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There's something for everyone at the one-north Festivalthis week. Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and JTC, it aims to bring science, engineering, technology and media closer to the public. The New Paper looks at how everyone in the family can enjoy the event

FOR THE KID WHO LOVES GAMING

OPEN HOUSE: Game Solutions Centre

Ever dreamed of designing Singapore's version of Pokemon Go? In this one-hour tour, you'll find out how games are created and game developers will share how they got their first game prototype out.

WHEN: Friday, 2pm

WHERE: Game Solutions Centre

* Visitors must be 15 years old and above. Tour takes a maximum of 30 participants.


FOR THE BEAUTY JUNKIE

TALK: SK-II: The Secret Behind Crystal Clear Skin

Did you know that Pitera, a unique strain of yeast that is the key ingredient in SK-II products, was discovered in a sake brewery in Japan? The elderly workers there had wrinkly faces, but soft and smooth hands. The people behind SK-II share their research that tracks 10 years of skin ageing among a group of women in Japan.

WHEN: Friday, 2pm

WHERE: Genexis Theatre, Level 5, Fusionopolis One


FOR THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS PARENT WHO COOKS

TALK: Food Nation: What We Eat and Why It Matters?

Does white rice lead to diabetes? Find out at this talk in which three A*Star clinical nutrition researchers share recent research on food and lifestyle choices in the face of rising diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.

WHEN: Saturday, 3pm

WHERE: Genexis Theatre, Level 5, Fusionopolis One


FOR THE INTERNET-SAVVY FAMILY

TALK: How Private Is Your Online Personal Data?

In an era where companies can track our shopping and discover everything about us, from our employment history to our health, how do we keep our data safe? Also, find out how big data benefits big companies and the possible pitfalls for individuals.

WHEN: Saturday, 4pm

WHERE: Infuse Theatre, Level 14, Connexis South Tower, Fusionopolis One

Register for the talks and tours at www.onenorthfestival.sg


FOR THOSE OFTEN BEHIND THE WHEEL

EXHIBITION: Future City

Be a passenger for a change by riding the SMART-NUS self-driving car. Also on display are a green driverless shuttle transportation system from the Energy Research Institute and A*Star's first autonomous vehicle developed for navigation in the urban environment.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday (2pm to 4pm to ride the SMART-NUS self-driving car)

WHERE: Outside Fusionopolis One

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