A Bay-utiful Day!

On 25 September 2012, a mini-SCS contingent stole away from Science Centre in the heat of day, through an inconspicuous mini bus transport, to destination—Marina Bay. Witness to the crime was Science Centre’s CE—A/Prof Lim, who sportingly took a picture of us leaving the site. The mood was clearly buoyant… there were no tears to…

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Off to see the golden boy

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition is on display in Seattle from 24 May 2012 to 6 January 2013. Yesterday afternoon, my family and I checked into the Pacific Science Center in downtown Seattle to suss out the King Tut travelling exhibition from National Geographic. Steeped in the fascinating and mysterious Egyptian ancientology, the…

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Our latest invention

We are all used to big billboards, colourful advertising posters and interesting bus decorations drawing our attention to loads of products that we don’t really need but really should buy. Advertising seems to be all about making us notice things that we would normally ignore. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and as…

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Design your own dinosaur

In the latest issue of the Sunday Times, there was a one-page feature about Twinky, Apollo and Prince, the three dinosaur skeletons destined for the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore (“Special Report: Singapore’s dinosaurs; Get ready for Twinky & friends”, 4 Dec 2011). Describing how the dinosaur bones are assembled, the…

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Fun learning journey

This is my first year attending the Singapore Science Festival and I am amazed at the extent of creativity put into all the booths, workshops and performances that makes learning science easier. I wish I had the opportunity to learn science in such a fun way when I was a student! Filling up the whole…

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