Stay-home guide for Wednesday: Watch a riveting law drama, tour Sydney virtually and more


1. Watch: South Korean drama Law School

South Korean actor Kim Myung-min plays a tough law professor in the K-drama Law School. PHOTO: NETFLIX

One of the hottest K-dramas now is Law School, a crime drama which centres on a tough law professor and his ambitious students at a prestigious law school, as they encounter a shocking case that tests the idea of realising justice through the law.

The professor is played by South Korean Kim Myung-min, who is known for acting in series such as Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin (2004 to 2005) and The Miracle We Met (2018). South Korean actress Ryu Hye-young, whose past works include Heart To Heart (2015) and Reply 1988 (2015 to 2016), plays a first-year student who barely got into law school, while actor Kim Beom, of Boys Over Flowers (2009) fame, acts as another student who always gets the top grades.

Expect dollops of intrigue as arrests are made, speculations arise and unexpected developments unfurl. This 16-episode drama is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Info: Netflix's website

2. Listen: Segment on property on 96.3 Hao FM

(From left) 96.3 Hao FM deejays Wang De Ming, Hong Jing Yun and Liu Jie Qi. PHOTO: SPH RADIO

Mandarin radio station 96.3 Hao FM, run by SPH Radio, has revived its popular property segment during its Morning Drive Time slot on Wednesdays.

From 7.35 to 8.15am, deejays Hong Jing Yun, Wang De Ming and Liu Jie Qi will chat with Mr Lim Yong Hock, Propnex's key executive officer, about the property market here, discussing topics such as what to look out for when renting out, buying or selling one's property.

Why are property prices so high? Might cooling measures be introduced? Tune in and you might soon become a property guru yourself.

3. Tour: Sydney Virtually

The Sydney Opera House on a virtual tour of Sydney on the website YouVisit. PHOTO: WWW.YOUVISIT.COM

If you miss the azure waters and gleaming city of skyscrapers Down Under, you can take an interactive tour of Sydney, Australia's largest city, on the website YouVisit.

Here, you can view the picturesque surroundings on board a ferry and take a look around the famous Circular Quay, which is often dubbed the "gateway to Sydney". You can also bask in 360-degree views from the beautiful opera house, one of the world's most distinctive buildings.

In addition, you can also view pretty photos of the majestic Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden, Anzac Memorial and Hyde Park.

Info: YouVisit's website

4. Tar Pau Nation: Rice and noodle bowls brimming with toppings from The Plattering Co.

Smoked Duck With Stir-Fried Udon (left) and Sea Salt Chicken Thigh With Japanese Mushroom Rice. ST PHOTO: WONG AH YOKE

Most rice or noodle bowls come with the carbs reaching more than half the container because they not only fill you up easily, but also cost less than the meat and vegetables making up the rest of the dish.

But not those from The Plattering Co. In fact, when you remove the lid, you cannot even see the rice grains or noodles underneath the chunks of meat and vegetables.

The Sea Salt Chicken Thigh With Japanese Mushroom Rice ($15), for example, is topped with a beautifully baked boneless piece of chicken that is chopped into thick slices. There are also fat wedges of roasted pumpkin and red and yellow capsicum, broccoli florets and a marinated egg that is cut in two.


5. Shelf Care: Cyber adventure meets The Arabian Nights in Alif The Unseen

Alif The Unseen is about a hacker who dodges the authorities while offering his cyber services to anyone who pays. PHOTOS: GROVE PRESS, AMBER FRENCH

Alif The Unseen
By G. Willow Wilson
Grove Press/ 2012/ 456 pages/ $18.95/ Available here

Cyber adventure meets The Arabian Nights in this rollicking read which grips the reader from page one.

It starts conventionally with the eponymous protagonist, a hacker extraordinaire whose handle is Alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Alif offers his cyber services to anyone who pays, from pornographers to revolutionaries, which makes him a target in the unnamed authoritarian Middle Eastern country where he lives.