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Keep yourselves entertained with these fun virtual activities

by Grace Sundram

As a result of the global pandemic, we have been trapped at home for most of the year, entertaining ourselves with things that can only be performed indoors or virtually. But that said, we have been running out of ideas as well especially now that we are in the last month of the year. Though we just found out some really cool interactive events that you might not have known so maybe you can try it out to keep yourself busy this CMCO.

#1 Build your own AR lens


Have you ever seen a cool augmented reality (AR) Lens, and wanted to learn to create a unique one on your own? Here’s your chance to show off your creativity, even if you don’t have any prior experience! With Snap’s Lens Studio, a free desktop app, you can easily create your own AR Lens for Snapchat and share your creation with millions of Snapchatters around the world. If you would like a step-by-step guide on how to build a Lens, you can also check out the free online Lens Studio Course on OpenLearning.

#2 Experience the world from the comfort of your home


Tired of the same, old daily routine and wish to travel again? With Airbnb Online Experiences, you can now connect with others, pursue your interest, or learn a new skill from a global community, while satisfying your wanderlust from the comfort of your own home.

Launched this year, Airbnb Online Experiences offers a vast selection of activities you can choose to join conducted by Hosts from different parts of the world. If you’d like to pick up a local craft experience, Malaysian artist and creative entrepreneur Nini Marini, the first Malaysian Online Experience Host, invites you to get in touch with your creative side and learn how to weave with tees. Or you could get your jiggy on and learn a new K-pop dance with Bryan from South Korea, and unleash the inner K-pop idol in you.

#3 Stay informed yet entertained with snappy docuseries


If you’re interested to watch quick episodes of educational yet entertaining content from your mobile, we have just the right recommendations for you. The first is a brand new docuseries on Snapchat called First Person – the first Snap Original filmed with Snapchat Spectacles – which shows the world through the eyes of extraordinary young innovators creating positive change, as they fight to protect our planet.

The series just aired in November, and new episodes will be released weekly.

The second is 60 Second Docs, which is a diverse series of documentaries that provide a new look into the most unique characters, expressions, and practices that make up the world. All it takes for you to expand your horizon is to watch their 60-second episodes!

Check out the eye-opening docuseries above by scanning the Snap codes or searching them on the Snapchat app directly.

#4 Learn a new language with Duolingo


Have you got a mental list of countries you’d like to visit once travelling is allowed again? While waiting for borders to reopen, you can use this time to prep yourself and pick up a new language to learn with Duolingo – a professional language-learning website that offers easy, fuss-free daily lessons with 37 languages to choose from.

The best part is you can do all this for free. What better way to spend your free time, duì ma?

#5 Hang out with friends virtually through fun games


Not being able to hang out with your friends during the CMCO period must have been a bummer, but you can still spend time together through virtual games! A fun game you can play with your friends is Bitmoji Party on Snapchat – whereby friends can compete against each other in a series of fun, wacky mini-games keep themselves entertained. What makes this even more personal and special compared to any other game is that you can play the game with your own Bitmojis as avatars, so it will look like you and your friends are hanging out together in the same (virtual) space.

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