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All You Need to Know About Singapore’s New Work Visas

 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sept. 1. 

 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sept. 1. 

Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

As Singapore embraces the post-Covid era, the city-state’s leaders are busy updating rules around hiring foreign workers while tearing down coronavirus restrictions, citing a hypercompetitive battle for global talent.

Five-year visas and the scrapping of a law against sex between men made headlines, but Singapore has unveiled a series of measures meant to help it vault past other financial hubs and lure talent in next-generation industries like computing, aeronautics and even the arts.