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Cannot wait to journey once more? You’ll be able to fly quarantine-free to extra international locations from subsequent Tuesday.
With the expanded Vaccinated Journey Lane scheme, travellers who’re absolutely vaccinated can go to international locations together with the USA, UK, France and Italy. Whereas it’s doable to journey safely amid the pandemic, there may be extra preparation work concerned, equivalent to discovering out what are the rules in these countries and getting adequate travel insurance.
We communicate to some Singapore residents after their go to to Germany, which was included earlier within the scheme, and share a few of their ideas.
This week, we additionally zoom in on a brand new examine which makes an attempt to reply this query: How a lot does a household must reside comfortably in Singapore? In response to the examine’s authors, fundamental wants transcend what households require to outlive.
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What it means to reside effectively in Singapore
$6,426 a month for a pair with two youngsters, says a latest examine. Learn how the authors got here up with this quantity.
Pregnant with breast most cancers at 37: Singapore mum’s ‘curler coaster’ 12 months
Per week after her analysis, Idah Chia came upon she was 4 weeks pregnant.
Exploring Germany: S’pore residents travelling below VTL scheme share their ideas
There could also be more room to unfold out within the financial system class cabins, in contrast with enterprise class.
Lunch with Sumiko: How Klook rode out the Covid-19 disaster
“It nearly felt like the tip of the world,” says Eric Gnock Fah, 34, co-founder of the journey tech start-up.
Singapore-based agency talked about in Pandora Papers leak: When are shell firms authorized?
One skilled likened shell firms to knives – in that “a knife is a weapon solely within the arms of a assassin”.
Residing with uncertainty amid Covid-19 pandemic: Why we’d like a change in mindsets
Residing with Covid-19 doesn’t imply dwelling as if there is no such thing as a Covid-19, says Chua Mui Hoong.
Ships arriving late in Singapore resulting from congestion at different ports, disrupting world provide chain
A cargo from China that used to take two weeks to ship now takes two months.
Escape to new Insta-worthy eateries with alfresco eating, pet-friendly areas
Get pleasure from brunch amid recent blooms or Vietnamese fare surrounded by lush greenery.