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Coronavirus: 3 new cases confirmed in Singapore, including a SAF regular

SINGAPORE – Three more cases of coronavirus infections have been confirmed here, bringing the total number to 75, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Sunday (Feb 16). Of the new cases, two – including the first Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular – are linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God, and the […]

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Masks, hand sanitisers subject to usual GST rules: S’pore Customs

There are no extra restrictions on masks and hand sanitisers, but the usual customs duty applies to the import of these items, Singapore Customs said yesterday. It issued the clarification after a picture of a sign recently put up at the Singapore Cruise Centre instructing travellers to declare their purchase of face masks was shared […]

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3-way contest for 2 nationwide 5G licences in Singapore paves way for smart future

SINGAPORE – All four telcos here have applied for at least one of four 5G licences up for grabs by the close of the local regulator’s submission deadline on Monday (Feb 17), bringing Singapore one step closer to a future of driverless vehicles, cloud gaming on-the-go, and robot-run factory and ports. Singapore’s largest telco Singtel […]

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Coronavirus: Office floor at Ngee Ann city cordoned off after DBS staff working there infected

A floor at Ngee Ann City Tower A has been cordoned off and the area is being cleaned after a DBS staff working there tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the second employee from the bank to be infected and a close contact of the first case, DBS said. In a notice issued to […]

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Grace Assembly pastor says he misses freedom but ‘feeling well’ after 1 week in NCID

The Grace Assembly of God may be the site of the biggest coronavirus cluster in Singapore with 16 confirmed cases and over 70 staff served with Home Quarantine Orders, but the 4,000-strong church is banding together to prove that they are stronger than any virus. And leading the church from his isolation ward at the […]

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8 tips on choosing the best virtual office in Singapore for your business

One of the requirements for incorporating a company in Singapore is that it should have a registered office address. Traditionally, businesses would rent a physical space to use as their office. Recently, however, some companies have chosen to utilise virtual offices, where businesses rent a business address and use it as their own. The use […]

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WHO praises Singapore’s response to coronavirus outbreak

GENEVA – World Health Organisation (WHO) officials on Tuesday (Feb 18) praised the efforts of Singapore in tackling cases of coronavirus and said other countries should follow its example. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had spoken on Monday with Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong. “We are very impressed with the efforts they are […]

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Why should I care? A working adult’s take on Budget 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat released Singapore’s Budget statement for the financial year 2020 (FY20) yesterday, which would see an overall deficit of $10.9 billion. The Budget was aimed at relieving the potential economic and financial pain stemming from the ongoing international health emergency, Covid-19.  We approached Singaporean finance professional Chiam […]

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