Restaurants and F & B stabbed in the back by china virus

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM outlines the terrible effect the…

MONSTROUS china virus from wuhan is having on restaurants and F & B businesses in Singapore.

13 Feb 2020

Restaurant Association of Singapore President Vincent Tan said that the F&B sector has reported a 50 to 80 per cent decline in business since the virus outbreak, with more shoppers staying home and avoiding malls or other crowded places.

“If we don’t do something to help the industry, there will be a big collapse,” Vincent Tan explained.


Manna Pot Catering boss said on Apr 13, 2020, “Business has already dropped by 90 per cent and this is a very challenging time for us.”


Mar 30, 2020 BEFORE the circuit breaker “lockdown”…  ->  93% of restaurants have seen a drop in revenue!



All McDonald’s 135 restaurants closed indefinitely affecting over 10,000 staff!

No Big Macs for you…

McDonald's Singapore suspends all restaurant operations, including ...


The Sound of Silence in empty restaurants, hawker centres, cafes, bars, cake shops, bubble tea shops and F & B outlets…
 Apr 30, 2020 May 20, 2020 Jekyll and Hyde and Modesto’s close…



China virus “circuit breaker” since Apr 7 extended to 1 June 2020 in Singapore. After 1 June, 2020, restaurants and cafes still NO dine-in.

7 May 2020 – 20,939 cases and 20 fatalities in Singapore, the HIGHEST in Southeast Asia.

20 May 2020 – 29,364 cases and 22 fatalities, the HIGHEST in Southeast Asia.

27 May 2020 – 32,876 cases and 23 fatalities, highest in Southeast Asia.


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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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