Thursday, August 25, 2011

She Works Hard For The Money

Gwen had her first "working" experience at Kidzania last Sunday. I have heard so much about this edutainment center for children between 4 to 16 years old and it's about time that we bring Gwen to Kidzania (before we leave Indon end of the year and also a good exposure for her to learn more about jobs).

KIDZANIA is a kid-sized replica of a real city, with streets, buildings, retail and different vehicles going around the City.

Here, children play adult roles and they learn how to be a doctor, a pilot, a construction worker, a private detective, an archeologist, an F1 driver and over 100 other professions and occupations.

The entrance area was built like an airport. It's like we were boarding a plane to enter Kidzania...and we were quite surprised to see a replica of an Air Asia airplane there..LOL.

I guess Air Asia must be one of the main sponsors there. :)

Here we were at the ticketing counter to buy our tickets to enter Kidzania.

Looks like an Air Asia flight ticketing counter isn't it...haha..actually it's not. But there is a real Air Asia flight ticketing booth next to it.

After purchasing the tickets, we check-in to Kidzania.

Gwen was holding her cash cheque that she received upon registration.

Total amount of 50 Kidzos (official currency at Kidzania).

We are inside now. Some pics of the "city".

We were quite lost at first but no worries the staffs here are very friendly and they speak English too. But my husband has no problem conversing in Bahasa lah. ;) Most of the times I'm lost when the Indons speak Bahasa to me..LOL..coz they speak too fast.

First thing first, Gwen was required to cash out her cheque at the bank.

Gwen was led to the bank by one of the staffs. Parents are not allowed to go in.

Gwen started the day with 50 Kidzos.

Ok, time to look for a job. Gwen was a bit scared at first but she eventually warmed up and we brought her to the chocolate factory for her first job.

Gwen as an Operator in a chocolate factory.

We informed the staff beforehand that Gwen can't understand Bahasa...and the staff would explain in English to her.

When the "work" is done, Gwen received her salary of 5 Kidzos and a bar of chocolate.

Gwen working in a tea factory

Gwen was listening to the staff on the process of making tea. She was required to press some buttons...haha.

Gwen got a packet of Teh Botol.

Gwen as a Dancer

Gwen was not shy to show us her dance moves. She was doing her splits and twirling like a ballerina. Yup, I'm seriously thinking of enrolling her to a Ballet class.

Gwen, the Pharmacist.

I think I will continue with the rest of the jobs in my next post as there are just too many pics to upload.

Stay tuned to see what Gwen did as a Professional Model in my next post ya....LOL.

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prince n princess mum August 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

This is super interesting... I wonder if there's any branch in KL.. Need to check it out!~ :)

prince n princess mum August 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

Just googled... Got branch in the curve... Gonna check it out soon... Thanks for sharing about it!~

アンゼエリン August 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

So interesting...Oh got branch in the curve? wah...nice to check it out!

slavemom August 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM  

Yeah, so interesting. Hands on experience for the kids. Guess u've to allocate the whole day to try out as many "jobs" as possible. :)

Mummy Gwen August 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

You are so fast Kylie. I just googled and found out, Kidzania is opening in KL!! Great news.

Slavemom: Yes we spent almost 3 hours there. There are 2 sessions per day. 5 hours per session.

ChloeRuoyi August 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

I've heard so much about this Kidszania too. The one in The Curve is opening soon. Can't wait to bring Chloe there :) Looks so fun... so many activities to keep the kids occupied. Can really spend the whole day there, right?

Hayley August 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

Hey this is nice and meaningful!
You accompanied Gwen throughout the whole session? Hehe ;)

Merryn August 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

This is super awesome! I cant wait to see Gwen as a Professional Model :D

LittleLamb August 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM  

I will be bringing P to the one in Taipei next month. The one in TAipei is called Baby Boss. I hope P can survive since I heard mostly using mandarin.

Sheoh Yan August 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

Wow! This is so fantastic. Kidszania is so much fun. My girls would love to be there too.

Alice August 25, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

wow.....super good thing to educate the kids about working world ha.....

mNhL August 25, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

This place is so interesting !!!! Just like a fairyland for kids. Can 'play' and get paid! hahaha

yokepui August 25, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

wah this is fun man!!

Oliveoylz August 25, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

What an interesting concept! Also, a very good choice for Gwen to start her first "paid" working stint at the chocolate factory...Coz she gets $$$ and CHOCS too!!!! Woohoo.

Mommy to Chumsy August 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM  

oh my,this is such a fun place to go to. wish there is something like this over here :)

Small Kucing August 25, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

It's great. NIce place for kids to enjoy and learn

Alice Law August 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM  

Such a great exposure for Gwen! How I wish we have something like this in K.L, she sure work hard part- timing so many type of jobs, lol!^^

wenn August 25, 2011 at 11:32 PM  

wow..this is something new..interesting.

yvonne August 26, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

This is educative and fun. Most kids would love this place to bits. My girl always requests to follow me to my working place.

Hope there's a Kidzania in Malaysia!

Rose August 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

Wah! Didnt know Air Asia is famous there too! Lol!

Gwen really enjoyed the Kidzania. I do hope we have one in Malaysia too. I am sure my kids will love to work for money and cash out their cheques! :p

BoeyJoey August 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

so fun and so educational! can't wait for it to open in kl!

Vickylow August 26, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

Oh this is very interesting. Saw it at Japan and now Jakarta has it. Wonder when it will open in KL.

Vickylow August 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM  

Oh google just now and found out KidZania located at The Curve haha.

Shenny's mommy August 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

Oh dear, the place is so entertaining, good place for a kid to pick up knowledge about each profession. Wish there is one nearby my house. :) Gwen is such a lucky girl.

Mummy Moon August 28, 2011 at 5:13 PM  

This is so much fun! We will need to wait for The Curve branch to open!

Little Kit Boy August 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

That is very interesting and at the same time, educating as kids will understand (a little of not all) that money don't comes easy.

Besides, they can also know a bit from so many professions.

εlsа ღ August 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

we went there b4 moved back to KL, Shermaine had lots of fun too.. hehe..

Cynthia August 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM  

wow nice one.. wonder when in KL they got this for us... :D

CathJ August 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM  

I always told hubby want to bring my boy try this... when we went to Jakarta last time.. cannot find the place, coz don't know the name and address..

Thank you for giving the address... my hubby say just near his office... *sigh*

Cherish Tulips August 30, 2011 at 5:41 AM  

I read about this on Air Asia's 360 magazine while on board their plane.Wow must be a fun experience for her!!How much money she earn?

Chew Lee August 30, 2011 at 8:59 AM  

cool!! It's was too late to read about yr post. We were in Dubai and there was a kidszania and it seemed expensive to me. I will bring my girl to the one in the curve next year, hopefully they are opened then... Thanks for sharing this...

Yin Yue September 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

omg! its so COOL! how i wish we have one here.

Zooropa September 2, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

This is so interesting & kids must have lots of fun "working" in Kidzania :-)


Adrine September 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM  

Such an interesting concept!
Love the "Gwen as a dancer" photo :)

Ann September 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

wow...they sure make working interesting. :)

Actually work can be...only sometimes people arent!

Thanks for sharing. Now if only that cash can be changed to real cash! ooohhh....

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy June 26, 2012 at 12:03 AM  

I wonder the Indonesia one or Malaysia one is more fun? Haha...
Has yet to bring Sarah to the Kidzania here:-)

I love working in choc and tea factory!

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