Make the Future Singapore 2018


make the future 2018 eco-car

Image credit: Asia 2017 On the track

Have you imagined how your car will look like in the future? Well, you can get a glimpse of that from 8 to 11 March at Make the Future 2018 – a FREE event at Changi Exhibition Centre with live gigs, interactive installations and even a live race featuring futuristic cars.

Here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:


1. Watch a showdown of futuristic eco-cars at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 


make the future 2018 eco shell marathon

Image credit: Asia 2017 On the track

Gone are the prehistoric, circa 2017 days of F1 races – these bad boys are rollin’ into town this March. Catch over 120 futuristic eco-cars battle it at out on the racecourse at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, the main event headlining the festival. 

These cars don’t look like anything on our roads today; they’re built with lightweight materials such as thermoplastic for energy efficiency and have sleek, streamlined bodies for minimum friction.

make the future 2018 car

This eco-car is built by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Designed by more than 100 student teams from Asia Pacific and the Middle East, these cars will be put to the test to see which can travel the farthest and fastest with the least amount of fuel. Some of our local school teams such as NUS, NTU, TP, NP and more will be competing as well, so head down to show them your support!

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Catch eco-cars zoom down the race track!

Where: Student Paddocks


2. Catch live performances by Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim and MICappella


Image credit: @bonesgentle

Make the Future 2018 has a lineup of free performances by Gentle Bones and Charlie Lim, nuff’ said. What’s more, up and coming home-grown acapella group MIcappella will be performing too.

Saturday, 10 March

2PM – Charlie Lim

4PM – Gentle Bones

Sunday, 11 March

2PM – MIcapella 

Where: Main Stage


3. Challenge your friends at DDR with a twist on the Kinetic Dance Floor 


kinetic dancefloor

Image credit: Shell

Pretty sure we all learnt at one point or another in primary school about how kinetic energy converts to electrical energy or some other sciency theory of sorts. This Kinetic Dance Floor is basically DDR with a twist, where you can drag your friends along and compete to see who can generate the most electrical energy simply by dancing. 

kinetic dance make the future

Participants will put on headphones that’ll blast EDM so you can channel some serious clubbing vibes as you break out your best moves. 

Where: ‘Our Energy Future’ Zone 


4. Relive your Tamiya racing days by building your own saltwater cars 


saltwater cars

This particular games station has a miniature racetrack simulator, kinda like a mini race course.

salt water car kit

The rules are easy: build your own race car powered not by fuel but by saltwater and challenge your friends to see whose car zips down the track past the finish line first. The best part is you can bring your own inventions back home as souvenirs.

salt water car kit

Where: ‘Our Energy Future’ Zone


Movin’ towards a low carbon future the fun way at Shell’s Make the Future 2018


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Watching a science show

It doesn’t matter if you’re there for the music, games, or if you’re simply passionate about the environment – in that case, hats off to you – swing over to Make the Future this March if you’re looking to attend a festival with meaning.

children interactive science show make the future

Children having fun at an interactive science show

Image credit: Make the Future Singapore experience

Bring your little ones along as well since the interactive science shows and games are bound to pique their interest. After all, it’s the start of the March Holidays, the perfect time for some quality R&R but with heaps of opportunities to learn. 

Register early here for the festival to beat the queues!

Make the Future Singapore: A Festival of Ideas and Innovation

Date: 8 March 2018 to 11 March 2018

Time: 8 March: 9AM – 7PM | 9 March: 9AM – 5PM |10 March: 10AM – 7 PM | 11 March: 10AM – 7PM (Please note last entry is one hour before closing time)

Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760. For more information on how to get there, click here

Admission Charges: Free! 


Note: There will be free shuttle buses from Expo MRT station starting at 10.30AM. If you are travelling by car, free parking is available on site from 9AM.

Find out more about Make the Future 2018 here!

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