If you have been to Sentosa’s Palawan Beach recently, you would definitely have noticed the brand new Sentosa Family Entertainment Centre a.k.a. Palawan Kidz City.
Many of us know that this is the home of KidZania Singapore opening later this year. But do you know that KidZania is not the only family entertainment facility in the building? On Level 3 of this complex, you will find MOSH!
MOSH! comes from the Japanese word ‘Moshi’ which means ‘hello’ or ‘if’. It is an invitation to ‘welcome tomorrow’, with futuristic digital edutainment technology all the way from Japan.
Not only were the equipment and technology from Japan, the tables and chairs were also imported from Japan.
Even the crayons to be used were specially imported from Japan.
But that’s besides the point. Frankly I didn’t care where the chairs come from – though I have to admit they were kind of cute. I was more interested in what this ‘digital edutainment’ was all about.
The attraction currently houses 5 activity stations, and I’m going to bring you through them one by one. I shall start from the most boring (in 5 year old MF’s opinion) to the most fun. You know, save the best for the last.
The Fireworks Party was an area where you could stand in front of the big screen and use your body motion to activate fireworks. At the bottom of the screen, you will be able to spot famous landmarks from around the world – Merlion, Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Mount Fuji, Leaning Tower of Pisa etc etc. So we were kind of like setting off fireworks around the world!
Okay, the boys were not very impressed and after swinging their arms up and down a few times, they moved on.
Hide And Seek Table
On here, you would need to use your body or any object you can find to make the Mosh!cots appear by placing them on the table.
After the Mosh!cots appear, you hit them to make them poof and disappear in a puff of smoke.
The game was fun for a while. Until the kids decided that their hands hurt from whacking the table too much.
World of Wonder
The previous two activities did not hold the kids’ attention for very long. But this next one had them hooked. 3 year old MY called this the 叉燒包 (char siew bun) colouring activity – you will see why.
In World of Wonder, you choose your favourite Mosh!cot from the sheets provided. Then you colour and design them any way you like.
After you are done designing, place your picture under the scanner.
Hit the scan button and wait for a while for the machine to scan your picture.
Once it’s done, TADA! Look for your Mosh!cot bouncing around the big screen!
The kids have actually done a similar activity before on one of our trips to Japan. (Remember all these technology came from Japan?) But they were still very excited over it and kept colouring and scanning more and more Mosh!cots. Okay, in Japan we only let them colour one sheet because they charged by the sheet there. Over here, they had free flow of colouring sheets so they were totally addicted.
I loved the look of anticipation on the kids’ faces when waiting for the Mosh!cot to appear.
And when their Mosh!cot appeared, they would squeal in delight and wave to it. MY was particularly hilarious with his, “My 叉燒包! Hahaha, it’s my 叉燒包!” Really.. Kids. They get excited over everything.
MF’s second favourite activity, Doodle Aquarium, was very similar to World of Wonders. Over here, the kids were given a card where they could draw any picture they liked and write name in the space provided.
The kids doodled away and conscientiously wrote their names.
When they were done, they brought their card to the table to scan it in.
After the scanning was completed, they removed their card and their picture popped out of the card and started swimming around the table!
After swimming around the table for a bit, it swam up to the big screen.
Again, the activity was very addictive and the kids did many many drawings.
And they had a fun time searching for their drawings in the sea of doodles.
I’m guessing MF preferred this to World of Wonder because there was more room for creativity. He drew octopus, fishes, submarines etc. MY, on the other hand, seemed to prefer his 叉燒包 colouring. I guess for younger kids, colouring is much easier than having to draw their own picture.
Paper Plane Adventure
Last but not least, we have MF’s favourite station – Paper Plane Adventure. In Paper Plane Adventure, the kids were handed a vintage pilot cap to enhance the experience.
Next, the staff taught them how to fold paper aeroplanes with the paper provided.
And they were asked to throw their paper aeroplane at the big screen.
Okay, here goes!
When the paper aeroplane hit the big screen, an animation of a plane would appear at the spot it hit and continue flying into the screen!
The kids were like super excited over the plane coming to life. They just kept throwing and throwing and throwing.
Another factor that made this activity so interesting was that the backdrop kept changing.
There was a desert.
A jungle with dinosaurs. (And anything with dinosaurs scores brownie points with the kids.)
A ‘Frozen’ style ice mountain.
And each time before the scene changed, there would be a finale.
The kids spent super a lot of time here. After a while, they didn’t even bother folding planes and just crushed the paper into balls and threw. Or simply used their hands to hit the screen. I’m not a stickler for rules, so… As long as they are having fun, I’m happy.
2 hours playtime on weekends and public holidays. Unlimited playtime otherwise.
10% off Family Bundles for MasterCard Holders:
Family Bundle at $48 includes entry for 1 Adult and 1 Child.
Terms and Conditions Apply:
- Validity Period for Family Bundle Promotion: 01 February 2016 to 31 December 2016
- Payment must be made with a MasterCard Card.
- Valid for purchases made over MOSH! Counter and applies to walk-in purchases only.
- Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions, discounts and privileges.
There’s no denying it. The admission to MOSH! is expensive. I thought the admission for children at $22 was reasonable, considering that’s about what I pay for my children to go to indoor playgrounds. But I don’t need to pay for myself to enter indoor playgrounds, whereas I need to pay $28 for myself here. The rationale is that adults can also participate in all the activities here. However, I’m not too sure how many adults will be willing to pay $28 to do doodling and colouring and throw paper aeroplanes?
Right now, MOSH! is still at soft launch stage and fine tuning the activities. The 5 year old critic liked three of the activities (World of Wonder, Doodle Aquarium and Paper Plane Adventure) but largely ignored the other two. However, the three activities alone occupied him for more than 2 hours.
I think my kids aged 3 and 5 were just the right age for this attraction. They were at the age where they were easily fascinated and enjoyed colouring and doodling. The staff were also very enthusiastic and engaged the kids.
Overall, MOSH! was a really interesting experience for the boys. It would be great if they could be included in the Sentosa FUN Pass or have some bundle deal with Kidzania Singapore in future. Let’s wait and see.
In the meantime, here’s a video run-through of the 5 activities currently available at MOSH! Singapore. It was fun for the kids no doubt. Pricey, yes, but fun.
Getting to MOSH! Singapore
From Beach Station, walk to the Coach Park and all the way to the end of the corridor.
Go up the escalator at the end of the Coach Park and you will see a sheltered overhead bridge leading all the way to Palawan Kidz City.
We are giving away one set of tickets for a family of four (2 adults + 2 children) to visit MOSH! To stand a chance to win, simply complete the steps below:
Step 1: Leave a comment on this Facebook Post telling me which activity you think your kids will like most at MOSH!
Step 2: Complete the Rafflecopter below:
Terms & Conditions:
- Please ensure that the name entered in the Rafflecopter matches the name of the Facebook account you use in Step 1.
- Tickets will be mailed to the winner. Neither Bumble Bee Mum nor MOSH! will be responsible for lost mail.
- Giveaway ends on 28 Feb 2016, 2359 hours
Information on MOSH! Singapore
Address: 31 Beach View #03-01, Palawan Kidz City, Singapore 098008
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm Daily
Tel: +65 6837 0966
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