11 Mar '11, 10pm

New public library in Serangoon to focus on educational gaming

SINGAPORE - Residents in the Serangoon area have not only a new library to patronise, but also the first public library here focusing on educational gaming. To appeal to the young, the National Library Board introduced a Digital Media Zone for the Serangoon Public Library at Nex Mall. The Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association, DigiPen Institute of Technology as well as private sector companies have been roped in to develop programmes on cyber safety and the creative and engineering aspects of game design. Speaking at the opening ceremony on Friday, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Member of Parliament for Aljunied and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, said the library was timely, as Serangoon's population has grown to about 125,000. Besides the new Nex mall, recent developments in the area include the revitalisation of Serangoon North Village and the redevelopment of...

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