Exams are coming up, or may soon be over for some of us. While working hard, it is important to take a break as well. Why not take a break to have fun and discover the amazing things technology has to offer through some techtivities? 😉

Let’s first learn something new. For October’s #TechFact, did you know that the first computer programmer was Ada Lovelace? In the 1840s, she pioneered her work on the Analytical Engine, which is often regarded as the world’s first computer – setting an example for women in tech ever since. 🤩 (Source)

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

Hello, Changi Precinct Gallery

We know about Changi but do we really know much about it? 🤔 Changi Airport has launched the Hello, Changi Precinct Gallery to raise awareness about the Changi Precinct, which includes areas such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris and East Coast Park.

With 7 different zones and the help of interactive technologies and elements, learn more about Changi Precinct, play a digital arcade game, and take photos. You can even stop by at Jewel for a family meal after a time of fun at the Gallery! 😄

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When: until 23 October 2022
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Hall
Price: Free (fees apply for tours)
Learn more here.

Pixar Putt

Up for a family golf experience that your little ones cannot resist? Enter Pixar Putt, open-air, pop-up mini-golf event featuring stories, characters and icons from our beloved Disney and Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and more! Open for the first time in Singapore, this mini-golf experience is suitable for all ages and perfect for a day of family fun. 🤩

Watch Robotics in action as you make your shot into the 18 interactive putting holes available at the event and see iconic events like the house in Up floating up, up and away right in front of your eyes! 

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When: from 26 August 2022
Where: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $30
Learn more here.

MENTAL: Colours of Well-Being

Did you know 2 out of 3 Singaporeans have indicated moderate to high levels of stress, even among youths? (Source) With so many stressors around us, it is important to take care of our mental health, especially since young!

MENTAL: Colours of Well-Being features 24 interactive exhibits, art projects and large-scale installations. Making use of Robotics and Sensing Technologies, explore mental health and well-being in a fun and engaging way as kids learn how exercise affects our mood through the rainbow wheel, and discover how music changes the growth of microbes and how it relates to our change in mood in mind through a live experiment! 🎶

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Who: until 26 February 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum Singapore
Price: From $14
Learn more here.

Energy Story

Singapore’s unbearably hot weather, flash floods from heavy rain, and even the recent Clementi landslide are just some examples of more erratic weather due to global warming. It is important for our kids to understand since it is their future that is affected, and Energy Story is the perfect place to start!

A collaboration between Science Centre Singapore, the Energy Market Authority and SP Group, Energy Story is an exhibition that explores energy sources and transformation of energy. Play an “Energy Conservation at Home” game, try out an interactive data visualisation world map, and many more! Divided into 6 multimedia displays, interactives and poster panels, our little ones can learn about using energy in a cleaner, more sustainable way. 🌍

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When: Permanent
Where: Science Centre Singapore
Price: From $8
Learn more here.

Post-PSLE Holiday Coding Camps

The end of exams is something everyone looks forward to. Why not enjoy the post-PSLE period by discovering the joy of coding? With an award-winning, MIT-inspired curriculum, and passionate educators, your child is sure to have a fun learning experience at our holiday coding camps! 😄

Create your first app such as a Robot Shooter game, or even try to recreate popular apps such as Pokemon Go and Whatsapp! Explore the endless possibilities that a small device like the Micro:bit can have through buttons and circuits. Take up the challenge of our Python modules, where you can create your own Roulette game or Movie Age Tracker. There are various things your child can do at our camps. Available both physically and online, there is definitely a class for everyone! 👍

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 10 October 2022
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52

Sign up for your Coding Lab class now!

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In today’s highly technologised society, our precious seniors often suffer from online scams 🤑 and misinformation ℹ️ due to a lack of digital literacy. 😥 

A local 8-session hybrid course aimed to alleviate this problem by equipping seniors with tech-savvy skills. From TraceTogether tips to the latest TikTok trends 📈, a class of participants aged over 50 learnt useful day-to-day tech mechanisms! 

Read more about this meaningful tech-education initiative here. 📗

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

(Written by Thinzar)

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