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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 …

Grab and Microsoft announced three training and development programmes aimed at empowering driver- and delivery-partners as well as students with digital skills to help them capture IT related job and traineeship opportunities. The expanded partnership aims to benefit up to 5,000 driver and delivery-partners, and 250 tertiary students by the end of 2021. Grab driver- and …

Year after year, Singapore’s students and universities consistently top international rankings, reflecting the nation’s dedication to educating its citizens. But learning doesn’t just take place at universities or polytechnics. Even after graduates enter the workforce, continuous reskilling and upskilling is needed to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving job market, a need even more keenly …

REACH’s polls1 found that the majority of Singaporeans were either neutral or positive about foreigners (i.e. non-citizens) in Singapore. A telephone poll was conducted among 2,100 randomly selected Singapore Citizens aged 15 years and above, from 11 to 21 August 20202; and an online poll was conducted among 1,050 randomly selected Singapore Citizens aged 15 …

Singtel has been recognised as the Employer of Choice in Asia at the recent HR Fest Awards 2020 for being an all-rounder in its HR practices. The company was lauded for its excellent work-life balance initiatives, rewards schemes, diversity and inclusion policies, talent management, succession planning and training and development programmes. Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s …

In March 2020, when it became clear that my university campus was about to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, I hastily grabbed from my office shelves my well-thumbed copies of JG Farrell’s Empire Trilogy: Troubles (1970), The Siege of Krishnapur (1973), and The Singapore Grip (1978). This was no sentimental choice on my part. …

The Seniors Go Digital programme has made good progress, with more than 16,000 seniors benefitting from the programme since it was launched in May 2020. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) launched the Seniors Go Digital programme to help seniors embrace digitalization so that they can lead more engaged, informed and fulfilling lives. IMDA and the SG Digital Office (“SDO”) are on track …