Uniqlo celebrates Doraemon’s 50th anniversary with a special edition of Doraemon graphic t-shirts

Uniqlo x Doraemon UT

Doraemon fans should not miss out on Uniqlo’s special launch of Doraemon UT Collection as part of Doraemon’s 50th anniversary!

Our favourite fictional character in the Japanese manga and anime series has brought many smiles to our childhood. You can look forward to graphic t-shirts with designs including popular characters, secret gadgets, and some “Stand by Me Doraemon 2” motifs.

Let’s take a look at what’s available for women, men, and kids.


There are a total of eight designs under the women & men’s collection. They are all priced at S$19.90.



First up, we have a lovely side view of Doraemon with a text that reads:

“A cat-type robot from the 22nd century. Traveled back in time to watch over Nobita.”

This graphic t-shirt has no image at the back. It’s a classic white t-shirt with a simple graphic one can pair with shorts or jeans.



Next, fans who are looking to show their love for Doraemon in a minimalistic way will find this design perfect. The graphic t-shirt in olive green comes with a logo on the left side that reads “ドラえもん”, which is literally Doraemon in Japanese.



And how can we ever give up on black? This is the first design of the two black coloured graphic t-shirts available in the women & men’s collection. This piece features the back view of Doraemon filled with the magical items it’s capable of using.



Taking a test and need a psychological memory boost? This navy blue graphic t-shirt with an 暗記 パン Anki Pan might do the trick.



This is the second design of the two black coloured graphic t-shirts available in the women & men’s collection. Let’s give Doraemon a break and shine some light on the characters in the Doraemon series!



“Stand by Me Doraemon 2” is a follow-up to the 2014 film “Stand by Me Doraemon”. It was originally scheduled to release in Japan on Aug 8 but news has it that it has been postponed indefinitely. We shall be contented with this for now and await the release date!



This graphic t-shirt is also part of the “Stand by Me Doraemon 2” movie. The artwork will probably make more sense when we finally get to watch the film.



We love how this graphic design accurately encaptures Doraemon’s fear of mice. Well, if you have ever experienced getting your ears bitten off by a mouse… that should explain why.


Want to play a match-up with your kids? Uniqlo’s kids’ collection has six designs with all items priced at S$12.90 each.

Some of the designs are strikingly similar to the adults’ collection so you know what to do if you’re planning to twin with your kids for a trip outdoors. Here’s it:



View the full Doraemon UT Collection here.



Converse BUY 1 GET 1 FREE Storewide Sale at 10 stores located islandwide from 7 – 10 Aug 20

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Storewide

Converse will be celebrating Singapore’s National Day with Buy 1 Get 1 Free Storewide at 10 stores located islandwide from 7 to 10 August 2020.

  • Date: 7th to 10th Aug (Fri – Mon)
  • Time:  11am – 9.30pm
  • Venue: 10 Converse Stores located islandwide

In addition, Converse’s factory outlets at IMM and Changi City Point will be running the following promotions during the same period:
  • Additional 50% off 2nd pair footwear
  • National Day Sale bundle at $55 (Classic white Chuck Taylor All Star Ox + City Tee)
  • Buy 2 get 1 Free for Tees
  • Additional 50% off 2nd piece accessories

Here are some of the items that are on sale:

  • Takashimaya S.C.
  • Ion Orchard
  • Vivocity
  • Bugis Junction
  • NEX
  • JEM
  • Jurong Point Shopping Centre
  • Queensway
  • Causeway Point
  • Tampines Mall


Uniqlo is launching new T-shirt collections with Sanrio characters, Ultraman, and more!

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There seems to be quite a lot of focus on the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture recently. For example, just a while back, we wrote about the DIY Hello Kitty chiffon cake popsicles and the My Melody EZ-Link cards. Click through the links if you want to find out more.

Meanwhile, for today’s article, we have another kawaii collection to introduce to you. Well, not really us but Uniqlo! Uniqlo will be launching five UT collections in August including Sanrio characters and we will show you the t-shirt designs in a bit. Other than the cute Sanrio characters, there’s also Evangelion, Gunpla, and Ultraman!


Sanrio Characters

First up, we have Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty. But that’s not it! Aggretsuko, also known as Aggressive Retsuko (Japanese: アグレッシブ烈子), will be joining Kitty White and friends in this collection. If you like edgier designs that are different from the norm, you will appreciate the soon-to-be-launched designs. This is because the collection features rock-and-roll kitty and Aggretsuko singing death metal.

Price: 14.90 SGD

Launch date: Online and in-stores from 3 August

Here’s a look at the designs:

Sanrio Characters T-Shirt

Sanrio Characters T-Shirts


Sanrio Characters Kids

Secondly, alongside the women’s collection is the collection for girls. The highlight of this collection is the slightly retro 1980s design vibes and college-style logo. You will find Hello Kitty and friends in action with sports like tennis, volleyball, skateboarding, and more!

Price: 12.90 SGD

Launch date: Online and in-stores from 3 August

Here are the designs:

Sanrio Characters Kids T-Shirt

Sanrio Characters Kids T-Shirts

There’s also a special deal from 3 – 31 August tagged to this launch. More information here:

Pew Pew Patches



Thirdly, we have Evangelion. Fans, pardon us as we give a little context to our readers. Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン)  is a Japanese mecha anime television series that first aired in 1995. To celebrate the latest release of its movie series, Uniqlo will be bringing you this special collection. You can expect to see t-shirts with exclusive designs from the movie.

Price: 19.90 SGD

Launch date: Online and in-stores from 3 August

There are a total of eight designs. But we will only feature the first three here:

Evangelion T-shirt 1

Evangelion T-shirt 2

Evangelion T-shirt 3


Gunpla 40th Anniversary

Riding on the Japanese wave, Gunpla is the next collection that will be launching in the first week of August. Gunpla, also commonly referred to as Gundam models, are three-dimensional plastic models that appear in the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ series. With that said, happy 40th anniversary to Gunpla and its fans!

Price: 19.90 SGD

Launch date: Online and in-stores from 7 August

Let’s take a look at the designs:

Gunpla T-shirts 1

Gunpla T-shirts 2

Gunpla T-shirts 3

Don’t miss out on the free Gunpla promotion:

Gunpla 40th Anniversary Promotion



Who else misses Ultraman? This was a part of my childhood memories so I’m looking forward to this launch in mid-August. Can you believe the first episode started in July 1966? This fictional character and its Ultra series have been running for more than 50 years!

Price: 14.90 SGD (adults) and 12.90 SGD (kids)

Launch date: Online and in-stores from 17 August

For adults:

Ultraman Adults T-Shirts 1

Ultraman Adults T-Shirts 2

Ultraman Adults T-Shirts 3

For kids:

Ultraman Kids T-Shirts 1


Ultraman Kids T-Shirts 2

Ultraman Kids T-Shirt 3

Images are taken from Uniqlo Singapore.


Skechers Friendship Walk 2020: Free to join, discount vouchers, and more!

Skechers Friendship Walk 2020

During the circuit breaker when shops were closed, I saw more people taking walks than usual. Well, can’t blame anyone… It was an excuse to go out and take a breather. But now that Singapore has moved on to phase two with the economy slowly opening, there seems to be a drop in the number of people exercising at my neighbourhood park.

Did you notice the trend? Or are you one of them? Need some motivation to head back clocking your daily steps? If yes, the Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 would be a great motivator to get you back in the game. Read on for more details!


As you would have probably guessed, the Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 will be a virtual event. The online event will be held over a few weeks from 7 to 20 September. This is its third edition!


There will be three race categories – 3km, 5km, and 10km. So that’s about 4,000, 6,000, and 13,000 steps respectively. You can either run the distance or walk to clock the steps.

#3: COST

It’s free! You can enter the race here.


There is no physical pack but you do get race entitlements at no extra cost. You will receive a 30% Skechers discount voucher when you sign up. Use this discount voucher to buy any of the Skechers GOwalk series!

Skechers GOwalk Smart series

Skechers GOwalk Smart

Image Credits: 42Race

The Skechers GOwalk Smart series is available for both men and women. It features a lightweight, responsive ULTRA GO™ cushioning, and high-rebound COMFORT PILLAR TECHNOLOGY™ for the ultimate support you need while walking.

Furthermore, if you finish the race, you will get an exclusive Skechers e-badge and e-certificate that can be shared via social media.


There are also paid merchandise if you’re interested to get them.


Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 medals

Image Credits: 42Race

From now till 6 August, there is an early bird promotion on their connectable medals at just 5.99 SGD! This is perfect for you if you prefer a physical item to commemorate your race completion. However, from 7 August, it will cost 9.99 SGD instead. So act fast if you want to enjoy the discounted deal.

Event T-shirts

Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 t-shirts

Image Credits: 42Race

In addition, you may also enjoy discounted race t-shirts at 5.99 SGD during the early bird promotion from now till 6 August. The ultifresh fabric is anti-odour, anti-bacterial, and has increased durability for you to wear for a long time on your future exercise sessions. Similar to the medals’ promotion above, it will cost 9.99 SGD from 7 August so sign up fast if you want to grab one!

You can only collect your medals and / or t-shirts at these locations from 28 September: 

  • Skechers Jurong Point (West)
  • Skechers Causeway Point (North) 
  • Skechers Nex (North East)
  • Skechers Jewel Changi Airport (East)
  • Skechers Suntec City (Central) 
  • Skechers Velocity@Novena Square (Central)

Inspirational awards

Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 awards

Image Credits: 42Race

Skechers is offering its participants a chance to win one pair of GOwalk Series Shoes (worth 109 to 119 SGD)! They have five to give out. All you have to do is to complete the walk / run and then share your inspiring race experience via the 42Race app.

Grand prize

Skechers Friendship Walk 2020 Grand Prize

Image Credits: 42Race

One lucky winner will also walk away with a year’s supply of Skechers shoes worth 1200 SGD.

Feeling pumped? Grab your buddies and sign up today!


Sony’s wearable aircon device now available for purchase for ¥13,000 (~S$168)

Beat the heat with the Sony Reon Pocket

The wearable aircon device by Sony is now available for purchase after launching its crowdfunding campaign last year. The portable device is a small cooling gadget designed by Sony which you can mount it on the back pocket of a specially-made T-shirt.

The Reon Pocket is perfect for the hot and humid weather in Singapore. It is said to be able to lower the body temperature of the person who wore it by 13°C (i.e. from 36°C to 23°C), as well as the ability to heat up by 8.3°C. The ability to heat up the body temperature means it can also be used when you travel to a country with cold weather.

Portable cooling (and warming) device

The device is used by attaching it to the back pocket of a dedicated innerwear. According to Gizmochina, it can be charged via a USB-C port and a single charge allows for 2-hour of use.

Dedicated mobile app


A dedicated app allows you to adjust the temperature from warm to cool and vice versa. It comes with three functions (auto mode, my mode, quick start) that can be selected with a touch of a button. Auto mode detects your body’s temperature and condition and automatically adjusts to an appropriate temperature.

Specially designed T-shirt

The exclusive innerwear with back pouch can be purchased separately for ¥1,980 (~$25) inclusive of tax, and comes in two colours: white and beige. The T-shirt is made of polyester fabric that absorbs water quickly, making it soft and comfortable to wear.

The Sony Reon Pocket is available for purchase on Sony Japan as well as various retailers in Japan such as Tokyu Hands, Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera and Amazon.co.jp.

If you’d like to get it shipped to Singapore, you can make use of freight and third-party parcel forwarder such as Vpost, Tenso or Zenmarket. Shipping fees applies.

Editor’s note: Use a Standard Chartered Spree Credit Card to make your purchase to enjoy 3% cashback on all online spend in foreign currency and all vPost spend. New cardmembers can redeem a free pair Jabra Elite Active 75T waterproof earbuds from now till 31 July 2020.