The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 24, 2013
 

Kidzania, a "city" run by kids, to open on Sentosa in 2015

 
 

A new theme park on Sentosa where children can role play in different jobs in their own miniature city will open in 2015.

Called Kidzania, the $90 million park will allow children aged four to 14 to "work" in a local bank, transport company or hospital. They will be able to pretend to be police officers, doctors, journalists and postmen among other professions.

The idea behind the theme park is to inculcate children with values such as hard work and punctuality through play. Doing their jobs well will earn them "money" which they can then use in the "city" to for example buy food.

The park will also be have a Singaporean flavour to it with the theme park management KidZanie Singapore working with local companies. KidZanie Singapore is a collaboration between Mexican company KidZania and Malaysia's Themed Attractions and Resorts.