Singapore affairs

All matters that affect every Singaporean, from jobs to important Covid-19 news. 



Key statistics (as of 4/10/2021):


Total number of Covid-19 cases


Total number of Covid-19 deaths

4.5 million

Singapore residents are fully vaccinated, which equates to 82 per cent of the population


Singapore residents have taken at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine



Foreign immigration has created 1,200+ senior roles in finance for S’poreans since 2016

Going green: The rise of circular economy and how S’pore bizs are stepping up sustainability

Overcoming recessions and crises: How 65-year-old S’pore biz Metro diversified to stay alive

Rich despite COVID-19: S’pore’s affluent population up by 137,000 – hits record 1.4M people

S’pore jobs portal FastJobs sees up to 40% increased hiring from various sectors since April

Why S’pore firms should not force workers to return to office and continue adopting flexi-work

GIC is the world’s busiest SWF, having spent S$4B monthly in 2021 – can it beat inflation?

Sheng Siong to aggressively expand in S’pore with up to 25 new supermarkets in next 5 years

Social egg freezing is now legal in S’pore, but is it feasible and accessible?

SIA reaches 56% of pre-pandemic capacity – but with many empty seats, you can expect good deals

Grab pilots new service that lets S’pore users book home-based ART and PCR tests

LinkedIn unveils the top 15 companies in S’pore, and they’re all currently hiring

Nightlife bizs in S’pore, including nightclubs and discotheques, to fully reopen from Apr 19

Singapore going to the Moon? Its recent signing of the Artemis Accords is a crucial step forward

Why we should reopen “family-friendly” KTVs soon as S’pore eases its Covid-19 measures

Ride-hailing giants Grab, Tada and taxi firm ComfortDelGro to raise transport fees from April

Jobs, salaries & bonuses in S’pore in 2022: Manpower survey – Who’s hiring and paying the most?

Is the gig economy all that bad? How S’pore-based platforms have stepped up to support gig workers

Group size cap for social gatherings to double from five to 10 in S’pore from March 29

Nightclubs, bars and KTVs reopening plan to be announced next time as 10.30pm alcohol ban lifts

Wearing of masks to be optional outdoors as S’pore lifts some Covid restrictions from March 29

Gojek to raise fares: Start fares to cost S$0.50 to S$0.80 more, plus additional driver fees

S’poreans who earn via NFT transactions or tradings will soon have to pay income tax for it

Vast COVID-19 outbreaks in Hong Kong and New Zealand vindicate S’pore’s pandemic strategy

S’pore to charge GST on imported goods in 2023 – will this level playing field for local bizs?

M’sia to fully reopen borders from April 1 – no quarantine for fully-vaccinated travelers

S’pore KTV chain Teo Heng to close another outlet, considers shutting whole biz temporarily

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

Effective GST rates in S’pore vary between 0 and 9% – here’s how much you will have to pay

Without national reserves, S’pore’s GST would have to be raised to 21% or more


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.

Grab is a leading “super app” in Southeast Asia.

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.