Coronavirus: Hari Raya shopping rush

A long queue formed outside Geylang Serai Market yesterday as shoppers waited to enter the popular wet market ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations tomorrow. The queue spilled over to the pedestrian walkways as people lined up to purchase necess
ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

A long queue formed outside Geylang Serai Market yesterday as shoppers waited to enter the popular wet market ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations tomorrow. The queue spilled over to the pedestrian walkways as people lined up to purchase necessities to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Shoppers wore masks and practised safe distancing by standing behind red markers on the floor. Geylang Serai Market is one of four wet markets where entry is restricted based on the last digit of shoppers' NRIC numbers. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2020, with the headline 'Hari Raya shopping rush'. Print Edition | Subscribe