With pandemic measures lifted, the hard-hit travel, hotel, F&B and nightlife sectors are roaring for a comeback
The familiar long queues are back in Singapore, be it at the regular community haunts like hawker centres or nightclubs. Following a major relaxation of Covid-19 rules announced on April 22, the crowds are no longer hindered by barriers or SafeEntry counters — despite the mask-on requirement in indoor settings.
It is now common to see long lines at the Woodlands Checkpoint (land borders reopened on April 1) or at nightlife institution Zouk in Clarke Quay (all nightclubs reopened from April 19). After being shut down for two years, the move to end Singapore’s pandemic era curbs — put in place in February 2020 — is a step closer to normalcy as the city-state moves ahead with its “living with Covid-19” strategy.