Singaporeans queue at midnight for a last fix of bubble tea

SINGAPORE (April 22): Long queues were seen at bubble tea shops in Singapore after the country’s Ministry of Trade and Industry announced that all standalone food and beverage outlet are also in the temporary shutdown list until May 4, starting from today, reported China Press.

Photos and videos on social media showed that fans of bubble tea lined up in late last night at the shops to get the last fix of their favourite beverage.

The announcement by the Singapore government was part of a further tightening on businesses during the city state’s Covid-19 Circuit Breaker, which has been extended to June 1.

One of the netizens described the temporary shutdown as a “tragedy” after McDonald’s was asked to close. In his posting, he said, “The biggest consolation: Better-shaped Singaporeans after the CCB period.” 

Another netizen offered a creative idea for bubble tea fans, paint the black dots on a plastic cup and fill it with milk tea every time when one has a having craving for bubble milk tea.

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