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Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
October 14, 2021

Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19

By Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go and Ronald U. Mendoza
Though at opposite ends of the spectrum in their COVID-19 performances, both countries are feeling pressure to find a way to live with the virus.

Singapore Announces First No-Quarantine Travel Scheme
August 20, 2021

Singapore Announces First No-Quarantine Travel Scheme

By Sebastian Strangio
The travel arrangements with Germany and Brunei are part of the city-state's plan of becoming a “COVID-19 resilient nation.”
COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again
May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
Singapore has reimposed a lockdown after a sudden spike in untraceable community transmissions.

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel
May 03, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan is a prelude to an eventual reopening of crossborder travel, but a full resumption will be some time off.

Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications
March 24, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications

By Sebastian Strangio
Mutual recognition of the two nations' COVID-19 vaccine certificates could pave the way for a regional certification process.

Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?
February 23, 2021

Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?

By James Guild
In the aftermath of COVID-19, the city-state is characteristically looking to the private sector to get the economy moving again.

Singapore Backtracks on COVID-19 Tracking App Privacy Pledge
January 07, 2021

Singapore Backtracks on COVID-19 Tracking App Privacy Pledge

By Sebastian Strangio
A minister revealed that data gathered by a government contact tracing app could also be used “for the purpose of criminal investigation.”
Amid COVID-19, Singapore Safeguards Citizens’ Jobs at the Expense of Foreign Workers
November 06, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Singapore Safeguards Citizens’ Jobs at the Expense of Foreign Workers

By Mary Manlangit
The pandemic, coupled with rising domestic pressure, has led the Lion City to tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

Singapore’s Migrant Worker Debate: Advocacy Amid a Pandemic
April 12, 2020

Singapore’s Migrant Worker Debate: Advocacy Amid a Pandemic

By Yong Han Poh
What a migrant worker dormitory debate revealed about the relationship between Singapore’s government, citizens, and NGOs.

Is Singapore Heading for an Election Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?
March 17, 2020

Is Singapore Heading for an Election Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
There are growing indications that the country could be the first to hold a general election in the midst of the world’s battle against COVID-19.  

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