No spike in Singaporean shoppers, say those in JB

The Aeon Tebrau City mall in Johor Baru. While there were some reports of Singaporeans sweeping supermarket shelves in JB, Malaysians and Singaporeans in the city said the numbers were normal for a weekend.
The Aeon Tebrau City mall in Johor Baru. While there were some reports of Singaporeans sweeping supermarket shelves in JB, Malaysians and Singaporeans in the city said the numbers were normal for a weekend.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

Social media posts and memes of Singaporeans charging across the Causeway to sweep supermarket shelves in Johor Baru have been making the rounds.

But interviews by The Straits Times of both Singaporeans and Malaysians there indicate that the number of Singapore visitors was, in fact, normal for a weekend.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'No spike in Singaporean shoppers, say those in JB'. Subscribe