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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

Guide to the official languages in Singapore

Singapore has four official languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil. Among these languages, English is the main business language and it is spoken by the majority of Singaporeans. Singaporeans are taught to be bilingual from the education system. The local schools follow the Ministry of Education curriculum which uses English as the medium of [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:12:12+08:00July 18th, 2019|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Loan Schemes for Singapore companies to go international

Singapore has implemented 3 Internationalisation Finance Schemes to support companies in their overseas expansion. These schemes cater to different categories of companies and they include: Internationalisation Finance Scheme (IFS) Internationalisation Finance Scheme for Non-Recourse (IFS-NR) Internationalisation Finance Scheme (IFS) - Marine and Offshore Engineering We provide the details of these schemes below: Internationalisation Finance Scheme [...]

By |2020-06-07T12:12:25+08:00July 17th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Insurance Schemes for local companies in Singapore

Singapore government has introduced several schemes to defray key insurance costs associated with operating a business. These insurance schemes act as a form of risk mitigation measure for the companies. These schemes include: Loan Insurance Scheme (LIS) Political Risk Insurance Scheme (PRIS) Trade Credit Insurance Scheme (TCIS) Loan Insurance Scheme (LIS) The LIS supports companies [...]

By |2020-06-07T15:31:29+08:00July 17th, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Loan Schemes for Marine and Offshore companies in Singapore

For Marine & Offshore companies, the Government has introduced two financing schemes for the sector to overcome the downturn in this sector. These schemes include: Bridging Loan for Marine & Offshore Engineering companies (BL-MOE)  Internationalisation Finance Scheme (IFS) - Marine and Offshore Engineering We provide the details of these schemes below: Bridging Loan for Marine [...]

By |2020-06-07T15:31:39+08:00July 17th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Loan Schemes for SMEs in Singapore

Singapore has implemented several schemes to support companies in the area of financing. Enterprise Singapore typically shares the credit risks with the Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs). This results in loans with lower interest rates and greater access to the loan markets for these companies. Eligible companies can approach any of the eligible PFIs to apply [...]

By |2020-06-07T15:31:49+08:00July 17th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Top Business Grants for Start-ups in Singapore

Entrepreneurs looking for grants can look at Startup SG Founder which provides funding and mentorship support. For companies involved in technology, there are two schemes available - Startup SG Tech and Startup SG Equity. Startup SG Tech provides a grant for new technology that is in the conceptualization stage. The Startup SG Equity scheme has [...]

By |2020-06-07T15:31:56+08:00July 17th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Top Business Grants for SMEs in Singapore

To facilitate a pro-business environment in Singapore, the government has introduced several business grants. They include: Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant We provide more details of these grants below: Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) The EDG is a scheme to provide financial support for companies in their growth [...]

By |2020-06-07T15:32:03+08:00July 17th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Singapore Schools for Children with Special Educational Needs

The choice of school for children with special educational needs (SEN) depends on the degree of educational support required. For children with mild SEN and adequate abilities to learn in a large-group setting, the parent can consider sending their child to a mainstream local or international school. However, not all schools are ready to accept [...]

By |2019-07-24T10:23:25+08:00July 11th, 2019|Education|0 Comments