Wuhan virus: Calm mood at Sentosa hotel, with some changing plans

Mask-clad shoppers at Chinatown (above) on the eve of Chinese New Year, and visitors arriving at VivoCity (right) from Sentosa island via the Sentosa Express yesterday. Event organisers are taking precautionary measures, with health advisory posters
Mask-clad shoppers at Chinatown on the eve of Chinese New Year.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Mask-clad shoppers at Chinatown (above) on the eve of Chinese New Year, and visitors arriving at VivoCity (right) from Sentosa island via the Sentosa Express yesterday. Event organisers are taking precautionary measures, with health advisory posters
Visitors arriving at VivoCity from Sentosa island via the Sentosa Express on Jan 24, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The mood at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, where Singapore's first confirmed Wuhan virus patient and his travel companions stayed, appeared calm and peaceful, with most guests going about their day as usual.

Some, however, are being more cautious and asking to switch to another hotel or for an early checkout, said a spokesman for the hotel on Sentosa island. Guests can do so without incurring any charges and they will also get a refund, the spokesman added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Calm mood at Sentosa hotel, with some changing plans'. Print Edition | Subscribe