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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 September, 2012, 2:39am

CHI Jewellery's HK$8m figurine honours Doraemon's '100th birthday'

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Shanghai-born and Hong Kong-based, Vivian Chen coordinates the Cityseen column. She reckons the best way to learn about the city she loves is by writing about it. Besides taking on party-hopping duties for CitySeen and discovering romance for the Weddings column, she also enjoys writing about fashion, travel and other fun. A good quote gives her a buzz as does a stretch on the yoga mat.
 

The blue robotic cat Doraemon has been the centre of attention, even more than some local starlets this summer. The hundreds of Doraemon figures on display at the Harbour City mall in Tsim Sha Tsui have attracted a multitude of fans, who bombarded social networking sites with photos of the popular anime character.

On Monday, a special event was held at the mall to celebrate Doraemon's special "100th birthday" - the character was born on September 3, 2112, and travelled back in time.

In celebration, Hong Kong's CHJ Jewellery created a platinum gold Doraemon figurine with a price tag of more than HK$8 million. A total of 264 carats in precious stones stud the figurine, which took craftsmen about eight months to make. The jewel-encrusted cat (pictured) is on display at the mall before embarking on a global tour.

In the past two weeks, organisers of the Doraemon display raised HK$300,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong, a charity granting wishes to children with life-threatening diseases. Charity representatives accepted the cheque at Monday's event.

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