In Pursuit of Work-Life Balance with Nurul Arif

In a recent study of 40 cities conducted by tech company Kisi[1], Singapore was ranked second after Tokyo for the most overworked city and among the bottom ten cities for work-life balance. The study showed that employees in Singapore worked an average of 44.6 hours per week which is among the highest in the world. According to experts, working long hours and being mentally occupied with work lead to spending less quality time with your family.

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In the Valley of Dreams with Zannath Bee

Silicon Valley is the centre for innovative technology and home to more than 2,000 tech companies. High-valued tech companies such as Google, Apple, eBay and PayPal, among others, have greatly contributed to America’s reputation as a global leader in technology innovation and in making the industry the fourth largest of the US economy.

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Hydrocarbon Exploration with Erza Aripin

There has been an increasing demand for oil and gas as global economies and infrastructure continue to rely heavily on petroleum-based products. The oil and gas industry contributes around five per cent of Singapore’s gross domestic product.

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Taking That Leap Abroad – Nurlina Awaludin

More Singaporeans, especially the younger generation, are choosing to work or live abroad. The number who choose to work or live abroad has increased over the years, with a total of 216,400 Singaporeans last year compared to 181,900 in 2008[1]. The trend is unlikely to abate as the world gets more and more connected, making global employment now much more accessible than before.

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