Stay home, stay calm: Get books without going out, and other ways to beat the virus blues while staying in

We can't hug our parents, meet friends or go on holidays. And as circuit breaker measures kick in, we must stay at home. Amid the various don'ts, we have to find the sunshine and some fun, uplifting things to do. Here are some ideas to stay calm and carry on!


Covid-19 circuit breaker measures: What you can and cannot do for the next one month



Public pools, such as those at the 26 SportSG swimming complexes, will be closed. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Life in Singapore will hit something of a standstill from tomorrow till May 4. Can you order food or move around? 

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10 wellness apps to use while staying at home



(From left) White Noise, Down Dog and MyPlate. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM APPLE.COM

Many of these are free and require minimal equipment - to help you get through the long days at home.

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Eight useful pantry staples to have in the time of coronavirus

Rice.

Rice. PHOTOS: BT FILE

 

These have been chosen for their versatility. Keep calm, consider your family's needs, and carry on.

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Make your own bread, do your manicure and more



Groom: DIY manicure. PHOTO: EM.MEZING NAILS

This is a perfect time to do your nails or bake your own bread.

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3 easy recipes you can whip up at home



Hong Kong-style wonton noodles with homemade char siew. ST PHOTO: HEDY KHOO

Staying home does not mean you have to dine shabbily.

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Get books without leaving home



Readers can support local bookstores by taking advantage of delivery discounts on orders of physical books. Audiobook providers Audible and Storytel Singapore are also offering hundreds of titles to stream for free. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

From e-books to audiobooks to delivery deals, here's how you can get your literary fix​.

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DIY drinks for happy hour


Learn how to make a martini cocktail using tools you can find in your kitchen like chopsticks, measuring spoons and water bottles. PHOTO: ST VIDEO

Learn to make classic drinks as lights go out in bars for the next few weeks.

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Embrace the spirit of travel at home



The writer, who visited Seattle (above), Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Ratchaburi and Suan Phueng last year, thinks longingly of the trips she cannot take for now. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LEE SIEW HUA

When borders around the world slam shut, where do travel lovers escape to?

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The arts at your fingertips - from virtual museum tours to Broadway shows online



PHOTOS: GOOGLE, NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD, BROADWAYHD, VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

The Esplanade, for instance, is streaming archival gig recordings on its Offstage site.

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10 sports accounts to follow on social media



(Clockwise from top left) Singapore Slingers guard Ng Han Bin, House of Highlights, skier Candide Thovex and taekwondo exponent Chelsea Sim. PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, TIKTOK, SNAPCHAT

Just because the sports world has stopped doesn't mean your sports consumption has to.

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