- Pre-book tickets at attractions or reservations at eateries if possible. As attractions and eateries are operating with limited capacity during this period, you may require a reservation to enter or to ensure you won’t need to wait for your turn. This is also similar to the protocol for most eateries in Malaysia.
- Look out for attractions, eateries, and accommodations that have been granted the SG Clean mark. The mark certifies that they have met the requirements for safety and hygiene set by the Singapore government, including increased cleaning frequency, enforcement of safe distancing measures, and use of contactless entry methods.
- Travel in small groups and maintain 1 metre distance from other groups while out and about. From 28 Dec 2020, groups of up to 8 may congregate in public but do check for the latest updates as this may change.
- Scan and check-in the SafeEntry QR codes at attractions, eateries, and MRT stations to enable contact tracing. Compared to the tracing app in Malaysia there’s one extra step - you’ll need to check-out when you leave!
- Download and activate the TraceTogether app when you’re out and about. Switch it on when you leave your accommodation so that you won’t forget. This will help with contact tracing if you come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The app is similar to the tracing app in Malaysia - you can just leave it on in the background of your phone! Download the TraceTogether app on the Google Play store and iOS App Store.
- Keep your mask on and cover your mouth and nose at all times when you’re in public including in attractions, eateries, and private-hire transport. The mask may be removed when eating or drinking but do remember to put it back on immediately afterwards.
- If you’re travelling with kids, children under 6 years of age are not required to wear a mask. Children 12 years and below are allowed to wear a face shield in place of a mask if they have difficulty keeping a face mask on for prolonged periods of time.
Kampong GelamThis chic neighbourhood was originally the epicenter of Muslim life in Singapore and is still a popular spot for local Muslims as it houses the gorgeous Masjid Sultan and dozens of halal eateries. Street names like Arab Street, Haji Lane, and Kandahar Street reflect the lingering influence of the Arabs who set up shop in this area - though nowadays you can find all kinds of chic clothing stores, accessory shops, and cafes! You might be familiar with the area but a lot has changed since your last visit so be sure to read on so you can plan for your next trip.
1. Visit and pray at Masjid Sultan
- For non-congregational prayers, worshippers will need to check into the mosque using the TraceTogether app only.
- You are required to bring your own prayer mat and prayer garments in order to enter the mosque. Your face mask must also be worn throughout your prayers, although you can remove it to take wudhu (ablution). Do put it back on once you have finished taking ablution.
- Maintain at least a 1 metre distance from other worshippers while praying. Follow the markings on the floor of the prayer hall, and be mindful of the space around you at all times.
- We recommend bringing your own hand sanitizer for use after prayer.