January: Hello, Future!
Believe it – another year has come and gone! Did you complete all your 2018 resolutions? Kick it up a notch this year with us as we programme a series of empowering events to better yourself, while bettering the environment too!
Say “Hello Future!” in January 2019 and goodbye to bad habits that die hard. Yipee-ki-yay!
Week 4: Things From The Future
Still writing your dates with 2018 instead of 2019? We are already in the future, so catch up!
Get ahead and prepare to usher in the Year of the Pig by creating unique Chinese New Year gifts such as Piggy Planters, piggy banks, bamboo lamps and customised Angpows!
The future is all about sustainable energy, and what better way to embrace it than by tapping into the resource the power of Sun! Make your own Solar Power Bank and Bamboo Lamps.
Kids are our future, and that’s why you should should sign them up for Chumbaka’s IT programme and Mechanical Engineering for Kids to give them a headstart on their future so that you won’t have to worry about yours!
Week 3: What is Reality?
As we dive into 2019 at a hopefully steadier pace, lets start with a challenge: a reality check!
In the third installment of the Hello Future series, families are welcome to try our sensory deprivation obstacle course and DIY Virtual Reality Glasses (Google Cardboard) workshop, and join us this long weekend for some Thaipusam fun!
Week 2: Fix It!
We’re entering the second week of 2019 - are you still holding onto things in the past? Welcome change by fixing things up; whether it's upcycling, fixing your habits, or opening your mind to new experiences and perspectives.
In conjunction with International Thank You Day, we will be hosting a Public Potluck dinner and food drive. You can also post notes on our Tree of Gratitude, and create gifts from leftover materials at our Treasure our Trash corner.
Go ahead and start fixing things up – our Kaki Repair, Repurpose, Refashion, and robot repair workshops enable you to repair and fix up items whilst the Clothes Swap lets declutter and refresh your wardrobe. Deepen your knowledge with our documentary screenings: The True Cost and FIXED & REUSE.
Kids especially love tinkering and fixing, enrol them in the Chumbaka After School Programme if they love computing; or the Mechanical Engineering for Kids programme if they are more physics-inclined.
Head on to the events’ pages for more details!
Week 1: Reset. Restart. Refresh.
Leave all the bad in 2018, take only the good, and install a turbo engine on it. Here's what's in store for you to reset, restart, and refresh. Go!
Create a beautiful piece of rustic art DIY clock to keep yourself punctual this year. Or write a letter to your future self and seal it inside a specially designed laser-cut box for a blast from the past when you open it ten, fifteen or twenty years from now!
Come check out 7 Days Of Rest with VicQi. Admission is totally free! This is a safe space for connection with intention-setting, face-to-face interactions via eye gazing, listening, and deep conversations. It’s open to all demographics as we believe all human beings are equal. No matter how old or young you are, everyone deserves a healthy relationship. Let’s take a Saturday break from the digital world to design what we want in 2019! This session is open to anyone aged 16 and above.
On Sunday, watch 2019 fly by with a handmade perpetual calendar! Assemble a functional and beautiful wooden calendar that you can use year after year. This workshop is suitable for adults and kids aged 13 and above. Or get your kids involved in some Mechanical Engineering! Explore the field of mechanical engineering and discover what engineers in this field do.
In What Direction is the Future Headed? Join us for a screening of a selection of TED talks on the future of everything from cars to the Internet to the human species. If you are feeling nostalgic instead, celebrate the future with a trip to the past! Apollo 11 VR is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. This virtual reality experience is a recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now for the first time ever you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it.