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Fun things you can buy online during the circuit breaker

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Miss going outside to shop? Here are six things you can get without leaving home.

Staying at home during the circuit breaker may have been especially hard on us shopaholics who miss the in-store shopping experience. 

Thankfully, the world of online shopping and to-your-doorstep delivery means that we can still shop from the comfort and safety of our homes! 

We have put together a list of fun things you can buy to scratch that retail therapy itch

1. Show off your ARMY pride with licensed BTS merchandise 

Mobino is the first and only official BTS licensed merchandise store in Lazada. 

Launching on May 15, their line of products are licensed by Big Hit Entertainment and include umbrellas, footwear, washable masks, and iPhone and AirPods cases. 

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AirPods cases ($22) featuring lyrics from your favourite BTS songs. 
PHOTO CREDIT: MOBINO 

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Use this BTS character umbrella ($43) to shield yourself during rainy or sunny days. 
PHOTO CREDIT: MOBINO VIA LAZADA 

Mobino will also be donating five per cent of sales to help in the fight against COVID-19 in the South East Asian region which includes Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Head here to view the whole collection. 

2. Expand your earring collection with these unique pieces 

A-kynd, or Another Kind, is a local online jewellery store that sells unique and beautiful earrings. They make perfect gifts for your friends or something to spoil yourself with this circuit breaker! 

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The Locke Safety Pin Earrings ($13) adds a quirky touch to your outfit. 
PHOTO CREDIT: A-KYND 

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Each pair of earrings in their petal petite line is distinct from each other ($30 for two pairs). 
PHOTO CREDIT: @ANOTHERKYND ON INSTAGRAM 

Check out their unique pieces here

3. Experiment with film photography 

Keen to pick up a new hobby this circuit breaker? Why not try film photography to capture beautiful moments of your loved ones at home? 

Instagram store @filmthrills_ sells film cameras at affordable prices for those who do not want to spend too much money on their first camera. 

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@filmthrills_ also provides a three-month warranty for their cameras. 
PHOTO CREDIT: @FILMTHRILLS_ ON INSTAGRAM 

If you need film rolls, iCM Photography on Shopee has great deals for entry-level film like the Kodak ColorPlus or the Kodak Gold 200, which are perfect for beginners. 

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Load up your film cameras with 35mm film rolls ($7.90 to $8.90 each) from Kodak. 
PHOTO CREDIT: ICM PHOTOGRAPHY VIA SHOPEE 

4. Support our local bookstores 

While libraries and bookstores are still closed for now, fortunately, there are other ways for you to get your hands on new, physical books to read. 

Thryft is Singapore's first sustainable bookstore that sells second-hand books online. They carry both local and international titles and boast a wide range of books, such as thrillers, romance novels, and biographies. 

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Get your hands on second-hand books at a much cheaper price, such as Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming at $19.90. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM INSTAGRAM 

#BuySingLit has also compiled a list of local bookstores and publishers that fulfil deliveries during the circuit breaker. 

One of the bookstores on the list, BooksActually, provides free shipping for purchases of four or more books. 

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Get Teo You Yenn's This is What Inequality Looks Like from BooksActually delivered to your doorstep for $28. 
PHOTO CREDIT: BOOKSACTUALLY 

5. Grow your own mini garden at home 

Staying in all day may make you crave the outdoors. How about bringing nature into your home by growing some plants? 

Green Spade on Lazada has all the things you need to start a mini home garden: high-quality pots, soil, compost, and fertilisers. 

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Grow your own spring onions ($4 for a pack of seeds) to garnish your home-cooked meals. 
PHOTO CREDIT: GREEN SPADE VIA LAZADA 

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Their ready-to-use potting mix makes home gardening simple. Just add it directly to your pots! ($13.80 for three five-litre bags) 
PHOTO CREDIT: GREEN SPADE VIA LAZADA 

6. Make your favourite food and beverages with these DIY kits 

Our favourite bubble tea stores might still be closed, but these DIY kits are a godsend for those who tried and failed to make their own pearls at home. 

These ready-made bubble tea kits are an easy way to get your bubble tea fix any time you want. 

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LiHO's Milk Tea ($48) set makes 15 large cups, enough to satisfy your bubble tea cravings for the meantime. 
PHOTO CREDIT: LIHO VIA SHOPEE 

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Fu Chong's DIY Bubble Tea Kit ($12.90) comes in four flavours for you to choose from: Earl Grey, Oolong, Jasmine, and Black Tea. 
PHOTO CREDIT: FU CHONG VIA SHOPEE 

If you're looking for something savoury, Hanguk Kitchen SG on Shopee sells DIY food kits for you to recreate your favourite Korean dishes at home. 

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This single-portion DIY Tteokbokki Kit will be sure to satisfy your cravings ($11.90). 
PHOTO CREDIT: HANGUK KITCHEN SG VIA SHOPEE 

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Enjoy a warm army stew with your family with their easy-to-prepare kit ($29.90). 
PHOTO CREDIT: HANGUK KITCHEN SG VIA SHOPEE 

While it might take some time before we can finally shop at physical stores, online shopping is a welcome alternative for now – we don't even have to get out of our pyjamas for it. Happy shopping! 

BANNER AND TEASER PHOTO CREDIT: @FILMTHRILLS_ VIA INSTAGRAM, MOBINO VIA LAZADA, LIHO VIA SHOPEE

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