If there’s one good thing that has come out of this pandemic, it’s innovation. As we continue to stay indoors, more organisations are coming up with exciting plans to keep us entertained. The idea of going for an international film festival right now may seem far-fetched, but it seems like that’s still possible through the Internet. 

Here are some fun things to do if you’re starting to feel cabin fever:

Attend a virtual eco-conscious festival

The Conscious Festival, a groundbreaking initiative by Green is the New Black, is back this year…but with a twist. Held online over three days, the festival aims to bring you a kaleidoscope of international ideas, people and brands. You can attend talks, explore their Marketplace (over 70 conscious brands) and sign up for meditation workshops conducted via video conference.

And the best part? You can show your support in tiers. The ticket prices range from $5 to $60, depending on how much you want to spare. 

Dates: June 12 – 14

Click here to find out more!

Attend a foreign film festival online

Remember the feeling you had when you had to throw all your travel plans out the window? And to the film buffs out there, we feel your pain. 2020 was supposed to be a year of festival hopping and new film discoveries. Well, the 67th Sydney Film Festival is still happening. It’s teaming up with 19 other top film festivals to present We Are One: A Global Film Festival that will be streamed on Youtube.

Then, the actual ticketed film festival will be held over 20 days online. The Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition will feature the best Australian documentaries, shorts from rising directors and films from some of the most outstanding female filmmakers.

Date: June 10 – 21

For more information, visit https://www.sff.org.au/info/.

Learn about art with your family through an interactive digital festival

Leave it to the National Gallery Singapore to come up with a fun and family friendly festival. This time, the second edition of Small Big Dreamers (Singapore’s biennial children’s festival) returns with a digital twist. 

This is the first online art festival in Singapore and features interactive games, easy-to-follow activities that are designed to encourage children to unleash their creativity. Other than that, visitors will learn more about the five Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists through these activities. 

Date: June 1 – March 28 

Head on over to the site to start learning!

Celebrate local heritage online

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Picture this: It’s the 1950s and you are invited to attend the Queen’s coronation. What would you wear? This ‘cheongsam’ with elegant floral prints was worn by Singapore’s Second World War heroine, Elizabeth Choy, when she attended Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation #onthisday in 1953 in England. The cheongsam was the favoured formal dress of Elizabeth Choy. As a mode of dress for Chinese women, it was popularised in Shanghai during the 1920s and ’30s and eventually became a standard dress for many Chinese women in cities such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. … 📷: Cheongsam that belonged to Singapore’s war heroine, Elizabeth Choy, 1953. National Museum of Singapore Collection. #CultureCarriesOn #DoseofCulture #MuseumfromHome #StayHomeforSG #SGUnited #SGTogether #SGCultureAnywhere #nationalmuseumofsingapore #nationalmuseumsingapore #musetech #musesocial #cheongsam

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The National Museum of Singapore is bringing the Singapore Heritage Festival online this year. And switching to digital has its perks – the activities are all doable from the comfort of your own home. Think: Making dumplings and indulging in freshly made biryani delivered to your doorstep. 

Dates: June 20 – 27 

For more information, visit nationalmuseum.sg