Now we know, Andrew Loh looks down on hawkers. To him, they are people without a bright future. What a shame. Many hawkers are living better lives than him. Our hawker culture, which was recently added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an integral part of our national […]
2020 was not all bad news. There were bright spots too and these bright spots give us hope for the future, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in his New Year message. A bright spot: a stronger community Through this pandemic, we became a stronger community, Mr Tharman said in a Facebook post. “People found ways […]
PM Lee’s New Year Message for 2021 reproduced in full: 2020 has been an exceptionally testing year for Singapore. At the beginning of the year, all of us had big plans to travel, grow our businesses, spend time with loved ones, get married and start a family, or graduate and take our first jobs. But […]
More help coming the way of individuals still impacted by the pandemic. Heard of the COVID-19 Recovery Grant? The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the COVID19 Recovery Grant (CRG) on 18 January 2021 to support lower- to middle-income employees and self-employed persons (SEPs) who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Earlier measures […]
Government Technology Singapore’s TraceTogether programme for contact-tracing has won the 2020 Gartner Government Eye on Innovation Award for Asia-Pacific, beating three other finalists, two from Taiwan and one from India. Launched in March 2020, the agency’s TraceTogether program is the first nationwide Bluetooth contact-tracing solution. It was developed in-house by engineers and rolled out for […]
In a first for Singapore, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first serology test that detects neutralizing antibodies from recent or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. These are antibodies that bind to a specific part of a pathogen. They have been observed in a laboratory setting to decrease SARS-CoV-2 viral infection of cells. Called cPass, […]
I didn’t expect to learn this much from a chat with an e2i career coach when Jacklyn first greeted me with a beaming smile. She has a knack at putting people at ease and felt more like an old friend. Jacklyn Lim, an e2i career coach since 2016, boasts an incredible track record of helping […]
Singaporeans who manipulate tokens are thick-headed and sabotage the country: infectious disease expert
Come on, don’t sabotage your own country. The token has no cellular or internet connectivity. It just captures the presence of other tokens via Bluetooth signals.
These data stay with you unless you become COVID-19 positive.
Come end of December, it will be mandatory to check in with the TraceTogether app or token to gain entry to all public places including restaurants, workplaces, schools and shopping malls. The other options of SafeEntry by scanning the SafeEntry QR code with your phone or SingPass mobile app, or scanning the barcodes of your […]
A former Duty Free Singapore (DFS) employee, Jenry Chua, speaks to us and shared her experience job searching during Covid-19. She detailed her experience of seeking help from WSG and e2i Singapore, and shared her delight in how she landed a job quickly and smoothly.