Make the Future Singapore is a free festival celebrating bright energy ideas and innovations from across Asia. Running from 8-11 March 2018 at Changi Exhibition Centre, the festival is in its ninth year, and the second time it’s hosted in the Lion City.
With over 22,000 visitors at the inaugural Singapore chapter last year, this year promises even more awesome activities including the all-new Make the Future Singapore Lates, a special after-hours event for adults aged 18 and older.
The festival this year will focus on virtual reality and hands-on experiences to help visitors understand what the current situation with energy the world is experiencing now, and catch a glimpse of what the future of energy holds.
Here are eight things to look forward to at this year’s Make the Future festival:
- #1 Headlining the festival is of course, Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia. Over 120 student teams from 18 countries across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East will battle it out to see who can build the most energy-efficient car.
SEM is a key platform for developing and nurturing talent in the areas of science, technology, engineering and energy. The regional challenge includes two key competitions: the Mileage Challenge where team compete to travel the farthest on the least amount of fuel; and Drivers’ World Championship Asia, a head-to-head race to see who can cross the finish line first on the least amount of fuel.
- #2 Check out the paddocks and technical inspection areas where visitors will be able to have a behind-the-scenes look at all the innovative student cars. Cars go through a rigorous 190-point inspection before they can compete in the SEM and subsequently Drivers’ World Championship Asia.
- #3 The Kinetic Dancefloor will give you a chance to put on your dancing shoes and discover what it’s like to generate electrical energy just by dancing.
- #4 One of the popular activities at last year’s Make the Future is saltwater-powered cars that race around a track. You’ll have a chance to build and race your own cars, and compete against other visitors.
- #5 The Energy Theatre promises to be as immersive as can be, boasting virtual reality installations to let you experience what our future will look like.
- #6 For the first time ever, the festival will host Make the Future Singapore Lates, an after-hours event on 9 March tailored to those aged 18 and older. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the festival at night, participate in discussions and “open talks” about the energy future. Not only that, there will be live performances by Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim, Jasmine Sokko and MICappella. There will also be unique food and drink offerings.
- #7 Don’t forget to check out The Bright Ideas Challenge and Shell #IdeaRefinery where you’ll get to meet and chat with young scientists and energy entrepreneurs.
- #8 Pop by Liter of Light, an invention which uses solar panel and water bottle to power homes in the Philippines. Also check out Bio-bean: how waste coffee grounds are powering some buses in London.
Head over to Make the Future Singapore
Make the Future Singapore runs from Thursday, 8 March (9.00AM-7.00PM) to Sunday, 11 March (10.00AM-7.00PM) at Changi Exhibition Centre. If you plan to take public transport, there are free shuttle buses from Expo MRT station, starting at 10.30AM daily.
If you’re driving, free parking is available at the venue, from 9.00AM.
Entrance to the festival is free, but do register for free tickets.
For more information on Make the Future Singapore and to register for free priority tickets, please visit http://sg.makethefuture.shell.
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