Foreigners wishing to incorporate a local company in Singapore must do the following:
-- Engage the services of a registered filing agent (e.g. a law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) to submit the online application.
-- Appoint a director who meets the requirements described in the topic "Appointing Directors"
You may choose to reside outside Singapore after setting up your local company. However, if you wish to be present in Singapore to manage the company operations, you must seek approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
For more information, please refer to the how-to-guide for foreigners setting up business.