The POPULAR BookFest is back at Suntec until 18 December
As we celebrate Christmas or plan holidays with our loved ones at the end of the year, we are filled with joy and festivities. Stocking up on essentials for the new year is also a good way to prepare for the new year.
With everything you need, such as electronics, books, and stationery, BookFest@Singapore by POPULAR returns to the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre this year.
You won’t have to dig deep into your pocket after spending a lot on holiday activities with discounts of up to 70%.
The POPULAR BookFest has an array of books and stationery to get your kids ready for school
After a two-year hiatus, BookFest returns to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre for its 16th edition.
This time around, a wide selection of books and stationery will be on sale for up to 70% off. In addition to the POPULAR-PAW Patrol items, they also offer practical school supplies that can be used by the children.
Encourage your child to read books like ‘The Ruff Ruff Picture Dictionary’ and ‘A Race Against Time’, which impart useful knowledge.
There will be no end to their PAW Patrol obsession, so add stationery items such as spiral sketchbooks, notebooks, and A4 files. That won’t hurt your wallet as much when you can get 20% off three or more products.
Moreover, kids can proudly attach their luggage tags to their backpacks when they spend S$30 or more on PAW Patrol merch.
Additionally, over 330 Daily Special items will be curated every day throughout the 10 days of BookFest, offering massive discounts.
There will be substantial price reductions on the following products from 9 to 11 Dec:
- ‘Komi Can’t Communicate’ 20 – S$8.90 (U.P. S$11.90)
- The Art Of The Good Life — S$8.90 (U.P. S$19.90)
- Thermos Cool Jug 1.9L – S$19 (U.P. S$39)
- Playdoh Cash Register – S$19.90 (U.P. S$31.90)
You never know what might entice you enough to go home with some extra loot, even if they’re not on your shopping list.
IT gadgets from S$1 for everyday tech needs
The pandemic has forced nearly everything to be done online, so equipping ourselves with the right gadgets and appliances is essential. You can bid for them from as low as S$1 at the Gadgets & IT Show 2022 at BookFest.
You don’t have to worry if you don’t win the bid, as there’s a special bundle deal that includes a Nintendo Switch OLED Model for just S$379 (U.P. S$549).
It’s limited quantity, so make sure you get yours before they’re gone.
If you are less interested in bidding wars than peaceful shopping, then take this example. Then BookFest has fixed-price items like these wireless earbuds for high-quality music to accompany you on your commute.
Pikachu will be visiting Shogakukan Asia’s stage area in Hall 401 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on 17 Dec for a short meet-and-greet session.
We understand that one meet-and-greet may not be enough to keep the restless children entertained, so BookFest has scheduled several more.
For precious photo opportunities before Pikachu’s special appearance, the following characters will be at the event:
- Candy Meow – 9 Dec, 5pm-6pm
- Dog Man – 11 Dec, 4.30pm-5.30pm
Take pictures of your kids posing adorably with the mascots and see if you can get them an autograph.
On the last day of the event, 18 Dec, families can even meet Santa Claus himself at the Jolly Kids Party, which runs from 10am to 12pm.
While their parents shop, the kids can enjoy a magic show, balloon sculpting, and other fun games.
The Whimsical Christmas Market will feature more than 20 local crafters selling everything from handmade jewelry to toys and pouches.
For an idea of what you can get, here are some brands and their Social Media:
There will also be exclusive craft workshops for those who want to try their hand at making trinkets and flexing their creativity.
You’re sure to come away with unique gifts for Christmas, whether you make them yourself or pick them out.
A POPULAR BookFest shopper’s guide to prizes
Despite such a huge event often resulting in shopping sprees, some lucky customers can walk away with cash, gold, and other attractive prizes.
After entering the exhibition hall, collect a PLINKO Hunt Map and use it to locate five checkpoints. Completing tasks and collecting stamps will complete your map once you’ve found them.
You can exchange your completed map for a token before dropping it down the PLINKO board to claim your prize. Using the PLINKO Hunt Map, here’s where you can find the End Point:
Five people will win S$50 cash every day during BookFest – enough to treat your family to a nice meal or buy household items.
In addition, we will hold three lucky draws to determine winners of gold, cash, and other prizes worth up to S$25,000.
You can enjoy all these perks and prepare your essentials for the new year by attending BookFest:
POPULAR’s BookFest @ Suntec Singapore 2022 Address:
Hall 401-406, Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre,
1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Nearest MRT: City Hall, Esplanade & Promenade Stations
Event Date & Time: 9-18 Dec 2022, 10am-10pm