In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, there were two schools of thought on how the virus should be dealt with. As Singapore moves closer towards Phase 3, let’s have a quick recap on what worked around the world. Imposing a lockdown One approach would be to impose a lockdown to contain the virus […]
We’re a blessed people and often, we take good things for granted. To deal with the pandemic, we have been given quality free masks to help keep ourselves and others safe. And now, Madam Ho Ching revealed a third round of nationwide mask distribution. These are 3D mask, similar to the white Singapore lion mask […]
As Singapore ages, so does our healthcare structure. To oil the machine of our healthcare, the government has set aside a portion of the MediShield Life Premiums for the future to moderate premium increases as people age, said Senior Minister of State for Health Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Nov 2). The Health Ministry had announced […]
The purpose of Minimum Wage is to alleviate the problems of poverty of our poorest and allowing them to lead dignified lives, says Facebook user Yishen Kuik. But the problems of our poorest are not just rooted in a reduced paycheck from a money grubbing Scrooge of a boss – that is too simplistic a […]
What about you? Are you also actively saving for your retirement? Going by the increase in the number of top-ups, more members are taking active steps to save for their retirement. 198,000 top-ups amounting to $1.81 billion Despite the challenging economic conditions, more than 198,000 top-ups amounting to $1.81 billion were made in the first […]
Overall, Singapore’s total population sees a decline of 0.3% from June 2019 to June 2020 while the proportion of citizens aged 65 and older sees a steady increase.
Forbes article (Let Singapore Lead The Way: Health Care With Sean Masaki Flynn, September 18, 2020) wrote: By a wide margin the U.S. spends proportionately more on health care than any other nation, and yet life expectancy here lags many other countries. Singapore spends a fraction of what we do on health care and yet […]
The call by WP Sylvia Lim to do away with race-based policies such as the CMIO model and to do away with ethnic-based self-help groups seems to have caused some apprehension as expressed by this page called Sembang Masyarakat
Upgrade ourselves or risk being squeezed out of the global competition for good jobs, says Gan Siow Huang
To strengthen the Singaporean core and reduce reliance on foreign workers, we need to increase our work productivity.
To stay competitive with an ageing workforce against a younger global talent pool, we need to keep upgrading ourselves or risk being squeezed out of the global competition for good jobs.