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How to Sanitise and Disinfect Your Phone without Damaging It

Practising good self-hygiene is imperative, especially when we are still experiencing a pandemic. With our perpetual dependence on our mobile phones every day, do you know that these devices are a hotbed for germs to breed? Research has shown that we use our mobile phones at least once every 10 minutes! It’s high time we keep our smartphones clean and sanitised for peace of mind with these six handy tips.1. Leave Your Phone Out from the ToiletAre you guilty of bringing your phone to the toilet just because you need to reply a message or too attached? If yes, you should stop because research shows there are harmful germs found lurking in toilets, making it very easy for them to latch onto your phones. For your benefit, leave your phone out of them.Read: Tips and Tricks to Decorate a Small HDB & BTO Living Room  2. Keep Your Phone as a Personal ItemLike a comb or a toothbrush, regard your mobile phone as a personal item. Avoid handing it to someone, because while we practice good hygiene, we aren’t sure about others. Whenever possible, politely decline to lend your phone unless completely necessary.Read: Must-Know Rules and Tips for Styling Second-day Hair3. Use Disinfecting WipesGently wipe the exterior of your phone at least twice a day. No need to go through the nook and crannies, especially the ports as liquid might seep in causing your phone to spoil. Only use alcohol wipes and do not add any other substances such as bleach as these contain harsh chemicals which can damage your screen.Read: Best Online Grocery Shopping & Delivery Services in Singapore  4. Strap Up Your Phone During a Run or Gym WorkoutsAvoid placing your phone on the treadmill or any other gym equipment when exercising. Instead, place it in an armband or pocket. Research shows that free weights in a gym have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and a treadmill has 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet – that’s the hard truth!Read: 8 Tips to Relieve Eye Strain as You Continue to Work from Home5. Regularly Wash Your HandsThis is a no-brainer! Always remember to practice self-hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly with soap. Wet your hands to the wrist, lather up some soap by rubbing your hands together and scrub for at least 20 seconds (no less!). Rinse with running water and dry using a clean paper towel. Always remember to wash your hands especially before or after preparing food, using the toilet, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.Wash your hands thoroughly with soaps from Althea, Guardian, Watsons, YuYu Collection, Strawberrynet and Macqueza.Read: Benefits of Having an Indoor UV-C Steriliser Device at Home6. Use a UV Phone SanitiserWhile this isn’t the cheapest solution, it is one of the most effective. This method uses UV-C light to kill germs and bacteria that are lurking on your phone. A product, such as PhoneSoap, is a small rectangular box device that safely sanitises and can provide you with peace of mind.Shop UV Phone Sanitiser from Amazon SG.Read: Best Meditation Apps of 2020 for Reducing Stress and Anxiety  For successful cashback tracking, sign in to meREWARDS and click ‘Buy Now’ in brands’ pages. For more information on cashback, read here.

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Black Society Café Review: Modern Cantonese Cuisine at VivoCity with an Extensive Dim Sum Menu

Modern, gastronomical and timeless – a visit to Black Society Café checks all the right boxes for a memorable meal with family and friends. Offering a range of authentic Cantonese and Chinese cuisine, but with a modern twist, the restaurant is tastefully decorated in a black coloured themed interior design. The black and white décor and lush plant wall fixtures evoke a garden-like atmosphere, which makes you feel atas, without burning a hole in your pocket with their wallet-friendly prices.For starters, try the signature Chilli Crab Tart - rich and fiery chilli crab sauce served in a crumbly and buttery pastry. Beautifully garnished with a meaty crab claw, each bite is an explosion of spicy flavor. Another must-try dim sum would be their Signature Custard Bun! Yes, you might think that it would taste like any other custard buns. But here’s where you’re wrong! When served these golden buns, take a quick Instagram shot and then immediately open up the buns, where the delectable golden custard lava oozes out in perfection. The warm, salty and buttery salted egg custard lava is the ultimate show stopper and we can’t rave it enough.Besides dim sum, do try out other dishes such as Curly Fries with addictive Bloody Mary Ketchup and aromatic Truffle Mayo dips, Imperial Chicken Linguine featuring Black Society’s signature soy sauce chicken, Teppan Angus Beef with Crispy Garlic Fried Rice, Fresh Prawn & Scallop Laksa Pasta that tastes as good as it looks.Book a Table through meREWARDS here and request to sit by the window, for a picturesque view of Sentosa, cable cars and Universal studios from your seat.Food: 5*Ambience: 5*Value for money: 4*Enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 dining offers at Black Society Café with meREWARDS.• Appetiser• Porridge/ Congee• Dessert (Any slice cake)VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-156/157S098585

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15 Best Fun and Free Things To Do in Singapore - from visiting a Lighthouse, Peranakan Shophouses to Hiking The Southern Ridges

Singapore is one of the most expensive cities to live in according to Business Insider. But that doesn’t mean everything we do or try comes with a price tag. Although leisure travel is put on hold, we can still go on staycations and play tourist in our city. Pack your bags, get your cameras and explorer hat ready - here are the 10 best fun and free things to check off your adventure bucket list, without spending a single cent.1. Up your Instagram Game at Koong Seng Road’s Peranakan HouseHead east to Joo Chiat for a mini photo shoot at the Peranakan house located at Koon Seng Road. Add life to your Instagram with a pop of colour at one of the most colourful buildings in Singapore. Built in the 1920s, the building’s pastel-hued façade with intricate Peranakan patterns is truly a sight to behold. Drop by Kim Choo Kueh Chang for some traditional rice dumplings or whet your appetite with some Peranakan cuisine at Old Bibik’s Peranakan Kitchen.Go big on mobile data with Circles.Life.2. Run Wild at Admiralty ParkSource: NParksLocated adjacent to Republic Polytechnic, let the kids run riot at the massive playground which features 26 slides! A hidden gem in North Singapore, you’ll find three main play areas – Junior, Family Terracing and Adventure Play. It is also an inclusive playground to kids with special needs, so everyone can have some fun. After hours of play, take a stroll past the mangrove and open grassland, home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna.Bring along snacks for the kids from Mogushop Snackbar, Mogushop or healthy treats from Amazin’ Graze.3. Cycle through Changi Airport ConnectorBring the kids out for an outing and cycle amongst 20 towering dinosaurs, from nine different species. Opened in October 2020, the path features a 3.5km Changi Airport Connector which allows you to jog, run, skate and cycle  - you can bring your personal bike or rent from the many shops in the area like GoCycling. Seek respite at Hub & Spoke Café for a refuel before going for round two. Here’s a tip! Come when night falls and witness the dinosaurs come to life.Cycle safely with bike lights from Olight Store SG.4. Get Artsy Fartsy at Singapore MuseumsSingapore has no shortage of museums – from the National Gallery of Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Arts Museum to ArtScience Museum, there is plenty to see. Most of the exhibitions are free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, so you can appreciate the beauty of art, historical pieces and cultural artefacts.Enjoy bundle pricing at Waka Waka playground with our exclusive Coupon here.5. Lend a Helping Hand and Volunteer at Charity OrganisationsIt’s always best to give back to society whenever we can. Whether it’s volunteering at an old folks’ home, orphanage or helping rescued animals, there are numerous organisations you can get involved with. After all, whenever we do something good, it usually leads to positive consequences – good karma indeed! Find an organisation in need of volunteers here.6. Be Enchanted by the Raffles Marina LighthouseSource: Instagram/ @iceaxeKnown as Singapore’s best-kept secret, travel to West Singapore and admire the 12 metre Raffles Marina Lighthouse that overlooks the Straits of Johor – Tuas Second Link Bridge. Enter from Raffles Marina Club, head over during sunset for a picture-perfect photo against the pink cotton candy-like clouds.7. Hiking at The Southern RidgesBe closer to nature at The Southern Ridges where you can admire our diverse flora and fauna, also witness a panoramic view of our garden city. Southern Ridges is a ten-kilometre walk that comprises Kent Ridge Park, Labrador Nature Reserve, HortPark, Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Park. Track your distance with a smart watch, and don’t forget to bring your sunnies! Did you know Henderson Waves is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge at 36m above ground?Get active with sportswear from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.8. Go on an Adventure at Sungei Buloh Wetland ReserveTeeming with biodiversity (including wild crocodiles!), travel to West Singapore and visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. During the September to March period, you can spot migratory birds such as the Asian Dowitcher and Common Redshank. These birds travel from as far as Alaska, Siberia, Australia and Northern China. It will be a hot and humid walk, so wear light and bring insect repellants to keep the mozzies away. Don’t forget to apply sunblock to avoid getting sunburnt.Book tours and explore Singapore with Klook.9. Traverse through Dairy Farm Nature ParkSource: NParksSource: NParksLocated at Upper Bukit Timah, Dairy Farm Nature Park used to be a tropical dairy farm where Friesan cows were breed for their dairy. But now, it houses the Wallace Education Centre that features a facility for students and a history gallery of its former use as a dairy farm. Traverse through nature at the Wallace Trail, and find yourself gawking at the beauty of Singapore Quarry Wetland. Which other hiking spots are your favourites?10. Visit Singapore’s Only Hot Spring at Sembawang Hot Spring ParkSource: NParksIf you think Singapore is too hot and humid for a hot spring, think again! Singapore does have its hot spring located off Gambas Avenue. Sembawang Home Spring Park reopened to the public in January 2020, after a renovation that now boasts a cascading pool, floral walk and a café. There are rinse buckets and scoops provided at the premises, and you can even cook eggs here! But do take note of the rules and guidelines so everyone can enjoy the facilities provided.11. Explore Singapore’s Last Kampong at Lorong BuangkokSource: UnsplashWhile Singapore develops itself into a cosmopolitan city with skyscrapers, high-rise condominiums and apartments, Kampong Lorong Buangkok still stands strong and remains untouched. It is known as the last surviving kampong in Singapore, surrounded by modern development. A visit here would remind you of the olden days where life was possibly simpler and carefree.Capture the past at Singapore’s last kampong with DJI and Canon.12. Discover Mythical Creatures at Haw Par VillaKnown as Singapore’s nightmare theme park, it truly lives up to its name as you get to see Chinese folklore, mythology creatures and urban legends all in one spot. Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa is a must-visit for history buffs, known for its depictions of the Ten Courts of Hell from Chinese folklore. The cultural park has over 150 dioramas and 1,000 statues depicting scenes from various Chinese literature. Admission is free but step into Haw Par Villa, only if you dare.13. Discover Quaint Tiong Bahru NeighbourhoodSource: STB TIHBe inspired and explore Tiong Bahru on foot, and chance upon many mom-and-pop shops, cafes and murals. If you are interested in photography, Tiong Bahru has many angles and corners to practice your skills. After hours of exploring, quench your thirst and satiate yourself at Tiong Bahru Market with local delights. Or you can grab a cuppa and bites at Merci Marcel and the famous Tiong Bahru Bakery. Which are your favourite brunch spots?14. Uncover Hipster and Vintage Finds at Haji LaneIf you have never step foot at Haji Lane, where have you been all this while? It is the must-go-to spot for bespoke, novelty items and is home to a throng of cafes and pubs. Stroll at Haji Lane and you’ll see rows of indie boutique shops and at the end of the lane, there is a huge mural, a famous spot for Instagram shots.15. Outdoor Concerts at Esplanade Outdoor TheatreBe serenaded by a myriad of free concerts and performances at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Held almost every weekend, public holidays and eve of public holidays, you can experience various performances from jazz, classical and even drama. Click here for upcoming performances.For successful cashback tracking, sign in to meREWARDS and click ‘Buy Now’ in brands’ pages. For more information on cashback, read here.

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How to Sanitise and Disinfect Your Phone without Damaging It

Practising good self-hygiene is imperative, especially when we are still experiencing a pandemic. With our perpetual dependence on our mobile phones every day, do you know that these devices are a hotbed for germs to breed? Research has shown that we use our mobile phones at least once every 10 minutes! It’s high time we keep our smartphones clean and sanitised for peace of mind with these six handy tips.1. Leave Your Phone Out from the ToiletAre you guilty of bringing your phone to the toilet just because you need to reply a message or too attached? If yes, you should stop because research shows there are harmful germs found lurking in toilets, making it very easy for them to latch onto your phones. For your benefit, leave your phone out of them.Read: Tips and Tricks to Decorate a Small HDB & BTO Living Room  2. Keep Your Phone as a Personal ItemLike a comb or a toothbrush, regard your mobile phone as a personal item. Avoid handing it to someone, because while we practice good hygiene, we aren’t sure about others. Whenever possible, politely decline to lend your phone unless completely necessary.Read: Must-Know Rules and Tips for Styling Second-day Hair3. Use Disinfecting WipesGently wipe the exterior of your phone at least twice a day. No need to go through the nook and crannies, especially the ports as liquid might seep in causing your phone to spoil. Only use alcohol wipes and do not add any other substances such as bleach as these contain harsh chemicals which can damage your screen.Read: Best Online Grocery Shopping & Delivery Services in Singapore  4. Strap Up Your Phone During a Run or Gym WorkoutsAvoid placing your phone on the treadmill or any other gym equipment when exercising. Instead, place it in an armband or pocket. Research shows that free weights in a gym have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and a treadmill has 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet – that’s the hard truth!Read: 8 Tips to Relieve Eye Strain as You Continue to Work from Home5. Regularly Wash Your HandsThis is a no-brainer! Always remember to practice self-hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly with soap. Wet your hands to the wrist, lather up some soap by rubbing your hands together and scrub for at least 20 seconds (no less!). Rinse with running water and dry using a clean paper towel. Always remember to wash your hands especially before or after preparing food, using the toilet, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.Wash your hands thoroughly with soaps from Althea, Guardian, Watsons, YuYu Collection, Strawberrynet and Macqueza.Read: Benefits of Having an Indoor UV-C Steriliser Device at Home6. Use a UV Phone SanitiserWhile this isn’t the cheapest solution, it is one of the most effective. This method uses UV-C light to kill germs and bacteria that are lurking on your phone. A product, such as PhoneSoap, is a small rectangular box device that safely sanitises and can provide you with peace of mind.Shop UV Phone Sanitiser from Amazon SG.Read: Best Meditation Apps of 2020 for Reducing Stress and Anxiety  For successful cashback tracking, sign in to meREWARDS and click ‘Buy Now’ in brands’ pages. For more information on cashback, read here.

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