Nov 17, 2016
Fans of Pokemon Go have fanned out across Singapore in search of the critters and to conquer “gyms” – real-life locations where players can hold and defend against other players – after Saturday’s (August 6) launch.
The Republic’s small size and urban environment mean that gyms and Pokestops – locations where players can get virtual items – are never far away. For Pokemon Go enthusiasts travelling to Singapore, here are some to plan your trip around:
Whether it’s the Singapore Zoo, Marina Bay Sands (above) or Gardens by the Bay, developer Niantic has aspiring Pokemon trainers well covered.
They are all home to plenty of Pokestops and gyms, but expect crowds as both tourists and local Pokemon Go fans throng these areas.
Over at Resorts World Sentosa, players can enjoy special admission discounts into S.E.A. Aquarium (above) and Universal Studios Singapore from August 9-14, or stick around at Pokestops outside these attractions for lures released by the management.
With over 70 Pokestops spanning the resort, the trip is likely to be worth it. Especially for those yearning to capture rare Pokemon like Electabuzz, Tentacruel and Magneton, which we hear have been sighted there.
Dragon playground at Block 240, Toa Payoh Lorong 1
The dragon playgrounds in Toa Payoh are some of Singapore’s most beloved. The one at Block 240, Toa Payoh Lorong 1 is not the oldest, but it is estimated to have been around since 1985 and is a nice example of the style.
It is now also the home of a gym that has changed hands constantly since the game launched on Saturday morning. So it may be more than just children who are crowding around the playground.