A complete guide to driving into Malaysia from Singapore, including road safety and driving etiquette

With borders between Singapore and Malaysia open since early 2022, many citizens from both countries look forward to reuniting with their loved ones. Given that the holiday season is around the corner, you may be planning to make a road trip from Singapore to Malaysia. However, for traveling to Malaysia from Singapore by car, you …

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A complete guide to driving into Malaysia from Singapore, including road safety and driving etiquette

With borders between Singapore and Malaysia open since early 2022, many citizens from both countries look forward to reuniting with their loved ones. Given that the holiday season is around the corner, you may be planning to make a road trip from Singapore to Malaysia. However, for traveling to Malaysia from Singapore by car, you …

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Introducing Pacific Prime’s Guide for Australian expats in Singapore

Moving from one country to another for work or with your partner can be overwhelming and stressful. From finding a house to navigating the health industry landscape, you will have to deal with many procedural formalities. But hey! On the bright side, you are moving to Singapore, a country that is packed with delicious food, …

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The twin towers in Malaysia

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

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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Dermatological care and your private health insurance in Singapore

Singapore’s sunny climate is a source of bliss for many expats, but the perpetual heat and humidity can cause and/or aggravate skin conditions. If you suffer from skin woes like acne, hives, rashes, or eczema, you’re not alone – with the right dermatological care, you can better manage and take care of your skin. Dermatological …

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5 ways to celebrate Diwali in Singapore [2022]

At last, on October 24th, 2022, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across Singapore will be able to celebrate the Festival of Lights or Diwali (Deepavali) after years of cancelations and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families and friends (including expats) will be able to re-unite in their homes or at temples to enjoy the …

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Should you be friends with your colleagues?

You spend 8 hours of your day in the office, 5 days a week. You chit-chat with your colleagues and may head to lunch together. And if there’s office gossip or shared woes, you may vent to each other. After all, who’ll understand your problems with your employer other than your colleagues? But there are …

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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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Public vs. private: what to expect from a Singapore hospital ward

When you’re seeking medical care in Singapore, usually, the standard and effectiveness of healthcare you receive will be your priority (as it should be). Fortunately, many public and private hospitals in Singapore offer excellent inpatient services and lodging that can often make your treatment and recovery a little bit more bearable. But just so you …

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Everything should know about rainbow babies and miscarriages

Miscarriages are more common than you think, however, no one talks about them. The only way to ‘normalize’ the topic of miscarriages is by talking about it. Over the last few years, celebrities and influencers, such as Michelle Obama, Chrissy Teagan, Megan Markle, and more, have come forward to discuss their personal experience with miscarriage. …

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Coffee vs. tea: which is better?

The debate about the benefits of coffee and tea and which is better has been around for a long time. However, both are top beverages that people across the globe consume every day. And the ranking of which drink is more popular hovers between 2nd and 3rd, often switching, according to various sources. Unsurprisingly, water …

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Singapore is ranked No.2 globally for best talent – here’s everything you need to know

According to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2022, Switzerland, Singapore, and Denmark are the most talent-competitive countries, with Switzerland and Singapore leading the chart at number one and two respectively. The 9th edition of the report covers 133 countries and 175 cities from 79 economies across the world among all income groups. Singapore is …

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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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A complete guide to driving into Malaysia from Singapore, including road safety and driving etiquette

With borders between Singapore and Malaysia open since early 2022, many citizens from both countries look forward to reuniting with their loved ones. Given that the holiday season is around the corner, you may be planning to make a road trip from Singapore to Malaysia. However, for traveling to Malaysia from Singapore by car, you …

Read more

Singapore is ranked No.2 globally for best talent – here’s everything you need to know

According to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2022, Switzerland, Singapore, and Denmark are the most talent-competitive countries, with Switzerland and Singapore leading the chart at number one and two respectively. The 9th edition of the report covers 133 countries and 175 cities from 79 economies across the world among all income groups. Singapore is …

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The twin towers in Malaysia

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

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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