Stumped with what to do during Hari Raya Puasa due to the new Phase 2 restrictions? We have all your entertainment needs covered right here
Hari Raya Puasa is finally upon us and many of us are looking forward to the public holiday so we can spend time with our friends and family on this special day. This year, however, Hari Raya will remain a little different with the new Phase 2 rules and regulations.
In fact, Singapore residents have been advised to limit social gatherings to two a day and legally, you are only allowed to have a maximum of five visitors in your home or at a table in a restaurant.
These new rules have certainly put a damper on the occasion which is usually celebrated by going to the mosque for prayers, visiting family members and friends to ask for forgiveness, to have fun and of course, to feast together.
If your plans to celebrate this holiday have been dashed, we have got you covered.
Here is our list of new and highly popular Netflix shows that you just have to binge-watch over this public holiday.
Vincenzo is one of Netflix's latest K-dramas that stars Song Joong-ki and which is also currently rated the number one Netflix show in Singapore. The show's plotline centres around Vincenzo Cassano, a lawyer and mafia consigliere, who is played by Song.
Cassano was adopted in Itay when he was young but left as an adult after a gang betrayal. In Korea, Cassano teams up with Hong Cha-yong, another lawyer, and her intern, Jang Joon, to get back at the people who betrayed him.
If the exciting storyline isn't enough to entice you, fans of Song would be interested to know that the star speaks Italian in some portions of the series and that he will be joined onscreen by the equally famous actress Jeon Yeo-bin and Ok Taecyeon who is part of the popular Korean group, 2PM.
2. Shadow and Bone
Shadow and Bone, a series that was adapted from Leigh Bardugo's widely popular books, the Grisha trilogy, was released on Netflix on April 23 and has since skyrocketed in popularity.
The series, which is currently number five on Netflix's show rankings in Singapore, tells the story of an orphaned mapmaker, Alina Starkov who learns that she has the power to summon light. Her powers provide her kingdom, Ravka, with its first real chance of defeating the shadow fold which is a massive dark storm that has plagued Ravka for centuries.
Season one is currently up on Netflix and with its addictive storyline, incredible filming and eight-episode series, it is the perfect show to binge this Hari Raya Puasa.
3. Girl From Nowhere
Coming in at number four on Netflix's show rankings in Singapore is Girl From Nowhere, a Thai thriller series that you don't want to sleep on. The show focuses on Nanno who is played by Chicha Amatayakul.
Nanno is a girl who transfers to a new school where she finds different communities of people who claim they are doing good while they are also hiding their own sinister secrets. Throughout the show, Nanno makes it her personal mission to expose these people in the most humiliating and public way possible.
This show is one you will not be able to look away from and we couldn't be more relieved that Netflix has already released season two of the show for us to devour.
4. Jupiter's Legacy
Jupiter's Legacy is an adaptation of a 2013 comic that follows a group of people who go to a mysterious island in 1929 and get superpowers. They form a group called The Union and go about saving the day. 90 years later, the group is still trying to save lives. However, times have changed and their kids, who form the second generation of these superheroes, have extremely different ways of doing things.
If you are tired of the typical Marvel or DC superhero universes, this is certainly something you will want to try watching because the entire series features a world that was developed from the ground up and gives viewers a fresh universe to get immersed in.
5. Love Island USA
Unless you live under a rock, you have likely heard about the popular reality show, Love Island, which everyone absolutely loves to hate. Originating from Britain and then being adapted for the United States, Love Island USA is a reality dating show that features singles who live in the same villa together. The group is under constant CCTV supervision and viewers get to watch them interact with each other.
The goal of the contest is to bond with other contestants. The couple who survives till the end will win and receive a large cash prize of US$100,000.
This sassy show has a lot of twists, turns and a ton of drama that will keep you hooked till the end.