Yesterday, many businesses went the McDonald’s way.
They were given less than 24 hours to shut down their businesses completely.
And yes, if you’re wondering why Reader Bao isn’t with us today, he’s busy crying at home because #NoMoreBubbleTea
Either that or he’s sleeping in after panic-buying bubble tea, just like these people.
Long Queues & Even Crowding at BBT Stall Hours Before They Cease Operations
If you’re wondering how much people in Singapore loves bubble tea, you’ve got your answer now.
Bubble Tea is life.
Or, to be more exact, Bubble Tea is more than life.
After the announcement of the closure of more businesses, which includes Bubble Tea shops, this scene was seen repeating at several shopping malls last night.
Waterway Point was swarmed by a wave of bubble tea lovers too but at least this time, it looks like there’s (a semblance of) safe distancing.
Some queues were so long you’d think they’re queuing for iPhone 30X.
This was Tiger Sugar’s queue last night.
They attempted to milk the 24 hours for all its worth but subsequently removed their post.
And the west wasn’t spared either.
List Of Non-Essential Businesses Available On The Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Website
If you’re wondering, what other businesses are affected by the tighter restrictions, you can find the updated list on this website.
But here’s a short run-down:
- standalone outlets (excluding those in hawker centres, food courts and coffeeshops) that sell only beverages, packaged snacks, confectioneries or desserts
- hairdressing and barber services (I knew something was up when PM Lee spoke about grass mowing, it just sounds like cutting your hair.)
- opticians cannot accept walk-ins anymore, only customers who made appointments beforehand
Let us give 1-minute of silence to all the bubble tea shops in Singapore.
Reader Bao: …hey, guys…
Morning! I was just telling them about the bubble tea queue-
Reader Bao: Bubble Tea?! *runs away crying*
Oh well, he’ll get over it. Probably.
If you’re a fan of bubble tea, you can watch this video we’ve done about bubble tea because you’d be missing it even more le:
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