Singapore opens Changi business meeting 'bubble' to revive travel
With glass barriers and document sanitizers, facility eyed for 'Davos' role
Connect@Changi's meeting rooms are separated by airtight glass panels, with a small window for exchanging documents. Papers inserted into the window will undergo an ultraviolet sanitization process. (Photo by Mayuko Tani)
KENTARO IWAMOTO and MAYUKO TANI, Nikkei staff writers | Singapore
SINGAPORE -- Singapore on Thursday opened a new international meeting venue near Changi Airport, specially designed to bring more travelers in but keep COVID-19 out.
The "bubble" facility, called Connect@Changi and believed to be the first of its kind, is part of the city-state's strategy for reviving its pandemic-hit travel industry and maintaining its status as a regional business hub.