Now here's something you don't see in Singapore or anywhere else I bet. Was wandering around alone in Akihabana one evening and I spotted this little curiosity. A tentage set up right next to the busy train station during rush hour.
From what I can decipher, regular folks (mostly overworked salarymen I assume) can pause for a sort break by resting their tired heads on the soft pillow laps of anime characters. In full view of everyone in entering and leaving a busy train station. My first thought was a combination of "have they no shame?" and "this is so cool!". And they even provide iPads for you to enjoy the anime while you are lying on your back.
I honestly think this is a wonderful way to de-stress after a hard day's work. I wish folks here would feel comfortable enough to simply lie down and rest even if it's in public. I mean, so what if it's in the middle of Raffles Place? Be true to yourself! I can understand some people may be afraid of being spotted by colleagues or even the boss but you shouldn't be afraid. If you ever need to take a break during lunch or on your way home (that ride from Raffles to Sengkang can take forever!) and there's an alluring pillow lap (or is it lap pillow?) with your name on it, just go for it!