Have you had recurring dreams of lopping up that chili crab sauce with fried mantou? O.K., that’s rather specific.
How about dreams where you were the only one doing laps in the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool, all while the sky was set to static sunset mode?
Well, for unvaccinated travelers who scorned pre-departure testing, there’s some good news awaiting you in the Southeast Asian city state.
In short, no more pre-departure testing!
Moreover, masks are no longer required on public transit.
But you still can’t eat on the MRT — the Singaporean rail network — so save that chili crab, teh tarik, or durian craving for the hawker centres.
Having visited Singapore many times however, I have a sarcastic take on this announcement. Did the country even want visitors before COVID-19? Think about it … how many times in an hour do you pass by a sign that says “NO _____?”
Souvenir shops poke fun of this phenomenon — one nickname for Singapore is “fine city” — but here’s another take. Whereas these types of signs in Singapore are ubiquitous, it’s not like these activities are necessarily legal in any other country. It’s just that the city-state has no shame in reminding us. Everywhere.
But I bet no one is going to miss these folks:
Planning a trip to Singapore?
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