We are coming up to the end of May and, dare we say it, to the halfway point of phase 2 (heightened alert). But, that is no reason to be complacent!
Staying at home does not mean that things have to be all boring. Here are some activities to fill up your weekend:
1. D.I.Y. Workshop
Get crafty with various D.I.Y. workshop kits that you can get delivered right to your doorstep! Put your sewing skills to the test with Crafune’s leather crafting kits, where you can try your hand at putting your own product together. Choose from leather cardholders, key pouches, key fobs, passport holders, or even bags.
Other D.I.Y. options include terrarium kits from The Green Capsule, candle kits from Sally’s Room, and more. Alternatively, if you prefer more hands-on guidance, you can check out on-site workshops such as The Soap Ministry’s Bath Bomb Workshop, and Magicten Art Studio’s Resin Workshop, among others.
2. Support our elderly hawkers
Nothing beats a cosy night in, complete with good food. There is a plethora of takeaway or delivery options available right now, with promotion after promotion to entice customers. But, what about the elderly hawkers who do not have access to such platforms, or those that are simply not that tech-savvy?
An Instagram account (@wheretodapao) has been making waves recently, as an account that helps to promote stalls owned by elderly hawkers – entirely free of charge. Started by a sister trio, they share short write-ups about three hawker stalls each day, complete with pictures of the stall-owners. The account also welcomes contributions from the public – all you have to do is to fill up a simple Google form, the link of which can be found in the page’s bio.
We all deserve to laugh a little more these days – and how better than with Esplanade’s 10-day extravaganza that celebrates playfulness and creativity. This year’s rendition has been brought online, with plenty in store!
On 29 May, check out the SABOsTAGE: ZoomBaaBo! Livestream, where an improvisation game show will be conducted over Zoom. On 30 May, be enthralled by Ping Pong Circus’ dazzling moves, which involves an invisible ping pong match. Take a look at the whole line-up here.
4. Singapore HeritageFest 2021
The Singapore HeritageFest has been running since 3 May, and will close to much fanfare come this weekend (30 May). The festival revolves around shared stories of our food culture and healthcare practices – it is still not too late to join the party! With more than 130 physical and digital events, there’s something for everyone.
Project Teahouse: Play From Home gives individuals the chance to try various online games, where they can do things like learn how to make chicken rice, or sell ice-cream from a cart. The This Is What We Eat At Home food journal gives participants the chance to document their eating habits in a fun way. Get the journal delivered to your home, and be guided by the various prompts included. Check out all the available programmes here!
5. Saturday’s Surprisingly Super-Duper Lesson
Heard of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s popular Concerts for Children series? The Saturday’s Surprisingly Super-Duper Lesson is part of that series, and is happening on 29 May at 3pm. Making its debut online, the event is adapted from a local storybook of the same name, which was written by Jolene Tan and Isabella Tong.
It follows the adventures of the protagonist Aish, whose creative doodles start coming to life. The concert serves as an introduction to classical music through whimsical storytelling, to the tune of music performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. It is not too late to get tickets to the virtual event that will show on SISTIC Live – each ticket will cost S$20. Get your tickets here!