Traffic on some roads in Singapore came to a complete stop for several minutes on Sunday morning, August 22, 2021.
Uninterrupted travel for VVIP guests
The aim was to transport the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, from Paya Lebar Air Force Base, where she landed just before 11 a.m., to the Shangri-La Hotel, which will be her accommodation until ‘to Tuesday afternoon, August 22.
Videos showed the traffic at a standstill
The presence of the US Second in Command was keenly felt by motorists, pedestrians and public transport commuters here.
Videos uploaded showed local traffic and auxiliary police on the ground escorting the VVIP motorcade from several vehicles carrying Harris and his entourage of 20 staff and security guards, who were given priority and uninterrupted right of way because everyone else on the road was stopped in their tracks.
Another video showed the convoy stopping near the Shangri-La hotel:
Marching band in front of the Shangri-La Hotel
Harris’s arrival at the Shangri-La Hotel via Anderson Road was greeted with fanfare, as pedestrians on the sidewalk were seen enthusiastically greeting the Vice President in one of the vehicles with tinted windows.
In video Shot down by a pedestrian, Harris can be seen staring out the window from the passenger seat of her Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet it was in, along with other similar vehicles, was flown to Singapore and does not have local license plates.
Harris, 56, left the United States on Saturday August 21 and remained aboard Air Force Two when it stopped in Anchorage, Alaska for refueling and in the Japanese capital Tokyo , announced the White House.
An orchid will be named in his honor during a ceremony at Istana.
Harris will travel to Vietnam on Tuesday before leaving the region on Thursday, August 26.
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