It was really an honor to have:
Being the Chief Game Architect of the game, I conceptualised the game, researched and developed the content and the activity booklet that came along with it. However, this game will not be possible without the support of Seedling Hut and its owner, Ms Woo Li Fong and Ms Rachel Kou. They put in alot of effort and time to produce this game. I am thankful to have met these two beautiful ladies and to have this opportunity to work with them on this project. It is truly my honor.
SingaPlorers as a game is first of its kind as its main objective is to model Singapore’s nation building story from 1965 to 2015 where Singaporeans united together as one, overcome the challenges over time and in the process learn about notable personalities who contributed to Singapore’s early growth, the roots of historical places and national icons and also key events that demonstrated how Singaporeans have rallied together to harness opportunities and overcome challenges.
- Building a national identity and fostering social cohesion
- Safeguarding our homeland through defence and security
- Declining and aging population
- Limited resources
Personally, I strongly believe that our young must learn and know about Singapore. They must know the interconnections within the society.
I have taught many students during my teaching career. But to me, my contribution is not enough. Even though I've made a decision to be a stay-at-home-mum for now to look after my children, it doesn't mean that I stop contributing. I want to continue contributing and making an impact.
|My family is very honoured to be invited by Ms Low for a photograph.|
I have been looking for opportunity to contribute. The opportunity finally came when a friend rang me up one day and ask if I was interested to develop a game as part of the SG50 effort. Without hesitation, I agreed. Today, I am honored and proud to present the game - SingaPlorers( official website). In addition, I've designed an activity booklet together with the game so that children can learn more about the history, cultures and challenges of Singapore. For young children who are unable to play the game, there are many suitable and fun activities in the booklet for them to learn through play. The booklet will be made available soon. The game can be downloaded, free online for a limited period. So download it now. I hope that through this project, many more people from all ages can learn about Singapore through this interactive, fun and engaging game.
Click here to download.
|Many people trying out the game during the launch.|
|Reading the content seriously and the facilitator explaining the card content.|
|The children had fun playing the game.|
|It is a great opportunity for people of different background and races to sit together and discuss how to overcome the challenges Singapore faces together.|
|Even the elderly wanted to have a go at the game and they have a lot of stories to tell because most of them have lived through the events on the cards.|
|Ms Low Yen Ling, together with Dr Chua Chee Lay playing the game together.|
Lastly, I sincerely encourage parents and educators to use this set of resources to play with their children/students and learn with them about the history, culture and the challenges face by Singapore and how we can overcome them together as Singaporeans. Let's do our part to help our children to