Tag: Phase 2

Public calls for compassion and empathy toward FDWs who work on their rest days

Singapore – Compassion and empathy towards foreign domestic workers (FDWs) was once again highlighted on social media, with employers urging others to let their FDWs go out during their rest days or pay them for working on their day off. A straitstimes.com article on Sunday...

Watch out! Man is drunk, so don’t take any risks!

Singapore -- A man has posted about someone lying incapacitated in his lift lobby on Saturday morning (June 20), presumably after a night out following the start of Phase 2 of  the relaxation of circuit breaker measures. Mr Mav Lancet, who was leaving to get...

Two chickens spotted at MRT station sparks humour online about being ‘cooped’ up for too long

Singapore – Two chickens were spotted at an MRT station and sparked humour and numerous puns online. Needless to say, it brightened the day of netizens who got a good laugh out of the incident. “I want to complaint (sic) this chicken,” wrote Jerry Atan...

Online community in agreement with crowd control and removal of outdoor dining at Holland Village

Singapore – A day after Phase 2 officially started, a restaurant in Holland Village was ordered to close for failing to implement proper safety measures among the crowds that gathered in the premises. Netizens were in agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) to...

“I wanted to faint”, “Siao liao” (crazy) — Long queues after easing of circuit breaker

Singapore – There were long queues in many places in Singapore on Friday (June 19) and Saturday following the start of Phase 2 of the relaxation of circuit breaker measures. Among the places allowed to reopen were F&B and retail outlets. Many people appeared to...

Many shoppers — but not all — observed to be practising safe distancing

Singapore – While there have been reports that shoppers took safe distancing measures in their stride following the Phase 2 relaxation of circuit breaker measures on Friday (June 19), some people on social media have said that this was not the case everywhere. Moreover, they...

Forgot how to drive during CB? 22 road accidents on Friday

Singapore -- As the country entered Phase 2 of the three-step relaxation of circuit breaker measures on Friday (June 19), there were 15 road accidents in the morning alone. The accidents were reported by Facebook page Singapore roads accident.com. A total of 22 road accidents occurred...

PSP, led by Tan Cheng Bock goes on walkabout at Mayflower Market on first morning of Phase 2

Singapore: The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) went on a walkabout at Mayflower Market on June 19, the first morning of Phase 2 of the country’s transition from the circuit breaker restrictions. The event was led by the party's Secretary-General, Dr Tan Cheng Bock. PSP members...

Ong Ye Kung announces all students will return to school come June 29, netizen warns “Look at what happened in Beijing!”

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has announced that come June 29, all students will be returning to school daily. In response to this announcement, some netizens have raised safety concerns, given the looming threat of Covid-19. One even pointed to the case of Beijing,...

PM Lee calls for a safe and steady transition to Phase 2

Singapore—As June 19 (Friday) approaches, (when Singapore enters Phase 2 of the lifting of circuit breaker restrictions), wherein more activities will be allowed, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for a safe and steady transition. He reminded Singaporeans on the importance of practising safe distancing...