Singapore equities rose on Monday, gaining in tandem with Asian shares following a strong session on Wall Street after an upbeat U.S. jobs data.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.5 percent, the most since June 29, after hitting a five-week low Friday.
Meanwhile U.S. stocks rebounded from the biggest selloff since May on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data reinforced optimism of another rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
U.S. non-farm payrolls jumped by 222,000 jobs last month, beating expectations of a 179,000 gain, data showed.
The Straits Times Index rose 0.54 percent or 17 points to end at 3,246. It closed 0.08 percent higher on Friday, taking the year-to-date gains to 12 percent.
Among the lenders, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp gained 1 percent, United Overseas Bank advanced 0.7 percent and DBS Group Holdings rose 0.9 percent.
Chemical maker Jiutian Chemical jumped 10 percent after Friday's slump while commodity trader Noble Group climbed 8 percent.
Engineering group Miyoshi gained 2.9 percent after it swung to a third-quarter profit.
Laggards included while Alliance Mineral plunging 15.4 percent and Tiger Balm ointment maker Haw Par down 0.5 percent.
About 1.8 billion shares worth S$779 million changed hands, with gainers outnumbering losers 246 to 197.