Cosplay and Dance Routine Mascots at Tampines 1

We were walking out of the Tampines 1 mall to take a shortcut down to the lower level and heard loud music playing and saw a crowd gathering. I ran over to see what was going on and immediately got my camera out. This is kinda weird, and not something I’d ever expected to see going on as a mall promotion. I’m not entirely sure it was the mall they were promoting, though. I saw a Tampines 1 logo on one of their suits, but the wading pool in front of them had a message about renewing energy, so it could have been a mall sponsored energy conservation promotion.

[Update: I found out that the mall has a blog and that these guys are promoting the Amore Living store on the 5th floor, which has an outdoor pool on the roof, as part of their fitness complex.]This second group surely had something to do with a toy store. I quickly took a few pictures. Then a woman asked if I wanted my photo taken with them. She looked like she was wearing a jacket with a business logo on it so I was scared she was going to ask for money. I politely said no and then quickly retreated!

4 comments

  1. Brad Farless · July 10, 2009

    Oh, and if that guy was so hurting for money, he should have taken himself to the embassy. I'm pretty sure there's a way to get a loan for air fare back to the US. That could have saved him from making an ass clown out of himself.

  2. Brad Farless · July 10, 2009

    I wonder why that guy was wandering around begging for money? That's kinda weird. I try to be discreet when taking photos of people, and even if they did complain I wouldn't care all that much. In public there's no such thing as an expectation of privacy, so oh well for them.

  3. MKL · July 10, 2009

    Haha… Your last sentence is funny. Well, the guy was so fast going towards me, that I naturally backed off. His hand was almost in my face and I knew he was American by the way he spoke. There was many people passing by, I didn't wanna be in the centre of attention. Anyway, it was a wtf moment when he approached me in Tampines to help him. He thought there's a white guy at my service. What a weirdo. Basically he was just annoying people, I never saw anyone 'enjoying' his performance.

  4. MKL · July 10, 2009

    The dance reminds me of Fatboy Slim's Rockafella Skank video… 😛 Funny… I see you make videos with your cam. Did you ever have someone tell you he doesn't wanna be shot? I had an encounter with an American guy. It was near Paragon at Orchard road. He put on some Bear ears and danced and sung and basically annoyed people. I saw he had a big dirty rucksack at the side. And he didn't look clean either. So I took out my digital cam and wanted to snap some pictures. I was 20m away, he saw me and came towards me with a strecthed hand saying: Don't take pictures of me… I say ok, I won't… and I left. I saw him almost every day at Orchard later, I managed to snap a photo, but it is blurry… Anyway, to my surprise after few weeks I was walking around Tampines: There he was with his dirty rucksack and full of some crap for his 'street music performance'. Guess what? He came toward me and ask me if I want to help him carry something. I say no, I don't have time. He didn't remember me from before. He was quite rude back then, now he wanted my help. No way, buddy. I don't know what happened to him. Did you manage to see a guy like that? Maybe you make some You-Tube worthy video 🙂

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