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It’s safe to say 2020 wasn’t what we expected it to be. For some of us, 2020 was our graduating year; for some of us, our first semester at college. We began the year with hopes riding high, but we soon found ourselves spending endless days at home, baking sourdough and attending online classes. But despite how many class trips, science labs, high school proms and other events may have been cancelled, 2020 doesn’t have to be a lost cause—as long as we take something away from it. Here are some things we learned from the past year, and how to study through the new year as better and wiser versions of ourselves! We learned how to find space for ourselves. Many students were surprised this year to learn that the important thing about going to school wasn’t necessarily the classes and teachers; it was the fact that we could…

The first step. The first tooth. Their first play date. Yes, your toddlers have had many firsts, and as 2021 kicks off, you get excited thinking about their first school photo. But first – which pre-school should you choose for your children? There are many pre-school choices in Singapore’s vibrant education scene, but which is the best choice for your needs? Here is a list of three things you should consider: cost and location, facilities, and learning approaches. Location If you notice, preschools in Singapore can be divided into public and private preschools. Public preschools are built and maintained by the Singapore government, under the Ministry of Education(MOE). Known as MOE Kindergartens, they are meant to provide Singaporeans and permanent residents with an affordable pre-school education. Private pre-schools are run by private education operators. Some of the pre-schools are run by international schools and provide a holistic education experience for…

Don’t let the COVID-19 virus prevent you from getting a good workout! Sure, gyms may have closed their doors temporarily, but that doesn’t mean this is the end of your gym buff days and being fit. It’s never an excuse to not shed off the extra pounds you’ll gain during lockdown! Most gyms have already declared temporary branch closures even before the circuit breaker announcement.  That left thousands of gym members losing their sweat destinations and lost on how they can continue their workout routines without any equipment or guidance from a fitness coach. Luckily, technology has brought us more options so that people can still exercise and follow fitness routines at home through online fitness classes and virtual gyms! Gym companies, in particular, have joined this online bandwagon to keep the members moving and active at home. The best part of this is, it’s FREE! View this post on…

With an increasing number of people turning to an all, or even partly vegan diet, the number of top-notch plant-based eateries is on the rise. And these earth-friendly hotspots have a lot more to offer to their vegan-loving patrons than a simple salad or mac’ and cheese. NOTE: Rules and regulations during COVID-19 are ever-changing. Read the latest advice and check out what’s happening in the city first before following the information stated below. Maybe you’re craving for plant-based burgers or vegan versions of popular local dishes. Well, those are there for the taking too. Especially, when you make your way to one of these 7 best vegan restaurants on the island of Singapore. Soul ALife Soul ALife is clear about its mission: to serve you ‘healthy, nourishing vegan food for thy soul’. Located in the heart of Changi, the restaurant serves all kinds of plant-based meals. Enjoy a smashed…

Guess which country made it to the top 10 most Instagrammable countries in 2019? The multitude of hot Instagram spots have nabbed Singapore the glory of being the 10th best country in the world to get amazing shots for the ‘gram. Even though Singapore’s a pretty tiny island – about 170 times smaller than New York City – you can find plenty of shots for your Instagram feed at every corner. From Hollywood movie & HBO drama worthy backdrops to a mishmash of traditional and modern aesthetics – there is something for everyone. Here’s a list of the many different spots you can plan your trip around: The ‘Cliche’ Instagram Spots in Singapore Gardens by the Bay Imagine Avatar in real-life. Gardens by the Bay is the closest any country has gotten to a real-life version of that magical forest in James Cameron’s epic movie. Visit in the late afternoon…