Free Westworld Virtual Reality Experience At Ion Orchard

As Westworld mega fans, all we’ve ever wanted is a chance to be guests at the epic theme park.

Looks like our dreams are closer to reality now, because there’s a Westworld Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up experience happening right here on our sunny island.


Running from 11-19 May at Ion Orchard, you’ll get a chance to venture into Westworld and find out what it would really be like if it existed.

And if you were wondering, you can get through this article without any spoilers. We promise.

What to expect from the VR pop-up

Modeled after the show, you’ll be greeted by ‘hosts’ who will set you up for the experience.

While the ‘hosts’ on the show are androids, we’re guessing the ‘hosts’ at the pop-up are most likely humans.


According to GeekCulture (GR), a ‘host’ will lead you to a room, where VR technicians will brief you on what to expect.

Similar to the series, you’ll be asked to pick between a black or white hat.

And if you don’t know what that means, it’s time to catch up on the show, ASAP!


One of these two rooms is where the magic will happen.

For around 20 minutes, you’ll be able to practice your shooting skills or come up with a different identity for yourself.

Here’s a tip from GR’s review of the experience:

Use your ammo sparingly, as you don’t get any extras! And take your time to look around, as your experience winds down once you fire your final bullet.

So basically, try to soak up the experience as much as you can because 20 minutes will be over before you know it.

Head to Ion for the experience

Perhaps the best apart about the pop-up event is that it’s free.

There’s a catch, though — only StarHub customers are eligible to attend.

To get in on the experience, you’ve gotta show some form of proof:

  • Present your mobile phone with the StarHub network icon
  • Bring your StarHub bill along
  • Present and login to your My StarHub app
  • Present and login to Go Select or HBO Go on StarHub Go


And if you’re not a StarHub customer, you’ll still be able to give the mechanical bull a try, as it’s open to everyone.

If any of that sounds fun to you, the event will be running from 11-19 May at Ion Orchard.

The nearest MRT station is Orchard Station, and the event will be held at B4, near MUJI.

Lastly, the event is for those aged 21 and above.

And if you encounter any crazy androids, make sure you run away as fast as you can.

Featured image by StarHub.