Mention KidZania, and the question on both Ash's and Ayd's lips is, "When is it opening in Singapore?" Thanks to the huge doses of fun that they experienced in KidZania Kuala Lumpur, they are eagerly waiting for KidZania Singapore to open in the second half of this year.
Because more than simply a kid's theme park and a family edutainment centre, KidZania is a kid-sized city where children can pick from a large number of role-playing activities, earn a salary (in the form of kidZos, the official currency of KidZania), pay for goods and services and manage an ATM card - all the things they see adults do in real life.
In KidZania, kids are empowered to take charge and make their own decisions, through role-play. So it is essential that KidZania Singapore ties up with the appropriate industry partners who share its vision of educating, empowering and inspiring 4 to 14 year olds.
Previously announced partners include Pizza Hut, The Learning Lab, LoomiFunz, KFC, WTS Travel, Spritzer, Nickelodeon, PictureAir, Maybank, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Yakult, Canon, The Soup Spoon, and Killiney Kopitiam. And yesterday, another 9 new partnerships were forged.
Food & Beverage
Create their own candy as a Candy Specialist and bring hand-made candy home at the Sticky Candy Store.
As a food scientist at the Abbott Milk Innovation Lab, children can learn about the science and processes behind how growing up milk is made and create their own packages of growing up milk.
Go on air as a radio DJ to play chart-topping songs, present the news, and co-host programmes with Kiss92 DJs, and bring a copy of the recording home.
Take charge of a 7-Eleven Convenience Store as a store owner and be a cutting-edge entrepreneur. Or be a financially-savvy shopper and learn to spot the best deals while maximizing the budget.
Offer the gift of healthy sight as an Optometrist at Carl Zeiss & Nanyang Optical, where they can give advice on how to select the right lenses and frames. Ensure their own eyes are in top condition with an eye check and learn how to care for their own eyes.
Test their courage, confidence and hone their psycho motor skills as a mountaineer with Camp Challenge. Maneuver through obstacle courses and persevere in their quest for the summit.
Perform an oral hygiene health check to prevent cavities and flash a bright smile as a dentist at the Sunstar Dental Clinic.
In addition, visitors can enjoy authentic Indonesian cuisine in the Warung M Nasir cafeteria.
KidZania Singapore will be a 7,600 square metres facility, which will be part of the new Family Entertainment Centre development at Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island. It will be the first KidZania facility to be located on a resort island, next to a 700-room hotel and many other tourist attractions.
For more information, visit www.kidzania.com.sg.