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Singapore > Financial

Singapore

How To Open A Bank Account In Singapore

Tuesday July 07, 2020 (16:09:40)

The banking industry is a key player in Singapore’s financial market segment, which has been emerging as one of the strongest in the world. The city-state is considered an international finance centre – the third largest in the whole of Asia, after Japan and Hong Kong. There are roughly 117 foreign banks and six local banks that dominate the banking scene in Singapore.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Singapore?

Monday June 15, 2020 (16:06:14)

There are a number of ways to measure the quality of healthcare, and different people place emphasis on different elements. For example, some might consider good bedside manner a particularly important factor, while others may be more concerned with the knowledge and qualifications of medical personnel.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

How To Register With The Health System In Singapore

Monday June 01, 2020 (16:00:07)

The healthcare system in Singapore is one of the best in the world, currently ranking in sixth place globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It was also voted as ‘the most efficient healthcare system in the world’ by Bloomberg in 2015. The healthcare system in Singapore is supervised by the Ministry of Health. The Singaporean healthcare system comprises a government-run and subsidised healthcare system, in addition to the private healthcare sector.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Singapore

Wednesday May 27, 2020 (11:10:28)

It’s relatively easy to keep your health insurance costs low in Singapore, mostly due to the government’s medical subsidies. Every working citizen and permanent resident is automatically enrolled in a mandatory savings system. Through this, funds are deposited directly from employees’ pay cheques into savings accounts, which are specifically reserved for paying medical expenses. Supplemental health insurance is therefore advisable, but not a necessity.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Singapore?

Tuesday April 21, 2020 (10:01:20)

It is difficult to define what makes healthcare high quality, as people place varying levels of emphasis on a range of different factors. For example, some would consider good bedside manner a key determinant, whereas others may put more weight on the knowledge or qualifications of healthcare staff. Regulatory authorities tend to measure the quality of healthcare on its efficiency, its provision of safe and effective care, its patient-centred service and its equitability, as well as some other factors.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

How To Register With The Health System In Singapore

Wednesday April 08, 2020 (14:08:51)

In 2019, Singapore was ranked as having the sixth best healthcare system in the world. One of the many reasons for it being so popular with expatriates is its accessibility. High-quality health care with English-speaking specialists is quickly and easily accessible throughout the country. Singaporean citizens have the world’s fifth longest life expectancy (84 years old), so they’re obviously doing something right!   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Singapore

Friday April 03, 2020 (15:04:43)

It’s relatively easy to keep your health insurance costs down in a country like Singapore, mostly because of the government’s medical subsidies. Every working citizen and permanent resident is automatically enrolled into a mandatory savings system, through which funds are deposited directly from pay cheques into savings accounts, which are specifically reserved for the purpose of paying medical expenses. Supplemental health insurance is therefore advisable, but not a necessity.   more ...

Singapore > Working

Singapore

How To Find A Job In Singapore

Monday January 27, 2020 (13:49:15)

Singapore is home to one of the most secure economies in the world, and its workforce includes high numbers of expats, making it a popular choice for foreign citizens looking to work abroad. Singaporean employers are often keen to acquire skilled workers from other countries and salaries can therefore be extremely competitive. Unemployment is low at 2.2% and society is multicultural with many employees hailing from other parts of Asia, particularly China and India, as well as numerous individuals and families relocating to Singapore from all over the world.   more ...

Singapore > Health

Singapore

Maternity Care In Singapore: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday November 11, 2019 (20:24:06)

Being pregnant when you’re away from home is not always smooth sailing. It’s an emotional time of your life where your hormones are running riot and making you cry, and the mere sight of a rubber duck or a small pair of baby socks can cause a meltdown. It can also be a time filled with a mixture of doubt, worry, and excitement as you near the end of your pregnancy and look towards the delivery of your little one. It can be scary, especially for first-time parents, to make birth plans as they may not know what to expect or what they are even looking for.   more ...

Singapore > Living

Singapore

LGBT+ Life In Singapore: A Guide For New Expats

Monday July 01, 2019 (17:43:44)

Singapore is not necessarily known for being a big LGBT+ destination in Asia, especially compared to Thailand and Taiwan. However, the small city-state does have its own unique aspects to offer new expats.   more ...



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