Singapore is a tech lover’s paradise. Wacky buildings, bright lights, super-speed Wi-Fi and the latest gadgets can be found just about everywhere we look. If you’re hoping to unleash your inner-geek or enjoy a cool day out with the fam, here are some fun things to do that’ll help you get the most out of the geeky and cyber side of the city!
Visit the Science Centre
Spanning 14 galleries and featuring over a thousand interactive exhibits, Science Centre Singapore is the place to immerse yourselves in all things scientific. Learn as you explore by trekking to the centre of the earth to discover its layers or even watching a fire tornado demonstration. Head to the Ecogarden, which showcases a variety of flora species that are naturally grown, and to Snow City, a sub-zero environment where you can whizz down a snow tube, learn about extinct species and catch a snow show. 15 Science Centre Road
Check out a game café
Whether you are into old-school video games or geeky board-games, there are plenty of gaming cafés around town to choose from. These cool hangouts are great places to meet up with friends, grab a coffee (or beer) and get back to basics with some good old-fashioned fun. If you’ve got little ones in tow, get them off the phones and tablets and spend an afternoon at a board game café such as The Mind Café and Settlers Café. From Taboo to Monopoly and Scrabble, embrace your competitive streak and let loose!
Enter the Singapore Robotics Games
Running for over 25 years, the Singapore Robotic Games is extremely popular with both locals and visitors and promises endless entertainment. As the official “Robot Olympics”, this tournament includes exciting categories including the Legged Robot Marathon Race, The Wall Climbing Robot Race and The Junior Robot Sumo Competition. Whether you’re interested in entering or would prefer to be just a spectator, why not plan a visit for the next event? And, if you do decided to make your very own robot, you can pick up the parts and equipment you need at RS Components.
Head to the Lomography Gallery Store
Get your photo fix at Singapore’s flagship lomography store – the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The walls here are adorned with hundreds of images captured around Singapore by members of the local lomography society. Check out the latest camera models, develop your lomo film negatives and browse the wide range of accessories and merchandise. Also, look out for regular exhibitions, workshops and interactive talks that take place in the store. #03-30/31/32 Peninsula Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street