Government Technology

A look at how the Singapore government has been harnessing technology to improve lives for all.



24 November 2014

Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative was first launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

S$2.4 billion

The government set aside this amount in 2017 to support the Smart Nation initiative

No. 1

Singapore's rank in the 2017 Global Smart City Performance Index by Juniper Research and Intel

Three key pillars

That support Singapore’s Smart Nation goals are Digital Economy, Digital Government and Digital Society


S’pore govt unveils AI-powered search engine to provide easier access to Parliament records

How financial institutions & universities are reshaping their network through AI-native solutions

DPM Wong unveils National AI Strategy 2.0 – outlines 15 key steps to be world’s leader in AI

SFF 2023: IMF’s MD unveils the future of digital finance with CBDCs and cross-border platforms

How Singapore plans to address the threats posed by generative AI

AI regulation: Why it’s important and how are S’pore and other countries dealing with it?

BudgetMealGoWhere: New website lets you find cheap eats from S$3 at nearby HDB coffeeshops

With MAS trialling a digital S’pore dollar, what are the risks that this new tech will bring?

Why M’sia and S’pore have different mediums for GovTech- and what each can learn from the other

Explainer: What is “purpose-bound money” and how is it used for govt-issued vouchers, payouts?

Seniors and smartphones: How S’pore builds a digitally inclusive society for the pioneer gen

STACK Developer Conference 2022: Learn what’s trending in tech from over 70 top technologists

How the Healthy 365 app is building a digital ecosystem to support our wider healthcare needs

How GovTech makes use of crowdsourcing for insights from S’poreans, rewards them with vouchers

SDEC 2022 will have 5 key happenings & it’s 4 days long. Here’s what to expect this October.

4 things Tengku Zafrul says to expect from Malaysia’s finance industry in 2023

OGP, MOH, HPB pilot new site that lets S’poreans book appointments for recommended vaccines

HDB valuation to rodent checks: How GovTech uses data science, AI to improve gov’t services

Getting up to speed: SNDGG exec on how S’pore can take advantage of data and AI

S’pore pilots world’s first AI governance testing to reinforce transparencies among companies

How GovTech built an e-wallet that lets S’poreans instantly access gov’t payouts via ATMs, apps

This gov’t platform lets S’poreans easily share Covid-19 test results, vax status with firms

S’poreans can make use of new GovWallet feature to instantly access gov’t vouchers or credits

Blocking calls to reporting cases: How this app helps S’poreans ‘shield’ themselves from scams

Singapore to Tokyo in 28 minutes? Can the Lion City become the “Venice of outer space”?

All out to REACH you: How S’pore’s gov’t feedback unit ensures that every voice matters

In the new flexi-work economy, here’s a digital service that our gov is already adopting

S’pore fintech firm STACS on partnering MAS to pilot a blockchain-based ESG Registry

Licence application to tax payroll: How GoBusiness helps S’pore entrepreneurs in all biz stages

S’pore sets aside S$180M on AI research; launches e-GIRO to shorten processing times: DPM Heng


Singapore has undoubtedly been a bright spot for the global startup landscape in recent years, and is home to a number of unicorns.

In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) and governments have released policies and grants aimed at boosting its adoption.

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, e-commerce has boomed in popularity, with consumers buying everything from home appliances to groceries online.

foodpanda is a leading delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently.

Amid soaring demand for online and mobile alternatives, new digital players are transforming banking for individuals and companies.

Interest in cryptocurrency is at an all-time high, and Singapore has emerged as a key blockchain and crypto hub in Asia.

A look at how the Singapore government has been harnessing technology to improve lives for all.

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(UEN 201431998C.)