Monthly Archives: February 2013

The missing passion
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By Wang JC When we were young, we drew national flags during national day celebration. I had vivid memories. I always make sure i draw a nice rectangle shape. Try to colour the red properly and took time to not colour red over Read More

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New Budget and Old Asset Rich Folks
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong Singapore has one of the highest per capita wealth index in the world, largely a reflection of high property prices and a high level of real estate ownership. Yet, few people feel they are rich, because most people Read More

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What the Budget means for a lower-income Singaporean? (Part 2)
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian My name is Jane (not my real name). I am a 33 year old Singaporean worker with a basic pay of $500 a month. With overtime and allowances, I can earn as Read More

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New Budget and Old COE Prices
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong The diagram above plots the average successful bid prices for Certificates of Entitlement for the most popular category of cars (i.e., under 1600cc in engine size), from the introduction of the COE system in early 1990 to January Read More

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Suffocating car prices with shorter loan period
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Last updated on December 30th, 2013 at 09:20 amBy Terry Xu Under the Budget 2013 measures announced on Monday, vehicle buyers will now have a maximum of five years instead of the original ten years to service their car loans. They would also Read More

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Flawed aspect of benefit allocation in Budget 2013
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By Mohamed Kassim Abd Rahman Let me write on some issues which I find other Singaporeans and the government need to review with regards to our recently announced Budget 2013. Singapore Budget 2013: Flawed to allocate benefits based on housing type. The Current Read More

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What the Budget means for a lower-income Singaporean?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian My name is John (not my real name). I am a 33 year old Singaporean worker earning $750 a month. Disposable income drop? Before the budget announcement, my take-home pay, after my Read More

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From Drumsticks to Chickens
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By: Travis Tan The dust has settled somewhat on the Population White Paper.  It is perhaps time to really examine this document especially in light of the on-going Budget debate because, fundamentally, the key tenet of this Population White Paper is whether the Read More

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The accident that left a girl never the same again
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Last updated on May 26th, 2015 at 01:50 pmBy Terry Xu The Online Citizen was approached by a family to share their story of the accident that had largely affected their life. Last year on the 24th November 2012, 8.45pm. Regina was riding on Read More

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Budget 2013: Real wages will increase? Disposable income drop for some?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Budget 2013 speech. Employers will share productivity gains? The core strategy to increase the real wages of lower-income Singaporeans may be fundamentally flawed, because of the assumption that Read More

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