Quarterly E-Newsletter January 2021

A Message from the Managing Partner

Mr Helmi Talib, Managing Partner of the Helmi Talib Group.

As we welcome the new year with rejuvenated spirit and hope- I find it important to take a moment to appreciate the successes and lessons we have learnt in 2020.

The world witnessed an unprecedented challenge with the onset of the pandemic- from countries going under lockdown to health authorities racing towards developing vaccines- yet even amidst these struggles we witnessed some silver linings of hope and change. With businesses seeking unconventional ways to achieve business continuity including the facilitation for employees to work from home, investing in digital technology, and encouraging wider use of virtual platforms for communication, the new world order opened up a new vista for the global community.

The entire episode must have influenced a greater part of the population switching into a reflective mode or prompting to take stock of the characteristically fast phased life. Many of us probably have already learnt to appreciate the simple things in life that we all once took for granted. Taking a stroll in the park, sharing a meal with friends and family, travelling on holidays are some of the simple pleasures that have been all of a sudden stolen from us, albeit temporarily.

Let us remain confident that there is always a silver lining and the year ahead would bring prosperity and peace.

As a business, here at the Helmi Talib Group, the year 2020 certainly was with its challenges. Our business continuity plans helped us to stay abreast of the developments and quickly implement strategic measures to cope with it. Of key note was also the conversion of our entity, Helmi Talib & Co to Helmi Talib LLP, effective from 10 December 2020. We hope to focus the new year on expanding our global presence with further recruitments at our representative office in Manila, Philippines dedicated to deliver service excellence to our clients.

As the government begins to ease restrictions and with vaccines underway, we are looking forward to reopening our offices in full swing, a process which will be carefully guided by government directives and keeping in mind the health and safety of all our employees and client’s best interest at heart.

Here’s to hoping for a better and brighter 2021 and wishing all you a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Birthday Celebrations!

A Glimpse of our B’day e-celebrations

The past quarter was filled with laughter and hope as we celebrated our birthday babies on their special day! Keeping in mind the Covid-19 safety measures in place, we were able to present our celebrants with some heartfelt sweets and treats.


Here’s to a Hopeful New Year! 

A Joyful End to the Year 2020

A special year-end gift box was presented to each of our employees as a token of gratitude and appreciation for their support and dedication in consistently delivering quality services.

The staff also got to engage in an exciting game of chance via zoom – the lucky draw! 15 exciting prizes were up for grabs with Ana Ronquillo bagging the best- an iPad!

Travel Regulations in Singapore amid Covid-19 

Check out our latest article featured in IAPA’s newsletter on travel regulations in Singapore amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Singapore’s border and health control measures are getting updated in response to the evolving global COVID-19 situation. Travellers planning to enter Singapore must comply with the prevailing border control measures and public health requirements. Here is a quick overview of the measures in place.




NEW: We have the pleasure of informing you that Helmi Talib & Co (UEN No. S92PF0459G), public accounting firm constituted as a partnership, has now been converted to Helmi Talib LLP (UEN No. T20LL1986E), a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Chapter 163A), effective 10 December 2020.

WELCOME: The Helmi Talib Group is glad to welcome Ma. Reina Joy M. Bajo to join our Audit team as Audit Associate at our Representative Office in Manila, Philippines.

A cat lover and travel enthusiast, Joy is looking forward to the new experiences and exciting opportunities awaiting her!

Stay tuned to our Social Media for a full feature!

WELCOME: Hearty welcome to Janniel Jocson who joins our Audit team as Audit Associate at our Representative Office in Manila, Philippines.

Energetic and bubbling with curiosity, Janniel enjoys learning new things and pushing himself outside his comfort zone.

Stay tuned to our Social Media for a full feature!

WELCOME: The Helmi Talib Group has the pleasure to welcome Ms. Judy Anne Libunao to join our Audit team as Audit Associate at our Representative Office in Manila, Philippines.

Self-motivated with a lively spirit, Judy is keen to mingle with her new team and learn as much as possible to meet her job responsibilities.

Stay tuned to our Social Media for a full feature!

FAREWELL: We bid farewell to our dear employees- Syafirah, Monica, Danielle, Daniel, and Naili and wish them all the best as they continue to reach their career goals and aspirations.

It was a pleasure working with you and we are deeply grateful for your dedicated contributions to the firm.