benefitsofstaycationppsg

7 benefits of going on a staycation

When we think of going on vacation, we often picture heading somewhere miles away. But, in reality, you can actually enjoy rest and recuperation and get away from it all in your very own city. After all, the joy of going on vacation comes from taking a break from your routine, experiencing a new environment, …

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benefitsofstaycationppsg

7 benefits of going on a staycation

When we think of going on vacation, we often picture heading somewhere miles away. But, in reality, you can actually enjoy rest and recuperation and get away from it all in your very own city. After all, the joy of going on vacation comes from taking a break from your routine, experiencing a new environment, …

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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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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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benefitsofstaycationppsg

7 benefits of going on a staycation

When we think of going on vacation, we often picture heading somewhere miles away. But, in reality, you can actually enjoy rest and recuperation and get away from it all in your very own city. After all, the joy of going on vacation comes from taking a break from your routine, experiencing a new environment, …

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selfemployedexpatsingapore

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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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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business insurance in Singapore

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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Men's Health Tips for Father's Day

Top Three Men’s Health Tips for Father’s Day

Does your father also skip the medical check-ups and only go to the clinic if he becomes sick or injures himself? Not to mention that a majority of men, in general, will postpone seeking healthcare for a few days to see whether they feel any better. Even if they’re already past 60 years old, they …

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Singapore's healthcare system

How does Singapore’s healthcare system work?

Singapore’s healthcare system frequently ranks among the best in the world, and it’s admired by many other nations around the world due to its remarkable outcomes. Basic care at government hospitals is heavily subsidized, and sometimes even free for Singaporean citizens, with more deluxe care in private rooms charging extra. Singapore’s employees inject around 37 …

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telemedicineappssingapore

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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Four-day work weeks among ideas to improve work-life balance in SG

Four-day work weeks among ideas to improve work-life balance in SG

After the post COVID-19 lockdown, governments and businesses across the world are mulling back-to-office strategies. A four-day working week is among one of the ideas to boost domestic tourism and address persistent work life balance issues. Initially suggested by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, this idea is gaining traction in other countries including Singapore. …

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employee benefit

5 employee perks your team will love in 2020

Human capital is an extraordinary resource – one that can make or break a firm. According to a study by the London School of Economics, there is a strong correlation between employee wellbeing, employee productivity, and firm performance across all industries and regions. Understanding what employees want and how to incentivize them will, therefore, be …

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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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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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