For a number of years, Singapore has been positioning as Asia’s digital capital, and as a tech-focused company, this is a key reason why Linnovate Partners has a base here. We agree with an article on Bloomberg which illustrates how Singapore has previously reinvented itself following crises, and we are confident that the digital-led recovery will go a long way towards repairing the Singapore and Asian economies.
In June, the Government initiated a “Digital Office” – one of the world’s first public outreach programmes designed to bring people who were previously excluded from the digitalised economy, into the fold. Now, the Government’s “digital ambassadors” are busy connecting up the elderly, stallholders and the famous Singaporean hawkers, to the digital economy by the use of SGQR codes to enable cashless payment. Stallholders will even be incentivised to accept e-payment with the introduction of a S$300 bonus. This joined-up, inclusive thinking from public services gives us great confidence in the future of Singapore.
Singapore is already at the vanguard of many world-leading initiatives including making our urban spaces more “green” through a commitment to environmentally sensitive building codes such as Green Mark. With the continuing investment in promoting technological innovation and digitalisation, it’s clear that there is a bright future ahead for Singapore.