As Planet Earth Goes Into Lockdown And Our Right To Travel Removed, Here Are Some Ideas To Survive
"We’re on the brink of a new world as the old world comes to a hard stop. Fortify and brace yourself”
I got back 11.30pm, March 15 from Penang, Malaysia, 24 hours, before the deadline when the Singapore government issues 14-day stay-home notices to "people who enter Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland or the United Kingdom". (It comes into effect at 11.59pm tonight)
The airport was the busiest I've seen it in recent weeks. A Swiss flight departing for Zurich was packed as travellers rush home to beat their own government's lockdowns across Europe. Immigration was full of people like me, rushing back to beat the deadline.
The minute the new restrictions hit the media, Singapore Airlines' mobile app, website and call centres were jammed. I tried for two hours to change my flight. A message to PPS Connect (the frequent flyer hotline) got the response that "sorry, all our customer service representatives are currently busy".