KidZania Singapore has issued post on its social media channels that it will not be reopening the doors to the kid-sized City after the lifting of the Circuit Breaker measures. Instead, it is “ZanK-U and good-bye”, closing down for good after four years at Sentosa.
“ZanK-U” is KidZania-speak for “Thank you”.
KidZania Singapore Not Reopening
In a post on Facebook on the evening of 16 June 2020, KidZania Singapore said, “We’ve had the pleasure of being here for 4 years. We’ve had the joy of entertaining and educating 1 Million Kids. We thank you for joining and helping us build a billion memories. ZanK-U and goodbye”
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KidZania Singapore is located in a dedicated building, Palawan Kidz City, at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach. Inside, the edutainment centre features a kid-sized version of a metropolis where kids can get jobs at the establishments around the City.
These jobs include being a pilot, fireman, doctor, chef and driving instructor and provide kids with learning opportunities as they step into the shoes of each occupation. Upon completing the job, kids receive KidZos, the KidZanian version of money.
A City for Kids
The concept for KidZania first originated in Mexico and has expanded to more than 25 facilities around the world, including London, Bangkok and Tokyo.
When it first opened in April 2016, KidZania Singapore it was amongst the few facilities which had a stadium and an airplane fuselage as part of the City, as well as being located in a stand-alone building. Most other KidZanias are located within shopping malls.
Wonderful & Fond Memories
The news of KidZania Singapore’s closing was met with dismay by parents. Some parents expressed that they had planned to visit KidZania Singapore once it had reopened after the COVID-19 measures were lifted.
Many parents also recalled fond memories of their visits to KidZania Singapore. Some parents also expressed how their children had wonderful times at KidZania Singapore, participating in various activities.
Others expressed their thanks to KidZania Singapore staff for making their visits memorable over the years.
One of the questions that people raised was about KidZos which had been saved up from past visits and whether they could still be redeemed.
While, at this time of writing, KidZania Singapore has yet to respond to these queries on its social media channels, it says to email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZanK U for the memories, KidZania Singapore!