Stay Home Things to Do

Even when you’re staying at home there are plenty of ways you can create a colourful and fun experience for yourself and your loved ones! We’ve compiled some ideas for you below:

 

 

Stay Home and Try A New Recipe

Creamy Penne Arrabbiata with Mushrooms Recipe (Ft. Chef Robert)

This Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe is the perfect rainy-day comfort food! Psst… the pasta sauce also goes really well with garlic bread.

 

Ingredients

  • – Olive oil
  • – 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • – 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • – 1 tsp basil
  • – 2 cups pre-cooked penne
  • – 1 cup tomato sauce
  • – 3/4 cup cooking cream
  • – Salt & pepper to taste
  • – 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

For Garnishing

  • – 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • – 1 tsp basil

 

Let’s Get Cookin’!

1. Heat pan on medium heat, and put in the oil on the heated pan.

2. Sauté the minced garlic, chopped mushroom and basil until they have some colour and fragrance.

3. Optional: Add some chilli flakes to add some spice!

4. Add in the tomato sauce.

5. Add in the cooking cream.

6. Heat up the undercooked penne in a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds.

7. Transfer penne to the pan of sauce. Ensure the pasta is cooked through in the sauce.

8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

9. Add a dash of olive oil. (It enhances the flavours)

10. Garnish with parmesan cheese and basil – and we’re done! 

 

Download a printable copy of the ingredients list & recipe

 

Summer Egg Roll (Ft. Chef Aaron)

Scrambled, poached, over easy, sunny side-up or soft-boiled? That’s too basic. Take your eggs up a (cheesy) notch with Chef Aaron’s Summer Egg Roll recipe! 

 

Ingredients

  • – Cooking oil
  • – 4 beaten eggs
  • – 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • – 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • – 1/2 cup green peas
  • – 1/2 cup diced ham

For Garnishing

  • – 1 tbsp parsley

 

Let’s Get Cookin’!

1. Heat pan on medium heat, and put in the oil on the heated pan.

2. Sauté the ham, green peas and chopped tomatoes until they have some colour and fragrance.

3. Add the beaten eggs into the pan.

4. Stir the eggs to ensure that the mixture is evenly-cooked.

5. Add in the mozzarella cheese.

6. Gently fold the egg into a roll.

7. Flip the egg roll to ensure that it takes its shape and the cheese inside is melted.

8. Slice your egg roll. (Be careful as the melted cheese may ooze out!)

9. Garnish with parsley – and we’re done!

 

Download a printable copy of the ingredients list & recipe

 

Nasi Goreng Kampung (Ft. Celebrity Chef Razali)

Chef Razali, champion of Suria’s Juara Memasak All-Star cooking competition, shares his recipe for Nasi Goreng Kampung, a classic village-style fried rice with an extra kick of spice. Give the recipe a shot and dish out a yummy meal for the family!

 

Ingredients

  • – Cooking oil
  • – 1/2 medium-sized onion
  • – 2 eggs
  • – 1 tbsp sambal tumis (a spicy chilli paste usually made from varieties of chillies and other ingredients such as onion, garlic and ginger)
  • – 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • – 1 bowl white rice
  • – Salt & pepper to taste

For Garnishing

  • – 1 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • – 2 tbsp sliced red chilli
  • – 2 tbsp fried shallots
  • – 2 tbsp fried anchovies

 

Let’s Get Cookin’!

1. Heat wok on medium heat, and put in the oil on the heated wok.

2. Add in the sliced onions and fry them until they’re really soft.

3. Crack 2 eggs in the wok.

4. Stir the eggs to prevent them from being over-cooked.

5. Add a splash of water and stir the egg mixture well.

6. Add a spoonful of sambal tumis and continue stirring.

7. Add the mixed vegetables.

8. Add the bowl of white rice, and toss until the colour looks even. (break the clumps of rice, so the grains are evenly cooked and coated!)

9. Season the rice with salt and pepper.

10. Continue to toss and stir fry for about 5 minutes. 

11. Add your garnishes – chopped spring onions, sliced red chilli, fried shallots and fried anchovies. And we’re done!

 

Download a printable copy of the ingredients list & recipe


 

Stay Home and Explore

Free Virtual Singapore Museum Experiences

ArtScience Museum: Learn through educational activities, such as guided exhibition tours and workshops, and chill out with intimate, living room performances from musicians and performing artists on ArtScience Late. You can even go on a virtual tour of Future World (the exhibition created in collaboration in teamLab)!

National Gallery Singapore: Browse through over 8,000 works of art from Southeast Asia from paintings and sculptures to photos and videos, and a whimsical maze on the first floor with colourful drawings of animals, a magical forest and even a one-eyed tree.

Psst… if you’re planning a fun stay-in museum experience for the kids, National Gallery Singapore’s biennial children’s festival, Small Big Dreamers, is back with a digital twist! Get ready for some fun and interactive games and activities, and let the little ones unleash their inner artist!

National Museum of Singapore: Virtually explore 200 years of history dating back to the East Indies from the early 17th century to the Founding of Singapore. 

Singapore Art Museum: Delve into the world of contemporary art and immerse yourself in previous exhibitions including the Singapore Biennale 2019.And join Tan Siuli, the Head of Collections and Senior Curator, for a virtual tour of the museum premiering on 12 June 2020.

Singapore Philatelic Museum: The museum may be closed for redevelopment, but you still can discover the atmospheric room online and peek into past exhibitions such as The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps (Gallery 1 and Gallery 2), The Little Prince: Behind the Story and The League Against Evil: A DC Super Heroes Exhibition.

 


Stay Home and Read a Book

Buy Books Online

Amazon: If you’re looking for a wide range of books ranging from classics and best-sellers to cookbooks and teen fiction. Free standard delivery for orders above S$40.

Books Actually: #Supportlocal through literature with an array of books from local authors, poets and playwrights. Enjoy free standard delivery with the purchase of 4 books or more.

OpenTrolley: The largest Singapore-based online bookstore, OpenTrolley offers over 15 million books from local and international authors.

Kinokuniya: Book-lovers may remember Tokyo-based bookstore chain, Kinokuniya for their Singapore flagship store at Takashimaya S.C, but with their online store, you can now take care of your literary needs anytime, anywhere!

The Book Depository: Explore over 20 million titles through Europe’s leading online bookseller! Free standard delivery.

 

Score Free E-books and Audiobooks

Many Books: If you want to browse titles by self-published authors, from fantasy and romance to science fiction. If you want to support these individuals, some ebooks are also available from 0.99 USD onwards.

Novels77.com: Explore classics such as “To Kill A Mockingbird” and popular fiction novels such as Game of Thrones and Miss Peregrine’s. And if you like novels like these, you may also appreciate these similar sites: Novel80, Novel Free Read Online and Top Books 2019.

Open Library: Just like Wikipedia but one for online books where you can find popular fiction books such as Harry Potter, books from Roald Dahl, cookbooks, biographies and more.

LibriVox: If you’re one who likes to multitask, you now have the option of listening to an audiobook for free while you carry out other tasks!  Librivox is run entirely by volunteers.

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