31 Jul '16, 1am

The queue for the launch #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild in Singapore

The queue for the launch #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Harry Potter fans awoke bright and early on Sunday (July 31) to get their hands on a new story on The Boy Who Lived, nine years after the release of the supposedly final volume in the series. Major bookstores Popular, Books Kinokuniya and Times opened the doors of all or some of their outlets at 7.01am to coincide with the international release of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I and II, a script book of a new London play based on a story by the creator of the magical world, J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne. Besides officially launching the sale of the books, the booksellers got in on the Potter frenzy and with plenty of fringe activities for fans too. Some early-bird customers at Kinokuniya's Ngee Ann City queued up from as early as 5am. The spokesman for the bookstore said approximately 200 people were in queue when the ...

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