Singapore zoo, casino among 13 attractions to reopen Wednesday

Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Andrea Ang
Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Andrea Ang

Thirteen attractions in Singapore will reopen Wednesday, including places such as sections of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Zoo. 

In the first phase of reopening the tourism sector since the coronavirus shutdown, the first batch of attractions reopening also include the Bounce indoor trampoline park, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and Universal Studios Singapore. 

These attractions had submitted reopening proposals to the Singapore Tourism Board addressing measures “that are tailored to reduce the COVID-19 transmission risks of each attraction or tour,” the tourism board said yesterday

Domestic tour operators can also begin submitting applications to resume operations.

Entry to some will be restricted, the board said.

“As a further precautionary measure, most attractions will be restricted to no more than 25 per cent of their operating capacity at any one time, for a start. Access to the casinos will be limited to existing casino members and annual levy holders only.”

Singapore Tourism Board chief Keith Tan said that the city-state is still not ready to open to international visitors but hopes that locals can visit the attractions safely. 

“With tourism reopening in a safe and gradual manner, STB’s key priority will be to ensure that tourism businesses can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for their guests and visitors. While it will be some time before Singapore can fully welcome international visitors, we hope Singaporeans and residents of Singapore will enjoy what our tourism businesses have to offer, in a socially responsible way,” he said. 

List of attractions opening this week

  •  Bounce
  •  Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
  •  Jurong Bird Park
  •  Madame Tussauds
  •  River Safari
  •  Singapore Zoo
  •  Zero Latency
  •  ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark and Observation Deck and Casino at Marina Bay Sands
  •  Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and Casino at Resorts World Sentosa

Singapore reported 213 new cases yesterday, 202 of which were workers in dormitories, pushing the total number of known infections to 43,459. The official death toll stands at 26. 

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