Smart Nation Grandparents’ Day is making a return this year, with activities like AR boxing, Chinese chess with an AI robot, a robot barista, and more.
Smart Nation Grandparents’ Day is back – and it’s gonna be better than ever! On top of promoting responsible digital use, Grandparents’ Day also showcases how families can use technology to strengthen bonds between kids, parents, and grandparents. As such, you can expect this event to be a multigenerational one, filled with interactive games and workshops that will delight everyone in the family.
So, mark your calendars! All the important deets below.
Date: 26 November 2023, Sunday
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Glass Atrium, Level 2
What to expect at Smart Nation Grandparents’ Day 2023
1. Meet robots that spread love, great at Chinese chess, and one that’s a barista!
You and the fam can expect to meet some really talented robots at this year’s Grandparents’ Day. There’s LOVOT, a social robot by Singapore University of Social Sciences that is on a mission to make people feel loved; SenseRobot, a Chinese chess pro robot that’s powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI); Daisy, an AI-powered humanoid by Dex-Lab; and Ella, The Robot Barista by Crown Coffee!
If you’re up for it, feel free to challenge SenseRobot to a game of Chinese chess to see who’s better at this strategy game. The little ones and grandparents can try to interact with LOVOT and Daisy, whom we think they’ll fall in love with instantly. And when you’re feeling thirsty, Ella, The Robot Barista is there to make you a cup of coffee. Plus, we think the kids will enjoy seeing it work!
2. Try an augmented reality boxing game
There’s no physical boxing ring at Grandparents’ Day 2023, but you could still try boxing nevertheless! Mind Palace has a setup that allows you to do Augmented Reality (AR) boxing. The kids will have a blast with this one, as this multiplayer boxing setup allows them to have a friendly match their parents and grandparents. Plus, it’s a good way for seniors to stay active.
3. Take a trip down memory lane with the VintageRadio.SG app
Here’s something for the grandparents and fans of the oldies. VintageRadio.SG has a music mobile app that plays all the best English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil classic old tunes. Be it sentimental songs by The Carpenters, soulful tunes by P. Ramlee, beloved tunes by Teresa Teng, or the evergreen hits by S. P. Bala – this is one programme you don’t want to miss checking out.
4. Learn how to stay safe online the fun way with Google, GovTech, and RSVP Singapore.
Can you tell the difference between what’s real and fake? Play GovTech’s interactive Singpass Spot the Difference game with the fam to find out. The digital realm is not short of scams and fake news. This game is designed for both young and old (but young at heart), with the intention to educate and raise awareness about keeping your Singpass safe.
Kids will have fun at Google’s booth, where they’ll learn to Be Internet Awesome. This educational programme teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship, including how to discern what’s real and fake, being kind online, safeguarding themselves, and sharing with care.
There’s also an interactive talk on Scam-Awareness by RSVP Singapore The Organisation of Senior Volunteers and Singapore Police Force Ang Mo Kio division. Parents and grandparents can benefit from this sharing greatly, as you’ll be equipped with practical scam tips to help you and your family stay scam-free.
5. Get creative at the 3D Pen workshop
National Library Board invites everyone in the family to get their creative juices flowing at its 3D Pen workshop. This workshop allows you to craft your own unique 3D creations with a 3D pen. You can follow the provided guides, or use them as warm-ups; then start creating whatever you can dream of with the pen!
6. Check out the mewatch and melisten platforms by Mediacorp
Did you know that all your favourite Mediacorp shows are on mewatch and melisten? Drop by Mediacorp’s booth at Grandparents’ Day 2023 to find out how you can get more content – from TV shows to movies, radio shows and even podcasts – via their online entertainment platforms.
7. Keep an eye out for goodies!
There are loads of goodies* that you can redeem at this year’s Grandparents’ Day. This includes a goodie bag filled with tech merchandise (digital luggage scale, phone charger, etc.); and a 25% discount voucher from Café Brera at Reunion (no minimum spend required; discount capped at $50). You can get these just by completing activities and collecting stamps from the game stations at the event.
Families who attend the event with their grandparents can redeem a free croissant each from Café Brera at Reunion too. Plus, you’ll enjoy free admission^ to all exhibitions at the National Museum of Singapore on the event day itself! (Singaporeans and PRs only).
Save the date now, and we’ll see you at Grandparents’ Day this 26 November 2023!
* Terms and conditions apply.
^ Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.
This post is in partnership with Smart Nation Singapore.