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Salary In Singapore

  This bonus consists of the standard one-month NPAA (which is commonly called the “13th month bonus”) and 0.5 month of AVC. Both the Non-Pensionable Annual Allowance (NPAA) and Annual Variable Component (AVC) will be paid in December. This year’s bonus also has a minimum AVC payment for low-wage civil servants, set at $900. This … Continue reading “Salary In Singapore”

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Culture Shock

Singapore is a city with some of the most intriguing practices and beliefs that have helped to shape it into one of the world’s leading cities in terms of economic strength and social stability. Among the many factors that had led to its success, ‘kiasu’ behaviour might just have been the deciding factor that led … Continue reading “Culture Shock”

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Hari Raya Puasa versus Hari Raya Haji

With Hari Raya meaning ‘Day of Celebration’, it’s easy to see why non-Malay speakers are often confused between Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji. These two widely-celebrated Muslim holidays in Singapore take place approximately 2 months apart and are celebrated in very different ways. Between the two festivals, the more visually spectacular one is … Continue reading “Hari Raya Puasa versus Hari Raya Haji”

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