Wanted: Ideas from educators for children's theme park KidZania

SINGAPORE - Educators can get a sneak peek of Singapore's newest theme park before its official opening date in the second half of the year.

KidZania Singapore - a city scaled down to a child's size where children can role-play life as an adult - is inviting local educators to get a say in shaping the attraction's activities through preview sessions and school trips, it announced on Tuesday.

Feedback and suggestions will be tapped to enhance the attraction's activities.

"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," said Mr William Edwards, the chief operating officer of Malaysia's Themed Attractions and Resorts, which brought in the Mexican franchise.

The company also revealed new brands which will take a spot in the "city" that has its own national anthem, economy, paved streets, buildings, vehicles and recognisable destinations sponsored by and named after leading brands.

Children can be a candy specialist at Sticky Candy store, a food scientist at the Abbott Milk Innovation Lab or go on air as a radio DJ with Kiss92.

The other "jobs" on offer: the owner of a 7-Eleven convenience store, an optometrist at Carl Zeiss & Nanyang Optical, a mountaineer at Camp Challenge and a dentist at the Sunstar Dental Clinic.

Previously announced partners include Pizza Hut, The Soup Spoon and Killiney Kopitiam.

Educators keen to organise group sessions or work with KidZania can write to learn@kidzania.com.sg