5 things to do today: Watch local musicians perform, attend a virtual slumber party and more

Stay in and help fight Covid-19. The Straits Times recommends fun, uplifting things to do each day

British yoga teacher Jaime Amor (above) combines storytelling and adventures with yoga. PHOTO: COSMIC KIDS/FACEBOOK

1. DO: Yoga for kids

British yoga teacher Jaime Amor combines storytelling and adventures with yoga, and her YouTube channel has gained plenty of traction with children and adults staying home during the pandemic.

Some of her yoga adventures are inspired by popular movies such as Frozen (2013), Minions (2015) and the Star Wars series.

Info: Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel

2. WATCH: Local musicians perform

Derrick Hoh (left) and Bonnie Loo. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF DERRICK HOH & BONNIE LOO

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) has resumed its popular TGIF Music Station, which showcases music performances by local artists.

The sessions will be live-streamed on the centre's Facebook page.

The revamped TGIF Music Station: SCCC x YES 933 will feature two sessions (12.30 and 8pm) on every first and third Friday of the month.

Today, Campus Superstar alumnus Aggy Low and Goh Mingwei of a cappella group MICappella will perform during the lunchtime slot, while singer-songwriter Derrick Hoh and actress-singer Bonnie Loo will play in the evening.

Info: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Facebook page

3. ATTEND: A virtual slumber party


Put on your best loungewear tonight for a virtual slumber party hosted by Marina Bay Sands' lounge-bar Avenue Singapore.

From 9 to 11pm on Zoom, rock out to tunes from Thailand's hip-hop party crew Bangkok Invaders, including DJ Buddah, DJ Ono and Big Calo.

Join the party early as space is limited. Participants have to be 18 years old and above.

Info: Avenue's Zoom invite

4 LOOK BACK: 25th Asian Film Festival kicks off

Taiwanese actresses Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia (left) and Lin Feng-chiao. PHOTO: ST FILE

It was a star-studded affair at the opening ceremony of the 25th Asian Film Festival, which took place on this day in 1979.

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More than 200 stars graced the event at the Singapore Conference Hall in their finest evening wear and traditional costumes.

All eyes were on Taiwanese actresses Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia and Lin Feng-chiao as well as Indonesian actress Christine Hakim.

Info: Article on 25th Asian Film Festival

5. SNACK: Healthier tidbits

Healthy tidbits from Water Lily Pops. ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK

Got a case of the munchies while working from home? Swop the popcorn for water lily pops - the latest superfood sensation - and ditch the potato chips for kimchi crisps made from real kimchi.

Get these tasty treats from supermarkets, online grocery platforms or gourmet retailers such as Ryan's Grocery at Great World City.

Info: Mindful snacking

Compiled by Eunice Quek with input from SPH Information Resource Centre

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2020, with the headline 5 things to do today: Watch local musicians perform, attend a virtual slumber party and more. Subscribe