Dream Lab – The Biggest Business Simulation Playground in the World

Ever wonder how one starts a business? Did you ever dreamt of owning one? How things happen in the background? How things happen upfront? Did you know that starting up your own business isn’t as easy as 1-2-3? There is more to it than just selling. Starting up your own business ventures always starts with an idea, a need and your passion to pursue it and make your dream a reality.
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Coco and I went to the newest place to bring kids, that even kids-at-heart can enjoy – Dream LabThe biggest business simulation playground in the world! Definitely, woke up my sleeping entrepreneurial heart.  ICYDK, I graduated Entrepreneurship at Thames International Business School and most of my mom life, I have been baby-ing my little ventures which includes Lil Dudes Only. Coco was exposed to all things business, since we were always together and I am so glad that we were able to do this together and immerse him to a lot more possibilities.

The Philippine Amusement & Entertainment Corporation (PAEC) is the creator and management team of the highly patronized educational-leisure attractions and venues in the Philippines such as Foodwanderer x Lakbay Museo, Tales of Illumina, Selfielicious, Apogee Events+Lifestyle and Limon MNL. Dream Lab is a 4,000 SQM playground of dreamers where entrepreneurs are born. It showcases different business experimental activities and is composed of 2 cities – DreamVille and Wunderville.
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Opening its door to the public on October 14, 2022, I urge you to visit and experience it too! It will not only encourage you to dream and pursue it. But also show you that there is more to the business than just selling. It takes a village to build a dream, too!

What’s in store for you? In each area, one would learn business-related ideals – whether in creating your own linen spray or planting your own produce, the Lab Ninjas are here to assist you in every way. Dream Lab was designed and carefully curated by experts to help reinforce a child’s motor skills and cognitive development especially with toys that would need actions when played. Thus, there are a lot of STEM activities for kids to enjoy. Anyway, Hang on because you are in for a treat and read on the different areas that your get to discover inside Dream Lab.

Here are the foundational agencies required to start your business:

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Barangay Dream Lab is where you will learn to build a community and work as its member to create a better place to live and prosper with everybody. Fun activities like building blocks to understand the value of personal safety, building friendships, voicing your rights and developing resilience.

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The City Hall is where you will learn how to connect with local authorities and do business with the government agency. By playing the educational interactive activities you will be able to determine the importance of four departments – plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire department which are all part of the requirements in securing a business permit.

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Department of Labor and Employment is where one will learn the responsibilities of both the employers and employees to make sure that there will be a harmonious relationship in your business. There are also fun activities here like magnetic sticks and jumbled letters that will train your child’s mind and body coordination.

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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the one responsible for the registration of your business name. Learn the value of having security seals and codes in your product packaging to protect your own business.

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Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is a government agency who is responsible for collecting taxes. Also, you will learn how to prepare a sales journal, purchase journal, disbursement journal, and of course to learn to always pay your taxes properly and on time.

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Police Station is a national government’s civil force in-charge of crime prevention and detection. Here you will learn how to be a responsible member of the community by maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law and investigating illegal activities. There is a padlock activity that allows you to think fast and enhance your memory skills. It helps you develop a skill of working tactically under pressure. Hospital is a business that provides sick or injured persons with medical and surgical treatment. Here you will learn to give high-quality medical care and improve your eye coordination, memorization skills, and basic knowledge of human anatomy.

Discover your capabilities and build your own empire with these beaming establishments:

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Hardware is a business where you can buy building materials, hand tools, and paint used for building houses, offices and anything about construction. There are pipe building blocks, painting and connecting engineering block activities that will help you improve coordination, creative and logical thinking skills and imagination. These activities will introduce you to common materials being used in engineering. In partnership with Rain or Shine.

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Market is a place where you purchase all your raw products. Shopping while learning! Pharmacy is a business that sells and distributes prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs. Here you will learn how to prepare and dispense medicines. The corona puzzle and how to prescribe activities will help create awareness about the existing danger of viruses.

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Dream Bank is a business that specializes in saving and lending money. Here you will learn how to save and invest. There are check preparation and money sorting activities that will improve your counting and money. Dream Hotel is a business that charges people to stay for a brief time. Here you will learn how to provide the finest lodging facilities and services to guests.

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Dream Fuel is an establishment where your dreams will be fueled.

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Creative Lab is the sale of goods and services to consumers, while wholesaling is the sale of goods and services to businesses. There are button pin making, mug printing and t-shirt printing to help you improve your creative skills.

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ADS-venture is the process of making customers aware of your products or services. Here you will learn how to make your business logo and enhance the image of your business.

There are more areas for learning and enjoyment here at DreamVille:

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At Dream Farm, you can choose your desired seed and play in the newly painted pot from the Hardware. You child can develop important skills like fine motor control and strength as they scooping up the soil, placing the seeds in the pots and pouring the water.

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The Board Room is a place where you will conduct meetings and elect shareholders to manage your business.

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Get your free cereal at Cerealsy, have you cravings satisfied at the Snack Shack and enjoy sugar and everything nice at Candy Republic

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Have fun and enjoy Sandy Lane, the sand slide room. Color Lab is is where you will color your dreams. Craft Lab is a place where your dream starts. You can choose your desired activity and even bring it home!

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Make IG-worthy shots and achieve your feed goals with these photo spots

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Get together with your friends for an insta-fab photo. Here with are my good friends – Gail, Ani and Tin with her daughter, Bikbik

Don’t forget to drop by Dream Lab’s Brand Partners. It’s great that Dream Lab included home grown companies that also started with a dream that turned into a reality. Here, dreamers will get to see the behind the scenes. In BaSiMatsi, one can learn how to package vinegar while in Tiny Buds, one can experience preparing an online order.

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The name is a play on the ingredients that are flavour staples of Filipino cooking — BAwang (garlic), SIbuyas (onion), kaMATis (tomato), and SIli (chili) — and all these are locally grown and sourced from farmers at fair market prices. Basimatsi is a homegrown brand of premium gourmet condiments that give you a taste of the Philippines in a bottle.

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Tiny Buds Workshop is a collection of natural baby care essentials made with love for baby’s delicate skin. Get to know more about their products with Chabee.

All of the above mention are included when you purchase the Explore and Engage Dream passes, which just a little differences that you can see below. But when you avail Experience and Escapade Dream passes, you get to enjoy an activity from Dream Dough or from the Mixing Lab. You can also choose to add an activity with an additional fee.

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Dream Dough is a business where bread, pastries and cakes are baked and sold. Here you will learn how to bake and sell bread, cookies, cakes and muffins from beginning to end.

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At the Mixing Lab, you get to learn how to make household and personal care products such as dishwashing liquid, alcogel sanitizer, body scrub, massage oil, cologne, glycerin soap and beeswax candle. The Tolling Station is a business where the process of converting parts into completed things using tools, human labor, machinery and chemical processing. Here you will learn how to set up and run a machine to make a product or item a guide to building a toll manufacturing business.

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I made my own linen spray and it was so easy to do. Of course, I chose vanilla scent and colored it pink. You know why! Hmmm.. I enjoyed it a lot! Should I start my own?

A city within a city. So one of the extra perks when you get to enter the wonderful world of WunderVille. Play, learn and have fun with different games available inside.
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Tickets to enter Dream Lab vary and on top of the entrance fee, an additional fee is required if you want to add more activities from Mixing Lab or Dream Dough. Babies 1 year old and below are FREE! 
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Dream Lab also has 6 spacious, stylish and superbly designed function halls that can accommodate 30 pax to 200 pax. You can make your celebrations memorable with Dream Lab. Contact their socials or e-mail if you are interested.
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Happy to have a place where one can ignite their Entrepreneurial Spirit and hopefully, one day, they can be their own boss and help uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos by giving them jobs. I hope that one gets the inspiration they need for their brighter tomorrow. Book your dream passes now!

📍 UG Level, Ayala Malls Circuit, Makati City (near Expressions and Bench) Theater Drive, Circuit Makati Hippodromo St. Brgy. Carmona, Makati
Contact No. 0915 009 1031 or follow their socials – Instagram | Facebook | Tiktok

7 comments

  1. First time hearing at sure to na pag nagkatime, bibisitahin namin! Wow may ganito pala except dun sa leading company na sikat from another country. Galing!

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