Biggest Singapore Science Festival to open on Friday

lvscience - At X-Periment, a science fair where universities, companies, and research institutions share and demonstrate their latest innovations. The biggest Singapore Science Festival, with more than 50 organisations taking part, will open on Frida
lvscience - At X-Periment, a science fair where universities, companies, and research institutions share and demonstrate their latest innovations. The biggest Singapore Science Festival, with more than 50 organisations taking part, will open on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: SINGAPORE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The biggest Singapore Science Festival, with more than 50 organisations taking part, will open on Friday. The opening carnival will feature internationally renowned science entertainer, Dr Ken Farquhar performing circus tricks and explaining the science behind them.

Visitors to the carnival will also get to see printable solar cell batteries and a giant robotic snake that mimics the movement of real snakes. They will also get to meet local scientists and take a close look the work of research institutes, local universities and polytechnics. The carnival will be held at Marina Square from Friday to Sunday.

The festival will also include the Singapore Mini Maker Faire where local and overseas inventors and hobbyists will showcase their DIY works including eco-friendly jewellery and haze detectors. It will held on July 27 and 28 at *SCAPE.

Organisers said that the events lined up this year were intended to show the general public how fun and relevant science is in everyday lives. The entire festival runs from July 19 to Aug 4.