Japan’s most popular export to Singapore is probably a certain all-white, ribbon-wearing mouthless feline.
But Japan’s popularity in Singapore goes way beyond Hello Kitty or even Sanrio. Most Singaporeans are only a walk away from the nearest Japanese food store and DAISO outlet.
But you don’t have to be a Japanophile to harbour dreams of visiting Japan. Whether it is the cat-filled villages you seek or geek central at Akihabara, Japan has a place for everybody. Sadly, traveling there is out of the question at the moment thanks to the pandemic.
Luckily, Japan Rail Café is much closer to home. All you need to do to feel like you’re in Japan without getting on a plane is to get on the MRT and go to Tanjong Pagar.
Currently, Japan Rail Café is having a collaboration with Japan Airlines (JAL). The café will serve two of JAL’s best-known in-flight meals from now to 31 January. Fish or chicken?
Customers can choose either the Salmon Miso Yaki Dainomono or the Tori Takiawase Dainomono. Either will entitle you to participate in a timeless Singaporean tradition: a Lucky Draw.
The more Japan Rail Café x JAL meals you eat, the more you win!
The contest is only open to Singaporeans and permanent residents and the luckiest of them all will win a JR East Pass each. That’s a free ticket for unlimited rides on board the railways of East Japan! Every purchase of a meal also comes with a discount for your next flight to Japan via JAL – you’ll get up to 28% off your ticket.
If you love flying or JAL in particular, this will also be a great opportunity to snag some official JAL merchandise at Japan Rail Café.
JAL’s presence in the café will also be bolstered by the presence of actual air stewardesses on the 23, 24, 30 and 31 January. They will be sharing their best origami-folding and furoshiki gift-wrapping tips with the public. Definitely something that will keep the little ones busy.
Address: Guoco Tower, 5 Wallich Street, #01-20 Singapore 078883
Operating Hours: 11am – 8pm daily
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