to do is complete the steps in the Rafflecopter, and you might just be our Christmas Giveaway winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Contest ends Tuesday, 11 December 2015, midnight and winner will be announced back here and on my Facebook page on Wednesday 12 December 2015. Good luck!

PS: Lil' DOTZ Boutique is having their Christmas specials during the month of December. Head on over and grab some adorable handmade clothes for the kids!

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