Daily Archives: 2014-01-11

Singapore ranks top 10 expensive cities once again

By Tiffany Gwee According to Expatistan’s Cost of Living Index, Singapore is once again ranked one of the top 10 most expensive cities to live in in the world (7th position) behind cities like London (ranked 1st) and New York City (ranked 5th). (Image from Expatistan) The rankings are calculated based on the cost of housing, clothes, transportation, medicine and …

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How much tax are Singaporeans really paying? (Part 2)

By Roy Ngerng and Leong Sze Hian This is a 10-part series which will analyse the tax that Singaporeans are paying, in comparison with the Nordic countries. It has been said that Singaporeans pay one of the lowest taxes in the world, and that the Nordic countries pay one of the highest taxes in the world. This series would explore …

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Basic salary rate is a good start, but does not go far enough

By Ghui The government has just announced that it will set a basic salary rate of SGD1000 for cleaners. While this is an important first step, I query: 1. Why the new rule does not cover foreigners and resident Singaporeans equally; and 2. Why the same rule is not being extended to workers in other sectors such as the construction …

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Statement by NSP on the BSRF framework by LTA

Statement by the National Solidarity Party (NSP) on the bus service reliability framework (BSRF) [spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”] The National Solidarity Party (NSP) refers to the Transport Minister’s announcement on 6 January 2014 about a new monetary penalty and incentive scheme for public transport operators (PTO) to improve their en-route bus reliability, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF). Under the BSRF …

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