Singapore tourist attractions reopen with all safety measures in place


Singapore tourist attractions reopen with all safety measures in place

Tourism business in Singapore has been permitted to resume operations in phases. Initially, it will start with 13 tourist attractions, whereas the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will be allowing domestic tour operators to start submitting applications regarding resuming operations.

As per the reports, operators related to tours and attractions are required to submit their reopening proposals for assessment to STB. They need to state that they will be implementing effective safety management measures to ensure visitors and workers are provided safe environment. Also, they may resume operations only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

As of now, the attractions that have been allowed to reopen, after their proposals were assessed, include―Jurong Bird Park, Bounce, Madame Tussauds, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, River Safari, Singapore Zoo, Art Science Museum, Universal Studios Singapore, among others.

Singapore tourist attractions reopen with all safety measures in place

These attractions are reopening after remaining closed for nearly three months. Reportedly, other attractions will also be able to resume operations after getting their proposals approved from the MTI.

To ensure the safety of visitors, attractions have deployed staff to make sure people maintain social distancing from one another, whereas the number of visitors allowed in the tourist hotspots has also been capped, i.e., not more than 25 per cent of operating capacity at any one time.

Some attractions, such as the Singapore Zoo, have applied an antimicrobial coating on high-touch surfaces. And Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) stated they are taking a careful and controlled approach to reopening the attractions. At the RWS casino, dealers are required to disinfect their hands before entering and exiting the pits, and while handling items from patrons. Gaming chips that are collected from customers are required to be sanitised, and playing cards are disposed of after two hours of use.

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