Blue skies draw many outdoors

Blue skies draw many outdoors

SINGAPORE - Civil servant Syafiq Mahfudz and teacher Fauziah Alang donned their wedding suit and gown on Saturday.

Their destination: Gardens by the Bay.

The sight of blue skies in the afternoon meant they did not have to postpone their wedding photo shoot.

"The low PSI is the only reason we could take the photos," said Mr Syafiq, 27.

The couple were among the many who basked in the sun on Saturday as the PSI dramatically plunged to its lowest levels in a week from a "hazardous" 326 at 10am to a "moderate" 73 at 5pm and 6pm on Saturday.

In many places, it was much like an average Saturday, save for the occasional sight of N95 masks on the street.

A Resorts World Sentosa spokesman said visitor numbers to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A Aquarium were "as good as usual" on Saturday. The cooled domes at Gardens by the Bay had a "slight but steady pick-up" in visitors.

Businesses such as SeaBreeze Water-Sports at Sentosa reopened to guest bookings - albeit with health advisories intact.

Marina Bay was also bustling as diners returned to al fresco joints while others chilled out along the promenade, sneaked a peek at the ongoing National Day Parade (NDP) rehearsals or attended YFest, a youth festival at the Esplanade.

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