A Trip About Singapore

by Joanne Tan


A DIY short board game based on our local train stations. Fun for all ages!

Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

A Trip About Singapore

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Object control (throwing) , fine motor manipulation (moving small objects)

  • Intellectual - Counting, learning the names of the different places and train stations in Singapore (National Education)

  • Emotional - Appreciation for Singapore's transport system, regulate emotions

  • Social - Improving and developing attention span, turn taking


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Step 1

Before game, Parent need to determine the places and errands and write them on the cardstock. (Example: Go to ‘Little India’ and buy spices for mummy. Reward for being mummy’s cheerful helper: $0.50, Go to ‘Chinatown’ and buy some Chinese lanterns for grandpa. Reward for being helpful:
$1.00) Prepare about 10-15 of these errand cards and write them down. Try to have a mixture of places that are familiar and unfamiliar to your child. Be creative but as accurate and factual!

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Step 3

The youngest goes first. Pick an errand card. Take turns to throw the dice and move station to station according to the number rolled. First person to complete 3 errands or collect $3.00 wins! It is time to play! The whole family is welcome! 2-5 players.

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  • SMRT map

  • A Die

  • Counters

  • Coins

  • Stockcard

  • Marker

Step 2

Set up: Lay out the train map, everyone is to start at the MRT station nearest to your home, HarbourFront. Coins are to be placed at a central location accessible within arm reach to players.

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