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Singapore opens borders to more countries around the globe

Singapore now has 21 countries on the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) list as part of its long-term plan to re-establish its position as a leading international aviation hub – with six more to be added in December. The recent additions marked a significant step in Singapore’s plans to get people traveling to the city-state again. …

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How to raise lifelong learners

As PSLE results were recently released, there’s no better time to talk about how important it is to prepare children for life, instead of exams alone. Parents and teachers often reward children for their academic achievements through praise, gifts, and treats. While celebrating your child’s victories is an affectionate act and can encourage children to …

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7 reasons why art is important for kids

Do you see art as a time for kids to get messy and play? If so, you may be surprised to know that art can be good for children in many ways. Reading, math, and science are seen as the most important subjects for children’s development, but so is art. In the classroom, art gives …

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8 tips for going back to work after maternity leave

More women nowadays are focusing on their careers and having children later. In 2020, the median age of first-time mothers in Singapore was 31. More women are giving birth in their forties as well. This means working women are having babies while their careers are getting off the ground. Women who go back to work …

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Best mooncakes in 2021 to try in Singapore this Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s that delicious time of the year again when we gorge ourselves on mooncakes. What’s so great about the pastry is that there is a wide spectrum of varieties and flavors to choose from. There is something for everyone, from traditional and modern to vegan/healthy to indulge, you’ll never run low on options. Without further …

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How to cope with expat life depression

Relocating miles away from friends and family, living in a completely foreign environment, working a new job (or not working at all for trailing expat spouses), and possibly facing culture shock. These are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to expat life challenges in Singapore, so it’s no wonder that this jet-setting …

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Trailing Spouse Depression: What it is and 6 ways to thrive as a trailing spouse

Starting a new chapter in a foreign country is easier said than done. Those of us who have done so all know that it requires hard work and sacrifice. When one door closes, another opens. If you moved here with your significant other, were you the one who sacrificed their life back home for your …

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Tackling Singapore mental health issues with telepsychiatry in 2021

It’s been over a year since the Ministry of Health (MOH) first reported the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a lot has certainly changed in Singapore, which includes working lifestyle, economy, healthcare, and the social fabric of the population. The significant disruption to millions in the city-state due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Six ways the healthcare industry is benefiting from big data

These days, business solutions are driven by data. While any company has access to data about their customers, successful businesses are able to use that data to improve and develop better business processes. The same goes for the healthcare industry. In fact, the global big data in healthcare market size is predicted to reach USD …

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COVID-19: How organizations can protect against cyber risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and standard business practices. As more organizations and workforces work remotely than ever before, the opportunities for cyber attacks and abuse are heightened. Cyber risk is the second most concerning risk for global commerce, which is not surprising if you think about the increasingly digitized world we …

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ppsglifelonglearning

How to raise lifelong learners

As PSLE results were recently released, there’s no better time to talk about how important it is to prepare children for life, instead of exams alone. Parents and teachers often reward children for their academic achievements through praise, gifts, and treats. While celebrating your child’s victories is an affectionate act and can encourage children to …

Read more
ppsgkidsart

7 reasons why art is important for kids

Do you see art as a time for kids to get messy and play? If so, you may be surprised to know that art can be good for children in many ways. Reading, math, and science are seen as the most important subjects for children’s development, but so is art. In the classroom, art gives …

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8 tips for going back to work after maternity leave

More women nowadays are focusing on their careers and having children later. In 2020, the median age of first-time mothers in Singapore was 31. More women are giving birth in their forties as well. This means working women are having babies while their careers are getting off the ground. Women who go back to work …

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The five safest cities in the world post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed city life as we know it. Pandemic precautions like office closures, mask requirements, and restaurant restrictions have shaped cities the world over – and will likely continue to do so for quite some time. As a matter of fact, the pandemic is the first of its size to occur since …

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Trailing Spouse Depression: What it is and 6 ways to thrive as a trailing spouse

Starting a new chapter in a foreign country is easier said than done. Those of us who have done so all know that it requires hard work and sacrifice. When one door closes, another opens. If you moved here with your significant other, were you the one who sacrificed their life back home for your …

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8 ways to cope with stress

Every day, people ask themselves, “why do we experience stress” and “how do we cope with it?” And for many, the answers can be hard to come by. However, to discover the answers, we must first look closely and understand what stress is. Let’s see below: “Stress is your body’s response to anything that requires …

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3 principles for creating a happy workforce

Singapore has a lot to be proud of, but a happy workforce isn’t one of them. According to a global report on the impact of COVID-19 on employers and employees, the Lion City has the unhappiest workforce in the world, as 48% of its employees stated they were not happy in their workplace and will …

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4 ways employers can support working moms

Nowadays, working moms in Singapore and beyond are no longer forced to choose between pursuing their careers or raising children. Yet, there’s a lot of struggle that goes on behind the scene to balance these two areas of their lives. Whether it’s an employer who assumes that women of childbearing age can’t be promoted or …

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What are the benefits of employee wellness programs?

Employee wellness programs are as popular as ever. In fact, 84% of employers offer some type of wellness program, service, or resource to employees. What first started out as fitness-focused employee perks for large organizations has turned into a prominent workplace trend that prioritizes employee health and wellness. These days, wellness programs can be found …

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Singapore opens borders to more countries around the globe

Singapore now has 21 countries on the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) list as part of its long-term plan to re-establish its position as a leading international aviation hub – with six more to be added in December. The recent additions marked a significant step in Singapore’s plans to get people traveling to the city-state again. …

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Singapore COVID-19 vaccine update: Overseas vaccinations recognition and kids vaccinations

Singapore began recognizing COVID-19 vaccines that come under World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency use list on August 10th, 2021. AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson are some of the WHO-approved vaccines. Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced this update as the country prepared for its initial step in reopening the economy, including dine-in …

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Australia-Singapore travel bubble to be launched

The soon-to-be-launched travel bubble between Australia and Singapore is big news in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. To put things into perspective, these are two countries that were applauded for keeping the virus out, which they largely did through one of the strictest border closures in the world. Today’s Pacific Prime Singapore article is …

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