Clarice Tan is eagerly waiting for safe distancing measures to be lifted so she can patronise retail joints freely. “It’s been awhile since I went shopping. I have saved quite a bit while staying home, so I’m now ready to spend,” the 27-year-old civil servant told The Edge Singapore. With Singapore facing its worst-ever recession, more spending from the likes of Clarice might just help slow the deterioration in the ailing economy.

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