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Golf time in Singapore takes pro skills to score during travel ban

Soaring demand drives Sentosa membership fees to 13-year high

Thailand's Benyapa Niphatsophon in action at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore before the coronavirus pandemic.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- On a recent balmy Tuesday, a senior manager at a Japanese financial institution headed to the office despite being more than comfortable working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

His decision to go into work that day was not driven by an urgent meeting or project. Instead, he was on a quest to secure a tee time at the prestigious Singapore Island Country Club, and his internet connection at home was just not fast enough.

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