Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

In the National Interest – Singapore Discovery Centre

The Singapore Discovery Centre was designed as an immersive experience for both adults and children of the city state to find out everything there is to know about their city. Through the use of imaginative and innovative interactive multimedia techniques and devices, visitors are provided with glimpses of the country’s past, its present and future and factors that influence this process, their place in it and how they can influence the process.

Fifteen exhibits deal with various aspects of the city state. Starting with Gateway, where a storytelling format is used to show the key events that shaped the history of Singapore. A game show format, music and dance are employed to highlight the diversity of the city state and to make Singaporeans aware of the culture and heritage of their compatriots. Even the Merlion, the country’s national symbol is employed to put across what it means to be Singaporean through a fun song and dance routine. Old news reports form the basis for Reporter for a Day allowing anyone with a good grasp of English, Malay, Mandarin or Tamil to ‘report’ on these stories in front of a live camera and to enjoy the playback whilst checking out their performance. Insights into how the country is governed are presented in Portals. Singapore’s big hopes and dreams despite its small size form the basis of The Little Red Dot. Players of Enterprise Quest are challenged to make bold decisions to reap rewards. Spectacle, billed as an audio visual show involves a large orb that comes alive every 15 minutes with images of Singapore indicating its global aspirations while rooted to its culture. In Smart Show viewers engage in a game of banter with virtual host George Junior and discover their ‘smarts’ and how to use it for the benefit of their nation. 24/7 is an audio tribute to the many who toil in various professions in the city state to make it a better place. A range of sounds that depict the many professions in Singapore can be identified here. The Crisis Simulation Theatre is just that. The crisis here is what happens if a bomb should go off in Raffles MRT station. Build it showcases the land planning techniques used to build the city state. Interactive media stations allow inquisitive visitors to test their knowledge on Singapore. Battle Field Command is where the public gets to make a go at being a commander of a tank, a frigate or an Apache helicopter. This introduces the software developed by the country’s defence forces to safeguard the city state. Visionarium Design Studio is a large interactive game where 3 teams of 40 players make joint design decisions to develop Singapore into one of the world’s best cities. The combined design is presented on a 360 degree wrap around screen. The centre also hosts special exhibitions and events to commemorate important events and screens blockbuster 3D and 2D family movies @ iWERKS, cinema.

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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


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