19th May, 2020 – The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched an edutainment series “Try this at home, Tips from Singapore” which features Singaporean personalities such as sneaker artist Mark Ong; cook, food writer and television host Sarah Huang Benjamin; artist Tan Zi Xi; Peranakan kebaya makers, brothers Raymond and Edmond Wong. The six-part series will have these personalities completing various tasks assigned to them. For instance, food writer Sarah Huang Benjamin was handed a packet of instant noodles along with a note to turn it into a fancy meal with whatever she has in her fridge. Artist Tan Zi Xi gets an upcycling challenge with common household products whereas brothers, Raymond and Edmond Wong gets the challenge to beautify masks with a Peranakan touch to it. Sneaker artist Mark Ong along with his partner Sue-Anne are given the challenge to transform a piece of homewear into streetwear.
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.
The four parts of the series have already been released on STB’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
You can check out the fun and interesting videos here-
Food writer Saran Huang Benjamin’s instant noodle challenge
Artist Tan Zi Xi’s reduce, reuse and upcycle challenge
Sneaker artist Mark Ong’s homewear makeover
Peranakan kebaya makers Raymond and Edmond Wong’s Peranakan inspired creations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP1GnQFLWLA
STB India has undertaken various initiatives to stay connected with their travel trade partners. As a commitment to keep their Indian travellers engaged and entertained during the crisis, STB has partnered with Zomato for [email protected], a digital version of Zomaland. This association, slated on the first two weeks of June, will feature a number of Singaporean artistes showcasing their talents and passions, while sharing their common love for Singapore’s diverse food culture. For more details, please refer to Zomaland’s Instagram page @ZomalandIN.