Before, passports cost $60 for 10 years, now it’s $70 for 5 years. It’s more than 100 per cent increase.

Ng Beng Choo, Straits Times forum.

As with most other public services, the passport fee is determined based on a cost-recovery model. The cost of producing a passport cannot simply be linked to frequency or duration of use.

The Immigrations and Checkpoint Authority, in reply to Mrs Ng.

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