Singapore is still in Phase 2 of reopening, but Jewel Changi Airport has mostly returned to life.
Quick pictorial post. After mulling over it for weeks, I finally made my way to Jewel to check out how things are after the semi-lockdowns of March, April, and May.
Such an excursion probably sounds inane to many Singaporeans, but as much as I agree with some of the, ahem, politicised complaints about Jewel, I do like the place. I like it quite a lot.
I was thus hoping that most of the shops and restaurants at Jewel, big and small alike, had survived the “Circuit Breaker” measures. My personal fondness for the place aside, I strongly believe every business counts in such dire times. After all, it’s never just about one business closing. Entire chains of suppliers and partners are affected.
Well, I’m delighted with what I saw. While there were some … closures, Jewel largely looked and felt the way it did when I last visited. The pandemic is obviously still hanging heavy over everything and everyone, but commercial and social interactions are making comebacks, thank goodness. I’m keeping fingers crossed that these are the only comebacks Singapore will experience. I.E. I hope we don’t get hit by another wave of the virus, and go into another lockdown.
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By the way, I immediately thought of Daleks on seeing that cleaning robot. Because … Daleks would be really efficient at keeping people socially distanced, yes?