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The past year hasn’t been an easy one but we are hopeful of better days ahead. In view of the current climate, we’ve rounded up a variety of great brands that help us live a little lighter and brighter in the new normal. From a customised mask brand to a Manuka honey specialist, we hope these products and services spur you on in the coming months.
During this pandemic period, cleanliness and hygiene have been at the forefront of everybody’s minds, with many people opting to use their own dining set when dining out so as to minimise the use of public crockery. Homegrown eco-lifestyle brand MamaShop sells all the dining supplies you will need, from dinnerware made with bamboo fibre to a full set of biodegradeable utensils that come packed in a washable jute bag. For takeaway drinks, choose from their array of BPA-free bottles, coffee mugs made with rice husks and reusable straws made with natural straw grass.
While international travel is still off the table, you can still indulge your wanderlust at this location-based virtual reality experience centre. Sandbox VR enables you to traverse different worlds such as defending against zombies in Deadwood Mansion or go treasure hunting in Curse of Davy Jones. You can even become an honorary Starfleet Officer in the newly launched Star Trek: Discovery experience. Each participant will be provided with a virtual reality headset; motion-tracking devices to keep track of your group mates; as well as haptic vests so you get to feel the “damage” done to you in the game. In line with Covid-19 safety measures, all equipment is thoroughly sanitised and disinfected after each use.
To book, please visit sandboxvr.com
Given the current climate we’re in, boosting one’s immunity continues to be top of mind for many people. Enter Manuka honey – renowned and coveted the world over for its antibacterial properties and nutritional benefits. Honey specialist PURITI specialises in halal-friendly, kosher-certified, glyphosate- and GMO-free products that can be used in myriad ways, including as an alternative to sugar, as an ingredient in homemade skincare treatments as well as a supplement for your immune system. To reap the maximum health benefits, try taking one to two tablespoonfuls of pure Manuka honey every day.
Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, masks have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. While staying safe is a priority, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with fashion along the way. Madetordersg is a homegrown label that sells beautiful lace and silk masks that add a touch of elegant femininity to any outfit. Their bestsellers include the Plain Silk Mask for daily wear as well as the hand-sewn pieces crafted to complement your bridal wear. Most of their collections are designed with a 100% organic cotton inner layer for extra comfort. Spend a minimum of S$100 to get a free exclusive Bridal Mask worth S$39.90 (while stocks last).
If you’ve been feeling a little stir-crazy working from home, take a breather and immerse yourself in the exquisite art pieces at this independent art space located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District. This non-profit private museum was founded in 2010 by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo. The father-daughter pair hopes to promote art appreciation and engage audiences from all walks of life by supporting the exchange of ideas across cultures and educational initiatives as well as artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts.
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Founded in 2014 with chef-owner Chung Deming at the helm, The Quarters is a local bistro that serves elevated renditions of traditional Singaporean food. Crowd favourites include the Ooh La La, a fiery dish of Venus clams flambéed in chilli crab sauce; the moreish Nasi Lemak burger, where turmeric-spiced chicken is wedged between handmade rice patties; and the “Nai You” lobster, a decadent dish where the crustacean is poached in butter and lightly grilled over a charcoal fire. For the month of November 2020, enjoy a dining promotion where four dine-in guests who order four main courses will get one main course (the lowest price) for free.
Shake off your pandemic fatigue and get a dose of endorphins at Amore Fitness’ high-energy workout classes. For the past 35 years, Amore Fitness has been the go-to name for women-only fitness and spa services in Singapore. With outlets across the island and more than 500 classes to choose from each week, it’s easy to fit in a workout. What’s more, most of their fitness centres come with on-site spa facilities so you can indulge in a pampering treatment after sweating it out. Amore Boutique Spa offers a wide variety of facial and body treatments such as Aroma Body massage, TCM wellness and award-winning treatments such as Bust Vital Care Therapy and Digestive Remedy Massage.