We brought R2-D2 out for a walk along Orchard Road

Both kids and adults absolutely loved the feisty little astromech droid when he greeted them

It's not every day that you get to see R2-D2 in Singapore. And just for one day at Orchard Road, we took the astromech droid out for a date.

This R2-D2 has been making appearances at Star Wars related events. You might have seen him at Changi Airport too. And it's all thanks to Ng Hak Beng, who spent one and a half years building his favourite droid from scratch.

For the lucky few who managed to catch a glimpse of R2-D2 in action and took a few photos with him, it was an experience worth shouting out.

Question is, how big of a role will the capable droid be playing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? We'll know very soon when the movie opens on 17 December.