Fun Day Out with Singtel Cast app and Nickelodeon Play

Our girls are forever glued to the screens when they are at home, travelling in the car or during meal time. When the day came for them to discover a new entertainment app at KidZania, they were both too eager to check it out.

It was a fun day out with Singtel Cast app and Nickelodeon Play app, both unfamiliar to both our girls and also to the mum. Because sadly we aren’t Singtel users and the app is only available for Singtel customers. Nevertheless, we got some hands-on time with the apps at the event held in November. (Yes this is one of those super overdue posts lah! #needmoretime)

When it comes to apps, Ayra and Zara need no instructions nor introduction, just download the app on our devices and they automatically know how to use them. This applies to ALL and ANY apps we’ve downloaded for them so far. They also have a way of knowing EXACTLY which apps they can tap to open and which are the ones that belong to Mummy and Ayah! #stunned

The girls were entertaining themselves with the Nickelodeon app while Mummy learned more about what Cast has to offer.

Singtel Cast is Singapore’s first OTT video portal app. Cast offers thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids’ edutainment delivered on Singtel’s extensive 4G network. Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu content packs. Each pack is priced at S$4.90/month and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-on for just S$3 more per month. Customers can also sign up for Viu’s premium service at Cast to enjoy the latest Korean and Japanese entertainment at the same price.

Features of Singtel Cast

  • Instant access to Full HD episodes or downloads to watch offline with the ‘Watch Now’ and ‘Download’ functions
  • Uninterrupted streaming on Singtel’s high-speed, extensive 4G network or any WiFi connection
  • Convenience of paying for subscriptions through monthly Singtel bill

Viu Premium service – Offers the widest range of the latest Korean drama and variety shows such as Entourage, Jealousy Incarnate and Love in the Moonlight. Viu Premium subscribers can enjoy privileges such as unlimited download, priority viewing with English and Chinese subtitles as fast as eight hours after original telecast, full HD and uninterrupted viewing2 on the Viu app.

Kids Pack – Features the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes such as SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more. The Kids Pack on CAST is also the only place to get access to the full range of games and shows on the all-new, Emmy award-winning, Nickelodeon Play app.

Asian Hits Pack – Features up to 1,000 hours of popular hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages, including variety shows Are You Hokkien?, The Voice of Taiwan, Chef Nic and hit drama series Diamond Lover, Taste of Love, and The Legend of S.

Hallyu Pack – Offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels ONE, Oh!K and KBS World such as highly-anticipated drama series within 24 hours of Korean telecast and all-time variety show favourites like Infinite Challenge.

Subscriptions for each pack start from S$4.90/month with a 12-month contract or S$6.90/month with no contract. A pack can be bundled with 1GB of data for just an additional S$3/month. Customers can enjoy extra value when they stack individual packs bundled with 1GB of data. This means a customer with Asian, Kids and Hallyu packs bundled with data, will get to enjoy 3GB data every month.

Kids Can’t Get Hands Off the Nickelodeon Play App

With a grid designed like that, the little ones will be begging to get the Kids Pack to unlock everything on it so they can keep scrolling up, down, left, right and click on any of the videos and games in the Nickelodeon Play app. This app is probably the must have for die-hard fans of Nickelodeon.

At the fun day out, we also got a special session with Nickelodeon’s favourite duo, Spongebob and Patrick! The girls (and their Ayah) were super excited to see their favourite characters on stage.

What a fun-filled and exciting morning with Singtel and Nickelodeon! Thanks for including us in this special session. Ayra and Zara had fun.

If you would like to find out more about the app, visit www.cast.sg.

My Little Photographers at KidZania Canon Imaging Academy

The Mummy loves photography and has been a supporter for Canon cameras for a long time now. The girls have been the subject of Mummy’s shooting obsession since the day they entered into her life. They have seen how the Mummy handled the camera and are rather familiar with how the camera works. When they were given a chance to handle a big camera like Mummy at KidZania, they were thrilled.

Although they didn’t get to complete their task as a photojournalist, as they were too distracted with the other activities going around them on their first visit to KidZania, they did get to put on the Canon EOS vest (which Mummy is rather jealous of) and tried handling and shooting with the Canon PowerShot EOS DSLR inside the Imaging Academy.

Look at how adorable and professional they look!

At the Canon Imaging Academy inside KidZania Singapore, the kids get to pick between being a Photojournalist or a Photography Student.

Photojournalist at Canon Imaging Academy

  • For +4 years and above
  • Each session allows up to 4 kids
  • Takes about 20 mins for each session
  • Kid earns 6 Kidzos

Being a Photojournalist, they were supposed to learn how to handle the DSLR camera, go on a mission to shoot different objects around KidZania and complete their task to earn the Kidzos.

Photography Student at Canon Imaging Academy

  • For +4 years and above
  • Each session allows up to 6 kids
  • Takes about 20 mins for each session
  • Kid pays 8 Kidzos

As a Photography Student, they get to learn how to pose for the camera and shoot other student models with the DSLR. Each student will also get to bring home a printed photo from their session.

The girls were happy to have snapped some photos of Mummy with their cameras and were issued a certificate at the end of their task.

Guess we will be back again for more KidZania fun since Mummy bought the girls their KidZania Passports! Perhaps we should make trips to other cities too to check out the other KidZanias.

Read other kids’ experiences at KidZania Canon Imaging Academy…

Holly Molly! KidZania Singapore is FINALLY Ready To Welcome You!

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KidZania, the world’s fastest growing family edutainment phenomenon, has announced that KidZania Singapore will open to the public on 12 April 2016 and operate 7 days a week. Tickets, starting from S$25 to S$58, will be available for advance purchase online from 11 March 2016, 11am, on www.kidzania.com.sg.  Online ticket purchases will be entitled to 5% discount off walk-in rates.

Designed to provide kids with realistic role-play activities that complements school learning experiences, KidZania Singapore is best suited for children aged 4 and above. Located at Palawan Kidz City and conveniently linked to the Beach Station on Sentosa Island, the 7,600 square-metre park will open with a variety of role-play activities for kids to live out their aspirations and challenge themselves to real-life adventures.

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Stepping into the City

All adults must be accompanied by a child below the age of 18 years to enter KidZania Singapore. Adults, with children below the age of eight, must remain within the city’s premises while the children are exploring the city.

From 12 April 2016, guests can also purchase limited tickets on-site at KidZania Singapore, subject to availability.

Opening Hours:

Sundays to Thursdays: 10am to 5pm

Fridays, Saturdays, School holidays, eve of and Public Holidays: 10am to 8pm

Ticket Prices: (For walk-in admission)

Online purchases are entitled to 5% discount off walk-in ticket prices

Infants (under 2 years old): Free Admission

Toddlers aged 2 to 3: S$25

Kids aged 4 to 17: S$58

Adults aged 18 to 59: S$35

Senior Citizens (aged 60 & above): S$25

For more information on KidZania Singapore, check out www.kidzania.com.sg and https://www.facebook.com/KidZaniaSingapore/ .

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KidZania Singapore – Most HAP place for kids in 2015

Sentosa is going to be the kids wonderland in the second quarter this year, and this is probably the most HAP place for kids in Singapore! HAP as in Happening and Happiest place! I want to be a kid again! Can we have an adult only trial preview too please?

KidZania is an indoor family education and entertainment centre (think Edutainment!), which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience targeted at kids. KidZania combines role-play with real life, creating a kid-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire kids; from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city centre to exploring the city streets. As in the real world, kids choose activities – such as being a police officer, doctor, journalist or a customer – 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” 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 it is all about fun which truly epitomises learning through play.

KidZania Singapore announced nine new partners, unveiling new roles and activities that children can take part in KidZania Singapore. They include being an optometrist, a candy maker, a store manager and a radio DJ.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” the commonly asked question by educators and parents. Now with KidZania, it’s going to be “Why not let’s go try these professions today at KidZania?” KidZania Singapore is inviting local educators to have a say in shaping the attraction’s activities through initiatives such as organized “school trips” and a preview session.

Best suited for children aged 4 and above, KidZania offers diverse learning experiences that are specifically designed to aid social, emotional and intellectual growth through the development of work and study skills, positive attitudes, creative thinking and self-esteem.

KidZania Singapore would like to engage local educators to tap on their expertise and feedback in order to enhance the attraction’s activities. From now till KidZania Singapore’s launch, educators who are keen to organize group sessions or work with KidZania can also write in to learn@kidzania.com.sg. A special preview session for KidZania in Singapore will be scheduled closer to the launch date. KidZania Singapore welcomes feedback and suggestions as it strives for continual improvement to ensure relevance of the attraction’s activities to its visitors’ needs.

KidZania offers a unique opportunity for educators to complement the academic learning experience by reinforcing existing classroom knowledge, to support the cognitive and character development of a child. As we get closer to bringing KidZania to Singapore, we welcome local educators to partner us to educate, empower and inspire our future generation.” said William Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd.

Children can immerse themselves in more real-life situations and activities as KidZania Singapore announced the addition of 9 new partnerships, making a total of 23 partners to date. KidZania Singapore and its latest partners are ready to build a better world for kids. Are your kids ready for these fun and educational adventures?

Find out more about KidZania Singapore at http://kidzania.com.sg. We can’t wait to visit KidZania Singapore soon!