Among the things learnt at the Singapore Discovery Centre
1) Learning to build an entire city on a small island: trying to figure out where the hospital, community centres, playground etc should be. Understanding that since there is less land space, housing apartments are built upwards, but only till a certain height.
2) Appreciating how Singapore has managed to make its disadvantages work. A nation of many races, having four official languages and still doing fine.
The place is a veritable storehouse of information interactively presented. The kids
tried their hand at being a commando, built cities, did a news report and saw themselves on television.
I liked the corridor of quotable quotes from school children on how they view the future:
A nine year old had this to say: Singaporeans will have get flowers as pets and travel in high tech bubbles that go pop when they arrive