Ignite The National Day Spirit At Downtown East With Homegrown Characters, Ang Ku Kueh Girl, Otah & Friends And Xiao Pang Ge Ge

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Brace yourself for a reel good time this month of August and revel in the festivities as we celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday and all things local here at Downtown East!

Celebrate National Day At Downtown East With Beloved Homegrown Characters

Toast to Singapore’s National Day in style at Downtown East as beloved characters Ang Ku Kueh Girl, Otah & Friends and Xiao Pang Ge Ge come together and take the spotlight to showcase the vibrant zeal and diverse cultural tapestry of the nation. Brace yourself for a whirlwind of delight with activities lined up for the whole family for the whole month of August!

Support Local! at Downtown East

Venue: E!Avenue
Date: 1 to 31 Aug 2023

Created by homegrown artist Wang Shijia as well as Singaporean companies Lucid Entertainment and MCC International, Ang Ku Kueh Girl, Otah & Friends and Xiao Pang Ge Ge first gained popularity appearing in webcomics, pop-up experiences and school roadshows. With their endearing personalities, relatable qualities and humorous antics, these characters have captured the hearts of many Singaporeans and even international audiences, becoming local pop cultural icons that embody the values of camaraderie, resilience and joy, and reflecting the amalgamation of flavours and diversity that make our island city truly unique.

Adorable Character Standees & Photo Spots

Venue: E!Avenue Event Square & E!Avenue Level 1 (near OBAR Entrance)
Date: 1 to 31 Aug 2023

Get ready to strike a pose with their larger-than-life character standees that will be at E!Avenue Event Square and E!Avenue Level 1 (near OBAR Entrance) exclusively in August 2023, and share the excitement with friends and family on social media!

Weekend Singalongs

Venue: E!Avenue
Date: month of Aug 2023 (Weekends only)
Time: 5pm

Catch the weekend-only National Day songs singalong sessions at 5pm that will transport audiences into the enchanting world of these iconic mascots, where tales of friendship and local traditions come alive.

Meet & Greet Sessions 

Venue: E!Avenue
Date: 1 to 31 Aug 2023

Families and children can also look forward to meet and greet sessions where they can interact with their favourite personalities up close - sure to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Limited-Edition Character Premiums Redemption

Date: 1 to 31 Aug 2023

Redeem a FREE pair of Downtown East Support Local! socks (while stocks last) featuring each of the lovely characters designed in Singapore, with a minimum spend of $50 (NTUC members) or $70 (Link members). A different design will be up for grabs each week in August 2023, with a total of four designs to be collected.

Splashback To the Past!

Photo Ops & Life-sized Traditional Pastimes 

Venue: Wild Wild Wet
Date: 1 to 31 Aug 2023

The buzz doesn’t end there! Singapore's well-loved water park is pulling all the stops by bringing in the celebrations where the characters are all decked in their best water park fits, perfect for capturing unforgettable moments with.

Then, gather your squad and dive into a world of life-sized childhood pastimes such as Chapteh, Five Stones and Tic Tac Toe with Ang Ku Kueh Girl, Otah & Friends as well as Xiao Pang Ge Ge, that will keep you entertained for hours.

[Redeem A Limited-Edition Sticker Pack]

Plus, receive a limited-edition sticker pack featuring the adorable trio (and friends) when you purchase a special day pass* package at Wild Wild Wet for just $22, inclusive of a free welcome drink as well.

*Wild Wild Wet Day Pass only valid on weekdays, excluding school and public holidays.

Drive-In Movie Screening & Musang King Durian Party

Photo Credits: NTUC Club

Venue: Begonia open-air carpark (along Pasir Ris Drive 3)
Date: 19 Aug 2023
Time: 7.30pm to 10pm (entry from 6pm)
Pricing: $68 per car | Book you slot here (NTUC members enjoy $8 off with promo code NTUC8OFF)

Catch the drive-in movie screening on 19 August 2023, 7.30pm, at Downtown East's Begonia open-air carpark (along Pasir Ris Drive 3) at just $68 per car (up to 3 persons recommended for an unblocked view), for a truly-rich and indulgent experience like no other.

The fun goes beyond the screen as guests can relish in two complimentary boxes (400g each; vacuum-sealed) of premium Musang King durians while getting immersed in the captivating storyline of the film (where the fruit itself takes centre stage)!

Moviegoers will also receive a voucher pack worth up to $130, which includes attractive discounts on car services. Only 40 parking lots are available and pre-purchased tickets are required for entry, so pre-book your slots today!


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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