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In its bid to improve the process of handling public documents, the Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, recently announced some changes regarding the process of handling legal documents via its embassies and consular posts. On May 14, the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) was [...]

Great Singapore Sale (GSS) - Biggest Shopping Season in SG

Many were enthralled when Singapore was featured in the iconic blockbuster movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” depicting what life is like in Singapore – well, at least for the very rich and famous, as the movie highlighted. But beyond the family drama and stereotypes presented in the movie, Singapore is truly home to the shopaholics, as [...]

Experts Entertain Possibility of S’pore Going into Recession by 2020

Despite being hailed as the world’s most powerful economy in 2019, Singapore is not immune to (outside) factors that pose challenges to its economic systems in years to come, especially since the system is designed to be dependent on international trade, which at present is experiencing a blackout due to the US’ trade protectionism against [...]

Singapore Claims Title of ‘World’s Most Competitive Economy’

Much of what outsiders know of Singapore is its fast-paced lifestyle, no-nonsense policies, and a digitally strong business environment, which creates significant labour opportunities not only in the region, but also for the rest of the world. Singapore has strategically positioned itself on the global map for its conduciveness to businesses, and open-trade policies that [...]

Singapore Lands in Top 5 Healthcare Systems in Asia Pacific

One of the more undisclosed yet vital factors when considering a place to live among expats or migrant workers is the country’s healthcare system. And as Asia and the Pacific rises to join other progressive Western countries in terms of economic growth and social enterprise, it’s quite important to consider the factors that make up [...]

Wages Council Recommends Increase by up to SGD 50 to 70 for Low-Wage Employees

As the Singapore economy continues to face headwinds during the first half of the year, labour sector and financial experts encourage businesses to maintain the same level of wage increments for their low-wage earners this year, but to give the increments to more of such workers. ALSO READ: Foreign Talents on S-Pass at Risk of [...]

Singapore Police Warn Residents Over Scam Text Messages Involving Kidnapping Threats

It’s not every day that we get a decent joke straight to our phone’s inbox, especially now that our lives have just gotten a lot busier than it was five or 10 years ago. However, not everyone can spot right off a simple joke (or an honest mistake), especially when the message has something to [...]

5 Things to Consider When Renting in Singapore

Many expats and travellers often hold this sentiment that Singapore has a very high cost of living. Though at present, Singapore is nowhere in the top 5 bracket, it still ranks fairly high being at #10 in the world, according to expat online database Expatistan. ALSO READ: Singapore Remains at Top Spot of Most Liveable [...]

Jollibee to Open Two New Outlets in Singapore Soon

Fans of Filipino food have two new reasons to “bee happy” in Singapore. Many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) take comfort in finding any semblance of “home” away from home. And many of us have gotten through homesickness by regularly talking to family over the phone or the internet and eating Filipino food. However, more than [...]

SG Launches New Cyber Security Operations Centre

The constant threat to cyber security has become a norm anywhere in the world. With businesses and governments adopting digital systems, it’s quite easy to see why this new kind of threats should cause an alarm, not only among individuals, but more so among governments. ALSO READ: New SingPass Mobile App Launched, More Security Features [...]

What You Need to Know When Applying for a Long-term Visit Pass in Singapore

Foreign employees based in Singapore who wish to bring their family or dependents in the country will need to be assessed for eligibility to apply for a long-term visit pass. ALSO READ: How to Apply for Permanent Residency in Singapore A long-term visit pass is usually availed upon request by a foreign employee based in [...]