No international flights to and from Singapore and India since March 2020

Singapore to India Flights Banned Since March 2020

There are no international flights from India to Singapore, nor from Singapore to India. In a joint statement, MOT, MOM and MFA said that India has banned all international flights to and from Singapore since March 2020. Singapore Airlines can only operate cargo flights to India. Currently, the only passenger flights between Singapore and India […]

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful: Shanmugam

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament (11 May). “Singapore is 725 square kilometers of rock. We have to make a living by being open to the world. We will fail if we allow racism and xenophobia to become prevalent, and […]

Temasek responds to critical shortage of oxygen, essential supplies in India

Temasek responds to critical shortage of oxygen, essential supplies in India

In response to the critical shortage of oxygen in India, Temasek has been working alongside their portfolio company SATS and the High Commission of India in Singapore to help transport four cryogenic oxygen cylinders. In a Facebook post, Temasek said that it is partnering with Air India and Amazon India News to airlift oxygen concentrators, […]

Stringent COVID-19 test requirements for travellers from India

COVID-19 test Singapore

COVID-19 test requirements for selected travellers from India will be stringent. There are two levels of checks for the negative Covid-19 test results needed for entry into Singapore — at the airport in India prior to boarding and at arrival immigration in Singapore. The pre-departure COVID-19 test results must come from laboratories that are “internationally […]

You know they don’t care for workers when they attack an effective union

NTUC TOC TERRY XU

Be careful with sites like TOC, which plagiarize, hire foreign ghost writers to attack foreign workers and immigration policies, and manipulate Singaporeans’ emotions to write articles for eyeballs. Ragebait headlines or hyperpartisan appeals that twist the facts are designed to  get traffic from people’s anger.

What the legal text of CECA say of intra-corporate transferees

CECA Intra-corporate transferee

The legal text of CECA has a stringent definition of an intra-corporate transferee.

Our high dependence on trade makes us vulnerable to anti-trade measures like tariffs. Our small size means our negotiating power is small. Being small means we have few weapons in our disposal for retaliation. This is why Singapore takes a rules-based approach to international affairs and support multilateral institutions.

Free flow of Indian FTs to Singapore? Not according to India

Indian CECA

Today, more than half of Singaporeans in the workforce are in PMET jobs and the number is increasing. Without the free trade agreements including CECA, Singapore would not be able to attract so many global multinationals to set up company here, creating many PMET jobs for Singaporeans.