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COVID-19: What the end of Singapore’s circuit breaker means

From June 2, 2020, Singapore will end circuit breaker measures and move into Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period. The announcement has left many wondering what they can and cannot do once the first phase starts. Even though more activities and businesses will gradually be permitted, some restrictions will stay in place during the …

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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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Fun things to do with kids at home

Fun things to do with kids at home during circuit breaker

With Singapore extending its COVID-19 circuit breakers measures until June 1, families with kids at home might be slowly running out of creative ideas to occupy their kid’s free time. Limited access to the outdoors reduces playdate ideas and options, but here at Pacific Prime Singapore, we have prepared a list of fun things to …

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What expats in Singapore need to know about freelancing and self-employment

In 2019, freelancing and self-employment made up for around 8.8 percent of the resident workforce in Singapore. This means that those 211,000 people either ran their own business or traded by themselves. What’s more, these numbers show that it is certainly possible to begin freelancing if you have in-demand skills. It’s a bit trickier for …

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What expats in Singapore need to know about freelancing and self-employment

In 2019, freelancing and self-employment made up for around 8.8 percent of the resident workforce in Singapore. This means that those 211,000 people either ran their own business or traded by themselves. What’s more, these numbers show that it is certainly possible to begin freelancing if you have in-demand skills. It’s a bit trickier for …

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Coronavirus: New social distancing laws and penalties in Singapore

Singapore was one of the first countries to report cases of the coronavirus outside China, but the Lion City is also known for taking strong measures to combat the coronavirus. These include not only implementing travel advisory under the COVID-19 outbreak, such as banning all foreign nationals entering the city-state but also setting rules pertaining …

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women's health issues

Top 5 women’s health issues and how to prevent them

Though men and women share some common health risks, women are more at risk of certain illnesses and injuries, as well as specific types of female cancers, such as those of the reproductive system and maternal issues. Some of the most common women’s health issues are a result of the fast-paced modern lifestyle, or simply …

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covid19cyberrisks

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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5 Most Effective Ways of Attracting and Retaining Millennial Employees

5 most effective ways of attracting and retaining millennial employees

Were you aware that by the end of 2020, millennials (born between 1981-1996) will make up more than a third of the world’s workforce? As we turn to the 2020s, this new generation of ambitious individuals will quickly form the bulk of your employees. For employers, this means that new methods and strategies will need …

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5 things to consider when shopping for business insurance in Singapore

It might not be the most thrilling aspect of operating a business, but ensuring it has the right coverage not only gives you peace of mind, it’s also fundamental – and sometimes a legal requirement – for the protection and management of your business. Each year thousands of businesses owners across the globe lose their …

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Fun things to do with kids at home

Fun things to do with kids at home during circuit breaker

With Singapore extending its COVID-19 circuit breakers measures until June 1, families with kids at home might be slowly running out of creative ideas to occupy their kid’s free time. Limited access to the outdoors reduces playdate ideas and options, but here at Pacific Prime Singapore, we have prepared a list of fun things to …

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Types of Childbirth and Delivery Method: Facts You Should Know

Types of childbirth and delivery methods: Facts you should know

Today, there are many types of childbirth and delivery methods available, allow all expecting parents to choose the method that is safest for their physical conditions, while at the same time, allowing parents to capture the first moment their child enters the world. In this article by Pacific Prime Singapore, we will explore the most …

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Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Living in Singapore as an expat can be costly, especially if you have family members that are dependent on you. Whether you have just welcomed a newborn baby to your family, or have an elderly family member living with you, health insurance premiums can be an issue. For instance, a maternity insurance plan only covers …

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Telemedicine in Singapore: apps and services

These days, it’s common for people to use their mobile phones when they want to stay connected and informed. With more services being made available on electronic devices, it’s no surprise that remote consultations with medical professionals are now possible. Whether you’re looking for a general practitioner (GP) or a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbalist, …

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Fun things to do with kids at home

Fun things to do with kids at home during circuit breaker

With Singapore extending its COVID-19 circuit breakers measures until June 1, families with kids at home might be slowly running out of creative ideas to occupy their kid’s free time. Limited access to the outdoors reduces playdate ideas and options, but here at Pacific Prime Singapore, we have prepared a list of fun things to …

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How to boost your mental health during the extended lockdown

How to boost your mental health during the extended lockdown

On April 21, Singapore extended its lockdown measures to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) until June 1, as the number of cases exceeded 9,000. With the government’s advice for citizens, expats, and travelers to stay at home for another month, many of you may be bored, frustrated, or lonely. You may also be mentally stressed, concerned about …

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WICA Singapore

Changes to Singapore’s Work Injury Compensation Act in 2020 – What you need to know

In September 2019, Singapore passed a new Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) which became active from the beginning of 2020. Singapore’s WICA aims to enhance protection measures for workers in Singapore by placing stricter requirements on both businesses and insurers. Naturally, this leads to an increased compliance burden for businesses and insurers in the Lion …

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Work from home productivity tips

Work from home productivity tips

Working from home can be a game-changer for those that have never tried it before. However, home is a place filled with many potential distractions that can hamper our focus and productivity in seconds. And while it’s human to make mistakes, this article by Pacific Prime, a global health insurance company in Singapore, will show …

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Non-monetary employee benefits: What are the advantages of a good workplace design?

Non-monetary employee benefits: What are the advantages of a good workplace design?

As an employer, you offer competitive salaries, effective management, a fun culture, pleasant rewards, interesting incentives, and overly generous work benefits. You believe in flexible working hours, issuing business leaves, extensive learning and development, and attractive retirement pension schemes. However, you have come to notice a lack of employee engagement within the workforce. As you …

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covid19circuitbreaker

COVID-19: What the end of Singapore’s circuit breaker means

From June 2, 2020, Singapore will end circuit breaker measures and move into Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period. The announcement has left many wondering what they can and cannot do once the first phase starts. Even though more activities and businesses will gradually be permitted, some restrictions will stay in place during the …

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COVID-19 lockdown extended in Singapore

COVID-19 lockdown extended in Singapore until June 1

Singapore will extend its COVID-19 lockdown measures for another four weeks to June 1, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, announced on April 21. This comes after two weeks of Singapore going into a virtual lockdown that was meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Singapore confirmed 1,037 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Apr …

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COVID-19 lockdown: Singapore’s quarantine measures for foreign workers

Singapore has put almost 20,000 foreign workers under quarantine for a two-week period, following an increasing number of COVID-19 infections in recent days. On April 5, 2020, authorities said that the growing number of coronavirus cases led back to the migrant workers’ dormitories. Despite the city-state’s ability to largely contain the virus through vigorous testing …

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