Federal shutdown: Singaporeans in US also affected
Singaporeans working, studying or travelling in the United States faced disruptions as the federal shutdown entered the fourth day.
Mr Edwin Ho, 27, who is studying for a master's degree in film studies at Columbia University in New York, told The Straits Times that he has been unable to apply for a social security number due to the shutdown.
"Because of this, I cannot start my job as a multimedia associate on campus," he said.
Mr Ho added that the university did not seem to have any protocols to assist affected students.