Get your degree from Learning Lab and be an actor on Nickelodeon! Travel around the world with WTS Travel and be a water expert at Spritzer! My kids and I can’t wait for KidZania to open in Singapore in 2015!
What is KidZania?
KidZania combines role-play with real life, creating a kid-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire kids. Kids start off by “taking off” at the airport to visit a city centre. When they “arrive”, they are greeted by city streets with real operational businesses.
As in the real world, kids choose activities such as being a police officer, doctor, journalist or a customer to and earn money, which they can then spend or save. KidZania operates just like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognisable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading international and local brands. The facilities are designed to educate through experience, fostering the development of life skills, but from a kid’s perspective.
With the signing of eight new partners, KidZania Singapore is half way to meeting its goal to have 30 industry partners to open in mid-year 2015. Click here to know who the first 6 partners are.
Here are the new partners:
“KFC is delighted to be part of this exciting and novel edutainment destination – KidZania Singapore! Here, kids will have hands on experience in preparing our tasty chicken and burgers that have been delighting Singaporeans for over 30 years!” said Ms. Virginia Ng, Senior Marketing Director, KFC, the world’s largest chicken restaurant chain and the leader in Singapore’s Quick Service Restaurant Industry. Sounds delicious!
2. The Learning Lab
The Learning Lab University will be the gateway for children to acquire distinguished academic credentials. Armed with these prestigious qualifications, they earn extra kidZos (the currency of KidZania) at selected establishments. We are motivated!
Mr. Nigel Sim, Vice President at TLL shares, “We are honored to be selected as the only education industry partner at KidZania Singapore, joining the likes of Microsoft University and similar corporations at KidZania cities around the world. The Learning Lab has long employed role-play, simulations and case-studies as strategies to nurture future leaders. In this, we have found great affinity with the high quality activities that KidZania is known for.”
Singapore’s leading provider of academic enrichment and tutorial services for primary, secondary and integrated program students, offers premier educational programs in English, Chinese, Mathematics, as well as the Biological and Physical Sciences at the pre-school, primary, secondary and pre-tertiary levels.
3. LoomiFunz by Maxi Greentech
“Children are dreamers and visionaries, and we see how creativity will realize the full potential of their development. We are excited to be part of this dream making process in enabling children to put what they see and think into beautiful pictures by colouring their lives. Through the painting school in KidZania Singapore, we encourage creativity in young children to open up their imagination and by enhancing their personal development in life,” said Mr. Jeremy Chng, Director of Maxi Greentech, a visionary green technology environmental provider and innovative manufacturing company in Singapore for safety paint systems and glow in the dark capabilities.
Children at the LoomiFunz Painting School will get to unleash their creative flair on the Mural Wall or take home their very own KidZania painting – all created with paint that glows in the dark! We are excited!
“Nickelodeon is all about creating surprising and playful entertainment experiences everywhere we go,” said Mr. Vishal Kurien, Vice President, Advertising Sales, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. “Where better to bring this to life than at KidZania Singapore!”
Aspiring thespians (your kids) can attend acting classes at the Acting Academy, wear the character outfits and then perform for an audience (that’s you moms and dads!) at the Theatre. Kids will have fun role playing their favorite Nickelodeon characters – SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We can’t wait!
With offices in seven countries, Pictureworks is a proud homegrown establishment that provides innovative digital imaging and multimedia services for mobile, vending kiosks and theme parks. Together with Canon, Pictureworks aims to capture the best memories of visitors in KidZania Singapore, with photo printing services for visitors to purchase in the form of photographs, stamps and even key chains.
Ms. Jenny Tay, Chief Operating Officer of Pictureworks said“we are excited to partner with KidZania in their Singapore operations as the preferred imaging solution provider. We are certain that we can capture and deliver memories of our guests through an enriching and immersive experience with our innovative solution.” Check out our photo with mascots Vita (girl) and Urbano (boy) taken by Pictureworks!
6. Pizza Hut
Do we really need to introduce Pizza Hut?
“We are really pleased to be part of KidZania Singapore. With its edutainment concept, children are able to understand not only the science behind the making of our pizzas but also have fun in making their own favorite Hawaiian pizzas” said Ms. Juliana Lim, Senior Marketing Director for Pizza Hut
Young chefs will get to knead and shape pizza dough, add on their favorite toppings, before sending it to be baked at the Pizza Hut Restaurant. They will also get to pack their pizza into boxes to take home and enjoy with their family! YUM-MIE!
SPRITZER, a silicon-rich natural mineral water brand, is produced and bottled out of a vast 330 acre natural mineral water resources site surrounded by lush tropical rainforests greenery. It is Malaysia’s largest bottled water producer with products ranging from natural mineral water to carbonated fruit flavored drinks. The Spritzer Bottling Plant offers children the chance to play the role of an engineer, learn safety and hygiene matters, how natural mineral water is made, and the ingredients and processes that the water has to go through before it is bottled and dispatched.
“We are proud and honored to be associated with a platform that provides children a very realistic educational entertainment experience in Singapore. It is a venue that allows us to impart our knowledge on the most important commodity in the world; water. We believe that education is key to managing water issues such as shortages and poor quality. The saying, “we are what we drink”, reinforces the fact that the key to good health is consuming good quality water,” said Dr. Chuah Chaw Teo, Executive Director, Spritzer.
He adds that with KidZania Singapore as their partner, they will be able to go a step further in “teaching the leaders of tomorrow the importance of environmental impact towards our water source and its value in keeping the world constantly hydrated.”
8. WTS Travel
Singapore’s forefront travel agency with 25 years of operations and one of the country’s largest fleet owner in the Travel & Tours industry. At the WTS Travel Counter, visitors can choose to be either a Tour Guide or purchase a ticket to be Tourist for an in-depth city tour of KidZania Singapore.
Each tourist is allowed to be accompanied by one adult to go on the tour with them, however the adult will also need to purchase a ticket. This is one of the few activities that parents can participate with their children.
“We believe that educating children of today must not be confined to the conventional methods such as reading books, writing more essays and indulging in the internet. The need to travel to other countries allows children to explore different cultures, living environment etc. Partnering with KidZania Singapore allows us to introduce children to feel and learn how they can benefit by seeing the world in a different light,” – Mr. Sia Chao Cong, Micker, Managing Director of WTS Travel
KidZania Singapore opens in mid 2015 on Sentosa island. KidZania is ideal for kids between ages 4 to 14 years. Moms and dads can even leave their children aged 8 years onwards to enjoy the role-play professions at the edutainment centre. A typical visit to KidZania takes about 4 – 6 hours.