You know the country is taking a hit during this Covid-19 pandemic when one of our most iconic landmarks goes completely dark. As you’ve taken a not-so wild guess from the title, yes, Marina Bay Sands has officially turned off all its lights.
A Gloomy Sight Of MBS Hits Close To Home For The Nation
In light of the circuit breaker measures officially kicking in, all non-essential services are ordered to close for a total of 28 days. This very much brings to the closure of all Integrated Resort services of Marina Bay Sands, including its resort, attractions and casino, from 7th April till 4th May. Cancellations have been carried out for all bookings for this period of time.
Since a week ago, the Marina Bay Sands has been gloriously donning red and white in the National flag. It goes on to call out for the nation to stand together through tough times as such. Right now, only its emergency stairwell is lit, bringing on an even more sombre mood to the city.
MBS is not the only one going full on dark mode, but significant buildings beside it too. The Helix Bridge have mostly turned off its lights while hotels such as Fullerton Hotel and Mandarin Oriental have also appeared to be dim out. All of which is in the effect of the people being urged to stay in and only head out for essential needs.
The Entire City Takes On A More Solemn Look
It goes without saying that this may very well be the first time that MBS has been shut down temporarily. As the city officially starts its circuit breaker measures, the streets look vast without cars, trains are empty without passengers. As gloomy as it may seem, its all in good hope that this will help curb the current Covid-19 situation.
This article is written by Amelia Thai.