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2018.09.22 JAPAN RAIL CAFE brings Autumn to the Urban Park this October!

Urban Park Transforms into a “Japanese Train” with Music, Food and Movie Screenings

11-14 Oct, Tanjong Pagar Centre L1 Urban Park



Event synopsis


Event theme: “Autumn in the Train”
Period: 11-14 Oct, 11am to 10pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre L1 Urban Park


In Japan, 14th October is known as “The Railway Day” (Tetsudou-no-hi) to Train Maniacs, as it marks the opening of the country’s first railway back in 1872. To celebrate this special day, JAPAN RAIL CAFE – a travel-themed cafe under railway operator East Japan Railway Company, will unfold the train-themed event “Autumn in the Train” at Tanjong Pagar Centre!


Featuring Japan’s popular experience-themed trains such as “JOYFUL TRAIN SERIES”, the event showcases some exciting activities that one can enjoy inside selected trains during Autumn. Suitable for the working crowd and families, the event will transform Urban Park with a train-like concept with Japanese food, activities and special merchandises relating to Autumn and rail!


Programme Highlights


1. "Jimami Tofu Free Screening" by BananaMana Films
<11 Oct (Thu), 7.45-9.45pm>

Following the exclusive launch of Jimami Tofu earlier this year, the popular film is making a comeback in cinemas this October, and you get to watch it for free at this event! Director Jason Chan and Christian Lee, will also be making a special appearance and you may get a chance to speak with them after the screening.


Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at its World Premiere at the 37th Hawaii International Film Festival in 2017, the Singapore-Japanese drama film tells the story of a Chinese-Singaporean chef going on a food journey discovering the art of traditional Okinawan cuisine and meeting his new love.


2. JCC Weekend Cinema
A special collaboration between JR Cafe and Japan Creative Centre by Embassy of Japan in Singapore, JCC brings to you exciting movies this autumn!


Makoto Shinkai Anime Marathon
<13 Oct (Sat), 5-7pm>

Catch the other fascinating anime works “5 Centimeters per Second”, “Voices of a Distant Star” and “The Garden of Words” all at one go by Makoto Shinkai, the brains behind top hit anime “Your Name”.


<14 Oct (Sun), 6-7.30pm>

Back in the 90s, “Chibimaruko” was the all-time favourite show for most Japanese children, who eagerly waited to catch it every Sunday at 6pm. Catch a glimpse of the everyday life of Momoko Sakura and her family in suburban Japan, 1974.


<14 Oct (Sun), 8-10pm>

Laugh away your upcoming Monday blues with the Japanese comedy that tells a story about a 73-year-old Ojisan (“uncle”) and a college student who is obsessed with robots.


3. Pikachu Meet & Greet Session
<11 & 12 Oct (Thu & Fri), 1-1.30pm>
<13 & 14 Oct (Sat & Sun), 2-2.30pm>
Pikachu will visit to promote his POKÉMON with YOU train! Get a chance to take a photo with him at our train photo panel!


4. Large Screen Train Video Game “DENSHA DE GO”
<Different timings everyday. Check our event page for latest schedule>

Take your gaming satisfaction to a next level! At the event, you can get to live your dream of driving a train, plus you get to enjoy the action up close on a large screen monitor! For more information on gaming schedule, please visit the event page on Facebook.


5. Double DJ Night
<12 & 13 Oct (Fri & Sat), 8-10pm>
Can’t get enough of the DJ nights last summer? DJ Shin is back again with his pal DJ Fukumoto for a dual autumnal jazz pop fusion!


6. Family Yoga (Min. two as a pair)
<13 Oct (Sat), 12-1pm>:
<14 Oct (Sun), 12-1pm>:

Love yoga but hate to do it alone? Get your family member to join you for some stretches as a pair! Parent-kid pairs are welcomed. Pre-registration required.


7. Lucky Draw
Receive a stamp card for each purchase and collect stamps as you dine! You will receive a new stamp with each purchase from a different booth.

Upon 2nd stamp: Instant-win at the “Autumn Fruit-picking Station”
Upon 3rd stamp: Drop your card in the Grand Lucky Draw and stand a chance to win a pair of JR-East pass!



Participating Food & Beverage Vendors (in Alphabetical Order)

Chef Yamashita (autumn-themed cakes)
• Fumen Japanese Udon (Japanese Udon)
Hattendo Singapore (hotdog buns & marron cream buns)
• JAPAN POINT (melon bun ice cream)
JAPAN RAIL CAFE (crispy chicken & other finger food)
Kagome Singapore (fruit juice packs)
SAKANADONYA KUNIMARU (butter potato & stir fried dishes)
SAMURICE (onigiri & bento)
• T’s TANTAN by JR Cafe (vegan ramen from Tokyo)
Taimatsu (plum wine “umeshu”)
• Teppei Shokudo (grilled salmon belly)


The list of vendors is accurate as of release date but may subject to changes.

Through various events promoting Japan and her culture, JAPAN RAIL CAFE aims to contribute to creating mutual, cultural inspirations between Singapore and Japan by establishing its role as a “platform for real Japan, platform for real communication”.



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Sponsors: JNTO, The Norinchukin Bank, Sony, Kirin, Relux, JR East, JR West, Ekiben Grand Prix 2018, Takara Tomy, TAITO

Partners: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Japan Creative Centre by Japan Embassy in Singapore