Singapore and China digest (11-15 March)

February passenger traffic at Changi Airport has surpassed 2019 statistics

5.35 million passengers travelled through the terminals. The busiest day of the month was on 18 Feral with 203,000 passengers.

From 19 March, everyone travelling by car through the Woodlands and Tuas immigration checkpoints will be able to use QR codes instead of passports

The codes can be used individually and for groups of up to 10 people travelling in the same vehicle. To use the codes, people need to download the MyICA app and fill in their passport details. Singapore residents can fill in the form automatically using Singpass.

China has proposed to introduce a new visa

The new visa will be different from a work visa, which has a complicated application procedure. This visa will allow foreigners to work part-time with a short-term or student visa. In this way, they will be able to cover living and travelling expenses in China.

China will introduce 30-minute recess for exercise

Students in Chinese primary and secondary schools will be given ample time to move during recess. Schools must provide daily 30-minute breaks for physical exercise.

Shanghai "Disneyland" will expand for a third time

"Disneyland" in Shanghai has planned a new construction. Details and timing of the project are not disclosed, but it is known that it will be located next to the "Zveropolis" themed zone. The Shanghai theme park now has eight themed zones. In 2023, more than 13 million people visited it.