Singapore targets high earners with the latest elite work visa

The government of Singapore is all set to start giving out the new Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass from January 2023, with an aim to attract top talent from across the world and end the talent crunch. The new pass will allow workers with fixed monthly salaries of SGD $30,000 to stay for up …

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Unveiling Pacific Prime’s State of Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

If you are an expat in Singapore, you might already know how expensive private medical insurance is. In fact, according to Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance Report 2021-2022, the Lion City was ranked the third most expensive country for individual and family health insurance plans. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep track …

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Orthodontics in Singapore and your dental insurance

Over the past 20 years, dental health awareness in Singapore has improved dramatically due to the emphasis on oral health education in schools across the city-state. But dental care here can be costly and a trip to the dentist can cause a dent in your budget – especially if you have orthodontic-related work done. In …

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How to eliminate bad habits that destroy your eyes

Did you know that vision problems affect more than 2 billion people each year across the world? While environmental and biological factors do have a part to play, we can’t ignore the role of poor lifestyle choices in contributing to vision problems. From being glued to your screens to not wearing (high quality) sunglasses, this …

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Orthodontics in Singapore and your dental insurance

Over the past 20 years, dental health awareness in Singapore has improved dramatically due to the emphasis on oral health education in schools across the city-state. But dental care here can be costly and a trip to the dentist can cause a dent in your budget – especially if you have orthodontic-related work done. In …

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How to eliminate bad habits that destroy your eyes

Did you know that vision problems affect more than 2 billion people each year across the world? While environmental and biological factors do have a part to play, we can’t ignore the role of poor lifestyle choices in contributing to vision problems. From being glued to your screens to not wearing (high quality) sunglasses, this …

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Your guide to finding maid insurance in Singapore

Do you plan on hiring a maid in Singapore? If so, you’ll need to secure a maid insurance plan for her as per the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requirements. But did you know that you can go beyond this standard, basic maid insurance by getting a top-up health insurance plan? Particularly now, during the COVID-19 …

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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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How to choose the best international school for your child in Singapore

Expat children in Singapore benefit from a multicultural upbringing, broadening their horizons and becoming citizens of the world. Yet moving around a lot as a child does have its downsides, particularly when it comes to their education, which is why international schools are a lifesaver. No matter where in the world you move to, these …

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COVID-19 and children: Everything parents should know

“What should I do if my child has COVID-19?” is a commonly asked question that has crossed every parent’s mind during the pandemic. Especially now that children under the age of 12 are beginning to make up most of the COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital. While the idea that the virus typically causes a …

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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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How to eliminate bad habits that destroy your eyes

Did you know that vision problems affect more than 2 billion people each year across the world? While environmental and biological factors do have a part to play, we can’t ignore the role of poor lifestyle choices in contributing to vision problems. From being glued to your screens to not wearing (high quality) sunglasses, this …

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The cost of comprehensive health screenings in Singapore in 2022

We all know that prevention is better than cure, but how often we walk the talk and go for a health screening regularly is a completely different story. Whether it’s owing to the cost, the fear of blood and needles, or the inability to face undesirable outcomes, the fact is that not a lot of …

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How to create a healthier relationship with social media

Social media has a bad reputation, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. From using LinkedIn for professional networking and finding events on Facebook to being clued in on current events on Twitter and getting inspiration on Pinterest, there are a number of advantages to using social media. It’s a part of our lives and …

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How long is paternity and maternity leave in Singapore?

Becoming parents for the first time is an emotional roller-coaster of an experience. From having prenatal check-ups and choosing the delivery method to figuring out Singapore maternity leave laws and getting health insurance for your newborn child, there are heaps of things to prepare for. So it honestly doesn’t surprise us when parents are stressed …

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What is an employee benefits consultant, and why might I need one?

As medical and health insurance costs continue to rise, so do employees’ expectations of employee benefits. This, coupled with the ever-evolving global regulatory landscape, can make it hard for any HR team and business owner to find, implement, and manage benefits packages that remain contextualized to their business’ and employees’ needs. As a result, a …

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Rates of employee burnout in Singapore among the highest in the world

Year after year, Singaporeans come out on top for being the most stressed out workers in the world and 2022 is no different. According to Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends Study, one in five Singaporeans feel de-energized at work – this is twice as high as the Asia average and 6% higher than the global …

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Singapore targets high earners with the latest elite work visa

The government of Singapore is all set to start giving out the new Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass from January 2023, with an aim to attract top talent from across the world and end the talent crunch. The new pass will allow workers with fixed monthly salaries of SGD $30,000 to stay for up …

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5 tips to help kids battle back-to-school blues

5 tips to help kids battle back-to-school blues

Over 400,000 children from primary schools and students from junior colleges returned to their classrooms on June 27th as the June holidays ended. Going back to school after a long break can be challenging for both parents and children. The transition process can test families’ coping skills in dealing with adjustments, such as new classrooms, …

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Everything you need to know about traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2022

After over a year of border closures, fully vaccinated foreigners can now travel to Malaysia. Thanks to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF), Singaporeans and Malaysians are able to enjoy quarantine-free travel between both countries. The countries reopened the land borders to all fully-vaccinated travelers without any restriction on 24th March 2022. In this Pacific Prime …

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