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1. Days Of Art With NAC: Laksa, kopi and shopping rolled into one[hhmc]

Kopi, laksa and window shopping are quintessentially Singaporean pursuits. So it is no surprise that they are celebrated in chamber opera company L'arietta's A Singapore Trilogy.

L'arietta's co-founder and artistic director Akiko Otao, 36, says: "When this is all over, we want to get out of the house to dine-in at our favourite places, mourn for the loss of our loved ones properly and do some window shopping."

The home-grown company commissioned the chamber opera series from the National Arts Council Young Artist Award winner, Dr Chen Zhangyi, over a period of five years.

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2. Covid-19 stay-home recipe: Health-giving soup[hhmc]
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Food and nutrition play a big role in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Supplementing the diet with tonics is part of taking care of one's health and well-being.

The Nutritious Beauty Soup, called Zi Yin Yang Yan Tang in Chinese, aims to regulate the body's internal heat.

Chinese physician Cheong Chin Siong, 45, says in Mandarin: "Those who do not get sufficient sleep and lead stressful lives can have excessive internal heat in their bodies."

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3. LOOK BACK: Youth Festival makes its debut[hhmc]
Soprano Akiko Otao, also L'arietta's co-founder and artistic director, singing Kopi For One.
A ceremony to launch Singapores inaugural Youth Festival took place at Jalan Besar Stadium on this day in 1967.

A ceremony to launch Singapore's inaugural Youth Festival took place at Jalan Besar Stadium on this day in 1967.

According to a Straits Times report, about 8,000 students were involved.

More than half of them took part in a march-past before Singapore's first President, Mr Yusof Ishak. The rest put on a show (above) that included cultural and gymnastic performances.

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4. EXPERIENCE: Storytellers bring tales to life online [hhmc]
Soprano Akiko Otao, also L'arietta's co-founder and artistic director, singing Kopi For One.
StoryFest goes virtual this year.

The fourth edition of annual storytelling festival StoryFest goes virtual this year.

Watch videos of home-grown storytellers telling a wide variety of tales, ranging from local lore The Attack Of Read More – Source

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