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Science Alive's Exhibits engaging public in Malaysia



CEO of Tech Dome Penang in Malaysia speaks with the Science Alive Exhibits staff on the successful utilisation of their Kiwi-made, interactive exhibits in Penang.

Dr. Khong Yoon Loong, the CEO of Tech Dome Penang in Malaysia, paid the staff at Science Alive a visit last week. The purpose of the visit was to re-connect with the team who helped contribute the majority of the exhibits to the extremely successful Tech Dome Penang.

Tech Dome Penang contracted ‘Science Alive Exhibits’ to design and build 101 of their main exhibits. Tech Dome Penang opened in July, 2016, to rave reviews and has continued to grow in popularity. New Zealand contractors were used to provide the build designs and provided specialist advice and staff training for the large range of exhibits in Malaysia.

Exhibits include some high-quality, interactive creations that will be very familiar to the visitors of the pre-quake Christchurch-based Science Alive Centre and the annual Under 5 Fest. The much-loved ‘Vertical Slide’ (renamed G-Slide), Gyro-scope and the Whisper Dish (pictured below with Dr. Khong) are amongst some of the most popular of the exhibits at Tech-Dome.

David McLernon, Chairperson of Science Alive Exhibits, commented that "Tech Dome Penang has been a fantastic project for us. We have designed really exciting interactive science experiences for the dome and the feedback has been really positive. We've already had enquiries from other cities in Malaysia and in Indonesia. People have visited Tech Dome Penang and loved it and now want to talk with Science Alive about creating science centres in their cities."

About Science Alive Exhibits: Science Alive Exhibits is a not-for-profit company, within The Science Alive Group, dedicated to educating the public about science and technology. Since 1999, Science Alive Exhibits has exported over $8 million of exhibits to science centres throughout the world. Science Alive Exhibits has produced interactive exhibits for Te Papa (New Zealand), Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), Exploratorium (USA), Science Centre Singapore and many more Museums, Science Centres and Organisations.

Working with international clients for over 18 years, Science Alive Exhibits provides the ideal user and client experience, conveying scientific principles in a fun and engaging way. With their valuable experience in creating and manufacturing interactive Science exhibits, the team is able to prioritise safety, durability, quality and hands-on learning mixed with Kiwi ingenuity.

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