We developed and now share a panel on the novel coronavirus, “Facts about Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19 and the Novel Virus.” This panel lists basic scientific facts about infectious diseases, with illustrations, to help you correctly get updated information and news. You will find answers to simple questions such as…

  • What is the scary part of the “novel” virus?

  • What is infection?

  • How can we prevent the spread of the virus?

  • What do the test results mean to us?

We hope this panel helps you.

The panels we will share are:

(Date: 03/17/2020)

More information at https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/resources/provision/COVID-19/

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Science Centre Singapore redefines holistic learning with UNTAME - a suite of multi-dimensional STEM initiatives:

Reigniting fascination and fun in science for the new normal titled UNTAME – a suite of blended learning digital-first events set to launch in the second half of 2020, aimed at encouraging the young and young at heart to rediscover the wonders of Science in the new normal. To navigate the year of disruptions, which saw a three-month closure during the height of the pandemic, the institution made active advancements in pushing the boundaries of digital-driven engagement, with new and signature programmes undergoing a digitalisation facelift to connect with fans beyond the walls of the Centre.

The Centre is redefining guest experience through UNTAME to spark curiosity and self-learning both on-ground and online. Bringing this effort to life are three immersive, cross-platform events which will run from October to November, primed to fuel a fun and meaningful discovery of pivotal 21st century Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and how they interface with Arts and Humanities. The learning journey for UNTAME will commence with the second KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival for Young Learners, followed by a STEM Conference for educators and industry professionals, and finally, culminate with UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries, an inaugural STEM-based virtual festival for the whole family. Find out more about the UNTAME event at: http://www.science.edu.sg/untame.

Asia Drone Championship 2020 goes virtual

Singapore’s first official drone racing event is going virtual this year! Jointly organised by Science Centre Singapore and Multi-Rotor Association Singapore, the Asia Drone Championship 2020 is an exciting and thrilling drone racing e-sport spectacle that features top-tier drone racers and pilots from the Asia Pacific region battling on a specially curated virtual track whilst vying for attractive cash prizes worth up to $5,000 in either International Open Race Category or Singapore Student Race Category. Presented in an e-sports format, this virtual race event brings the same level of excitement and competition, creating a whole new unique experience for both the racer and e-sports enthusiast alike! In addition, freestyle pilots can submit their creative flying pieces to stand a chance at winning a prize. Interested racers or pilots may register here before 12 September 2020. For more information, visit our website here and YouTube page here. Remember to catch the grand finals live-streamed on Facebook on 19 September 2020 at 1900 (SGT).

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Following the Centre’s re-opening, we rolled out the annual Singapore Science Festival (SSF), which has gone fully digital for the first time ever. In its 20th iteration, the festival features a line-up of anticipated signature events such as X-Periment!, Science Buskers Festival and the Explosive Food Show from the Royal Institution. Jointly presented by Science Centre Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), this year’s festival showcases over 30 interactive events and activities revolving around the theme “Empowered by Science”, a reflection of how the starting point of endless possibilities stems from various innovative ideas. Taking participants on a virtual journey to experience, engage and explore the power of science, this digital-first festival is a testament to how technologies can help us to overcome physical limitations during these unprecedented times. Find out more here and here as the festival ends on 8th August!

SSF launch follows the recent reopening of Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions. The re-opening and the implementation of enhanced safety measures across its premises was announced through a media release, spanning broadcast outlets, dailies, as well as lifestyle and parenting titles and reinforced Science Centre Singapore’s position as a leading attraction in Singapore, and placed emphasis on its ability to pivot creatively and continuously engage with guests amid unprecedented times.

“Indeed, we are very encouraged and extremely grateful that our fans and the public came to visit us to show their strong and loyal support. During the short one week school holiday, we achieved almost full capacity based on reduced capacity and session timings due to safety measures instituted every day. We will continue to review our processes and improve where necessary to enhance learning, comfort and safety for all our guests. Safety remains a top priority and we assure all that no effort will be spared to make fun safe,” said Assoc Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Board.

Media efforts

Media efforts for the Singapore Science Festival resulted in 140 pieces of earned coverage across broadcast, print, online and social media, including tier one vernacular titles such as Vasantham Tamil Seithi, Oli 96.8FM and MoneyFM 89.3 amounting to an AVE of $911,451 AVE and PR value of  $2,734,353.

Media interviews were also conducted during Science’s Centre reopening weekend between key media titles and spokespersons, resulting in over 50 pieces of coverage across broadcast, print, online and social media, accounting for an AVE of $460,877 and a PR value of $1,382,631, of which a whopping 43% were tier one hits including all four local vernaculars with a front-page article in LianHe Zaobao.

A dedicated Welcome Back video specially produced and uploaded across the Centre’s social channels generated over 43,000 reach and achieved over 30,000 views within the first week itself. Additional video content showcasing the Centre’s enhanced measures implemented to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests was also shared across different platforms to help them plan and prepare their visits. Subsequent content around the enhanced safety measures video and exhibitions garnered over 4,600 engagements.

Coverage Highlights

Fostering Your Child’s Curiosity Through Science Activities Is Easier Than You Think


The best things to do in Singapore this week (July 27-Aug 2)


Singapore Science Festival 2020: 30 Interactive Events and Activities To Get You Excited About Science


Science Centre, Snow City to reopen from Jul 17


Science Centre, Snow City to reopen on July 17


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