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Miss Travelling To Japan? Visit These Claw Machine Arcades in Singapore That Make You Feel Like You’re In Nippon

Japan is a land of contrasts, where ancient traditions meet modern innovation. From the vibrant city of Tokyo to the peaceful mountain villages of Kyoto, there is much to explore in Japan. And, of course, no visit to this country would be complete without experiencing their claw machines.

Claw machines are a popular form of arcade game in Japan, where they are also known as “UFO Catchers.” These games involve using a joystick to control a mechanical claw that is used to grab small prizes from within a glass case. UFO Catchers can be found in arcades, amusement parks, shops, and other public places. 

As Japan is still not open to independent tourists, it’s likely we won’t be able to go on a solo exploration to Nippon land any time soon. If you’re feeling the itch of Japan cabin fever, we’ve put together a list of claw machine arcades that allows you to experience the land of the rising sun from this little red dot.

Here are the five best claw machine arcade centres in Singapore!

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1. Play United

With over 1,000 claw machines island-wide in shopping malls like Tiong Bahru Plaza, Hougang Mall, and Tampines One, Play United is probably one of Singapore’s more well-known claw machine arcades. These claw machine centres are packed with plush toys and figurines, and players will have a blast trying to grab them all with the crane. 

Play United also have occasional pop-ups at pasar malams as well. Head over to their Facebook Page or Instagram account to stay updated on where they will be next. 

Address: #02-127, Tiong Bahru Plaza, #05-02 Hougang Mall, and #05-20 Tampines One

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm on weekdays, 11:00am – 10:00pm on weekends

15 Arcades In Singapore With Claw Machines To Train Your Plushie-Catching  Skills At

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2. Pick A Prize

Tucked away in a cosy corner at the heart of Bugis Street, Pick A Prize specialises in tiny claw machines that will make you squeal with delight at their ultimate cuteness. These pint-sized versions of the claw machines are equally—if not more—addictive than their full-sized ones. 

Just like their larger counterparts, the mini claw machines come with a variety of different itty bitty prizes to choose from. Think petite plush toys, mini figurines, and small keychains.

If you prefer to go big, Pick A Prize wouldn’t disappoint. They also have standard-sized arcade claw machines to test your skills as well. 

Address: #02-CSLD10 and #02-CYSL01, Bugis Street, 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867

Opening hours: 2:00pm to 10:00pm daily

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3. Fat Cat Arcade

Fat Cat Arcade is known to be one of the most affordable arcade centres in Singapore, where tokens start as low as S$0.16 each. However, you’re getting top-of-the-line game machines with more than 600 prizes to choose from at their redemption stores.

Address: #01-28 Hillion Mall

Opening hours: 11:00am-11:00pm

15 Arcades In Singapore With Claw Machines To Train Your Plushie-Catching  Skills At

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4. Cow Play Cow Moo

The biggest (literally) attraction to look forward to at Cow Play Cow Moo has got to be their 4m-tall claw machine at Suntec City. This life-sized machine gives players the chance to control a giant claw in order to snag gigantic prizes. 

Many other claw machines at Cow Play Cow Moo are also “winners guaranteed”, which means you do get a prize after trying a certain number of times, even if you didn’t manage to catch anything initially.

Address: #03-372 Suntec City and #04-105 Downtown East E-Hub

Opening hours: 11:00am-1:00am daily and 8:00am-10:00pm daily

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5. Timezone

Get your adrenaline going with the bright lights, loud sounds, and fast-paced action at Timezone Singapore. There are many arcade games available here, so whether you’re into claw machines, racing, fighting, or music games, you’re sure to find something to your taste in this arcade centre. With major outlets across the island, it is truly the ultimate destination for fun and excitement! 

Address: Ang Mo Kio Hub, Causeway Point, City Square Mall, Compass One, Heartbeat@Bedok, Marina Square, Northpoint City, Our Tampines Hub, Vivocity, Waterway Point, Westgate, Parkway Parade, and Plaza Singapura

Opening hours: Timings differ per location. View their individual opening hours here.

Have The Time Of Your Lives At These Claw Machine Arcades in Singapore

You may not be able to scoot off to Japan at the moment, but you can surely enjoy yourselves at the above top five claw machine arcades across Singapore. 

Looking for arcade machines and other carnival party games? With over five years of experience, Arcade Rental has helped many individuals and companies successfully organise birthday parties and corporate events. Contact us at 9116 1235 or email us to find out more!

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