Singapore Industry Guides

This section showcases guides on various industries in Singapore, aiming to help entrepreneurs learn more about their industry or intended venture

The Singapore Accounting Industry


-+*Singapore’s accounting industry has been integral to the country’s overall economic growth and development, says Singapore taxation specialist Rikvin.

Registration and Conduct of Business for Fund Management Companies


-+*Singapore is well-positioned to capitalize on the enormous potential this industry offers. Singapore’s pro-business regulations, mature infrastructure and government support for the wealth management sector continue to be attractive to fund managers who have or aim to opt for Singapore company registration. More importantly, the attractive tax environment has reinforced Singapore’s strong foothold in the region.

Setting up a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice in Singapore


-+*Singapore has always been well-regarded for having an impressive legal system and in the world of legal academia. As a Commonwealth country and former British colony, it shares many similarities with several common-law legal systems of the world.

Set Up Arts or Music Business


-+*In Singapore, the arts and music business, though recreational by nature, is classified separately from the entertainment business. Some examples of arts and music business activities are operas, orchestra concerts, art exhibitions and performance dance. If you plan to start a business in the arts and music industry, you will first have to: Register your […]

Setting up a Maritime Company


-+*Singapore’s importance as an international maritime center is growing in importance with the economic center of gravity shifting towards east and the resultant spike in trade volumes.Singaporehas a strategic location along the confluence of major global shipping routes and is a world leader in terms of shipping container volume.Singaporegovernment also extends very attractive incentives to […]

Singapore Trading Industry Guide


-+*Trade continues to be the key pillar of Singapore economy, which is presently diversified into various sectors ranging from manufacturing to financial services. Trading remains a dominant activity and the very foundation for Singapore’s modern history was laid when it blossomed into an Entrepot for the regional and eventually the global trade. Singapore’s economic stature […]

Set Up a Hedge Fund Company in Singapore


-+*Global capital is headed towards Asia- Pacific, which is outperforming the rest of the world in economic growth. The hedge-funds also follow the capital and expert predictions have almost become a reality, there is a shift in gravity towards Asia for the industry. Asia is considered both as a significant source of funds owing to […]

Import and Export Goods in and out of Singapore


-+*If you want to imports goods from overseas to retail in Singapore, you are required to apply for both import permits and licenses for ‘controlled goods’. To begin, you will need to make sure your business is already registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). Your business, may be retail, must […]

Set Up an Academic Private School


-+*If you plan to start a school that has ten or more children, you will need to register as a business first with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). You must register as a sole proprietorship, partnership or a private limited company. If you are a foreigner, you must engage a company […]

Set Up a Retail Business


-+*How to Form a Retail Business in Singapore In many cases setting up a retail business in Singapore is relatively straight forward. The nature of your retail business and the space often determine whether you will need license and permit to operate. In any case, you will need to secure a premise for your retail […]