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COVID-19: Singaporean Living In The Arctic Says It’s The Safest Place To Be Right Now

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COVID-19: Singaporean Living In The Arctic Says It’s The Safest Place To Be Right Now

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost every corner of the world.

However, did you know that there’s one place that has not been affected by virus at all?

Yes, there’s such a place and it’s the Svalbard Islands in the Arctic.

Where polar bears outnumber people.

Mothership Singapore reported that a Singaporean who is residing in a town called Longyearbyen on the Svalbard Islands is in no rush to return to home due to this very reason.

A safe place

Virus free life.
The 26-year-old who moved to the place in November 2019 after completing her studies in Singapore, said that it is one of the "safest places" to be amidst the pandemic.

"My family was worried [for me] but I think they don't understand how far and isolated this place is. 

"Here, we don't really need to wear masks or pay much attention to practising social distancing," said Low Wei Si.
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Low, who works several jobs, including being a bicycle guide and selling Arctic equipment and clothing said she plans to remain on the island for the next few years.

"I see a lot of ads [from back home] for reusable masks and I just feel so far away. I feel it is safer here than in Singapore simply because of the geography," she said.

Perhaps it’s time to move to the Arctic?


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