In pictures: Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In pictures: Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Singapore Phase 2 playing basketball in Toa Payoh
A man plays basketball in Toa Payoh on Friday morning (Jun 19), the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. The use of shared sports facilities like this has been disallowed since early April to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: Not all the red tape has been removed from playgrounds and public benches, but shutters are up at some shops and the din of diners has returned to eateries and hawker centres. 

Singapore on Friday (Jun 19) sauntered into Phase 2 of its reopening, with masked faces and safe-distancing signs a constant reminder that the country is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. 


CNA's photojournalists saw people hit sports facilities, shops and supper spots, lapping up everyday activities that had become little luxuries after they were prohibited for weeks since early April, when Singapore took drastic measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Singapore Phase 2 Paya Lebar Rd dining in prata place
Crowds returned to the 89.7 Supper Club along Paya Lebar Road a little after midnight on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 Serangoon Gardens prata place night
Despite the wet weather, a steady stream of people were seen headed for a late-night bite at Serangoon Gardens in the wee hours of Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Geylang Serai market opening stall
A stallholder opens shop at Geylang Serai Market on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 kid playing at playground
A child plays at a playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 people exercising in Toa Payoh
A man exercises at a workout corner in Toa Payoh on Friday morning (Jun 19), the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

READ: Crowds return to Orchard Road, long lines at mall entrances as shops reopen after more than 2 months

Singapore Phase 2 fitness corner in Toa Payoh
An elderly man gets a morning workout at a fitness corner in Toa Payoh on Friday (Jun 19), the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh Stadium
Toa Payoh Stadium reopened on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh Stadium person jogging track and field
A jogger runs on the track at Toa Payoh Stadium on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh Swimming Complex
Staff doing checks on the pool at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex ahead of its reopening on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Kampong Ubi Community Centre qigong
People practising qigong at Kampong Ubi Community Centre on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 Kampong Ubi Community Centre basketball
Two people play basketball at Kampong Ubi Community Centre on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Phase 2 Toa Payoh shoe store
Shoppers looking at sale items at a Toa Payoh shoe store on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 swanston queue
In Singapore's Chinatown, discount store Swanston saw a snaking queue on Friday (Jun 19), the first day it was allowed to reopen after the COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo) 
phase 2 swanston queue staircase 2
The queue to enter discount store Swanston at People's Park Food Centre snaked all the way downstairs. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo) 
phase 2 swanston queue staircase 1
The queue to enter Swanston at People's Park Food Centre stretched all the way downstairs. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo) 
phase 2 swanston crowd control
Police officers outside discount store Swanston, which saw long queues of people on the first day it opened after the COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo) 
phase 2 swanston queue shop
The queue leading to discount shop Swanston at People's Park Food Centre on Friday (Jun 19). (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 Victoria Secret
Customers queue to enter Victoria's Secret shop along Orchard Road on Jun 19, the first day the shop was allowed to re-open after Singapore's circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Phase 2 mobile phone shop in Toa Payoh
A mobile phone shop in Toa Payoh opens for business on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Amoy Street Food Centre lunch crowd
A lunchtime crowd at Amoy Street Food Centre observing safe distancing rules. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Takashimaya customers 3
Members of the public queue to enter Ngee Ann City in Orchard on Jun 19, the first day the shopping centre was allowed to reopen after Singapore's circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Phase 2 Telok Ayer Street crowd
The lunchtime crowd at Telok Ayer Street on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Telok Ayer Street
Telok Ayer Street on the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 ION Orchard shopkeeper and customers
A shopkeeper at a shop in ION Orchard shows a product to customers on Jun 19, the first day the shop was allowed to re-open after Singapore's circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Orchard Road
Orchard Road on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh coffeeshop
A coffeeshop in Toa Payoh sees the return of lunchtime crowds on Friday (Jun 19), the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh Central
The hustle and bustle has returned to Toa Payoh Central as retail shops are allowed to open. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Toa Payoh Central durian
Members of the public visit a durian stall at Toa Payoh Central on Jun 19. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Singapore Phase 2 Geylang Serai market dining in
Customers dine in at Geylang Serai Market on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's post-circuit breaker reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 Geylang Serai market breakfast
Breakfast time at Geylang Serai Market on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
Singapore Phase 2 Haig Road Market
An elderly woman on a personal mobility device gets served by a shop assistant at Haig Road Market on Jun 19, the first day of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)
phase 2 crowds at east coast park beach singapore
As the day winds down, people visit the beach at East Coast Park on Friday (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 nparks official at east coast park singapore
An NParks official takes away tape used to cordon off the beach at East Coast Park when it was closed to the public during Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 crowds at east coast park beach singapore 1
Beachgoers at East Coast Park in the evening of Friday (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 beach children playing east coast park
Children play in the water at East Coast Park beach on Friday (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 at east coast beach singapore
On a breakwater at East Coast Park beach on Friday (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 crowds at east coast park beach singapore 2
Sunset at East Coast Park on Friday (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
phase 2 beach at east coast park singapore
Beachgoers take in the view at East Coast Park on Friday evening (Jun 19), the first day beaches are reopened to the public after Singapore's COVID-19 circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

Source: CNA/ly

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