NCS enables overseas Singaporeans stay in touch

Singapore, August 26, 2006

NCS Group (NCS), a leading IT and communications engineering services provider in the region has successfully completed and implemented the Overseas Singaporean (OS) Portal.  Commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the system is a one-stop online portal that enables overseas Singaporeans to connect to one another and Singapore.

Taking a short one and a half months to complete, the OS Portal provides a platform for engaging and communicating with overseas Singaporeans, as well as deliver customer-centric services to meet the needs of this community.  Not only does it include local information but it also has video and web chat services as well as blogs and forums.  More than 100,000 Singaporeans are living abroad.  They are located in various countries and comprise different segments, including students, professionals and parents.

NCS has a long history of integrating information needs with technology.  Said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, NCS, “We are proud to be part of Singapore’s national effort in helping Singaporeans stay connected and in touch through information technology (IT).  Information is currently available in various web sites.  However, this initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office has not only made local news and information that much easier to get to, it has also helped overseas Singaporeans stay in touch with their friends and relatives via the video and web chat services.”

OS Portal is hosted by the NCS Portal City unit whose Hosted Portal Model includes services-on-demand, content-on-demand and infrastructure-on-demand. OS Portal has attracted a steady stream of visitors to its site with most of the visits coming from Asia, followed by Australia.  The Portal can be accessed at


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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.