SINGAPORE: Hello Kitty fans can now look forward to dining at the world’s first 24-hour Hello Kitty themed cafe. Set up at the public area of Changi Airport Terminal 3's Arrival Hall, doors will open to the public at 11.30am on Thursday (May 12).
Fans of the iconic Sanrio character can expect a complete Hello Kitty experience as everything from decor to dishes feature the famous feline.
Inspired by Singapore’s green, modern landscapes as well as the national orchid flower, the cafe has an orchid garden concept, with flowers woven into rustic, woody furnishings.
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden also features a retail section where fans can purchase a variety of Singapore-exclusive merchandise such as tea blends, plush toys and postcards.
With locally-inspired dishes such as The Cowabunga! Wagyu! which is a rendition of Singapore's beef rendang, Hello Kitty Orchid Garden comes with a local flavour that sets it apart from other branches in places such as Seoul and Bangkok.
Andrew Khoo, the chief operating officer and director of business development and operations, food and beverage division at ABR Holdings mentioned that the cafe will be applying for halal certification next week.
A mascot specially designed for the Singapore Hello Kitty cafe will be the only one in the world with two bows, and will don a purple dotted dress. There will also be a total of 500 limited edition plush toys resembling the Singapore mascot for sale at the retail section for S$49.90.
Said Changi Airport in a statement: "The airport continues to be a favourite haunt for many locals and we are confident that the unique dining experience and ambience at the cafe will keep them coming back. For tourists, the cafe will be another must visit destination before they depart Singapore."