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An expat’s guide to living in Singapore: Best areas to live

If you’re wondering where to live in Singapore as an expat, you’re going to want to know what your options are. Singapore may be a small country, but don’t let its size fool you. Whether you’ve visited before or are thinking about moving to another area, you’ll know that there are many neighborhoods to choose …

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An expat’s guide to living in Singapore: Best areas to live

If you’re wondering where to live in Singapore as an expat, you’re going to want to know what your options are. Singapore may be a small country, but don’t let its size fool you. Whether you’ve visited before or are thinking about moving to another area, you’ll know that there are many neighborhoods to choose …

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Things to consider before renewing your health insurance

Things to consider before renewing your health insurance

As with other types of insurance, health insurance policies renew on a yearly basis, which means that your coverage will be extended for another year. This is a great opportunity for you to review and assess whether your current plan still fits your needs and budget – right before you commit yourself to another year’s …

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3 top tips for New Year’s resolutions ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Welcoming the new year as an expat may feel very different this time around, given the torrid challenges of 2020 and the fact that we can’t get together to celebrate like we normally do. But like every year, we all need to spend essential time thinking of a few ‘achievable’ New Year’s resolutions. While it …

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An expat’s guide to living in Singapore: Best areas to live

If you’re wondering where to live in Singapore as an expat, you’re going to want to know what your options are. Singapore may be a small country, but don’t let its size fool you. Whether you’ve visited before or are thinking about moving to another area, you’ll know that there are many neighborhoods to choose …

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3 top tips for New Year’s resolutions ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Welcoming the new year as an expat may feel very different this time around, given the torrid challenges of 2020 and the fact that we can’t get together to celebrate like we normally do. But like every year, we all need to spend essential time thinking of a few ‘achievable’ New Year’s resolutions. While it …

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Singapore Citizenship vs. Permanent Residence: What’s the difference and how do you apply?

Are you attracted to the vibrant cosmopolitan of Singapore? Perhaps you are drawn in by Singapore’s high quality of living and its well-deserved status as one of the best cities in Asia. It’s high time you consider staying. You have two options available: permanent residence and Singapore citizenship. What’s the difference and how do you …

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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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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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2nd edition of the ‘Doing Business with Singapore Guide’

Pacific Prime Singapore is pleased to announce that this year’s 2nd edition of the ‘Doing Business with Singapore Guide’ is now ready for download! The guide aims to help readers and in particular, exporters, navigate the process of doing business in this exciting city-state, which has so much to offer in terms of business. As …

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Thalassemia in Singapore: Everything you need to know

Did you know that thalassemia is passed on from parent to child, and can affect both males and females? In Singapore, roughly 3% of the population are carriers of the thalassemia gene. So this means the risk of your child being born with thalassemia is much higher if both you and your partner are carriers …

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Finding the best maternity hospital in Singapore

Singapore is consistently ranked as having one of the most efficient health care systems on Earth. Combine this with government initiatives to increase the birth rate in the city and it is clear that moms-to-be will be in good hands should they be giving birth in the city. Because both the private and public systems …

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Things to consider before renewing your health insurance

Things to consider before renewing your health insurance

As with other types of insurance, health insurance policies renew on a yearly basis, which means that your coverage will be extended for another year. This is a great opportunity for you to review and assess whether your current plan still fits your needs and budget – right before you commit yourself to another year’s …

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The Ultimate Guide to Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore

The Ultimate Guide to Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore

If you are an expat employee based in Singapore and would like to bring your family or dependents to the country, the long term visit pass (LTVP) is your best bet. But there are certain criteria that need to be met on the part of both the applicant and the dependents. In this Pacific Prime …

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The cost of comprehensive health screenings in Singapore in 2020

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 inability to face undesirable outcomes, the fact is that not a lot of Singaporeans …

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Reduce work-related stress through corporate wellness programs in Singapore

Behind every successful company lies happy and healthy employees. As a company’s most important asset, employee health and wellbeing plays a vital role in its ongoing success. Stress, AKA the ‘silent killer’, can hinder that, leaving employees feeling overwhelmed and, eventually, burnt out. Sadly, newly industrialized Asian countries like Singapore tend to struggle with stress-related …

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Implementing family-friendly benefits at workplaces in Singapore

Whether it’s education funds, parental leaves, or housing subsidies, Singapore is known for taking good care of its citizens. To take it a step further, the city-state strives to make workplaces family-friendly. Employers are encouraged to implement progressive workplace practices to retain talent. In fact, there is even a Productivity Solutions Grant your company could …

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How long is paternity and maternity leave in Singapore?

Undoubtedly, becoming parents for the first time is an emotional roller-coaster of an experience. There are heaps of things to prepare for, from naming your baby, and having prenatal check-ups to choosing the delivery method and getting health insurance for your newborn child. It honestly doesn’t surprise us when parents are stressed and nervous. Luckily, …

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The latest updates on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore

Singapore’s earlier waves of imported COVID-19 cases have now dwindled as a result of border closures, with most of the cases since April involving foreign migrant workers in dormitory clusters. While there are no more than 5 community cases each day, it’s important to remain vigilant and take precautions. Given how quickly the tides can …

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Introducing Pacific Prime’s flyer on changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)

Pacific Prime Singapore aims to monitor regulatory changes in the city-state, communicate these changes to employers, and help them better understand the short and long-term implications. Given that the Ministry of Manpower has made amendments to its Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA), we’ve introduced a flyer that briefly outlines the key changes, which we’ll be …

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Introducing Pacific Prime Singapore’s exclusive SME plan with Allianz Care

In a time of economic uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to be prudent with their budget, while healthcare remains a priority for employees. This conundrum is resulting in a redefinition and reassessment of group health insurance plans. Given this, Pacific Prime Singapore is offering a new and exclusive SME Solutions …

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