The new playground at Sentosa: Kidzania Singapore x Qatar Airways

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

‘Lo and behold Singaporean parents, because a new educational playground has just entered Singapore and will soon be open for the public starting this April 2016!


Kidzania, an indoor family education and entertainment centre, has unveiled Qatar Airways as its latest industry partner and I got a sneak peek of how the new facility is shaping up on Sentosa Island!

Kidzania Singapore is housed at Palawan Kidz City at Palawan Beach, and upon arrival, one will be welcomed (and astounded) by the sight of a life-size decommissioned Boeing 737 that measures over 25 metre long with a full wingspan of 28 metres.



Kidzania is the world’s fastest growing family edutainment phenomenon and it offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience targeted for kids.

KidZania combines role-play with real life, creating a kid-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire kids – from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city centre, to exploring the city streets.

Of all the 22 KidZania cities located worldwide, KidZania Singapore will be the only KidZania to showcase the full fuselage of an actual plane within its city.

From left to right:
Tunku Dato' Ahmad Burhanuddin (Group MD & CEO of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels), His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Bakar (Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive), Mr William Edwards (CEO of Attractions at Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels)

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Bakar

We are delighted to partner KidZania once again to ignite children’s imagination and bring their aviation dreams to life in an educational and entertaining way.

At Qatar Airways, we aspire to go places together with our passengers and through KidZania Singapore; we hope to introduce today’s budding aviation enthusiasts to the airline environment, helping them on their journeys into an aviation-related career when they grow up.

– Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Bakar



Visitors entering KidZania Singapore will be greeted at the Qatar Airways branded airport terminal, complete with check-in desks and personnel dressed in Qatar Airways uniform. The facility is also home to the Aviation Academy where kids can immerse themselves in the world of aviation and travel.

With the help of Zupervisors, aspiring pilots at KidZania Singapore can experience flying two of Qatar Airways’ flagship aircraft – the 787 Dreamliner and the A380 superjumbo aircraft – using state-of-the-air flight simulators.

The flight simulation facility was specially designed to demonstrate taking off and landing at Qatar Airways home base and hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha and Singapore Changi Airport.

Mascots of Kidzania

Designed to suit children aged 4 and above at KidZania Singapore, kids can choose from a diverse range of role-playing activities. They can role-play as Qatar Airways’ pilots or cabin crew and learn how to ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers on-board. Parents can join in the fun as they take on the role of on-board passengers receiving five-star inflight hospitality from their little ones.

Through the Aviation Academy , the kids can inch closer to their dreams of becoming pilots and cabin crew and gain a greater appreciation for the responsibilities and skills required to be part of the airline’s operating crew.

For more information on Kidzania Singapore, check out www.kidzania.com.sg or their facebook page at Kidzania Singapore.

Note: This is a media invite from Qatar Airways and Kidzania Singapore, extended by Originally Us and Alvinology Media.


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About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 175 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Last year, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000.

Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 175 aircraft.

The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.

About Kidzania

Essentially the fastest growing educational and entertainment brand in the world, KidZania has won numerous awards, having been voted “Best Theme Park Worldwide” by The Themed Entertainment Association, “Top Family Entertainment Centre of the World” by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (“IAAPA”), “Global Leisure Operator of the Year” by Retail and Leisure International and “Concept of the Year” by MAPIC.

KidZania operates just like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognisable destinations in the form of “establishments” branded by leading international and local brands.

The facilities are designed to educate through experience, fostering the development of life skills, but from a kid’s perspective it is all about fun which truly epitomizes learning through play.

KidZania Singapore is a subsidiary of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., the investment holding company responsible for the development, management and operations of various hospitality and attraction destinations in Malaysia and Singapore.


About Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.

Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., (formerly known as Cameron Highlands Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) is an investment holding company incorporated to develop, manage and operate hospitality and attraction destinations.

Established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, TAR&H serves as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry by bringing premier world-class hotels, resorts, golf courses and attractions to the region.

Its current key investment portfolio comprises of:
  • Desaru Coast - Malaysia’s first integrated luxury destination
  • LEGOLAND® Malaysia - the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia
  • KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore - an indoor family education and entertainment centre
  • Puteri Harbour – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex
  • SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan
  • Thomas Town – an indoor theme park that features the famous Thomas & Friends® characters on multiple themed rides
  • Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour Nusajaya
  • Award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi
  • The Els Club Malaysia will add two more championship golf courses to its stable with the opening of Els Club Desaru Coast and Els Club Desaru Valley, both located in Desaru Coast

Working with renowned global and local partners and brands, TAR&H aims to be the leading Leisure & Tourism Group bringing world-class destinations to South East Asia, creating over 15,000 jobs.