The Singapore government was prepared to initiate legal proceedings to protect its position arising from its ownership of the song “Count on Me, Singapore”, said Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, on Monday (5 April).
The suspension of Singapore Airlines’ flights to Hong Kong from the city-state does not affect the ongoing talks to establish an air travel bubble between the two destinations, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 April).
Residents in Singapore aged under 45 will be invited to book their COVID-19 vaccination slots from June, based on the current schedule, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Monday (5 April).
Singapore is exploring with several countries and regions, including Australia, on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 April).
The Ministry of Health will be conducting further studies to monitor and review the extent and duration of immunity provided by the COVID-19 vaccines, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Monday (5 April).
Singapore is embarking on national project on football, seeking to unite Singaporeans via excellence in the sport, more than a decade after the end of the Goal 2010 initiative.
Following hawker culture's inscription into UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, Singaporeans will be engaged to identify future nominees.
Singapore has introduced the Safe Sport Programme to address abuse and harassment in sport, a progression from the Safe Sport Commission launched in 2019.
The Ministry of Social and Family Development will pilot a mentoring programme to support at-risk youths this year, as well as expand efforts to help children living in rental flats and couples with marital issues.
Some 4,500 jobs and skills opportunities will be available across the social service and early childhood sectors, and for persons with disabilities by the end of this year, said Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli.
As healthcare costs continue to increase, the Ministry of Health will implement more progressive subsidies next year.
Accidents involving motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) fell by 79 per cent to 30 cases last year compared with 2019.
An estimated 56,300 staff in the public healthcare institutions in Singapore will receive an increase in their monthly base salaries from July this year.
As of 4 March, more than 350,000 Singapore residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The government will launch studies on the protection of Singapore's coastlines and measures to keep the island cool as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change.
From 1 January next year, commercial water equipment and water closet flush valves that are supplied and sold in Singapore will need to meet minimum water efficiency requirements.
In the near future, there will be more avenues for Singaporeans to get cashback for recycling items such as beverage containers.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) may consider legislation to boost the tray return rate in response to public feedback, said Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor.
The National Environmental Agency will roll out the new Environment Sanitation regime from the middle of this year, starting with higher-risk premises with high footfall and immuno-vulnerable occupants.
A programme incorporating "lessons from COVID-19" to future-proof hawker centres is in development, while a scheme to match retiring veteran hawkers with aspiring successors will pilot later this year.
Sustainability education will be launched in line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, with students being empowered to strengthen the country's green efforts.
The aim is to deploy some 40,000 electric vehicle charging points in public carparks and 20,000 in private premises.
From 1 May, foreigners in Singapore on dependant's passes will need to secure a work pass, instead of a letter of consent, to work in Singapore.
Singapore's Ministry of Education is reviewing pathways and opportunities in post-secondary education such as polytechnics and ITEs.
Singapore could see a private university for the arts being set up, with two of the country's well-established institutions as its constituent colleges.