With an escalating number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the French government declared a lockdown and closed its borders, imposing a travel ban on non-European Union (EU) visitors.
Sihan, too, shared her predicament and frustrations on social media.
“I had to stay put in Singapore with the hope that the borders would re-open. After three months, hope was diminishing so we had to work on an alternative plan for us to be reunited,” the 34-year-old shared with AsiaOne.
She met Mathieu Musnier, 37, in her line of work as a food writer and he was the then-manager of a whisky bar in Singapore. Together they had a plan for the future.