Queue at Woolands Civic Centre NTUC

The signal to stockpile is when Lee Hsien Loong says not to.

After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an embarrassing U-turn in his nation address last evening, hoards of Singaporeans begin stockpiling with queues at supermarkets stretching hundreds of metres.

The usually-pliant and brainwashed Singaporean population did not take a word of Lee Hsien Loong and his ministers, Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing and PAP MP/NTUC CEO Seah Kian Peng’s assurance that there are enough food supply in Singapore.

Over at supermarkets, vegetable supply, eggs and tissue paper have been wiped out. Prices have inflated for all canned food, packaged food, frozen meat and all paper products.

Although purchase limits have been placed, Singapore residents are making numerous trips and assigning several family member to circumvent the government regulation.

Affecting food supply is Malaysia, which is also looking to extend its April 14 lockdown considering that the number of local infections continue to rise. The Singapore government had to airfreight food products from places like Thailand, South Korea and Australia to meet demand of 5.7 million population in Singapore.