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SmartKids Asia returns for its second run this weekend

Singapore, 28 June 2016 – SmartKids Asia, Asia's largest educational kids' fair, will be making its second run this weekend, following the success of its March edition. In celebration of Youth Day, the three-day event promises an extensive line-up of family-themed activities such as meet & greet sessions with popular characters, free trial classes from leading enrichment centres, interactive activities, inflatable challenges, and even a Scholarship Programme. The activities are tailored for parents with children between 3 and 12 years old.  

Organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), SmartKids Asia will take place on 1 – 3 July from Friday to Sunday at 10am – 9pm (1 – 2 July) and 10am – 8pm(3 July) at Suntec Singapore, Hall 405 & 406.


Meet & Greet sessions
SmartKids Asia will bring forth a set of popular characters: My Little Pony featuring Apple Jack, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow DashRobocar Poli featuring Poli & AmberPororo & Friends featuring Pororo, Krong and Petty; and the characters from Sylvanian Families for three days of performances and Meet & Greet sessions. 

SmartKids Asia is giving out Meet & Greet passes via its Facebook page and online registration channel. In SmartKids Asia's March edition, the organisers received more than 8,000 registrations for the 300 
Meet & Greet passes made available.


SmartKids Asia Scholarship Programme
Following the success of its first ever Scholarship Programme which made its debut in March, SmartKids Asia will partner with education provider, The Keys Academy, to offer a new set of scholarships to deserving students for this July. 

The Scholarship Programme aims to reward students, aged 4 – 12 years old, with one of the many educational and arts programmes available. Registrants are to be assessed on-site by individual education providers on 1 to 3 July. Following the assessment, successful recipients will be chosen to receive the scholarships on stage at SmartKids Asia on Sunday, 3 July



Speak Up! Kids – National Public Speaking Competition 
In collaboration with Speech Academy Asia, the enrichment provider that focuses on public speaking for children, and eXplorerKid, the largest indoor playground in Singapore, SmartKids Asia will be introducing the nation’s first public speaking competition for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. With prizes worth more than $20,000 to be won, the finals will take place at SmartKids Asia on 2 July for the School Category, and 3 July for the Open Category.


Visitors at SmartKids Asia – July 2016 can also look forward to the following activities: 

1. Free Trial Classes:
Three days of trial classes from educational and enrichment providers will happen from 10am to 8pm daily. The full list of activities will be available here

2. Daily Stage Activities:
A comprehensive set of stage segments from various exhibitors encompassing education, the arts and sports at SmartKids Asia. The full list of activities will be available here.

3. SmartKids Asia Activity Area
Making a debut at SmartKids Asia, the Activity brings about hands-on activities for parents and children aged 3-7 years old. The activities are brought to you by partners and exhibitors such as eXplorerkid, Sylvanian Families, Legoland and more.    

4. Daily Lucky Draws with prizes worth more than $10,000
Visitors will be entitled to one chance in the lucky draw with every receipt of purchase. Happening daily at7.30pm, $10,000 worth of prizes will include staycations at Furama Riverfront Hotel, iFly passes and many more.

5. Goodie Bag Giveaway (Worth up to $50)
With a total of 1,500 goodie bags to be given away, registrants are to redeem the Goodie Bags on-site from10am onwards. Limited to the first 500 registrants per day.  

6. SmartKids Asia’s Fun Passport
The Fun Passport is an interactive activity for children of all ages. Participants are to complete activities from different pit stops held at various booths. Completion of the Fun Passport entitles one to spin the prize wheel with exclusive prizes up for grabs.

7. Princess & Superhero Contest 
Following its success in March, the Superhero & Princess Contest will showcase children of all ages donning creative theme costumes on stage. The panel of judges will select the winners based on their creativity, uniqueness and overall appeal. Top participants stand to win prizes worth up to $1,000. A spin-off of Superhero & Princess Contest, My Little Kebaya Contest will also make its debut at SmartKids Asia on 1 July. The top 50 finalists will showcase Malay traditional costumes on SmartKids Asia’s stage.

8. F-17 Futsal Challenge
In collaboration with F-17, Fandi Ahmad's Academy of Football Excellence, visitors can take part in SmartKids Asia’s first 1V1 challenge. Open to children aged 7 to 12 years old, prizes including a Football Scholarship will be awarded to the top players. 

9. Youth Day Art Competiton
The art competition gathers children of ages 7 – 12 years old to hone and showcase their design skills at SmartKids Asia. The top three winners will walk away with cash prizes worth $1,000, $500 and $300 respectively. 

For more information on the latest updates and event highlights, visit www.smartkidsasia.com orwww.facebook.com/smartkidsasia.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E 


For more information, please contact:

Eric Ng (Mr)
Head, Marketing (Consumer Events) 
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 1581
Email: ngcse@sph.com.sg

Chua Pei Ling 
Executive, Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895

Email: plchua@sph.com.sg


About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd 


A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele. 

Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters, Gourmet Japan and Kidz Academy. 

Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners. 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg