Kumamon bade farewell to S’pore, after balancing on metal post at Tanjong Pagar first
He will be back.
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Earlier in March, Japanese mascot Kumamon was spotted chilling at Raffles Place while promoting his hometown prefecture’s signature produce, Kumamoto rice.
Turns out that one day later on March 18, he made another appearance at the Japan Rail Cafe situated at Tanjong Pagar for promotional purposes.
The cafe is railway-themed, and they served up food, merchandise and even train tickets which you can use in Japan.
Being the diligent mascot he is, he served his duty, promoting Kumamoto rice with all his cute and charming ways.
Before he left though, he didn’t forget to have a bit of fun, despite Tanjong Pagar being a place that is usually associated with businesses and office buildings.
The adventurous mascot climbed onto small metal posts, and managed to stabilise himself on one of them despite his size.
Look at the happy bear.
However, the mascot nearly melted and became one with the pillar, perhaps due to the heat.
Of course, Kumamon didn’t forget that people were watching and gamely posed for photos too.
Alas, the lovable bear mascot had to take his leave.
We’re pretty sure that this is just temporary, as he’d probably appear again in the near future with that same
deathly stare adorable face.
Till next time, Kumamon!
Top image via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post.