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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Working Hard in Edaytown

On the second day of my school holidays (20th June), mummy brought me to Edaytown 星期八小镇. Edaytown is China's version of Kidzania where children get to play-pretend and role-play different types of occupations. I have actually been here last year in one of my school field trips but it was too crowded and I only managed to take part in 2 occupations. 

This time, we took the opportunity to go before the local school holiday started (holidays for international schools started a week earlier) to beat the crowd. Mummy chose the afternoon session (3:30-7:30pm) on a weekday and it was a good choice... the whole place was quiet and nearly deserted. I didn't need to queue up at all and was the sole participant in most of them. Even with all the time saved from queuing, I still managed only about less than a quarter of the 48 available occupations in this "theme park". 4 hours is just too short! 

Hanging around with the Edaytown mascots before the gates opened at 3:30pm for the second session of the day.

First stop... cashed my cheque at the bank

My first job - a scientist at 3M

Fire-fighter! This was really fun because I got to ride in a mini fire-engine...

... and put out some fake fire in a "burning" building

Briefing at the airport

Little miss air stewardess :)

We went into this plane and took turns becoming flight attendants and pilots. There was a flight simulator inside too. 

Biotechnology researcher at Yakult (Just ignore spelling mistakes on the board. It is a common sight here). 

Looking under the microscope. After finishing my "research", I was given a bottle of Yakult as reward! :)

Sushi chef

See, being the only participant, I got all the attention to myself!  

Cacat-looking cucumber sushi made by... err, who else? :p

Played doctor-doctor at a children's hospital.

I was the sole participant again and some of the very kind facilitators paid me the wages of those not around too. I sometimes got paid 5x the usual wage ;)

Volunteered at a recycling plant

Loving nannies in a nursery... mummy kept persuading me to try this but I refused. I preferred something tougher and more rugged....

.... like... a security officer! @-@

Off to the bank to load/unload money

Heavily armed. Don't play-play! ;)

Finally, I chose to work in the Hi-Chew candy factory

It's fun being a candy maker!

I was given a small pack of chewy candies after completing my task there.

I had so much fun and earned so much money (Eday currency) that I asked mummy for another  future visit. Well, let's see how first. Entrance fee is not cheap! RMB150 (RM75) for child and RM50 (RM25) for accompanying adult. Maybe we should go home and try Kidzania first :)

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