Safe distancing flies out of the window as crowd gathers for owl at Sin Ming Drive

Submitted by Stomper Koh

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An owl drew a large crowd in Sin Ming Drive on Sunday morning (Jan 31).

Stomper Koh spotted the group of enthusiasts near the carpark at Block 24A Sin Ming Road at around 10am.

In a photo that Koh submitted, the group can be seen gathered around some trees while armed with cameras and photography equipment.

The Stomper shared: "There was no safe distancing at all.

"We need to reinforce the importance of social distancing, after having spent so much time and effort to control the Covid-19 situation in Singapore."

This is not the first time Stompers have expressed such concerns.

In July 2020, a Stomper shared similar sentiments after she noticed a group of bird enthusiasts gathering around a tree in Ang Mo Kio every morning for more than a week.

In March 2020, a barn owl drew large crowds in Toa Payoh. As many as 60 people rushed down to see the bird in the mere span of 30 minutes and police officers subsequently arrived at the scene to maintain order.