The long wait to enter the mall can hit some people.
A TikToker company is facing criticism on social media after identifying unvaccinated people – claiming to wait 15 minutes to enter a mall due to its distinctly safe management procedures for vaccination that began on Wednesday (October 13).
In a viral video posted the same day by user kenifxyz – with more than 170,000 views and nearly 500 comments – he showed the winding queue outside the entrance to Lot One, a shopping mall near Choa Chu Kang MRT station.
A frustrated TikToker wrote in the caption: “The idea: maybe if we all get sabotaged [sic] We will not have to take such measures.”
Idea: Maybe if we all got sabotaged, we wouldn’t have to take such actions ##sgtiktok
♬ HERE COMES BOYYYY – JOHN
His comment didn’t sit well with netizens, regardless of their opinions toward getting a jab.
Other netizens came to kenifxyz’s defense, with one user saying he was only expressing his frustration with the mall’s management at not being able to handle the new procedures. Another felt that TikToker didn’t specifically blame those who couldn’t take a jab due to health concerns.
TikToker’s anger over the situation has been a recurring theme since the new measures began in places such as malls, tourist attractions, hawker centers and cafes.
Besides reports of inconsistent checks at cafes and hawker centers that left diners confused, staff at malls struggled to deal with an influx of customers as they had to manually check their vaccination status.
According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Health, there will be a seven-day grace period until October 19 to allow mall operators and others to learn about the new measures being implemented.