“Start Digital” Initiative for SMEs

Launched in January 2019, "Start Digital" is a new initiative by Infocomm Media Development Agency (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore to encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt digitalization in basic business functions. It is also part of the SMEs Go Digital program that aims to encourage digitalization for SMEs. In this initiative, five categories [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:10:19+08:00July 31st, 2019|Business|1 Comment

Going digital for SMEs

Singapore is encouraging its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to embrace digital technology. The $80 million SMEs Go Digital (SGD) programme was launched in 2017 to spur SMEs in transforming their business towards greater digitalisation. The programme received a boost in the recent Budget 2019 with further expansion in scope and initiatives. The scheme will [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:10:23+08:00July 31st, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Getting around in Singapore with ride-hailing apps

Consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to ride-hailing apps in Singapore. The biggest is Grab which has a significant market share, after Uber pulled out of Singapore. Besides Grab, there are other ride-hailing apps such as GoJek, Ryde, and TADA. The taxi companies in Singapore also has apps for customers to take their taxis. [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:10:33+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Getting around in Singapore with taxis

The taxis in Singapore do not charge an exorbitant price. They are affordable and offers a convenient mode of transport. The pricing is transparent as taxis operate by meters. There is an initial flag-down fare of $2.80 to $6. After that, there is a distance fare of around $0.22 to $0.30 per kilometre. There is [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:10:45+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Getting around in Singapore with public transport

Singapore is well served with a world-class public transport system. Being a city-state, the small land size makes also makes it convenient to travel around via public transport. Public transport in Singapore refers mainly to the bus and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system. For extra convenience, one can travel via a taxi or book [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:11:03+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Work Permits for Trainees in Singapore

Singapore offers four main types of work permits for trainees or students to work in the country: Training Employment Pass Work Holiday Pass (under Work Holiday Programme) Work Holiday Pass (under Work and Holiday Visa Programme) Training Work Permit Besides these work permits, there are other types of permits (long-term and short-term) for foreigners to [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:11:29+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Short-term Work Permits in Singapore

The short-term work permits for foreign workers in Singapore: Miscellaneous Work Pass Work Permit for foreign worker Work Permit for foreign domestic worker Work Permit for confinement nanny Work Permit for performing artiste These are other permits available to foreigners are long-term or semi-permanent in nature. These include S Pass, Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:11:27+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Business|2 Comments

Main types of Work Permits in Singapore

Singapore offers four main types of permits to work in the country: S Pass Employment Pass (“EP”) Personalised Employment Pass (“PEP”) EntrePass These permits are often long-term or semi-permanent in nature. Hence, there is an allowance for them to bring their immediate family to live in Singapore. Besides these permits, there are other short-term work [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:11:45+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Business|1 Comment

Guide to Singlish

Travelling in Singapore, one can instantly picked up the locals speaking a slightly different version of English – Singlish. This is a language that resulted from the multilingual background of Singapore. It is akin to a hybrid English mixed with influence from the other official languages of Singapore - Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Its vocabulary [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:12:07+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|1 Comment

A Guide To Singapore Corporate Tax Rates

In order to propel further economic growth and to attract foreign investments, the Singapore government takes measures to keep Singapore business-friendly. One important aspect is the very attractive corporate tax rate on businesses in Singapore.   Tax Residency And Taxable Income Companies (resident and non-resident) that carry on a business are taxed on their corporate [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:12:11+08:00July 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments