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Covid-19: 6-year-old Singaporean child among 344 new cases recorded on Monday, Singapore News

[UPDATED, 11.16pm] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, there are six community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the six community cases, four are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents while two are Work Permit holders. Among the new community cases is a... → Read More

Covid-19: 344 new cases recorded on Monday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, the vast majority are cases involving work permit holders residing in dormitories and four are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents. This brings the total number of cases to 31,960, with 14,876 patients discharged and 23 deaths. MOH will share more details... → Read More

Coronavirus can live on makeup too. How to clean and disinfect your beauty products, Lifestyle News

Since the coronavirus outbreak, we've been ramping up on our personal hygiene, learning how to disinfect our clothes, parcels and homes to keep the virus at bay. It's even more important now that we maintain the level of hygiene as Singapore slowly eases out of the circuit breaker and people start heading back to work. Everyday things like our makeup... → Read More

Here's how to make a DIY face shield with a 2-litre plastic bottle in 2 minutes, Lifestyle News

Wearing a face mask is mandatory even after circuit breaker measures are gradually lifted come June 1. And if face masks are not really your thing, according to MOH's website, plastic face shields can also be used in place on a face mask as it provides "adequate basic protection". You might still want to put on your face mask though,... → Read More

I dress up in my work outfits while WFH to see if it'll increase my productivity , Lifestyle News

"Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance," so goes a quote by contemporary American poet-musician Christopher Poindexter. In my case, my senses were jolted in a sudden rude awakening after I applied hair oil on my tangled up mane that has seen better days. My tresses have been starved of after-shower hair care products since the start... → Read More

People who speak loudly have a higher chance of spreading the coronavirus, say researchers , Lifestyle News

As plans are underway for Singapore to gradually reopen once the circuit breaker eases on June 1, it's still important that we maintain our hand hygiene and put on a mask whenever we're heading out. By now, we know that the coronavirus spreads via respiratory fluids, especially when people touch surfaces that the droplets land on and transfer it to... → Read More

Your next face mask could light up upon detecting the coronavirus, say researchers, Lifestyle News

Nasal swab tests are currently used for Covid-19 testing to determine if a person has contracted the coronavirus. For those who have gone through it or have witnessed how it's done, they detailed the process to be a painful, or at least extremely uncomfortable one. Singaporean mum Eeling J. Tan held her five-year-old daughter's hand as she was made to... → Read More

Circuit breaker eats: Food options if you are staying in the North, Lifestyle News

Deciding what to eat for today but have no idea what to pick from the seemingly endless options? Here are some places in the North that deliver to the doorstep to consider: [0]=68.ARALH7CQ2oAfguu-bTo6R5wWlKQIBZMkJDOYv32JCVqYuQN[/embed] What's available: Nasi lemak set meals ranging from $4.40 and $5, complete your meals with ala carte sides such as chicken wings, mackeral otah, ikan bilis and... → Read More

#StayHome and make this 10-minute mac & cheese recipe in a rice cooker, Lifestyle News

Macaroni (mac) and cheese is comfort food on days when you just want something warm and creamy to soothe the soul. The dish is usually cooked on a stove or popped in the oven to give the cheese a quick melt, and it can take up a fair bit of time making it. What if you could make a bowl... → Read More

Coronavirus: 753 new cases reported on Saturday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 753 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 9). Of these, xx cases are Singaporeans/PRs. A vast majority of cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, said MOH. For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here. → Read More

I made my mum go through 5 TikTok challenges in 48 hours , Digital News

Mother's Day is just around the corner and because of the circuit breaker, we're all stuck at home this year. With everyone — grandparents, parents and kids alike — looking for diversions while stuck indoors, it’s no surprise then that TikTok has become the social media sensation (more than ever before, at least) during the global pandemic. As the platform... → Read More

Are you a circuit baker? Here are more easy recipes and hacks to try, Lifestyle News

The CB has turned some people into circuit bakers who have been fervently sharing photos and videos of their baked goods on social media. With less than one more month to go before the CB ends, we've found some baking hacks and recipes on TikTok that might make this side hobby a little more enjoyable. When you just want a... → Read More

I try a DIY home facial using suction cups for a quick face lift during this CB period, Lifestyle News

Beauty parlours and spas are some of the non-essential businesses that have shuttered during this circuit breaker period. Since we're all staying home and getting creative with our home cooking and DIY projects, why not throw in a little 'me' time for some home DIY facial using cupping therapy, to make sure your skin is looking healthier than before. Yes,... → Read More

Circuit breaker eats: What to order if you're staying in the North, Lifestyle News

Deciding what to eat for today but have no idea what to pick from the seemingly endless options? Here are some places in the North that deliver to the doorstep to consider: [/embed] What's available: Nasi lemak set meals, grilled chicken meals, value package meals for family or couples, and kiddy meals. View menu Delivery schedule: Tuesday to Sunday, 8.30am... → Read More

#StayHome and make 'Ikea' chicken meatballs and cherry sauce with this custom recipe, Lifestyle News

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has shuttered since the CB measures were set into place, along with its tasty meatballs that are a crowd favourite. If you've missed having Ikea meatballs, then this meatball recipe will help ease the craving. We've tweaked it to only use chicken instead of the original version, which calls for a mix of beef and pork.... → Read More

Snacc Attacc: We try pickles with chocolate plus other weird snack combinations and our faces say it all, Lifestyle News

Snacc Attacc is a bi-weekly video series where we try out different snacks and let you know if it's worth "snacc-(a)ttacking". This week, we try weird snack combinations seen on the internet to find out if they'll be oddly delicious. Have you eaten fries with ice-cream before? The combination may sound weird at first, but who would have thought it'll... → Read More

Ways to prevent glasses from fogging up when wearing a mask, Lifestyle News

Wearing a mask is now mandatory when we head out of our homes, but it still takes some getting used to, especially for those who are bespectacled. We are often met with a minute but irritating problem — foggy vision every time we exhale. No matter how we try to make the mask fit better by adjusting the nose wire,... → Read More

#StayHome and upgrade your instant noodles with ingredients you can find in your fridge, Lifestyle News

Food choices in the neighbourhood can get repetitive after a couple of weeks of ordering in or dabao (take away) during the circuit breaker. If you're wracking your brains on what to eat next, try this easy to cook upgraded instant noodles with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here’s what you’ll require. Ingredients: Steps: Try it... → Read More

Circuit breaker eats: Staying in the North? Here's what you can order, Lifestyle News

Deciding what to eat for today but have no idea what to pick from the seemingly endless options? Here are some places to consider in the North of Singapore that will deliver to your doorstep: [/embed] What's available: Har cheong gai (shrimp paste fried chicken) wing meals, chicken cutlet meals, and wing and drumlet sides. View menu Delivery schedule: Daily,... → Read More

List of F&B outlets that are still open during this extended CB period

With the tightened CB measures set in place, Singaporeans had to say goodbye to their favourite bubble tea (BBT) stores. Thankfully, a few BBT shops are still open as they operate at hawker centres, coffee shops, food courts and cafes. Apart from BBT stores that were affected by the stricter measures, standalone F&B outlets that sell only beverages, packaged snacks,... → Read More