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Geylang Serai Now Has Free Ice Cream, Escape Rooms & Workshops For You To Pick Up New Skills From 11-16 Nov

Learning Neighbourhood at Geylang Serai

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - collage of floral workshop and leather purse makingImage credits:@epoch_flowerstudio, @luke.macrae

We know Geylang Serai for being home to Singapore’s biggest bazaar whenever Ramadan rolls around. This November, however, Geylang Serai will be transforming into a Learning Neighbourhood to give anyone keen on picking up a new skill the chance to do so!

From 11th – 16th November 2019, Learning Neighbourhood @ Geylang Serai is bringing you a heap of exciting hands-on activities and games that will equip you with a bunch of new skill sets from coding and leather making to understanding financial jargon and management.

Learning week workshops – leather purse making and floral jamming

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - floral jamming workshop
Image credit: @epoch_flowerstudio

To kickstart the long week of learning, challenge yourself with some lifestyle craft workshops. One activity that’s sure to pique anyone’s interests: floral jamming. Happening during Learning Week from 11th – 15th November 2019, the floral jamming workshop by Raffles Int’l Floristry Academy will allow participants to exercise their green thumbs to create their own floral display using flowers and foliage.

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - floral jamming workshop by raffles int'l floristry academy
Image credit: Raffles Int’l Floristry Academy – Rifa

No more heading down to floral shops to get ready-made ones – you can now make your own floral masterpieces.

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - leather purse
Image credit: @luke.macrae

But if florals aren’t your go-to aesthetic and you prefer some sleek leather instead, there will also be a leathercraft class for you to be your own artisan. Learn the art of leather making during this same week and stitch your own leather purse to bring home.

These workshops and other activities will be conducted conveniently around Geylang Serai at the Community Club, Residents’ Committees and Neighbourhood Committees around Geylang Serai so there’s no need to travel far to hone a new skill and options are plenty. 

Secure your slot now here

Learning Week @ Community Club, Residents’ Committees & Neighbourhood Committees
Date: 11th – 15th November 2019
Venue: Community Club, Residents’ Committees and Neighbourhood Committees around Geylang Serai

Learn Over Lunch – Update your skills with talks by SingPost and Great Eastern Singapore

Get behind the scenes of the industry with SingPost, Great Eastern Singapore, and csuites at Learn Over Lunch from 11th – 15th November 2019. Held at their respective offices in Paya Lebar Quarter, this series of talks and workshops will equip the common man with the necessary skills and mindset to stay relevant in an ever-changing landscape.

Learn about personal finance through a board game

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - the praxis board game to learn personal finance
The Praxis Board Game – a personal finance board game
Image credit: @carlsayat

If these keywords put you off, know that you’ll be breaking down the big boy words through a lighthearted board game during the Learning Financial Literacy workshop. Instead of sitting in for a conventional lecture, you’ll be making your own financial decisions to secure yourself a better future in the game.

Praxis Board Game – Learning Financial Literacy
Date: 11th November 2019
Time: 12PM-1.45PM
Venue: Paya Lebar Quarter 3, Level 13, Great Eastern PLQ Office

Develop your critical thinking skills

In the STOP! Think Again talk hosted at csuites, you’ll learn how to actively think out of the box to make informed and reasoned decisions and navigate everyday problems creatively.

STOP! Think Again
Date: 12th November 2019
Time: 12PM-1PM
Venue:  Paya Lebar Quarter 3

Learn how to deal with office drama

If you’ve ever wondered how big enterprises deal with their layers of employees, Singpost will be leading the Diffusing & Resolving Workplace Tensions & Conflicts talk where they share their know-how on how to manage workplace politics. Learn how to step up and take charge in responding to challenging situations.

Diffusing & Resolving Workplace Tensions & Conflicts
Date: 13th November 2019
Time: 12PM-2PM
Venue: Singpost Centre, Level 7, Sentosa Room

Find out the secrets of Lazada’s success

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - lazada

Gain insider info on how you can introduce the next breakthrough platform much like Lazada’s at their Sneak Preview into Lazada Platform: How You Can Succeed talk. Topics they will cover include understanding their marketplace model, the basics of their seller centre and how they manage shipping offerings.

Sneak Preview into Lazada Platform: How You Can Succeed
Date: 15th November 2019
Time: 3PM-5PM
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, Level 1, Training Room 1-1

Other talks running throughout the week include:

  • Transforming and Empowering PMETS With Meaningful And Sustainable Employment
  • Cybersecurity Essentials

The former is catered especially for retrenched or unemployed PMETS looking for a second chance at their job while the latter equips one with relevant skills and principles to combat cyber threats in this rapidly-changing digital terrain.

Pick up a new skill at Learning Café

If you’ve always wanted to pick up a new skill but you don’t know where you can do so, a good place to delve into your interests is the Learning Café at Paya Lebar Quarter Open Plaza on the 14th and 15th November 2019. This is basically a 2-day event where you can get in touch with training providers and expert speakers for some industry secrets and bite-sized learning.

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - person in suit explaining something to another person

Explore the booths to give yourself a headstart in your lifelong learning journey. You’ll be surprised to find yourself being able to pick up a new skill in just 5 minutes. After which, reward yourself with a free cup of ice cream!

Learning Café
Date: 14th-15th November 2019
Time: 11AM-3PM
Venue: Paya Lebar Quarter Open Plaza

Immerse in experiential activities at the Finale

In classic save-the-best-for-last fashion, the Learning Neighbourhood will conclude with a Finale event at the Lifelong Learning Institute itself. From 10AM-6PM on the 16th November 2019, jump into the digital world of augmented reality, coding and robotics. 

It’s not just first-hand experience of this digital fantasy that you’ll be getting but also the chance to attend professional development workshops to truly pixelate yourself.

Other workshops that’ll make you feel like a true techie includes a digital clinic to optimise your smartphone functions in a one-on-one session and a grooming class to nail your profesh look. 

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - escape room
Search for clues and solve a series of puzzles to escape the room

On to the more lighthearted activities available on the same day, there will also be an escape room with prizes to be won and a makers’ corner where you get to put what you’ve learnt to test – designing creative prototypes with coding and robotics. In fact, there are over 50 experiential activities to try your hand at!

Date: 16th November 2019
Time: 10AM-6PM
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601

Lifelong learning for the Geylang Serai community

learning neighbourhood at geylang serai - poster
Image credit: Lifelong Learning Institute

No matter our age, there’s always something new to learn every day. Over at the Learning NeighbourhoodGeylang Serai, you’ll get to do exactly that. From interest-based activities like floral jamming to facing the digital onset, Learning Neighbourhood @ Geylang Serai will run from 11th – 16th November 2019.

Pursue your interests, sharpen your skills and meet the rest of Geylang Serai’s community at this learning trail. It’s free and the activities available are plenty and diverse to fit any age group. 

Find out more about the Learning Neighbourhood at Geylang Serai here

This post was brought to you by the Lifelong Learning Institute.

Various locations
11 - 16 Nov 2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm