Activities using Virtual Reality, telecommunications and digital imagery give children a taste of the future
Technology makes the modern world go round and it will play an even bigger role in the future – a future that the current generation must be well-equipped to face. To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur announces KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”. These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:
> Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.
> 360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.
> Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with a smartphone/tablet app.
Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
|Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur Shahrul NIzar Ahmad during the launch of KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted recently.|
“Our children have grown up with all the convenience of technology, but for most of them, their exposure is mostly limited to entertainment. At KidZania Kuala Lumpur, we see technology as an important educational tool so with KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted we want to channel children’s familiarity with technology by introducing positive and interesting ways in which technology can be used for learning,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
“With our KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, we hope to trigger greater interest in tech among our young visitors.”
“Engaging children in a virtual environment sparks creativity and inspiration to create great things, which is why we are excited to partner with KidZania Kuala Lumpur for KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted this year. At VR Lab, we believe in the power of imagination because if you can imagine something, it has the potential to become a reality. Combine this with the latest technology, and our future generations will achieve great things,” said Datin Shireen Tan, Chief Executive Officer of VR Lab Bhd.
Find out more about the scheduled Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted workshops and activities at www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, and enjoy the rest of KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s role-play experiences and child-friendly establishments too!
Don’t miss out on all the excitement at the KidZania Kuala Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted (16 May – 24 June 2017) – for a limited time, get a 40% discount on tickets with the promo code KZKT40 in the KidZania Kuala Lumpur online ticketing engine. For more information, please visit www.kidzania.com.my.
About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experienes for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.