August 31, 2016
Short of producing the entire game in Singlish, MONOPOLY’s revamped Singapore edition is now going to be more local than ever, with new features that only true blue Singaporeans can understand.
For instance, there will now be MRT breakdowns (how legit), as well as the possibility of getting fined for smoking outside the yellow box at hawker centres! The board’s street grid has also been updated with the additions of MRT stations like Punggol, Bishan, Botanic Gardens and City Hall, as well as new neighbourhoods such as Bidadari and Joo Koon. You also get to cash in via Chinese New Year Ang Bao draws or the baby bonus scheme.
These changes are all part and parcel of MONOPOLY’s attempt to create a singular entity that is recent, relevant, and easily understood by Singaporeans of all ages. It’s also a tribute to Singapore’s unique culture as a young but successful country. “With Singapore’s rapid growth over the years and having just celebrated her 51st birthday, it seems only appropriate to recognise her success and culture in a fun way,” said Melodie Hoo, Brand Manager of Hasbro Singapore.
Whether that culture is going to be fully represented by MONOPOLY; we’ll leave that to you. But there’s no denying it’s going to be a blast showing off your baller skills by placing properties all over Sentosa Cove, and owning every MRT in town.
The new MONOPOLY Singapore Edition will retail at $46.90 at authorised retail partners from 1 September onwards. Visit Hasbro’s official website at www.hasbro.com/en-sg.