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Keeping Yourself Safe When Playing Arcades in Singapore

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Singapore is known for its theme parks like Universal Studios, Night Safari, or the Wild Wild Wet. Although it is a relatively small country, Singapore is packed with a lot of fun per square foot of space. It also has plenty of shopping districts like Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Chinatown Street Market, and Little India for exotic food and items. In terms of shopping, Singapore has more than 170 shopping malls that you can visit. They offer retail shops from luxury brands to discounted items. From June to July, the country has the Great Singapore Sale, which covers the entire island. 

While at the shopping mall, you can leave the kids at the arcade Singapore so that nobody can bother you while finishing your errands or doing your groceries. If you have younger children, you must know that you can’t leave them behind at the arcade without a guardian to look after them. So, make sure you bring somebody you trust with you.

Here are some other tips to ensure maximum safety while playing arcade:

  1. Watch out for your surroundings — Yes, you do have to watch over your belongings. However, you also have to be aware of your surroundings. Some players become so engrossed in their games that they are susceptible to accidents and other dangers. For instance, a wayward basketball or the heavier ball from the arcade bowling machine may hit you and cause injuries.  In the same vein, keep your wallet in your front pockets or purses and bags on your laps, for the ladies. 

  2. Bring hand sanitizer and alcohol — Hand sanitizers and alcohols are stop-gap measures to reduce the rate of transmission and contamination. The arcade in Singapore has sanitation stations where they can disinfect their hands with 75% alcohol. Of course, it is more effective to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You do this especially before eating. 

  3. Make sure kids do not put their hands on their mouth, eyes, and face. For guardians and parents, they have to instil in their children the importance of following the basic health protocols. Teach them at home to be always conscious of what they touch. It is not only for the arcades but as a basic health practice when they go out. Although the machines are regularly disinfected, it is better to be safe than sorry. 

  4. Always wear face masks or face shields even if there are safety screens in between machines. The safety screens along with the signs and directions all around the arcade will ensure physical distancing. The controls of the arcade machines are coated with a special self-disinfecting solution for added security. When you need to cough or sneeze, make sure that you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or thick cloth. You should also do it away from the crowd.

Make sure you follow the protocols and safety tips outlined above so that you can make the most out of your arcade Singapore experience. While the establishments are doing all they can to protect the clients, such as ensuring temperature checks and installing sanitation stations, everybody should practise self-awareness to ensure a safe and fun gaming experience.


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