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As Singapore eases into Phase 2 of our reopening, families can now enjoy some fun outside the home once again (in groups of no more than five people) though fun virtual events are still aplenty. If you’re heading out, remember to keep a safe distance from others and practise good personal hygiene!
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Missing outdoor walks? The National Arts Council (NAC) has taken the works of 153 local artists to the Civic District (St Andrews Road, Fullerton road, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road and more). Displayed on street banners to uplift the community, the works range from performance art and batik paint to Chinese calligraphy and more. You and your family will enjoy the vibrancy and colours of these pieces while spending quality time together. Available from now till 1 Sep 2020. You can also enjoy some of these pieces online via the NAC’s Facebook page.
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Get fit as a family with the virtual edition of Run Nila Run. Simply sign up to run, walk or cycle your chosen distance (from 1km to 10km), lace up your shoes and track your activity anytime between 24 and 26 July (Stage 1). For your efforts, you can receive a finisher’s medal engraved with the Singapore skyline. You can also sign up for Stage 2, which runs from 7 to 9 August, to celebrate National Day with a good sweat sesh. The sign-up fee is $9.99 for Stage 1 and $18.99 for both stages.
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The library may still be closed but your little ones can still enjoy their love of books and language with daily storytelling sessions on the Public Library SG Facebook page. These short videos ranging from five to eight minutes feature entertaining short stories packed with colourful illustrations read by our very own librarians. Catch the English-language sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6.30pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Also available in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil on their respective Facebook community pages.
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Teens & parents can enjoy a hump day breather with this 30-minute guided meditation session based on a selected art piece in the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). This is part of SAM’s Project Happiness initiative, which promotes mental well-being through art. The live session will take place on the SAM Facebook page on 1 and 8 July at 8pm.
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Snuggle up for a musical fundraising show on 15 July at 8pm to support The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. Promising a “360-degree immersive video experience”, the concert will feature local artistes such as Benjamin Kheng, Jeremy Monteiro and Nathan Hartono, and overseas guests CC Lee from China and Joey Alexander and Hrishna Kanhaiya from Indonesia. The show will be streamed for free on the YouTube and Facebook pages of The Straits Times and The Business TimesThe Business Times.
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This live theatre performance that is streamed online allows you (and your kids) to not just watch the show but interact with the performers and vote to decide which way the story goes. The magical adventure features action-packed sequences, spell-binding music, acrobatics, dance and more. The performance streams every Sunday (from now up until 26 July) at 5pm. Tickets are at $5 (excluding booking fee) via Sistic.
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