Coronavirus or not, be it celebrating birthdays, commemorating an anniversary, or bringing your kids out, life goes on. The Yahoo Shopping team has tirelessly compiled a list of places to see, things to do, gifts to buy, and food to try so that you can save time and energy for things that matter. If you are looking for dating ideas, workshops, family and kid-friendly activities, you've come to the right place. Looking for relaxing spas and staycays? Scroll all the way to the end for irresistible beauty and hotel promotions!
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For couples who like to explore the unchartered territories
Love to explore unchartered territories or push yourself out of your comfort zone? Take a ghost walk, a brewery tour or unleash your rage and make it a date! You would probably like to keep the young ones out of this.
If you are all into fun, celebrities and entertainment
One of your favourite ways to spend time together is watching movies and indulging in drama marathons, especially over the weekends. Make a trip to Madame Tussauds at Sentosa where you can see movie, music, sports celebrities and famous politicians in the flesh (we mean wax!). The latest K-wave addition may just be what you have been waiting for! Or camp it up for the IG with a trip to the Trick Eye Museum!
Cruises seem to be the next best thing with the ever-changing travel restrictions. At least there is something different you can do for your anniversary, birthdays and other special occasions while staying in Singapore.
There's nothing like good food to put a smile on your date's face. Many of us didn't realise how much we enjoy the dine-in experience until last year's dine-in restrictions. Now that dine-in are allowed again, what are you waiting for?
You and your family adore the sun and nature. And there's nothing better than bringing Junior out to experience nature. Soak in the Vitamin D to your heart's content but don’t forget your shades and sunblock. Make hay while the sun shines!
Craft activities – Bond and grow stronger together
Love to create, especially when it comes to customized items? Make a date with your S.O or family to craft something unique together and foster a stronger bond. Who can resist gifts that are made with love?
Love singing but can’t get your karaoke fix with COVID-19 restrictions? Feed your passion by recording your very own record. Make it mushy and compile an album with all your favourite love songs! Or make it a family affair and sing to your hearts' content!
The sun's rays can be a dampener on outings. Stay cool by staying indoors, and you will never have to worry about body odour, streaked make-up, or sweat stains on your clothes. Check out nostalgic pop-ups in town or work up a sweat indoors together, away from the blazing sun.
STORY: Location: Fetri, LebanonLebanese cheese makers are churning against U.S. import costsby making local varieties of gournay, brie and parmesanin addition to local cheeses like labneh and halloumiMarie Georges Hatem and her family established their factory in 2017They raise their own cows and goats for fresh milk[Marie Georges Hatem, Agriculture engineer / Cheese maker]“Due to the rise of the U.S. dollar towards the Lebanese pound, it has become very hard to import from abroad, so restaurants and supermarkets are trying to find local products as an alternative to things we used to import... because of the low purchasing power."Hatem makes a Gouda variety which she calls ‘MGouda’with different flavors including wine and beer
STORY: A bull-running event in Colombia turned deadly on Sunday when part of a stand collapsed into the ring, killing four people and injuring scores more in the town of El Espinal.The event was tied to the feast day of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.Video obtained by Reuters showed the dramatic moment the structure gave out, and people searching for survivors in the aftermath.Officials later told local media that no one remained trapped in the wreckage.Ulices Castro said he broke his foot and wrist when he jumped from the second floor.He compared the collapse to falling dominoes.Officials said ambulances were sent from nearby cities to help the injured as the local hospital had been overwhelmed.Officials also said they did not know what material the stand was constructed with, but it appeared to be made with wooden boards.It was not immediately clear what caused the stand to topple.
STORY: Pride parades across the U.S. this weekend brought color and cheer to the streets, an annual show of support for LGBTQ+ rights. But there was also a new sense of purpose. The Supreme Court last week overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.That ruling – along with a wave of anti-transgender legislation – has sparked anger and fear among those who have had to battle for their rights."I am afraid with what just happened and how easy it happened that they might come for us and come for our rights again. So that makes me really nervous."In New York City, groups like Planned Parenthood - which supports abortion rights - joined the celebrations with calls to fight for freedoms under threat.That message has a new resonance with LGBTQ leaders.In his concurring opinion overturning abortion rights, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Court may reconsider other precedents, including the right to same-sex intimacy and gay marriage.In San Francisco, the same solidarity was on display.“I think we realized that we need to band together. Women, people of color and LGBT people, to stand up for our rights. (We realized) that there are people who are threatened by us for whatever reasons. It all stems from hate, it all stems from fear.”This year’s Pride month has also been weighed down by a raft of Republican-backed state laws that target transgender youth. Some Pride attendees said the news has only fueled their sense of purpose to defend their rights.
MUMBAI (Reuters) -The Indian rupee hit record lows against the U.S. currency on Tuesday after higher oil prices raised concerns of sustained inflation, although intermittent dollar selling by the central bank helped limit losses. India imports more than two-thirds of its oil requirements, and higher crude prices add to the country's trade and current account deficits (CAD) and hurt the rupee by pushing up imported inflation. Oil prices rallied for a third day as major producers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates looked unlikely to be able to boost output significantly, while political unrest in Libya and Ecuador added to supply concerns.
Opener Deepak Hooda scored an unbeaten 47 on Sunday as India hunted down 109 runs to take a seven-wicket win in a match reduced to 12 overs a side due to rain. Malik, who lit up this year's Indian Premier League and sent down three of the five fastest deliveries of the competition, marked his arrival in Malahide with a 92 mph (148 kph) thunderbolt but his only over cost 14 runs. "When you play for India for the first time, and the journey he has taken, it's important to give such a bowler and such a talent time," said Pandya.
Sri Lanka's heavily loss-making state-run electricity monopoly asked for a shocking price rise of over 800 percent for its poorest customers with the bankrupt nation out of fuel, regulators said Monday.
At least four people were killed and more than 300 injured on Sunday when the grandstand at a bullring in Colombia collapsed during a popular event at which members of the public face off with small bulls, officials said.
NATO allies will boost high readiness forces to "well over 300,000" troops as they strengthen their defences in response to Russia's war on Ukraine, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. Leaders from the US-led military alliance will meet in Madrid this week for what Stoltenberg said would be a "transformative" summit as it grapples with the fallout of Moscow's invasion of its pro-Western neighbour. Stoltenberg said allies would bolster some of their battle group formations along NATO's eastern flank "up to brigade level" -- tactical units of around 3,000-5,000 troops -- and ratchet up high readiness numbers to "well over 300,000". In addition, more heavy weaponry including air defence systems would be shifted forwards and forces pre-assigned to defend specific NATO members on the alliance's exposed eastern edge. "This constitutes the biggest overhaul of our collective defence and deterrence since the Cold War," Stoltenberg said. NATO currently has a high readiness force of around 40,000 troops under its command, but the more than 300,000 troops are expected to form a larger pool that the alliance could tap into in the case of an emergency. A NATO official said the new system would be in place next year and improve the alliance's "ability to respond at very short notice for any contingency" with land, sea, air and cyber assets. Stoltenberg also said leaders would agree to bolster NATO's essential support to embattled Ukraine, whose President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to call in via video link. - US spearhead - That package would include "substantial deliveries" of gear like secure communications, anti-drone systems and fuel, and help Ukraine over the longer term to pivot to using more advanced NATO-standard arms. This support is separate from weaponry that NATO members -- spearheaded by the United States -- are already funnelling to Ukraine, including anti-tank rockets, artillery and air defence to help it hold back Russia's onslaught. NATO has been building up its forces in the east of the alliance since Moscow first moved into Ukraine with the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The alliance has rushed tens of thousands more troops to the region since Moscow launched its full-scale invasion on February 24. NATO now has eight battle groups across its eastern members and Stoltenberg said some of these -- likely in the Baltics and Poland -- would be bolstered to "brigade level". Jittery leaders in the Baltics have pushed for major and permanent troop deployments that could stop the Kremlin's forces at NATO's border. Germany has said it would take the lead on a new brigade in Lithuania -- where it already has forces -- but most of those troops would be permanently stationed back on home soil. Britain's defence minister has said his country will likely propose a similar set-up for Estonia -- where it commands the existing battle group. Stoltenberg said he expected other allies to announce forces dedicated to protecting specific eastern members at the summit that starts on Tuesday evening. del/dc/jm
Myanmar authorities said they torched more than half a billion dollars worth of narcotics on Sunday as part of eradication efforts for World Drug Day, as the UN warns that production of methamphetamine in the region is hitting record levels.