Sungei Wang Plaza’s fun social distancing floor stickers

Tic-Tac-Toe and Pac-Man Floor Stickers at Sungei Wang Plaza
Social distancing floor stickers at Sungei Wang Plaza
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Sungei Wang 金河广场

Shopping malls in Malaysia have been trying their best to keep shoppers safe and adhere to SOPs during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). This follows after crowds which were not keeping to social distancing guidelines were seen at malls in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Showing that Malaysians can get creative while also sticking to the rules, Sunway Pyramid in Subang Jaya displayed “social distancing” mannequins on public benches. Now Sungei Wang Plaza in KL is stepping up to the plate with fun Tic-Tac-Toe & Pac-Man floor stickers to help social distance shoppers too.

Creative floor stickers to help social distance shoppers

Photos of the creative social distancing measures carried out by Sungei Wang Plaza were shared on their Facebook page on 26th May 2020. It showed the popular jalanjalan spot covering areas that often attract snaking lines in their premises with floor stickers. 

And instead of using just your usual paper and tape, they opted for Pac-Man and Tic-Tac-Toe stickers for those waiting to use ATMs and lifts. To enter the “game”, or social-distancing spot, shoppers are also greeted with words such as “Preventive action starts here” and “Entering Antivirus Zone”.

Pac Man floor stickers
Image adapted from: Sungei Wang 金河广场

Other safety measures around the mall include a check-in area for shoppers before they enter that has marked spots for them to stand 1-metre apart. There’s even a series of popular Malaysian slangs plastered on the floor, such as “Chill lah bro” and “Wow, that’s so lit” to lighten up the mood of shoppers. 

Safety measures at mall
Other safety measures taken around the mall
Image adapted from: Sungei Wang 金河广场

Netizens show support for Sungei Wang Plaza’s fun stickers

The photos were also shared by Twitter user @myjoe_ on 28th May, and it quickly went viral with over 10,000 retweets and 12,000 likes at the time of writing. It had many applauding the fun and creative way that Sungei Wang Plaza was carrying out its SOPs. 

This included Twitter user @aiman72734, who responded to the fun photos with: “Looks like you have to roll a dice before you move. Where do I sign up for this game?”

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And the whole thing looked so fun that another Twitter user, @Redzwann_, even joked that he thought he was looking at photos of a carnival: “What is this? I thought it was a carnival”. 

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But some showed they still needed time to wrap their heads around these new social distancing measures. Twitter user @Jiyeon46174064 tweeted out a popular meme, saying, Mom, come and pick me up, along with a photo of 2 individuals facing apart in the lift at the mall. 

Twitter comment 3Image adapted from: @Jiyeon46174064

Sungei Wang Plaza’s floor stickers to help with social distancing

We have been seeing better days in Malaysia, with the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases recorded yesterday since the start of MCO. But it never hurts to keep playing it safe at this time.

This is why we’re applauding malls in Malaysia that are trying their best to keep shoppers safe even with guidelines relaxing under CMCO – and having a little fun with it to bring us all some much-needed smiles. 

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