Over the weekend, Hiverlab was at SAFRA Punggol for the BE @ SAFRA Punggol Open House. For the past couple of months, we have been collaborating with SAFRA Punggol to organise this event.

With four Virtual Reality zones – VR Education, VR Cinema, VR Gaming, and VR Around The World, the event was a great success with over 2,000 visitors trying out virtual reality experiences.

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At VR Education, Hiverlab showcased Eyes On Habitat: Coral Reefs, an interactive guided virtual diving session, where visitors learnt about different coral growth forms and identified them in a virtual tour of Sisters’ Island Marine Park.

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At VR Cinema, the Hiverlab-produced 360-degree documentary, Against Blue Currents, a short film about 3 persons with disabilities and their personal stories, was screened to 5 – 8 visitors at a time.

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At VR Gaming, we worked with Ignite VR, Mixed Realms, and Kaiju Den to showcase a total of 6 games – Fruit Ninja, Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, Final Goalie, Raw Data, Sairento VR, and Stratos Fantasea. An hourly Parent-and-Child challenge was also conducted, with 20 cardboard viewers given away each hour.

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At VR Around The World, Hiverlab partnered with Ignite VR and Discovery to share about the VirZOOM cycling experiences and the Discovery VR app.

All in all, the event was a good introduction to virtual reality for both adults and children, and the visitors had a fun time at our VR zones. There are so many directions for virtual reality to develop, and we look forward to further collaborations with SAFRA Punggol!