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Insights into the early impact of Covid-19 on Singapore's historic places of worship

Updated: Jul 22, 2021



The first few months of Covid-19 was shrouded with fear and uncertainty.

  • Jan 23, 2020: Ministry of Health confirms first imported case of Covid-19 in SG

  • Feb 7, 2020: DORSON Orange

  • April 3, 2020: PM Lee announcement of Circuit Breaker till May 4, 2020 (which was later extended to June 1, 2020)


In May 2020, I caught up with stakeholders at historic places of worship via phone to gather insights on how Covid-19 has impacted them.


Read my findings drawn from interviews with a temple and a church on Telok Ayer:

  • Wong, Lynn. 2020, June 26. "Ritual Adaptations on Telok Ayer: Liturgical Negotiations in a Chinese Temple and a Methodist Church." CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore https://ari.nus.edu.sg/20331-23/