Bangkok KidZania opens doors

1 Apr 2013

Last Friday saw the official opening ceremonies for the Bangkok branch of top children’s entertainment provider KidZania. The 10,000 metre² facility is located inside the city’s Siam Paragon shopping and entertainment centre and is currently the largest in Asia.   

Although KidZania’s primary concern is keeping youngsters happy, its attractions are also educational. KidZania features amusements which are reproductions of cities or commercial establishments and provide youngsters with genuine experiences that prepare them for the adult world.

At KidZania children can go to bank or practice flying a jetliner in an authentic replica of the real thing. The new Bangkok outlet has the unique added draws of a bottled-tea production plant and a research centre themed on drinking water.

Kids are able to act out a total of 80 different occupations at KidZania in Bangkok. KidZania Bangkok CEO Scott Schubert said prior to the opening that local firms had expressed an interest in being affiliates and there were attractions themed on 65 of them.

Due to the unexpected high demand by associate members, KidZania increased its original budget allocation for the facility by 50 million Baht to 810 million Baht. Mr Schubert added that the play-and-learn facility could handle 4,000 children a day.

Our KidZania is the third in Southeast Asia and the twelfth in the world. Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur already boast KidZanias while the Singapore outlet on Sentosa Island is scheduled to open by the end of 2013. The 1Stop Bangkok what to do pages detail the main sights and activities for city visitors. 

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