Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Sim Leisure Group (SLG) have teamed up to refurbish and bring back KidZania to Singapore, which will now offer new future-ready attractions for kids aged four to 14 years.
The new and improved KidZania Singapore is expected to reopen in 1Q2024.
KidZania 5.0 will focus on portraying the cities and jobs of the future, preparing the citizens of tomorrow and instilling a better sense of sustainability by incorporating at least eight elements of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals – purpose partners will include renowned Singaporean and worldwide brands.
Having secured the long-term licensing rights for Singapore from KidZania, a global edutainment attraction from Mexico, SLG will refurbish the 7,600m² family entertainment centre located at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach which housed the original KidZania Singapore to introduce a whole suite of new attractions and experiences.
KidZania offers an engaging, educational and hands-on learning experience about the world of adult occupations by allowing kids to role-play different professions. New highlights will include YouTube Entrepreneur, Animation Studio and Makers Space, as well as a range of KidZania activities across Sentosa Island to make it even more engaging for families and children.
Recognising Singapore’s reputation for being a centre for education and innovation, KidZania’s founder, president and CEO Xavier López Ancona remarked that KidZania is “eager to make an effect on a whole new generation” as the world “grapples with the challenges of the twenty-first century”.
Sim Choo Kheng, founder and chairman, SLG, said: “This opportunity of taking over KidZania Singapore was never something I could imagine being part of. I am very confident… that KidZania Singapore will be a runaway success. This time I will make sure KidZania Singapore is here to stay.”
“Sentosa Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Sim Leisure Group to bring the innovative KidZania experience back to the island, with a renewed focus on inculcating a deeper understanding of sustainability and future-readiness,” shared Thien Kwee Eng, CEO of SDC.