Dewey Sim

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Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim is a reporter for the Asia Desk, covering Singapore politics, economy, diplomacy as well as Sino-Singapore ties. Dewey graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. He began contributing to the Post in 2019, before joining the staff in August, 2019.

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Why Singapore’s US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme is the envy of Asia

During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month.

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During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month.

Why Singapore’s US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme is the envy of Asia
Singapore minister on Myanmar coup: ‘difficult to conclude’ for now whether companies should pull out amid political crisis

Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing said at SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia that investments into Myanmar had helped create jobs and grow the economy.

26 Feb 2021 - 10:14PM

Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing said at SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia that investments into Myanmar had helped create jobs and grow the economy.

Singapore minister on Myanmar coup: ‘difficult to conclude’ for now whether companies should pull out amid political crisis
Is Sinovac’s early shipment to Singapore ‘unusual’ or just part of China’s vaccine diplomacy?

Some health experts questioned China’s intent behind the move, suggesting that it might be ‘unhappy’ if Singapore is slow in approving the vaccine.

25 Feb 2021 - 9:36PM

Some health experts questioned China’s intent behind the move, suggesting that it might be ‘unhappy’ if Singapore is slow in approving the vaccine.

Is Sinovac’s early shipment to Singapore ‘unusual’ or just part of China’s vaccine diplomacy?
Singapore’s central bank says no ‘significant funds’ from Myanmar firms, citizens in city state

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s response came as the government faced renewed pressure over Myanmar’s foreign reserves purportedly deposited in the city state.

23 Feb 2021 - 9:49PM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s response came as the government faced renewed pressure over Myanmar’s foreign reserves purportedly deposited in the city state.

Singapore’s central bank says no ‘significant funds’ from Myanmar firms, citizens in city state
Why the rise of Singapore’s tech giant Sea is making waves in Southeast Asia

What began as a modest gaming firm has grown into a US$137 billion behemoth with e-commerce and digital payment ambitions. Will this unicorn’s fairy tale rise have a happy ending?

21 Feb 2021 - 3:36PM

What began as a modest gaming firm has grown into a US$137 billion behemoth with e-commerce and digital payment ambitions. Will this unicorn’s fairy tale rise have a happy ending?

Why the rise of Singapore’s tech giant Sea is making waves in Southeast Asia
Coronavirus Singapore: government digs deep on new relief package

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat says fresh drawdown of up to S$11 billion (US$8.31 billion) is necessary ‘given the exceptional circumstances we are in’.

16 Feb 2021 - 10:06PM

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat says fresh drawdown of up to S$11 billion (US$8.31 billion) is necessary ‘given the exceptional circumstances we are in’.

Coronavirus Singapore: government digs deep on new relief package
Myanmar coup: Singapore’s foreign minister says ‘widespread’ sanctions won’t work

Vivian Balakrishnan urges junta leader Aung Min Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi to sit for talks and says Asean can play a ‘constructive’ role in country’s return to civilian rule.

16 Feb 2021 - 6:25PM

Vivian Balakrishnan urges junta leader Aung Min Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi to sit for talks and says Asean can play a ‘constructive’ role in country’s return to civilian rule.

Myanmar coup: Singapore’s foreign minister says ‘widespread’ sanctions won’t work
Can Asia’s nightclubs survive coronavirus?

Nightclubs from Singapore to Hong Kong are suffering. Will the arrival of vaccines be music to their ears?

13 Feb 2021 - 8:33AM

Nightclubs from Singapore to Hong Kong are suffering. Will the arrival of vaccines be music to their ears?

Can Asia’s nightclubs survive coronavirus?
Lunar New Year: the Chinese left ‘trapped and helpless’ overseas

Uncertainty and loss linger for mainland Chinese working abroad, as the annual ritual of returning home for the holidays has been put on hold yet again.

11 Feb 2021 - 12:04PM

Uncertainty and loss linger for mainland Chinese working abroad, as the annual ritual of returning home for the holidays has been put on hold yet again.

Lunar New Year: the Chinese left ‘trapped and helpless’ overseas
Coronavirus: Singapore limits police use of TraceTogether contact-tracing data to seven types of criminal offences

Law enforcement agencies will only be able to access data from the app for seven types of cases, including terrorism, murder and rape.

2 Feb 2021 - 10:43PM

Law enforcement agencies will only be able to access data from the app for seven types of cases, including terrorism, murder and rape.

Coronavirus: Singapore limits police use of TraceTogether contact-tracing data to seven types of criminal offences
Coronavirus: what if vaccines aren’t enough for herd immunity?

Some of the world’s top experts warn it is ‘wholly unrealistic’ to expect herd immunity in the foreseeable future. Others say Covid-19 may never be eradicated.

31 Jan 2021 - 8:11PM

Some of the world’s top experts warn it is ‘wholly unrealistic’ to expect herd immunity in the foreseeable future. Others say Covid-19 may never be eradicated.

Coronavirus: what if vaccines aren’t enough for herd immunity?
Mask acne, Zoom face: how coronavirus gave a nip and tuck to Singapore’s cosmetic surgery industry

Cosmetic surgeries for mask-induced acne are booming, as is demand for work on eyelids, while post-op recoveries are easier for people working from home.

26 Jan 2021 - 9:33AM

Cosmetic surgeries for mask-induced acne are booming, as is demand for work on eyelids, while post-op recoveries are easier for people working from home.

Mask acne, Zoom face: how coronavirus gave a nip and tuck to Singapore’s cosmetic surgery industry
Coronavirus: Singapore says it’s given 60,000 vaccine shots, as it tightens social distancing curbs ahead of Lunar New Year

Some 60,000 people have been immunised so far, with senior citizens to begin vaccinations at the end of January.

22 Jan 2021 - 7:32PM

Some 60,000 people have been immunised so far, with senior citizens to begin vaccinations at the end of January.

Coronavirus: Singapore says it’s given 60,000 vaccine shots, as it tightens social distancing curbs ahead of Lunar New Year
As Covid-19 rages on, is Singapore risking too much to host the World Economic Forum?

With more than a thousand inbound travellers arriving for a tennis event, Davos 2021 and the Shangri-La Dialogue in the coming months, experts say regular testing and keeping them apart from the community will be key.

22 Jan 2021 - 3:21PM

With more than a thousand inbound travellers arriving for a tennis event, Davos 2021 and the Shangri-La Dialogue in the coming months, experts say regular testing and keeping them apart from the community will be key.

As Covid-19 rages on, is Singapore risking too much to host the World Economic Forum?
Singapore’s ‘voracious’ GIC tops list of most active state-linked investors, ahead of China and Japan

According to a report by Global SWF comparing the activities of 438 state-owned investors, GIC came top, deploying US$17.7 billion into 65 deals.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:53PM

According to a report by Global SWF comparing the activities of 438 state-owned investors, GIC came top, deploying US$17.7 billion into 65 deals.

Singapore’s ‘voracious’ GIC tops list of most active state-linked investors, ahead of China and Japan
When US anger rises at China’s Confucius Institutes, Southeast Asia thinks of the consequences

To Trump the institutes are a communist propaganda front, but Asean countries recognise the need to understand the perspective of a top trade partner.

11 Jan 2021 - 6:12AM

To Trump the institutes are a communist propaganda front, but Asean countries recognise the need to understand the perspective of a top trade partner.

When US anger rises at China’s Confucius Institutes, Southeast Asia thinks of the consequences
‘The Washington Spring’ or just a blip? How Asia saw the chaos of Trump supporters storming US Capitol

Some say the scenes have turned the world’s most powerful country into a ‘laughing stock’; others say it shows a democracy that still needs to ‘mature’.

7 Jan 2021 - 11:18PM

Some say the scenes have turned the world’s most powerful country into a ‘laughing stock’; others say it shows a democracy that still needs to ‘mature’.

‘The Washington Spring’ or just a blip? How Asia saw the chaos of Trump supporters storming US Capitol
US-China ties: Biden has limited time to repair Trump’s damage, say analysts

US-China watchers are upbeat that Joe Biden could mend ties with Beijing, but they warn he has just over a year and that different values could stand in the way.

6 Jan 2021 - 10:25PM

US-China watchers are upbeat that Joe Biden could mend ties with Beijing, but they warn he has just over a year and that different values could stand in the way.

US-China ties: Biden has limited time to repair Trump’s damage, say analysts
Singapore says high-speed rail link with Malaysia tripped up by disagreement over ‘assets company’, seeks further compensation

Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said Malaysia did not want to appoint a firm that would operate the network and be accountable to both countries.

4 Jan 2021 - 11:17PM

Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said Malaysia did not want to appoint a firm that would operate the network and be accountable to both countries.

Singapore says high-speed rail link with Malaysia tripped up by disagreement over ‘assets company’, seeks further compensation
Singapore posts worst recession ever for 2020 but a rebound is in sight

The city state had its worst recession ever and its recovery will depend on global vaccinations and how its key trading partners perform.

4 Jan 2021 - 8:06PM

The city state had its worst recession ever and its recovery will depend on global vaccinations and how its key trading partners perform.

Singapore posts worst recession ever for 2020 but a rebound is in sight
Coronavirus: how did Singapore get residents to stop worrying and trust its TraceTogether Covid-19 app?

The city state says 70 per cent of its population is using the app, touting it as possibly the ‘world’s most successful’ digital contact-tracing programme.

26 Dec 2020 - 10:39PM

The city state says 70 per cent of its population is using the app, touting it as possibly the ‘world’s most successful’ digital contact-tracing programme.

Coronavirus: how did Singapore get residents to stop worrying and trust its TraceTogether Covid-19 app?
Why is Asia divided on a green light for medical marijuana?

Thailand is the sole Asian nation to legalise cannabis for medical use, and some countries in the region oppose a UN commission’s reclassification of it as a drug that has therapeutic benefits.

18 Dec 2020 - 3:46PM

Thailand is the sole Asian nation to legalise cannabis for medical use, and some countries in the region oppose a UN commission’s reclassification of it as a drug that has therapeutic benefits.

Why is Asia divided on a green light for medical marijuana?
Singapore to get Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by end of December; plans to vaccinate all on free but voluntary basis by Q3, 2021

The city state hopes to vaccinate its entire population by the second half of 2021 on a free but voluntary basis and will ease its restrictions from December 28, allowing gatherings of up to eight people.

15 Dec 2020 - 6:38AM

The city state hopes to vaccinate its entire population by the second half of 2021 on a free but voluntary basis and will ease its restrictions from December 28, allowing gatherings of up to eight people.

Singapore to get Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by end of December; plans to vaccinate all on free but voluntary basis by Q3, 2021
Coronavirus: Singapore and China pledge health partnership for future pandemics

‘Landmark’ number of accords between the two countries are boost for Beijing amid criticism of its response to Covid-19.

8 Dec 2020 - 9:39PM

‘Landmark’ number of accords between the two countries are boost for Beijing amid criticism of its response to Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Singapore and China pledge health partnership for future pandemics
Singapore eyes deeper Guangdong ties as China’s Greater Bay Area plan takes shape: minister

Transport minister Ong Ye Kung says Beijing’s plan to transform Hong Kong, Macau and nine provincial cities into an economic hub will open up investment opportunities for Singapore.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:18PM

Transport minister Ong Ye Kung says Beijing’s plan to transform Hong Kong, Macau and nine provincial cities into an economic hub will open up investment opportunities for Singapore.

Singapore eyes deeper Guangdong ties as China’s Greater Bay Area plan takes shape: minister
‘I have seen many bad things’: migrant workers of world get chance to share their stories at online festival that began in Singapore

A Chinese demolition labourer turned poet is one of about 200 migrant workers sharing their experiences in the virtual arts and culture festival.

24 Nov 2020 - 8:44AM

A Chinese demolition labourer turned poet is one of about 200 migrant workers sharing their experiences in the virtual arts and culture festival.

‘I have seen many bad things’: migrant workers of world get chance to share their stories at online festival that began in Singapore
Singapore civil activist Jolovan Wham to plead not guilty over ‘smiley face’ protest

Jolovan Wham had held up signs in public on two occasions, including one which featured a hand-drawn smiley face on the placard.

23 Nov 2020 - 10:06PM

Jolovan Wham had held up signs in public on two occasions, including one which featured a hand-drawn smiley face on the placard.

Singapore civil activist Jolovan Wham to plead not guilty over ‘smiley face’ protest
Singapore’s economy shrinks less than expected in third quarter, with ‘glimmer of light near end of tunnel’

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has narrowed its forecast for full-year GDP and projected growth of 4-6 per cent next year but Minister Chan Chun Sing says global recovery depends on factors including US-China ties.

23 Nov 2020 - 11:32AM

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has narrowed its forecast for full-year GDP and projected growth of 4-6 per cent next year but Minister Chan Chun Sing says global recovery depends on factors including US-China ties.

Singapore’s economy shrinks less than expected in third quarter, with ‘glimmer of light near end of tunnel’
Coronavirus: passengers’ hopes dashed as Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble put on hold after Covid-19 surge

The first flights under a quarantine-free travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore were due to take off on Sunday but have been postponed for two weeks.

22 Nov 2020 - 12:46PM

The first flights under a quarantine-free travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore were due to take off on Sunday but have been postponed for two weeks.

Coronavirus: passengers’ hopes dashed as Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble put on hold after Covid-19 surge
Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble success ‘critical’ for both cities: transport minister

The surge in Hong Kong’s Covid-19 infections has caused concern, but the quarantine-free travel scheme is expected to go ahead on Sunday.

21 Nov 2020 - 1:12AM

The surge in Hong Kong’s Covid-19 infections has caused concern, but the quarantine-free travel scheme is expected to go ahead on Sunday.

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble success ‘critical’ for both cities: transport minister