1. Make: A coconut shake
2. Immerse: Digital poetry experienceWith plans for a Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble being shelved again, immerse yourself in this digital poetry experience titled HK-SG Digital Travel Bubble. From the buzzy Mongkok market to an enigmatic temple by Kallang River, this series, co-presented by local non-profit arts organisations Sing Lit Station and The Substation, will transport you to nooks and crannies in both cities through the eyes of 16 poets.
Sing Lit Station’s general manager Charlene Shepherdson says in a media release: “The poems produced are a map of the intimacies of each city: vivid insights into the wistfulness, nostalgia and hope for a time to walk these streets again.”
Info: Poetry’s website
3. Watch: Drama miniseries Unorthodox
This four-part Netflix drama follows the life of a 19-year-old Jewish woman, who escapes from the constrictions of married life and her ultra-conservative community in Brooklyn.
Esty (played by Israeli actress Shira Haas) flees to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and pursues her passion for music. The stakes are raised when her husband Yanky (Amit Rahav) and his ne’er-do-well cousin Moishe (Jeff Wilbusch) try to track her down.
Israeli actor Amit Rahav (left) plays Yanky and Israeli actress Shira Haas playing as Esty in Netflix drama miniseries Unorthodox. PHOTO: NETFLIX
The show received eight Emmy nominations in 2020 and won for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series for German actress-director Maria Schrader.
Haas’ riveting performance also makes the series a must-watch.
The German-American drama is loosely based on author Deborah Feldman’s best-selling memoir of the same name, which chronicles her rejection of the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Info: Netflix’s website