The SG Translate Together (SGTT) Web Portal allows members of the public to generate localised first-cut translations and contribute post-edited translation data to improve the accuracy of the SG Translate Machine Translation (MT) engine. This engine was jointly developed by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), with the support of the TRANS Grant.
The registered users, known as Citizen Translators, can edit the MT generated translations and submit them for review. These reviewed translations will be used to further train the MT engine.
The portal serves as a one-stop platform for the translation community, where they can develop their translation skills, utilise translation resources, share their insights with one another and stay updated on translation-related programmes and events.
Citizen Translators Project
The Citizen Translators (CT) Project was introduced in 2021, as part of the Government’s efforts to raise the overall translation and language standards in Singapore. An initiative under the National Translation Committee and part of the SG Together Movement, theproject is a first in Singapore involving members of the public, and aims to harness the expertise of the community to crowdsource the best translations for government communications materials.
Interested parties may sign up as a CT by registering on the SGTT portal here.
Promoting best practices
Whole-of-Government Period Contract and Framework Agreement (WoG PCFA) for Translation Services
Introduced on 7 May 2015, the framework provides a list of translation vendors who have been evaluated for quality and price competitiveness. With this framework, government agencies will be able to procure quality translations at a fair rate with a quicker turn-around time.
Government Terms Translated
MCI’s Translation Department maintains the Government Terms Translated repository, which agencies, translation companies and the public can refer to for translations of Government policy-related terms in the four official languages. Click here to visit the repository.
Information Service (Translation) Scholarship
In 2015, MCI introduced the Information Service (Translation) Scholarship, aimed at identifying and grooming young Singaporeans who have a strong interest in translation as well as a deep familiarity with Singapore’s translation landscape and context. Click here for more information on the Information Service (Translation) Scholarship.
Translation Talent Development Scheme (TTDS)
Launched in 2018, the TTDS is an initiative to support Singaporean translation and interpretation (T&I) practitioners from the private sector in deepening their skills.
Awarded recipients can receive up to S$10,000, to offset 90 percent of the expenses incurred in their participation of capability development programme(s) related to translation, interpretation and/or languages in Singapore and overseas.
When can I apply?
We accept applications from 1 April to 30 June (both dates inclusive) each year.
More information will be available at a later date.
Click to read the testimonials from our past recipients
Community-in-Translation Events Grant
As part of the NTC’s efforts to raise translation standards in Singapore, the Community-in-Translation initiative was launched in 2016 to reach out to and engage the community through translation-related activities.
The Community-in-Translation Events Grant (CiTEG) provides funding support for ground-up events with a strong translation element.
Interested applicants can submit applications for funding to defray expenses in organising translation-focused events featuring English, Chinese, Malay and/or Tamil.
How To Apply
Current and upcoming application cycles: