Singapore extends SG Clean visitor safety label
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Gateway to South East Asia and a popular first stop for
passengers wishing to explore further afield, Singapore is much more than a
weekend break. Made up of 63 islands this city-state is rich with twists, turns
and triumphs; its many slices of multicultural heritage are preserved in and
around the city. Besides an array of attractions, the Lion City is home to a
whole host of hidden gems, tranquil spots and amazing green spaces for moments
to slow down, unwind and absorb a dose of sunshine to uplift your spirits for
While anxieties about Covid-19 are certainly warranted,
don’t let these worries mar your future visit to Singapore’s city in a garden.
Singapore is taking a cautious approach to re-opening her borders,
and will gradually do so once the necessary safeguards are in place, while balancing
public health and safety of locals and visitors remains paramount. Tourism will
re-open in a safe and gradual manner, so that visitors can enjoy peace of mind
when they arrive.
SG Clean Campaign
Singapore recently launched the SG Clean campaign which aims
to ensure a high standard of safety and hygiene in public areas. The Singapore Tourism
Board (STB) is working closely with tourism stakeholders such as hotels,
attractions and convention facilities, to ensure compliance with safe
management measures. Strict checks will be conducted, and only tourism
businesses which meet the safe management measures will be allowed to re-open.
As of 1 July 2020, STB has issued more than 900 SG Clean Quality Mark
certificates to tourism establishments, including F&B and retail within
tourism establishments and Sentosa. Altogether, the National Environment
Agency, Singapore Food Agency, Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore
have certified more than 16,000 individual premises SG Clean across
Singapore. Over the long term, the aim is to certify more than 32,000 premises
across the country, as a show of commitment to public health and safety.
So if you’re starting to think long haul for 2021, revisit
Singapore, safe in the knowledge that your wellbeing is paramount in all
establishments awarded the SG Clean quality mark.
Silver traveller Liz Newell travels regularly to Singapore to visit her son and young grandchildren, and enjoys the country in all seasons:
“The heat of the sun has gone but it’s still deliciously warm, and whilst the drinks do tend to be a little pricey, it’s an experience you will never forget.”
"You can balance the holiday budget by eating dinner in one
of Singapore’s many hawker centres, where you buy great-value dishes from food
stalls to eat at informal tables. Singaporeans do it all the time. My favourite
hawker centre is Lau Pa Sat, which was built in the 1830s and has been beautifully
restored. Don’t miss Satay Street alongside it for the best chicken and beef skewers!"
"Singapore offers so many brilliant attractions to fill your
days, but I never get tired of visiting the Gardens by the Bay. The Flower Dome
is stunning, but my absolute favourite is the Cloud Forest where you wind up
through mist and lush vegetation beside a waterfall, and watch the plant life
changing, the higher you go."
"Singapore is clean, orderly, and efficient. Cars are
discouraged, so buses, taxis and the underground system are all cheap, and
you’ll find people very helpful. The international atmosphere and the exotic
surroundings couldn’t be more different from my hometown in England, but every
time I go back, Singapore really does feel like home. I miss it so much when I
For further information on Singapore please visit www.VisitSingapore.com
Silver Travel Advisor recommends Singapore
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