Local Asian Herbs

By Ajuntha Anwari Blue Rice Memory As a child I recall eating a delicious dish at a restaurant in Geylang Serai together with my family. It was a delicious rice dish that gripped my young imagination because the rice was coloured blue! I later learnt that the blue colour came from the blue pea vine…

It’s Showtime!

By Grace Quah and Danny My experience in Science Centre’s annual science busking festival was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It was a great exercise in mindfulness – of my science communication abilities, not only at the performance stage but during the preparations too. Let me briefly share some of the significant…

Child’s Play

By Loke Ting Wei We pop pills every time we are sick. Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes before these come into the market or are deemed fit for human consumption? Like any other products in the world, medicines have to go through many rounds of tests and trials before they are branded safe for…

Science Buskers Festival 2016

Did you know that when you put a glass rod inside glass jar containing glycerin, it will disappear? Or that you can poke through your take away tea bag with a pencil, without it being spilled? All these and many more ‘magic’ science tricks were showcased in the auditions of the Science Buskers Festival 2016,…

6 Things to Check Out at Singapore Science Festival 2015

Have you always been curious, imaginative and loves to tinker with things? Why not think about how we can apply all these to change and make something better? “Changemaker of Science” is the theme of this year’s Singapore Science Festival, and we look at how science can be used to transform and improve lives. Inevitably,…

Exciting time with the Singapore Science Festival!

It is the time of the year again, where we celebrate the Singapore Science Festival! In two weeks’ time, the Festival will open with a blast at X-periment!, a three-day science carnival which celebrates the latest developments and research work in the field of science and technology. Universities, research institutions, and companies will demonstrate some…

Taking Science Outside The Classroom

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore Many students when asked about their perception of science often associate it with “Formulae”, “Equations”, “Exams”, “Experiments”, “Chemistry / Biology / Physics”. Undoubtedly, many of you would have probably thought the same if you were asked the question. I lament the fact that the…

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…