Before Covid-19 brought travelling to a stop, Amos Ananda Yeo led a jet-setter’s lifestyle. A fashion designer by profession, he regularly shuttled between his native Singapore, Korea, Japan and Vietnam for his eponymous streetwear label Amos Ananda. But for the past four years, he has been based mainly in Shenzhen, China, where he runs a design studio and garment production factory.
In January this year, Amos returned to Singapore when the Covid-19 outbreak began worsening in China. The 31-year-old chose to go home for his young daughter Kirsten, now four. “I have all the necessary documents to fly back to China, but I didn’t want to risk it. I have a little one at home and I need to quarantine. It’s not worth it lah. I sacrificed a lot of projects in China, but I don’t think I’m going back anytime soon,” he tells 8days.sg.