14 June, 2009

The Day After Merlion City Struck By Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1)!!!! Oh no!!! Scary..... Should I canceled my trip to Singapore or just stick to my actual plan? Hmm... Read the breaking news about the most hot current issues of the century online (On 27th May) before I left Malaysia and proceeded to Singapore.

Merlion City Finally Struck By Influenza A (H1N1)

According news from The Reuters......

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government on Wednesday confirmed the city-state's first H1N1 flu case, a 22-year-old Singaporean woman who is being quarantined in hospital.

The government has been warning Singaporeans for weeks to prepare for an inevitable H1N1 outbreak in the city-state, a regional financial and trading center and the world's busiest port.

The woman arrived from New York early on Tuesday on a Singapore Airlines flight, and was not picked up by thermal scanners at the airport as she did not have a fever then, the government said in a statement. She was in a stable condition.

The government said it planned to impose home quarantine on around 60 people, mostly Singaporean passengers on the same flight who were sitting near the flu patient, and it urged them to report to the authorities for anti-viral medication.

"This won't be the last case in Singapore unless we could stop people from traveling," Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan told reporters.

The government was continuing with screening at border checkpoints and asked people to stay at home if suffering flu symptoms. It also advised caution over travel to affected areas.

Singapore financial markets shrugged off the news. Singapore's central bank said in April that the global outbreak of flu clouded the outlook for the economy.

(Reporting by Nopporn Wong-Anan; Writing by Neil Chatterjee; Editing by Alex Richardson)

But who cares ??? After making our final checklist, my brother sent us to airport 2 hours earlier to catch our flight approximately 10P.M. in the morning and estimation we will arrived at Changi Airport 12Noon.

While on the plane... Yeah !!! Bored till I mad :( Thus, I'd grabbed my camera and took some pictures (Oh gosh!! Do forgive my silliness)

Sayonara !!!! Kota Kinabalu!!!!

Mom's chubby lil' packet of Jacob biscuits

"Tick!!! Tock!!! Clock is ticking." 2 and a half hours gone and we were finally arrived at Changi Airport which was the entrance gate of the "Merlion City". Due to the Influenza A (H1N1) struck the city a day before, so the Ministry Health of Singapore had set up a screening area inside the immigration counters. So everyone got the chance passed through a huge plasma TV - Just like those plasma TV we used to watch football match at Food City Kolombong.

Since this was not a family trip, we went to Singapore with dad's friend - Uncle Loh and his wife (But his wife will be joining us only in the second day). He was the one who had been arranged the trip from air tickets till accommodation. After we had gotten our luggage, Uncle Loh's friends (Uncle Chris) whom was Sarawakian but had been migrated from Malaysia to Singapore few years back had picked us up and sent us to the place where we gonna stay for 3 days 2 nights - Costa Sands Resort (Pasir Ris).

I just love this resort, It's very calm and relax!! In My next post I'm gonna bringing u all touring around the resort. So stay tune !! Before I wrap up my post, here are a picture of My parents, Uncle Chris and Uncle Loh taken during our lunch session at one of the food court inside Costa Sands Resort.

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