17 May 2021 marks the first working day of the new phase 2. Work from home is announced as the default mode but there are still many who need to work in their offices.
Here is my personal encounter of the public transport situation from a heartland to town.
Sengkang MRT station is usually packed with commuters in the morning. There was significantly less crowd on the platform level today.
Unlike any other mornings, there are actually still seats available at 9am on the train travelling towards Harbourfront.
Alighting at Dhoby Ghaut, the North East line station was much less packed than usual even when a train arrived.
Being an interchange for 3 lines, this section of Dhoby Ghaut is usually packed during the peak hours. Today, the crowd is significantly less than just last week.
Over at the North South line platform, there were still a sizable amount of commuters waiting for the train.
Over at Raffles Place MRT station, there are still commuters getting to their workplace but the crowd was pretty sparse.
At this famous open area just out of Raffles Place MRT station, there were limited people seated down and going to their offices.
Over at Merlion Park, there was actually no one at the platform taking photos of the iconic Merlion.