Universal Studios Singapore will reopen on Wednesday (July 1), while S.E.A. Aquarium on Saturday (July 4). They are among 13 pre-approved attractions permitted to resume operations in stages by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
The rest are: the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay; Jurong Bird Park; River Safari; Singapore Zoo; the ArtScience Museum, the casino and SkyPark observation deck at Marina Bay Sands; the casino at Resorts World Sentosa; Madame Tussauds wax museum on Sentosa; trampoline park Bounce and virtual reality arcade Zero Latency.
They have been closed for nearly three months, since the start of Singapore’s Covid-19 circuit breaker on April 7.
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Most will be restricted to no more than 25 per cent of their operating capacity at any one time, and access to the casinos will be limited to existing members and annual levy holders only for the time being, STB said.
Resorts World Sentosa said its Universal Studios theme park and S.E.A Aquarium will open four days a week with staggered operating hours for a start, and will require advance reservations.
Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo will reopen to the public next Monday (July 6), while members will be able to visit from this Friday (July 3).
The Night Safari will reopen at a later date so that staff can focus on resuming daytime operations first.
Gardens by the Bay said it will be reopening the Flower Dome first on July 11. Friends of the Gardens members will be able to visit from as early as Wednesday.
Physical ticketing counters at Gardens by the Bay will remain closed until the end of September, and tickets purchased through the app will be discounted by $1 during this period, the statement said.
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🌤 Good Morning! The best present that we’ve received this year on our 8th Anniversary is to know that we will be able to see you again soon! . From 1 July 2020, Flower Dome will be open to our Friends of the Gardens members, and to the public from 11 July 2020 with a brand new experience that awaits you in the Gardens. . For more information, visit our website (link in bio) . #gardensbythebay #FlowersNeverStopBlooming #SGunited #SingaporeTogether Photo Credit: @yiming.spyro
Bounce trampoline park, which is set to reopen on Wednesday (July 1), shared on Instagram that it will only admit 33 jumpers per session. Each session will be temporarily reduced to 50 minutes, down by 10 minutes, to allow the staff to wipe down surfaces for the following hour.
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We all know the importance of a clean and safe environment at BOUNCE. Curious what we have been up to before we reopen our doors to keep everyone safe? Here are some measures: ✅ We’re limiting our capacity to only 33 jumpers per hour ✅ SafeEntry and temperature checks for everyone ✅ Hand sanitisers will be accessible around the venue including entrances of all zones so you shouldn’t miss it! ✅ Hourly cleaning of high touch surfaces to keep you safe coupled with regular deep cleaning Sneak peaks of our awesome hosts performing their maintenance and cleaning rounds to ensure everything is in good shape 😎 In the meantime, we are working closely with the authorities to reopen safely so stay tuned! #bouncesg
Marina Bay Sands said the ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark Observation Deck will reopen to Sands Rewards members first.
Other venues within the complex, such as the hotel and Marquee nightclub, will resume later in line with government guidelines, it said.
Sands Rewards Club members holding gold status or higher as well as annual levy holders will be allowed to visit the casino from Wednesday.
Tickets will go on sale on July 7 through its website and newly launched app. The app will allow visitors to buy and scan tickets, check in and out using SafeEntry, and get real-time updates on crowd levels.
The Malay Heritage Centre, Indian Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall will also reopen this Friday (July 3).
As part of the safety measures, no tours will be allowed, and interactive exhibits will remain closed or cordoned off.
For instance, the National Gallery’s Keppel Centre for Art Education, a popular destination for families with children with many high-touch exhibits, will stay closed.
When can the other attractions reopen?
Other attractions and domestic tour operators can submit reopening proposals to the STB for assessment, and may resume operations only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Proposals must illustrate how safe management measures will be tailored to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19 for each attraction or tour, STB said.
While retail shops and most other businesses have been allowed to resume in phase two of the economy’s reopening, entertainment outlets and attractions have had to remain shut as they were deemed to pose a higher risk of transmission of the coronavirus.
A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times.
(Photos: Universal Studios Singapore file photo and respective attractions’ Instagram)
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