The roaring Chinese New Year is approaching and we’re ready to welcome it together with a brand new list of fun techtivities (tech activities) that you and your loved ones can do for the month! 

For February’s #TechFact, we’re going back to 1964 when the first computer mouse was created! Back then, it was only made out of a rectangular wooden shell, a circuit board and two metal wheels. 

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Take a look at the mouse you have today. How different is it compared to the first one invented? 🔎

Now that we’re all warmed up, keep scrolling to discover techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨

Chingay Parade

The Chingay Parade is back again this year to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the theme ‘Ignite Our Dreams’. 🌟 Started in 1973 as a street parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year, it has evolved into an annual iconic event that showcases Singapore’s rich and unique multi-ethnic cultures! 

The event will be streamed live online and on social media channels. Huddle up the whole family on 12 February to watch vibrant floats, dancing dragons, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and more on your digital devices! 💃🕺 It’s so amazing to see technology still giving us the opportunity to see such events in these unprecedented times. ✨

Photo of Chingay Parade

When: Saturday, 12 February 2022
Where: Streamed online
Price: FREE
Learn more here.

Apple Workshops

Ever dreamt of making music? Fancy yourself a creator? Or thinking of making TikTok Magic? (Yes, Coding Lab is now on TikTok too! Find out who got us smiling here.)

You can take free workshops at the three Apple stores across Singapore and even online! In the short sessions, you’ll get to create something as you learn alongside industry experts, known as Creative Pros. Whether it’s iPhone videos or photoshoots 📹, iPad music skills with GarageBand 🎶 or art and design 🎨, you can bring your own Apple devices or it’ll be provided! It’s time to take you and your family’s digital skills to the next level.

You can even get access to on-demand videos from Creative Pros here – so you can learn from the comfort and safety of your home.

Photo of Today at Apple

When: Weekly
Where: Apple Stores (Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Jewel Changi Airport) and Online
Price: FREE
Learn more here.

Energy Story

Bring your energetic little techies down to learn all about how humankind harnesses energy to work! They’ll embark on an adventure to learn about how energy has been used over the years, and how we must work towards a cleaner and more sustainable future with it. 

They’ll learn about Singapore’s own energy sector with its four main switches – natural gas, solar power, regional power grids and low-carbon alternatives in a fun and exciting way with tech! You and your little one will certainly be more energy-savvy by the end of the day. 🌤️

Photo of Energy Story (Feb Techtivities)

When: Permanent exhibition
Where: Science Center Singapore
Price: $19 – $35
Learn more here.

Magical Shores

Magical Shores has been back since 26 November 2021 and it’s here to stay! Experience Siloso beach like never before as it turns into an interactive light and sound spectacle. 🏖️

Get to see your little tech whizz marvel at art produced in real-time due to the tracking of wind speed and people’s movements. 🎨 For optimum viewing experience, a reservation is required before coming down! 

Graphic of Magical Shores at Sentosa

When: From 26 November 2021
On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of Public holidays and Public Holidays
Session 1: 7.30-8.45pm
Session 2: 9-10.15pm
Where: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Price: FREE
Learn more here.

Welcome 2022 Weekly Coding Classes

It’s not too late to sign up for some weekly coding fun! Led by our team of caring and passionate educators, your little one will have an awesome time in class. We’ve also got new and revamped colourful workbooks that will make learning how to code so much more fun and enjoyable! 🌈

Your child’s safety is of our utmost importance, which is why the sanitising of classrooms and safe distancing will be put in place at all times! You can even opt for Online classes. Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch! 

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When: From 4 January 2022
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52
Sign up here.

This month’s tech news is about marine autonomy (in this case, underwater robots!) that are able to perform safe underwater inspections with the help of artificial intelligence. Thanks to technology, such underwater inspections can be done with minimal human involvement as real-time deep learning algorithms enable the robots to adapt to the ever-changing conditions in the water. 🤩

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What a cool invention made by BeeX Autonomous Systems!  

If you haven’t seen our previous techtivity recommendations, check out our January #TechtivitiesOfTheMonth, which includes more cool tech-related activities you can do with friends and family! 

(Written by Zulaikha)

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