Home Based Businesses in the Singapore Malay/Muslim Community

The success of home based businesses (HBB) in today’s environment of corporati- sation of businesses is testimony to the pioneering spirit of Singaporeans.

It harkens back to the early days of nation-building when migrants came with only their bare necessities to set up small businesses on sidewalks which prospered to become today’s mega-businesses. This will to survive is what makes us successful today as a nation.

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Budget 2020: Silver Lining in the Stormy Clouds

On 17 February, the day before Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget Statement, it was reported that Singapore’s economic growth for 2020 would be revised downwards (between -0.5% and 1.5%)[1]. Synchronously, the number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore continued to increase as the days went by. Naturally, Singaporeans were rendered trepidatious as 2020 seemed to be a year marked by ambiguity and apprehension.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution & Artificial Intelligence

The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanise production – mainly supporting the agricultural economy. The Second utilised electric power to create mass production in which factories flourished. The Third focused on electronic and Information Technology (IT) to automate production.

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