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Singapore Discovery Centre's Got Exciting New Features (& It's Near Halal Food!)

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Siti Ayeeshah Zaki  •  Dec 06, 2021

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The school holidays are here! If you're looking for a new attraction to visit with your family or friends, we've got great news - Singapore Discovery Centre has new, exciting features this 2021 ? With new and improved permanent exhibits, travelling all the way to Joo Koon will definitely be worth it! ? Plus, HHWT's compiled a list of the tastiest food in the area. So once you're done with a fulfilling day of discovering exciting activities, you can refill with good, halal food nearby ?

New Features At Singapore Discovery Centre (With Halal Food Nearby!)

Singapore Discovery Centre's got 2 new permanent exhibits that'll have you on your toes. The multi-sensorial experiences will immerse you in worlds unknown to our generation, leaving you spell-bound. For both an exciting and enriching time, you should definitely check out Through The Lens of Time and Sandbox, Singapore Discovery Centre's 2 new permanent exhibits! P.S.  Singapore Discovery Centre also has exciting attractions like an escape room, laser tag, 4D simulation rides, paintball and more!

1.  Through The Lens Of Time 

 Singapore Discovery Centre's new exhibit, Through The Lens of Time, uses cool AR features and realistic sets to immerse you in Singapore's past. Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors, experience the times of Sang Nila Utama and Raffles. 
Credit: Singapore Discovery Centre on Facebook Then, discover the Japanese Occupation and the Konfrontasi before heading toward independence. Putting your school classes right before your very eyes, this exhibit is perfect for any history-junkie, or anyone who wants to know more about Singapore's past.

2. Sandbox

Another new feature brought to you by Singapore Discovery Centre is Sandbox! In contrast with Through The Lens of Tine, this exhibition imagines with you Singapore's future.
Credit: Singapore Discovery Centre on Facebook
The concept of the sandbox allows you to, like with sand in a sandbox, both create and rebuild any ideas you might have of Singapore's future. With multi-sensory stories and interactive displays, you can now imagine possibilities of the future!
Sandbox also has exciting games such as Battlefield Command and Situation Room! Defend Singapore from incoming threats from land, air, and sea or even virus and disaster outbreaks such as Covid-19.

3. When It Was Syonanto

 You see it in your textbooks and learn about it in stories from our grandparents, but you'll never truly understand what it was like. Singapore Discovery Centre's new dramatised tour, When It Was Syonanto, transports you back to 1942! This is the closest you might get to experiencing and understanding one of the darkest periods in Singapore's history. 
Credit: Singapore Discovery Centre on Facebook
Starting from 11 Dec 2021, the tour will run on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. ?

Halal Food Nearby!

After a fun-filled day at Singapore Discovery Centre, wind down and savour delicious dishes with halal food nearby! Exploring the centre will definitely work up an appetite ?

1. 511 Indian Muslim Food

For an affordable meal, try out 511 Indian Muslim Food! This hawker stall has all your familiar Indian favourites. Located opposite Singapore Discovery Centre at 511 Upper Jurong Road, this Muslim-owned eatery is definitely one of the more accessible options if you're looking for a refill. 511 Indian Muslim Food  Halal Status: Halal-Certified

2. Hahahotpot

The Muslim-owned HaHahotpot serves yummy authentic Sichuan hotpot. It's also only a walk away from 511 Indian Muslim Food!
Credit: hahahotpotsg on Instagram Savour beef or mutton shabu-shabu and other meat options like Swedish meatballs, chicken sausage, luncheon meat and cheese tofu! Seafood lovers can enjoy XL prawns, half shell scallop, or New Zealand green mussels. Halal status: Muslim-owned Facebook 

3. Fairprice Hub

Fairprice Hub is conveniently located next to Joo Koon MRT and has plenty of options for you to choose from! For a taste of Malay cuisine, drop by CRAVE Nasi Lemak (halal-certified) for some delicious, fresh Nasi Lemak. Western food lovers may want to go for Pastamania (halal-certified), McDonald's (halal-certified), or even Domino's Pizza (halal-certified)! P.S. In the area? Check out these halal eateries in Jurong! The new, exciting Singapore Discovery Centre will fill you with awe and excitement as you travel through time and take part in all its adrenaline-pumping activities! And with all the delicious halal food nearby, you'll definitely be satisfied. ?