A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP
A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP
Donald Low
Opinion

Opinion

Donald Low

Travel bubble: what Singapore and Hong Kong’s contrasting reactions to its suspension tell us about our societies

  • Singaporeans responded to the news with a mix of barely concealed glee and a smug ‘I told you so’ – symptoms of the city state’s risk-averse nature
  • Fatalistic Hongkongers, meanwhile, seemed to accept the surge in infections linked to dance halls patronised by the rich as inevitable, writes Donald Low

A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP
A man looks on as a Singapore Airlines plane approaches for landing at Changi International Airport earlier this year. Photo: AFP
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