Wanted to quickly pen my thoughts regarding the current COVID situation. I was right earlier about it lasting much longer than expected. Not really happy about being right here. My hopes of going about unmasked and returning to a mostly normal life after vaccination has been dashed. Normal doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon, much to my dismay.

I am pretty pessimistic about the Singapore’s tourism and commercial sector rebounding. We are surrounded by corrupt and incompetent governments in this region, which will struggle with vaccinations and the delta variant. Foreigners from the West and East are happily rediscovering their domestic markets, and likely won’t see any need to come to our part of the world. Many travel packages here rely on visits to our neighbors, and without them, our appeal as a tourist destination greatly decreases.

It’s pretty demoralising to see that concerts and travel going on