Phase 2 of Post Circuit Breaker will start tomorrow, 19 June! Are you excited? Cause we are. Finally, socialising (though minimal) is back, and just in time for Father’s day! However, if you are afraid the crowd is back too soon, and you would like to do something fun with Dad at home, we put together 8 virtual things that you can do with him and your family.
1. Watch a local play together
1. Watch a local play together
Call for a family bonding time together, although we know how much time you guys spent together as a family during the 8 weeks Circuit Breaker period, it ain’t the same if you are watching a play together.
Army Daze (staged in 2012), Army Daze 2 (2017), and Beauty World (2015) are coming to your virtual screens from 13 June to 13 July. The best part is they are free! So whether you are reminiscing the time at BMT or you just want to go Cha! Cha! Cha! to a good day, these 3 local plays can give you a back-to-back local play-athon.
Showtimes for the three productions:
(i) Army Daze (2012)
When: 13 June @8pm to 13 July @11.59pm
Virtual location: https://youtu.be/6SMFwTaHONs
(ii) Army Daze 2 (2017)
When: 20 June @8pm to 13 July @11.59pm
Virtual location: https://youtu.be/W38YEMIKnLM
(iii) Beauty World (2015)
When: 27 June @8pm to 13 July @11.59pm
Virtual location: https://youtu.be/NefZDBgX8FQ
Alternatively, you can also play Those Who Can’t, Teach (2017), one of their most well-loved productions by The Necessary Stage online. This 2-hr long play set in a secondary school, will look at the madcap lives of teachers and students, and you know they often produce hilarious results when put together!
2. Virtual train rides around the world.
Although it isn’t time for you to travel as a family due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can still find creative ways to tackle this. For one, you can try out virtual train rides around some of the famous destinations that you always want to go but didn’t get a chance to.
We recommend trying The Flåm Railway, Norway
This 40min will take you from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station across the 12-mile route.
Or you can also try the Bernina Railway, Switzerland to Italy
The 2-hr video will start its trip in St. Moritz, Switzerland and ends in Tirano, Italy via the high-mountain Bernina Pass. Even though it’s not comparable to the real thing, you can adjust your surroundings to emulate this, like playing this on your wide screen TV, prepping some Italian-style caffè while watching this.
3. Play a round of Overcooked 2 with Dad
Not a good chef yourself? You know when it comes to Dad, he will eat anything that you whipped up even when it’s of subpar standards so you don’t really have to worry about that part. But, if you want to do it the fun way, play a game of Overcooked 2, get him hooked, and convince him to get you the new PS5 when it comes out.
PS: We are not responsible for any damage done to his pockets.
4. Or go old-school, and challenge your Dad to a round of Super Mario game
5. Check out the cherry blossoms around the world
If you missed the cherry blossoms in Japan or Korea this year cause you were stuck at home, make up for lost experience with this virtual one.
Live out of your imagination, not your history. – Stephen R. Covey
6. Explore Disneyland around the world
If your travel plan to Disneyland is cancelled due to COVID-19, well… guess what, all isn’t that bad when there’s technology. You can still experience unique Disneyland attractions in Tokyo, Paris, or Shanghai from home with their virtual rides.
Check out Tokyo DisneySea
Or the Mystic Manor at Hong Kong
Or a roller coaster ride through Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai
7. Hike through Black Canyon, Colorado, virtually
If you are not big on outdoor activities, you can bring the outdoors indoors. You just need visual stamina to do this
8. Take a walk on Mars!
Yes, you heard us right. While at it, have lotsa fun with Dad on Father’s Day!