SINGAPORE WET MARKET IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC | 疫情之下的湿巴刹

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Hello everybody,

How are you getting on?

What are you doing during the weekend? No matter is outdoor or indoor activities, most important is to enjoy the free time with your family and your love one.

Last weekend I walked to a nearest park for morning exercise and then I went to Teck Ghee Wet Market to buy some vegetables and to pack breakfast home.

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I was lucky to meet good weather, what a sunny and windy Sunday morning. As per my plan, I able to visit this park for my morning exercise before go to my next destination, Teck Ghee Wet Market.

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It is the only place we could take down our face marks to take deep breath and get close to nature. The lush greenery views with planted mature trees that providing shade to parks users. We enjoyed jogging and walking on the walkways in this park.

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After morning exercise, it was about 8am, I walked through a neighbourhood garden to wet market for my grocery purchasing.

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After 10 minutes’ walk, I reached Teck Ghee Market. But there were not that crowded as previous time. Because of Covid-19 pandemic, the increasing of new cases cause less crowd to visit the wet market.

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Recently Singapore achieve 82% full vaccination rate, therefore government resume the economy step by step, and allowed more activities in community. But this “new normal” cause the increasing of new cases up to 2000 and above.

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Based on MOH data, 98% of patients are mild symptoms or no symptoms, home recovery programme are practicing currently to control the over loading in the hospitals and health care centres.

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Continue my journey, I reached Block 338. There were many temporary small kiosks arranged in front of the shop lots which selling many daily supplies, local food, kueh kueh, bakery cakes, clothes, and so on.

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Compare with previous time before Covid pandemic, currently Teck Ghee Market is less busy and less crowded during the weekend. The business owner affected due to current situation.

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Continue my journey, I arrived the entrance of wet market. We can easier find many things in wet market with reasonable price. That’s why I like to visit wet market sometime that I could grab the things I needed and same time save cost for my daily budget.

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Only in wet market I could purchase my fresh tofu without manufacture packaging and additional ingredients. But I have to cook and eat fresh at the same day as it can’t be keeping too long.

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Many elderly people like to visit wet market as most of stuffs are fresh made and cheaper.

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic safety measure, the wet market is remarked by the entry and exit direction to lead people flow in same direction and control the people capacity.

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After buying some vegetables and packed breakfast, I passed by another block with beautiful mural art painting.

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The lively and lovely mural art painting showing the Kampung houses on years 1970-1980 century. The timber and wooden material of building design, and the stilt house which has strong nostalgia Kampung spirit.

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Before I walked back home, I saw this signage “BEWARE of your SURROUNDINGS”. Even though life in Singapore is quite safe and comfortable, but less crime doesn’t mean no crime. Sometimes have to be alert and aware of the surroundings.

Happy weekend! Thank you.

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