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As we welcome the new year, many of us have been reflecting on how much things have changed since 2020. One stark transformation that comes to mind is how quickly office environments have evolved. In the past 12 months, we have ushered in a different workplace era – one with hybrid work arrangements, a decentralised …

Grab announced the launch of GrabAssist Plus, a dedicated fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles. It empowers non-critical wheelchair and Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) users to travel to selected healthcare institutions seamlessly, without having to dismount from their wheelchairs throughout the journey. GrabAssist Plus offers mobility solutions for an underserved market of wheelchair users, who are …

DBS Bank has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth year running, and in a milestone achievement, is also the sole company in ASEAN in the GEI’s top global quartile this year. Featuring some 380 publicly listed companies from 11 sectors headquartered across 44 countries and regions worldwide, the GEI recognises …

  The use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found. Three in four respondents (75%) said that their use of WhatsApp during the pandemic increased. This was followed by Telegram (60.3%), Facebook (60.2%) and Instagram (59.7%). …

Nine graduate students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore) have started an initiative to carry out a free health monitoring exercise for 1,000 people. Known as the Community Telehealth Service (CTS), it aims to provide free health monitoring at public venues such as community centres to Singaporeans above 50 years of age, as well as …

Some 84 student leaders from Asia are meeting in person and virtually at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) this week to discuss potential solutions to the region’s social inequality at the second STEP Youth Regional Affairs Dialogue. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Education graced the Dialogue. Held from 3 to 9 January, the Dialogue, …

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), on behalf of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce Alliance for Action (EST-AfA) on Enabling Safe and Innovative Visitor Experiences[1], announced that foreign visitors will now be able to buy inbound travel insurance coverage for Covid-19 related costs incurred in Singapore. Inbound insurance coverage has been identified …

Amid the Covid-19 safe distancing measures, those celebrating Deepavali can choose DBS’ digital option of gifting Deepavali packets and exchanging well wishes with loved ones, even if they cannot gather in large groups. Hosted on DBS PayLah!, one of Singapore’s most popular mobile payment platforms with close to 1.8 million users, DBS eGift is a …

Singtel launched its Deepavali tribute, celebrating the Festival of Lights with an uplifting film about two Hindu colleagues preparing for the festivities with lighter hearts as safe distancing regulations ease. Titled ‘There is light’, the film revels in the Deepavali spirit of positivity and hope prevailing over the trials and tribulations brought on by the …

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has launched a new Master of Science (Msc) in Accounting programme to develop talent in accounting and data analytics skills. The one-year full-time programme will give recent graduates the skillsets to thrive in the increasingly automated accounting industry. The new programme will focus on both theory and …