The third edition of Nickelodeon Slime Cup, Singapore’ slimiest integrated kids’ sports festival held at venue partner Downtown East, on 6 and 7 June, drew more than 8,000 kids and their families who spent the weekend taking part in a host of SEA Games (South East Asian Games)-inspired activities, a few of which featured Nickelodeon’s trademark green slime.
An approximate 2,400 litres of slime were produced over the course of only one weekend! Presented by Singtel TV and sponsored by Pilot Pen and Vitagen, the free-play event aimed to promote active living through fun for kids and their families.
Following the traditions of the SEA Games, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup had Opening and Closing Ceremonies that featured Nickelodeon’s all-time favourite characters SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all appearing on one stage.
There are things that you see on TV and go “I’ll never do that”. Getting all gunked over by slime has never rated high on my bucket list. I have to say though, the slime was well… as slimy as it looked like on TV. I decided to touch the slime and I immediately ran for a towel, all the while checking to see if I was going to mutate into the next Ninja Turtle… or more likely someone from the cast of Spongebob Squarepants. I didn’t though (a small part of me was disappointed).
However, I can understand why kids would love it (the thought of dumping MY parents into that goo did cross my mind… twice). The slime has a strange, attractive glow, that seems to hauntingly call out “touch me… toooouch me”.
The highlight of this year’s event was the Soccer Showdown challenge which saw a total of 12 lucky winners taking home Nickelodeon Slime Cup Gold medals and sponsored goodies to commemorate their ‘slime-tastic’ achievements.
The game stations showcased activities featured in the ongoing 28th SEA Games, and were represented by Nickelodeon show characters, such as “Chip-py Triathlon” with Nickelodeon’s newest characters from ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks and “Dora’s Tee Par-ty” from Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and “Oggy’s Shootout” with Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches.
“Judging from the feedback received, it’s possibly our best ‘slime-tastic’ edition of Nickelodeon Slime Cup! We were thrilled to see kids and their parents enjoying themselves at our SEA-Gamesinspired activities. The event, in its third year, is testament to our continued commitment topromote active and healthy living through one of the largest integrated kids’ sports festivals inSingapore. This slime fun has certainly become a fan favourite during their June holidays.” said MsSyahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.
Aside from having hosted the Nickelodeon Slime Cup, my personal favourite the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience for the first time in Singapore, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The event takes place at Downtown East’s Event Square until Sunday, 28 June. This interactive event is set in the Dojo training grounds of the Turtles and families and kids can explore the training grounds and participate in a series of secret ninja activities.
Fans who were unable to catch SpongeBob SquarePants last weekend at the Nickelodeon Slime Cup still have one more opportunity to see their all-time favourite character on stage. As part of the Great Singapore Sale from 29 May till 26 July, VivoCity will present the SpongeBob SquarePants live show at its Central Court from 1 to 14 June – free for all shoppers!