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Singapore’s next-generation Tuas Port has won the award in the category ‘Community Outreach & Port City Dialogue: Port Development and License to Operate’ at the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Awards. The accolade recognises the efforts of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in ‘aligning and integrating port and …

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a foldable tent-like device that serves as a physical shield to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for healthcare workers performing droplet and aerosol generating procedures on COVID-19 patients. Known as the Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (DART), the device was …

In a first for the local telco market, Singtel prepaid customers can now use NETS ATM bank cards to make top-ups and purchase data plans and services directly on their mobile devices. With the launch of NETS Click on Singtel’s hi!App, NETS ATM bank cards from DBS, OCBC and UOB can be digitised as an …

Singapore is in the limelight, occupying the top spot in IMD’s 2020 World Competitiveness Rankings. Singapore takes the first place in IMD’s World Competitiveness Ranking for 2020, with other fellow small economies joining it in the top spots. Sustained strength This is now the second year that Singapore has taken the top spot in IMD’s …

OCBC Bank partners seven medical groups to launch the HealthPass by OCBC mobile app, providing access to more than 100 general practitioners (GPs) and specialists to address the healthcare needs of all Singapore residents over the age of 18, including non-OCBC Bank customers. Video consultations with both GPs and specialist doctors can be booked and …

More than 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in Singapore have gained access to new overseas markets digitally, through digital platforms under the Grow Digital initiative. Sales by Singapore companies to overseas buyers using the platforms have been brisk, growing by at least 10 per cent month-on-month this year. Under the Grow Digital initiative, a …

United Overseas Bank (UOB) colleagues and customers from across the Bank’s global network raised more than S$1.65 million in a month for the UOB Heartbeat COVID-19 Relief Fund. The funds raised will help frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable communities around the world as they face unprecedented challenges from the pandemic. Throughout the month of May, …

If you’re a passport holder in these countries, you can travel freer than anyone else. Earlier this year, Henley & Partners named the most powerful passports in the world for the beginning of 2020. Since then, much has changed given the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic which rendered the world’s mobility systems virtually paralysed. With …

NTUC Enterprise announced its $50 million support package aimed at providing holistic support for Singaporeans and helping them manage the cost of living in 2020. The support package comprises various initiatives from its group of social enterprises. Mr Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO of NTUC Enterprise said, “For the last 50 years, NTUC Enterprise and its …

Singapore and the Republic of Korea have launched negotiations on a new Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement (KSDPA). This was announced today at a videoconference between Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and the Republic of Korea’s Minister for Trade Yoo Myung Hee. Mr Chan said, “As countries navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19, …