When baked cheese tart hit our shores, we thought the queue was crazy. But when Pokemon Go landed in Singapore, Singaporeans take crazy to a whole new level!
Day or night, shine or very hot sunshine, Singaporeans are all out Poke-hunting and we have the evidence!
1. Hougang is gungho…real gungho
When word about “rare” Pokemon such as Gyarados was spotted at Block 401 of Hougang Avenue, the precinct gained notorious reputation overnight.
2. ….doesn’t matter day or night
Hot sun? What hot sun? Nothing is hotter than a Charizard that I’m about to catch!
3. Punggol Park is not spared either
Punggol Park, that’s where Hougang-ers meet neighbours they never knew existed. We bet you a good neighbour probably shared a Lure Module or two in this area!
4. SAFRA Yishun Park
It’s normal to see a park with people in sports attire but in flip flops and their smartphone on their hands? That’s the Pokemon effect!
5. Yishun Park at night
Dear, we’re not going to the movies tonight. Instead, let’s go catch some Pokemon! Pokemon Go – redefining date nights.
6. Orchard Road
How to get a bunch of youths going on a public holiday? Organise a Poke-crawl on National Day!
The event started at 1pm (read: hottest time of the day) and yet our Singaporean youths braved the heat to be the very best! In fact, the turnout was so massive that Poke-crawlers were chased away by the security staff of ION!
7. Orchard At Night
Just look at how everyone sits together so uniformly! It sure looks like they’re about to start a choir performance! Actually, they’re sticking as close as possible to leech from each other’s lure.
8. Chinese Garden, Jurong
It may look less crowded in this picture but the Chinese Garden is a hot spot for Pokemon GO players as it houses 20 rest stops and 3 gyms. It’s very spacious so it’s great for people who don’t like crowd.
9. Vivo City
We Singaporeans are all about efficiency. If we can get our shopping done at Vivo and catch some Pokemon too, why not?
10. Bishan Park
Remember how people used to say that Bishan Park is really scary at night? This was taken at 1:30am and the park is still lively and buzzing!
11. East Coast Park
East Coast Park is home to one of Singapore’s most haunting ghost stories. It’s one of those places people try to avoid going to at night. But ever since the launch of Pokemon Go, we’ve seen some really brave Singaporeans. And it’s the Hungry Ghost Festival now…
Do you have evidence of the Pokemon Go craze in your neighbourhood? Drop us a comment and share with us!
Header image source: Straits Times
Also, read Pokemon Go Guide: How To Catch Pikachu & Where To Catch ‘Em All