Keep in mind that man in Woodlands waving to his family across the Causeway? Looks like that story has stirred up some sturdy emotions in actor Chen Hanwei.
Talking to Shin Min Daily News just lately, the 51-year-old Malaysia-born mentioned he recognises the place the person is at and felt it was a particularly heart-warming and candy gesture. However he would fairly not meet his mom — who lives in Johor Bahru — on this method.
He deadpanned to the Chinese language every day: “My mum’s imaginative and prescient just isn’t excellent. I am afraid she’ll wave to the incorrect particular person.”
The actor revealed that he hasn’t been house in a very long time and he empathises with the person within the video who has a younger youngster.
The border between Johor Bahru and Singapore has been closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic apart from chosen travellers below the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement.
Hanwei has tried to convey his mom to Singapore however he was not profitable. He additionally thought of going over below the RGL scheme however since he would not have work in Malaysia, he would must quarantine himself and he would not have sufficient time for it.
He defined: “If I’m going again [to Malaysia], I might must quarantine for 14 days and I can solely see my mom for 2 days. Then I’ve to quarantine myself for an additional seven days after I return to Singapore.”
Hanwei is not optimistic in regards to the borders reopening early subsequent 12 months as he informed Shin Min: “I feel I could not even be capable to return for Chinese language New Yr, and my good buddies in Malaysia already organized to have reunion dinner collectively.”
Regardless of the grim probabilities, although, he isn’t giving up. He posted on his Instagram: “I miss my house and my mother and father. I do know I am not the one one and that there are a lot of others who’re working in Singapore and are like me.
“The pandemic has modified the entire world, and I out of the blue really feel very insignificant. However nonetheless, we’ve got to strive our greatest to do our half and cease the unfold.
“I look ahead to the borders reopening, in order that I can meet my household and have a meal with them in the course of the Chinese language New Yr. I might be very contented.”
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