Phase 2: S'poreans flock to public places including ION Orchard, Daiso & IKEA

Mad rush.

Fasiha Nazren | June 19, 2020, 05:07 PM

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It was announced that Phase 2 of the post-Circuit Breaker period will officially begin today (June 19).

During this phase, F&B outlets, retail outlets and many other facilities are allowed to resume operations.

And it seems like Singaporeans have been waiting for this moment to happen.

Here's what Singapore looked like on June 19.

Daiso outlets

Daiso outlets all over Singapore apparently had queues even before its stores were opened.

Here are some of the outlets:

Chinatown Point

Screenshot from @aliciacho on Instagram

SingPost Centre

Sembawang Shopping Centre

Photo courtesy of Mothership reader.

Video courtesy of Mothership reader.

Tiong Bahru Plaza

Photo courtesy of Mothership reader.

IKEA Tampines

Despite not opening its restaurants and bistros, IKEA at Tampines still managed to draw a large crowd.

Video from @dawnleens on Instagram

Popular outlets

With schools reopening across all levels from June 29, it seems like some parents and students are stocking up on stationery from Popular bookstores.

United Square

Photo by Jeanette Tan.

Junction 8

Video by Syahindah Ishak.


Banks all over Toa Payoh were also full of people queuing.

Thankfully, most of them seem to be following the safe distancing measures.


Photo by Jason Fan.


Photo by Jason Fan.


Photo by Jason Fan.


Photo by Jason Fan.


Photo by Jason Fan.

Orchard Road

Orchard was also crowded today, unlike the ghost town that it was just a few weeks ago during the circuit breaker period.

For comparison, this was what Orchard looked like during the circuit breaker period:

Photo courtesy of Arthur S.

And this was what it looked like today:

Photo courtesy of Arthur S.

ION Orchard

A lot of people were also seen queuing at retail outlets at ION Orchard.

Photo by Melanie Lim.

Photo by Melanie Lim.

Photo by Melanie Lim.

Waterway Point

Punggol's Waterway Point was especially crowded during the lunch hour.

Photo by Mandy How.

Photo by Mandy How.

Basketball courts

Neighbourhood amenities like playgrounds and basketball courts are finally rid of the red tapes.

A coupe of youths in Sengkang were seen utilising the neighbourhood basketball court.

Photo by Belmont Lay.

Photo by Belmont Lay.

A group of more than five youths were also seen playing basketball in Jurong.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Top image from Arthur S., @aliciacho on Instagram & Mandy How.