With the pandemic affecting our lives by curtailing overseas travel and even basic social interaction, Singapore saw a dramatic uptake in hobbies such as keeping plants, baking and cycling.
A survey reported in our national newspaper showed that 60 per cent of us picked up a new skill or hobby during the Circuit Breaker. Interestingly 94 per cent of these people are still at it – I contribute to this statistic.
After the pandemic hit at the end of 2019, I acquired about 15 plants (seven are thriving, one is surviving, the rest have sadly not made it) and a road bicycle. I now cycle weekly, covering distances of between 50 and 130km each time.
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