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Singapore, Australia agree on cross-border digital ID

Singapore and Australia have made a digital economy agreement which will involve starting pilot projects that include artificial intelligence, data innovation, digital identities, electronic...

Who has world’s most powerful passport?

The Japanese and Singaporean passport was named as the "world's most powerful" by a British consultancy this year. The Nikkei reports that Japanese citizens, however,...

Singapore airport trials iris, facial recognition

Some returning Singaporeans at Changi Airport Terminal 4 no longer need to produce their passports to clear immigration. This forms part of a six-month trial...

Singapore clarifies confusion over passports

Singapore has clarified that Hong Kong passport holders do not need a visa to enter the city state. The Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong made...

Facial recognition to speed up hotel check-in

Hotels in Singapore are testing the use of facial recognition technology to speed up guests’ check-in times. Bloomberg reports that this initiative with the city-state’s...

Singaporeans born in 2019 can get first passport for free

As of 1 January 2020, children born in 2019 can get their passports for free. Singapore’s government announced it will waive the application fee for...