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Kidzania Singapore – Review of First Visit

Kidzania Singapore - Review of our First Visit - Bumble Bee Mum

On the opening day of Kidzania Singapore, the kids were invited to a 3-hours tryout of the activities available.  This was not a media preview and there were members of public around.  So what we experienced below was, I would say, a typical weekday non-school holiday visit.  In the 3 hours, the kids were able to complete 5 role-plays. (We visited Kidzania Singapore again and on our second visit, also on a non-school holiday weekday, it was extremely crowded due to school excursions and our boys only completed 7 role-plays in 7 hours.)

If you are new to Kidzania, do read our post on A Beginner’s Guide to Kidzania Singapore first:

Kidzania Singapore - A Beginners Guide - Bumble Bee Mum

In this post, I will share about the activities that the boys did on our first visit to Kidzania Singapore.

1) Visit the bank

Industry Partner: Maybank

As I mentioned in our Beginner’s Guide, the kids had to activate their debit card which contained 30 Kidzos.  So one of the things they did was to visit the bank.  Adults were not allowed into the bank and the kids had to complete the activation on their own.

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With some help from the staff, they both managed to activate their debit cards successfully!

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2) Candy Design Trainee

Industry Partner: Sticky
Recommended Age: +4 Years
Economy: -10 Kidzos
Duration: 20 min

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I left it to the kids to decide which activities they wanted to do and they unanimously decided they wanted to make sweets.  This activity had an Economy of ‘-10’ which means they had to pay 10 Kidzos to participate.  In general, the activities that involved food had negative Economy.  I didn’t tell the kids they had 30 Kidzos in their card and only gave them the 20 Kidzos cash to spend.  So off they went to queue for the candy activity with 10 Kidzos.

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When it was their turn, they had to put on the Sticky chef hat and apron.  As we adults could only watch from outside and couldn’t go in to assist the kids, there was a super AWWWW moment when MF helped his little brother put on the cap.  And when every child were dressed, the activity began!

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There was a quick briefing (which we couldn’t hear).

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After which the kids were assigned to a work station each.

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The staff went around to distribute some candies to each kid.  Look how excited MF was! Haha…

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The kids had to sieve their candies, I’m guessing to get rid of the little loose pieces.

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After which they had to pack the candies into plastic bags.

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MF completed the packing on his own while MY needed some help from the staff.  And there was a huge sense of achievement when they were done!

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While the packets of candies were being sealed, the kids were given a task to help set up a mock shop display.

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After arranging the jars on the rack, they also pasted signs to decorate the display.

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Once that was done, they were rewarded with a packet of candies each!

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3) Chicken Shop Chef

Industry Partner: KFC
Recommended Age: +4 Years
Economy: -10
Duration: 20 min

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Next, the kids decided to make some burgers.  So off to KFC we went.  Again, this activity had an Economy of -10 Kidzos, so the kids used up their second 10 Kidzos note.  Just like at Sticky, they put on their caps, apron and face mask before the activity started.

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They were each given the burger buns and a piece of chicken first.

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Next, they had to put cheese on top of the chicken.

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They then had to add mayonnaise.  Again, MY needed a little help from the staff but MF had no problems at all.

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And the last step was the wrap up the burger!

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When it was all done, they could bring the burger away and eat them at the tables outside.  Yumz!

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In case you are wondering what’s up with the rest of the KFC packaging on the table, there was a KFC kiosk next to the activity room where parents could buy KFC food and dine while waiting.  So yeah, we couldn’t resist the temptation.  And well, we didn’t exactly have anything else to do while the kids were making their burgers (besides observing and taking photos), so we just bought a KFC meal and entertained ourselves by eating.

4) Cash Officer

Industry Partner: Maybank
Recommended Age: +4 Years
Economy: +10 Kidzos
Duration: 20 min

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By now, the kids had used up their 20 Kidzos cash and the evil mother didn’t tell them that they had 30 Kidzos in their debit card.  So I told them that they had no more money and if they wanted to play anything else, they needed to go and earn money.  They decided to go and work as a Cash Officer in the Vault.

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They put on the Vault vest which I thought was super cool and cute at the same time, and they were briefed on what they had to do.

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They were shown the safe that they were going to use to deliver money.

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And they put in 3 bags of Kidzos into the safe.

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Final instructions were given.

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And out they came with their safe!

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I couldn’t get over how CUTE they looked pushing that safe around Kidzania!

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They found the first location and passed the staff a bag of money and got her to sign for it.

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And off they went to the second location.

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One last location to go, MF got so excited that he abandoned his little brother and ran towards the destination.

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They made their last delivery and headed back to the Vault to receive their pay!

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5) Ice Cream Maker

Industry Partner: Paddle Pop
Recommended Age: +4 Years
Economy: -10 Kidzos
Duration: 20 min

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So now the kids had 10 Kidzos in hand, they decided to spend it on ice-cream.  Off we went to the Paddle Pop station.  The kids knew the drill by now and put on the cap and apron.

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They were given a quick briefing as usual before the ice-cream making began.

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To make the ice-cream, they had to pour out and measure the 3 food colourings.

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MF took the task very seriously and checked carefully to make sure they poured to the line.

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When they were done, they went to the big machines at the side and watched the staff pour the colouring into the machine.

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They then went through the next two machines for freezing and packaging.

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And tadah! They each received a Paddle Pop.  This was the real Paddle Pop you buy from shops and the kids had just made them at Kidzania!

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6) Health Researcher

Industry Partner: Lifebuoy
Recommended Age: +4 Years
Economy: +8 Kidzos
Duration: 20 min

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Time was running out by then, so we hopped into the nearest activity that had no queue.  The nearest activity was actually the Yakult station and the kids wanted to do that because, well, you should have realised by now they go for anything with food & drinks. But Yakult had a recommended age of +6 Years, so we went to the next one which was Lifebuoy.

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MF didn’t mind going for the Lifebuoy activity because he recognised the Lifebuoy bottles which we use at home.  This is what I love about Kidzania tying up with local industry partners that the kids are familiar with.

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MY sat this one out because he was making a big fuss about not being able to go for the Yakult activity.  Kid REALLY wanted to drink Yakult.  So MF was on his own for this.

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The activity here involved the child ‘making’ soap by choosing the smell and colour he liked.

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After they chose which smell and colour they wanted, the ingredients were put into a test tube and the child just had to mix it up.  (Okay, at least this was what I THINK happened.  I was distracted at this time by the incessant ‘I WANT YAKULT!’ whining.)

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The kids got to bring home a bottle of Lifebuoy soap – though not exactly the one they made. Just a standard sample bottle.

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The mother thinks this is a super value-for-money activity because the kids earned Kidzos and we even got a bottle of Lifebuoy soap!

In Summary…

The kids enjoyed themselves a lot and we managed to complete a lot of activities in 3 hours.  But remember that this was a non school holiday weekday.  I am not sure I would want to come on a crowded weekend, though Kidzania Singapore does open 3 hours longer on weekends and school holidays.

I would gladly pay $58 for each of my kid to play here. (There is still online discount and Maybank discount which you can read in our Beginner’s Guide.)  Because I can’t get over how CUTE the kids look when they are role-playing and the looks on their faces throughout our time at Kidzania Singapore was priceless.

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The real killer imo was the $35 admission for adults when all we got to do was hang around and take photos of our kids.  There were SOME activities where parents could get involved, such as the WTS travel van.  Or you could be super on like the daddy of Life’s Tiny Miracles and role-play as the casualty in the ambulance.  But on the whole there just wasn’t that much for parents to do.

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I know it’s a bit crazy to pay this kind of money to let kids play masak-masak.  But umm… I am someone who spends a lot of money on my children’s entertainment.  I have spent a lot more than $58 on their vacations and indoor playground visits.  Do I really think it is worth $58 for my kids to play here? When I recall how happy the place made my kids, it is a definite YES from me.

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The kids are only young and oh-so-cute once.  Before I know it, they will be all grown up and saying, “Kidzania is so childish!”  and if I hadn’t brought them here, I would probably regret not having all these happy and omg cute memories to reminisce when they are older.

But that being said, I would bring the kids here on my own to save on the adult admission.. Haha!  Looking forward to our next visit and more happy memories!

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Information on Kidzania Singapore

Address: 31 Beach View, Palawan Kidz City, Singapore 098008

Map: Click here for Google Map Location

Opening Hours:

  • 10am – 5pm daily
  • They have extended opening hours on certain (probably crowded) days.  Do check Kidzania Singapore website for actual opening hours by date.

Admission Fees: 

  • Infant (Under 2): Free
  • Toddler (2 – 3 Years Old): $25
  • Kid (4 – 17 Years Old): $58
  • Adult (18 – 59 Years Old): $35
  • Sennior (60 Year Old and above): $25

Tel: +65 6653 6888

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22 Comments

  • henry says:

    Hi

    Not sure if it’s your pictures, or the crowd is thin.

    In my many trips to Kidzania elsewhere, a typical day from 10am till 5pm closing, we usually get to do 6-8 stations, excluding the cashing the check in the bank.

    5 stations within 3 hours would be lovely. Was there minimal queueing?

    regards

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yah! I was surprised by how quiet it was on the day we were there. I have always heard of crowds at Kidzania in other countries too. The crowd was definitely thin that day. We basically just had to wait for the ongoing session to end and we could go in for the next session. Maybe we got seriously lucky. Or people weren’t aware the Kidzania was open yet since it was opening day. But oh! I think it helped that my boys were interested in the less popular activities. I think for popular stuff like the Aviation Academy, there would definitely be a queue.

  • henry says:

    Hi

    Wow… very much more expensive than BKK.
    After FX conversion, I paid ~SGD58 for both my daughter and I.
    BKK Kidzania is in Paragon, location wise, similar to our Ion Orchard.

    Regards

  • Mandy says:

    I hate when kid-only places charge an adult fee. It always feels like a rip off for the adults, because what can they do? … Nothing. But they have to be there to watch their children. :-/ I do however think that Kidzania Singapore looks like a great value for the kids! They look like they not only had a lot of fun, but they learned a lot in the process! Yeah, maybe they didn’t actually learn to make popsicles or soap, but they learned that it takes effort, time, and creativity to do all of these things, and that jobs can be fun! Hopefully this will encourage them as they get older and try to figure out what they want to do with their lives. 🙂 Also – beautiful pictures of your kids!
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    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yeah.. It’s a rip off but really nothing we can do unless we boycott the said attraction. But if it’s the kind of attraction that is easy for me to manage the two kids on my own, I will just bring my boys on my own to save on adult admission. My favourite part of Kidzania was telling the kids that they have no more money and they need to go and do some work to earn some money if they want to continue playing!

  • Michelle says:

    I like those jobs where you end up with products you can eat in the end! hahaha… Joke aside, are there many jobs that a 3 year old can do? Or shall I wait till my daughter is 4?
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  • Phoebe says:

    I see a lot of young kiddos. I’m wondering if my 13 yo boy will feel out of place. it is such a shame that the adult rates are so high. the only thing I will do inside is to take pictures while waiting.

    • bumblebeemum says:

      You got to ask if your boy would be interested. I did see some older children when I was there. But my friend’s kid who is like P5 already thinks it’s too kiddish. So I guess it really depends on the child.

  • Poojakawatra says:

    Wow. You took your kids out to kidzania surely they would have enjoyed it. I am still thinking to take my kids.

  • Shub says:

    My boy is just 4 years old. That is the main point I am considering before visiting KidZania. Price like you said is not a concern if they are really going to enjoy.

  • Jacqualine says:

    My eldest is 4 this year and I was so excited about Kidzania opening in Singapore, but the price really puts me off. It is more expensive than USS and with an adult + child going in, it is almost $90. Maybe I’ll bring them to the Bangkok one instead LOL
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  • Debs G says:

    Wow, a little bit more pricey for a few hours of guided play, but I guess a 3 hour ‘educational workshop’ would cost much more! Not a bad idea for a rainy afternoon.
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    • bumblebeemum says:

      We only had 3 hours because it was a media visit. Usually the admission is for the whole day so the kids could play from open to close. I hear you on educational workshops costing more!

  • Ling says:

    2 years ago, we flew to BKK specially for KidZania(not kidding, really). My girls enjoyed so much, so did hub and I. They looked so cute in all their ‘jobs’ uniform. Then, I was so excited when I get to buy online tickets for KidZania Singapore. Told my girls and my 10 year old commented exactly ‘KidZania is so childish’ and my 7 year old said ‘mummy, not worth the money!’ I felt like crying… Lol
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  • Angie.S says:

    I could really tell from the photos that your boys enjoyed themselves, they were so engrossed at every station! The start of building good work ethics, focus and team work. It must be so satisfying to enjoy the burgers and ice-creams they made from scratch themselves!
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