One more month of school holidays and still clueluess on how to spend your holidays? Not to worry! We’ve compiled a list of productive ways for you to still salvage your holiday.
PICK UP NEW SKILLS AT OUR LIBRARIES
PIXEL Labs @ NLB
PIXEL Labs encourages innnovative thinking and tinkering. Have a hand at making your own prototypes with the latest technology and applications such as 3D printing, programming and microcontrollers. You can also join organised sessions held in the studios here.
There is also a multimedia filming space equipped with a camera and a green screen. The facility is free. To use it, simply register at the information counter!
Locations: Tampines Regional Library, Jurong Regional Library
As part of their recent facelift, Yishun Public Library was re-launched with 7 Learning Pods as one of its swanking new facilities.Each Learning Pod is equipped with a touchscreen eLearning – LyndaLibrary – an online library with over 5,000 video tutorials covering topics ranging from business, creative design and technology. These range from Microsoft Excel weekly tips, Mobile Photography, and even Video Editing.
Best part of it? It’s free! Click here to find out how to sign up: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/Main/Help/LyndaLibrary
Location: Yishun Public Library
Smart Work Centres
If you’re a freelancer or a budding entrepreneur, and you’re looking for your own workspace near your home, Smart Work Centres is the answer to your prayers. Launched in 2014, SWCs is equipped with printers, photocopy machines, video conference facilities and WiFi. There are private cubicles and common tables to fit your needs. Prices range from $20/day for a desk to $399/month for a cubicle.
Locations: Jurong Regional Library, Geylang East Public Library and Toa Payoh Public Library
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Volunteering sometimes recounts memories of secondary school days where we were made to awkwardly stand at random locations, holding tin cans. You’d be happy to know that’s not the only form of volunteering. To begin with, volunteering has to start with you wanting to do it.
The great thing about volunteering? You get to widen your social circle, pick up new skills, and earn a badge of satisfaction from making someone’s day. Here are some of our upcoming volunteering opportunities:
KelasMateMatika (KMM) Trainer / Facilitator
KelasMateMatika (KMM) trainers and facilitators play an important role in educating parents with different learning approaches through effective interaction and engaging children in exploring early numeracy concepts. Join us in making a difference in our children’s education. Click here to be a KMM trainer or facilitator!
Be a Mentor!
Want to be a big brother or sister to youths? Passionate about building character and values in our future generation? Then mentoring is for you! Interviews will be conducted in December before the programme kicks off in February. Click here to register your interest as a role model!
8 Dec: Volunteer Orientation
Join our volunteering fam and join our initiatives! From reading programmes, to engaging children and youths, there’s something for everyone who wants to give back. Meet the faces behind our volunteer team, get to know our programmes and grab the opportunity to ask any questions about contributing back. Register here!
2 Jan: Primary 1 Orientation @ Juying Primary School
As a volunteer, you are MENDAKI’s ambassadors. During the P1 Orientation period, it’s always a great opportunity to share with parents on MENDAKI’s programmes and services. Register here!
HAVE A BALL OF A TIME AT THE NEWLY OPENED SUPERPARK
You would have heard by now of the highly raved SuperPark, a mega indoor activity park that promises unstoppable fun for people of all ages.
Hailing from Finland, SuperPark Singapore opened its first branch at Suntec City on 17 November. Featuring 20 heart-pumping activity stations, the inspiration behind SuperPark was sparked by Taneli Sutinen, a Finnish father who had a challenging time navigating an indoor activity park with his daughter. Essentially, SuperPark was born from the simple idea that families could get active and have fun together indoors.
But this SuperPark is not just families. To ensure it caters to everyone, it’s divided into 3 zones – Adventure Area, Game Arena, and Freestyle Hall. Adventure Area caters for the younger ones, with activities like Kid’s Gym, a Freestyle Area complete with trampolines, foam pit and climbing walls, and a Tube Slide. Game Arena is for team sports featuring baseball, basketball, superball and the likes.
Finally, the Freestyle Hall for those who’d like a challenge. Featuring an Augmented Climbing Wall, a rock-climbing wall that uses games to increase the challenge, a Skate and Scoot World, and a Gymnastic Area.
Location: Suntec City (North Wing) 3, Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #02-477
Entrance fees: Mon-Fri: From $22 / Sat-Sun: from $28
For more details visit: https://www.superpark.com.sg