The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched the first episode of its six-part edutainment series “Try this at home, Tips from Singapore”. The edutainment series features Singaporean personalities such as sneaker artist Mark Ong, cook, food writer and television host, Sarah Huang Benjamin, as well as Peranakan kebaya makers, brothers Raymond and Edmond Wong completing various tasks assigned to them.
During this period as many around the world are urged to stay home as much as possible to stem the spread of COVID-19, STB aims to encourage local and international viewers to explore or further develop a passion, inspired by Singapore’s diverse people, talent and stories through this video series.
In each episode, the selected Singapore personality will have a task delivered to their doorstep requiring them to complete the assigned task. In the first episode, fronted by food writer Sarah Huang Benjamin, viewers can learn how to whip up a storm in the kitchen. She was handed a packet of instant noodles with a note to turn it into a fancy meal with whatever she has in her fridge.
As the personalities grapple with completing their respective tasks, viewers can pick up tips and tricks on various activities they can do at home and get creative in their own ways. The videos will be released on STB’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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This comes following STB's recent film as a public service announcement to encourage Singaporeans and residents to play their part by staying at home during the extended circuit breaker period. The film featured tourism frontliners from local attractions such as Singapore Zoo (Wildlife Reserves Singapore), Gardens by The Bay, Sentosa, and National Gallery Singapore. Released on its Facebook and LinkedIn channels, STB added that it has been working closely with tourism establishments and attractions during this period to ensure that they receive the support they need.
The one-minute film showed different sights of Singapore with a message from tourism frontliners urging Singapore to help by staying at home. "Singapore, we have a message for you. We need your help. Please stay home so that we can be together soon," the film said.
Two weeks ago when the circuit breaker measures were implemented, STB also stood in solidarity with employees having to work from home. In a social media post, the board removed the beloved Merlion figure from a picture of the skyline, and replaced it with a cheeky note that said, "BRB (be right back), I'm working from home".