Singapore Encourages a Tech-Savvy Generation



Singapore has one of the most developed ICT markets and among the most technologically advanced populations. It keeps looking at cutting-edge technologies that could benefit its digital economy, including as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud/quantum computing, data analytics, and others.


The nation has developed a top-tier, internationally competitive technology sector and promotes youth involvement in tech-related activities that may spark a lifelong interest in any technological program. In order to keep the kids entertained, GovTech Singapore has pushed several tech-related activities – wise use of their time and energy. Despite the fact that coding skills are in high demand right now, life is not all work and no play. There are numerous learning centers that offer coding instruction to children of all ages. Even better, a tonne of educational material is available online for free.


Both parents and children can operate drones and rovers at the Singapore Science Centre. At the Drone-Rover area, the young pilots’ skills will be put to the test in a specially constructed arena that blends indoor and outdoor elements. Understanding how 3D printing functions and how it may be applied in various medical situations is one thing. The Science Centre provides a wide range of 3D printing workshops, but be careful to enquire about any age restrictions before signing up. This is so because 3D printing involves the use of delicate gear.


Researching robotic arms that, when programmed, can dance and solve Rubik’s cubes. The Smart Nation Playscape also has other toys besides robots. Experiencing exhibitions on topics like biometrics, blockchain, AI, sensors, geospatial technology, and user experience will give you a comprehensive tech immersion. After being amazed by the model buildings forming a miniature rendering of Singapore’s landscape at the Smart Nation Cityscape, children can learn how technology is increasingly driving daily city life, including supporting the planning of towns and amenities and being embedded in the infrastructure.


As part of the Smart Nation Builder traveling roadshow, a 12m long truck outfitted with interactive game stations is being utilized to educate the public about Singapore’s technological initiatives and digital government services.


SPF Anti-Scam Games: ‘Scambat’ and ‘Scam Me If You Can’


The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is constantly searching for fresh methods to inform the general public about fraud. Recently, they unveiled two brand-new games with the names “ScamBat” and “Scam Me If You Can,” which are intended to broaden their touchpoints and effectively strengthen the bonds between SPF and the general public, particularly the younger generations, through entertaining and instructive activities.


The Media, Arts & Design School of Singapore Polytechnic collaborated in the creation of “ScamBat.” For many players, it is an analog card game that exposes players to a variety of swindles. Copies will be sent to every school on the island, including polytechnics, universities, and all primary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions.


The public will also be able to get the “ScamBat” set through the neighborhood police centers’ (NPCs) planned physical outreach and engagement programs. On the other hand, “Scam Me If You Can” is a five-minute single-player touchscreen game played on a mobile kiosk. Players can level up while swiping to match tiles and score points by taking anti-scam tests. After passing the exams, players have the opportunity to receive a surprise reward from the device.


Before proceeding to the next two locations, SPF will concurrently set up two kiosks in two different public spaces with high foot traffic for a month.