Now we know Andrew Loh looks down on hawkers

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 […]

Bright spots in 2020: the coming of age of Singapore’s biomedical efforts

Bright spots

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 […]

2021 New Year Message from PM Lee Hsien Loong

2021 New Year Message

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 […]

COVID-19 Recovery Grant; up to $700 a month for individuals financially impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Recovery Grant

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 […]

TraceTogether programme wins international award on Innovation

TraceTogether programme

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 […]

US FDA authorises use of serology test kit developed by Singapore

cPass by Duke-NUS Medical School

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, […]

Beautiful e2i career coach who packs a punch of wisdom

e2i Jacklyn

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 […]

Stories to encourage: A jobseeker’s experience during Covid-19

e2i

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.