KIDZANIA comes in Manila @2014!!
I’m 20 years old and I’m still excited for this thing! (After seeing these pictures, who wouldn’t?)Kidzania will finally open in Manila next year at BGC, Taguig City!
For those who are not familiar with Kidzania, it is a Mexican-based company which builds a large theme park/role play community for kids where they can take on jobs and be like adults working for money. Kidzania has its own money, its own currency to be given to the kids to spend with on stores or activities inside the park….and when they ran out of money, they have to work to earn more. (Sounds familiar?)
Kids can choose any job they want. They can be a police officer, a chef, a fireman with his/her own firetruck, a veterinarian, a doctor, a photographer, heck even a news anchor or a reporter. The facilities in hospitals and restaurants are scaled roughly one-third of its structure but are made to be authentic as possible so that kids get a real ‘feel’ of the job atmosphere.Kidzania has already been opened in 13 countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, South Korea, Japan and Dubai. Kidzania Manila will be located at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, near Market Market and Serendra. As soon as I’ve first heard of it, I really love the concept of Kidzania. It allows the children to learn the value of money and the importance of working hard for something you want. Now that we have the K-12, kids will be more aware of the real world and any attraction they enjoy doing at Kidzania can play a major part in their career selections later on. If you ask me, this is what Filipino kids really need: A career guide during their teens and pre-teens. Hopefully, we can eliminate the career discrimination and obligatory profession dominating our society right now. Kids in this generation will realize that no career is superior than the other; every career/job/profession/vocation is important for the society to function like a well-oiled machine. Another thing is, there are absolutely no computers or internet or any sort of gadget in this theme park. With this, they can freely interact with other kids (co-workers) and enjoy the fulfillment of companionship and working together. Also, Kidzania here in Manila will incorporate fishing and agriculture industry, which is a very good thing so that young Filipinos can understand the importance of the overlooked yet significant industries. Not trying to be a secondhand press release but I’m really excited with this theme park. It’s one of the things I look forward to at 2014. I can’t wait to bring my baby brother here…and hopefully, I can get inside to have some fun too 🙂 For more details, visit the Kidzania website here: http://manila.kidzania.com/en/
And yeah, expect sky-rocketing price for tickets but after reading the reviews in other countries, I guess it’s worth working and saving for.
Posted on July 30, 2013, in It's More Fun in the Philippines, My country, reflections and tagged 2014, Bonifacio Global City, Careers, Education, entertainment, Filipino kids, fun, jobs, Kids, Kidzania, Kidzania Manila, Kidzania Philippines, recreational activities, Theme park. Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.