15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for homeowners, commercial property owners and hawkers

Despite feedback that the costs of living are too high during the 2017 Budget via the government’s, residents in 15 PAP Town Councils wards will now have to pay an increase in their monthly service and conservancy charges (S&CC).

The first increase will kick in on 1 Jun 2017 and prices will range from between $0.50 and $9 a month while a second increase will take effect from 1 June 2018, where the increases will be between $0.50 to S$8.

A Press Release on Friday (17 Feb) said that the increases in cost will be necessary to keep up with cleaning costs and to go to the Lift Enhancement Programme (LEP).

Commercial property owners and market and food stall vendors will see increases too.

Commercial property owners and tenants will also see an increase ranging from $0.09 to $0.27 cents per square meter per month. The second increase will be from $0.05 cents to $0.21.

For market and food stall vendors, the increase will be between S$2.70 and S$23 per month while the second stage will see increases between S$2.50 and S$17.50.

Interestingly, financial expert Leong Sze Hian had correctly predicted on 2 Feb that service charges would increase despite an increase in government grants as a result of having to set aside the minimum of 14% to he sinking fund for lifts.

He has also questioned, “why not use the as I understand it – $150 million a year to fund lifts, so that S & C C may not need to be increased?”

What do you think?

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46 Responses to “15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for homeowners, commercial property owners and hawkers”

  • lanjiao:

    Chee bye
    We only lesse
    Poor lift maintenance,who verify those fucker sleep motor rm locked the rooftop door
    Robbed from people like cPEEf
    Fuck chee bye scholar
    That what they capable
    Robbing

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  • Bapak:

    What do I think? Sinkies, ask for it and deserves it 100%. Enjoy being screwed in small space!

    Sinkies are like the guy in the show “Midnight Express”. Got to pay the Prison Chief Warden to be kind to him and got raped by him. And he tolerated until such time he killed him and escaped.

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  • Hougang resident:

    69.9% Sinkies will be paying! I live in Hougang n therefore not affected!

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  • Bobo:

    “The increase is a very small amount, so it is OK”. You will bound to hear it in TV news interview with residents. Ownself check ownself is good. Next is Ownself ask and ownself reply.

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  • Feeling Very Rich:

    The old trick is that government using taxpayers’ money to feed their cronies by transferring the funds through the dafts.
    With increased charges, Cronies get the perks twice from taxpayers, one directly from dafts again, the other from taxes from dafts.
    Moreover this trick will also make silly dafts feel good about government and beholden to them, that the greedy PAP government is ‘helping out’.

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  • opposition dude:

    Just wait for transport fare increase to be announced, you know they will do it since the price of oil has gone up already.

    Got to make back the few percent fare discount given for the last 2 years you know. Otherwise how to live up to their party initials of Pay and Pay (some more)?

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  • Doggie:

    song bo pap voters?

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  • KNN:

    Actually I already predicted this in 2015 before the GE.

    The CFE report also alluded to increase in taxes — since PAP is very against increasing corporate & personal income taxes, this is basically euphemism to increase consumption taxes in the near future e.g. GST. This I also predicted before GE2015.

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  • Samuel S:

    Look like we are going getting better in this depressed economy. All government agencies have no care of what the people are facing in this uncertainty. The latest round of increase will force all hawkers to increase foods prices and thus affecting practically all walks of life. They are already faced with high carpark charges and some even with higher parking charges, then follow by definitely higher water charges and now higher rental charges. We thus have to thank those 70% of died hard supporters of PAP who gave them the mandate of do whatever they like.

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  • rukidding:

    I oso predict that the Thomson Line is completed………COe and Rd Tax will increase.

    Where got “Free stuff” in Stingapore ?

    Only Dafts believe in it !

    Infact,…the completion of Thomson Line will be a “Convenient & good” excuse to “suck” you dafts !

    As the Ordinary man on the streets …gets “squeezed further”…the elitist will start to “enjoy” more “free space” from the existing roads !

    The excuse again….”Meritocracy”…who can afford to pay $$$…more “merits of ability and capability to pay lor !

    Come to serving NS …these same Elitist Son’s will also have “plenty of meritocracy medical excuses”….ie like one well known president’s son ,…doing research work ???

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  • Bernard Tan Y.J:

    Economy is f**ked up but their only solution is to tax us even more. I hope someone organise a protest at Speaker’s Corner. Tak Boleh Tahan already. KNNCB PAP, usually I am desensitize to all PAP nonsense news but whenever they raise cost of living, it is personal. #FuckPAP

    Next, I predict PAP will raise Tobbaco & Alchodol Tax, Public transport fares and even 10% GST
    Cigarettes = $20
    Beer (300ml, 5% alcohol) = $5

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  • Unhappy Just Kick Out PAP:

    Unhappy with increase of Town Council fees very easy just kick out PAP next GE.

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  • I am sinkie:

    You know what a sinkie says always?

    “Knncb, BOH BIAN wor, LAN LAN lor”

    With a silly grin on their f face.
    Accepting status quo, unquestioningly.

    In tough times, they make you you get it tougher.
    You can only accept.

    You vote them out country collapse.

    You are caught in a vicious cycle of boh bian.

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  • PAP is the BEST:

    PAP is best, last time after election they raise prices, now they give you 1 year no raise price, this one is call best. Collect more money is good one.

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  • roy:

    Dear 70%

    Congrats! Pay more loyalty to LKY and his regime. Start burning your candles and hope that he will help you and the future generation. Honestly, he ( LKY) has done a lot for Singapore. Singaporean ought to move on and built that vision that he (LKY) wanted for us or else all will be lost. He does not want us to be lost but to be practical.

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  • angeline:

    Still profitable and contributing to sinking funds then what the rational for increase this time, just like transport, are we about to see a increase every year? Town council are running more like profit centre, we are make to pay for everything, failure to do so will render with a legal letter and as long as profit drops, will justify by maintenance fees requirement, unlike profit organization which will look into cost cutting measure, here we will just be make to pay and pay to justify the so called ‘increase without actual justification and better efficiency’

    Is it the right model for Singapore public sector to become a Singapore Inc?? where excess funds goes to sinking fund and buying mutual trust?

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  • More to come:

    ” Give 2 wings and get a whole chicken afterwards”!his best describes PAP’s tactics to recover whatever they ahve given out during GEs. First it was car park charges, then gas and water increases and now service and SCC charges! What’s next? Many wonder! Heng Swee Kiat will delver budget speech on Monday afternoon, it is Dejavu, more bad news for the poor and the middle sandwiched class. The rich, PAP ministers top civil servants and MPs will be unscathed by all these increases,it is the poor and middle class who suffer.This is tantamount to a double whammy, in views of the current poor ecomy with many retrenched displaced by foreigners , have their wages freezed or on freelance contract jobs. Blame these on the 70% who gave PAP the mandate to do whatever they want, Pap ministers often say that Singaporeans have give them the mandate to implement policies, whether citizens like it or not. I just hope that the 70% and their loved ones are all not affected by all these increases! Poised for more bad news on Monday afternoon!

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  • Uncle Lim:

    Seriously, seriously the greed of this regime has spun out of control.

    One of the wealthiest nations on earth keeps on going on one money grab after another.

    Either the Scrooge has a psychological problem or he has gone insane with greed over personal agenda (dark secrets to hide).

    A one party state is good said a minister who’s a slave of Familee. That’s why we have a rubber stamp Parliament.

    Like your car, HDB flats continue and will always be the golden goose that prospers the regime.

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  • Ali Baba:

    PAP town council had all along having surpluses, so here, I beg to question WHY increase SCC charges? Could it be for another round of ‘Lehman Investment’?. The illegal investment was not properly investigated, no action was taken against the culprits, and till today, it is deeply buried. PM Lee and his team kept total silence throughout, but, don’t forget, the case is still very much alive in the citizens memory. Justice must prevail.

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  • clown:

    Singaporeans are not called dumb, naive and timid for nothing.

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  • Robert Teh:

    Yes, I do agree that we cannot run a welfare state and we need to increase our taxes or fees if they are not enough to help us run this country.

    But is this the case here ? Let us just examine how this country is run:

    (1) Does our government have to pay for the subsistence of our unemployed or the sick?

    (2) If the answer to (1) is we do not then we are only running a non-welfare country where citizens are not dependent on welfare to live their lives.

    (3) Then do we as a non-welfare country, need so much taxes and fees to run it?

    (4) What happen to all the extra taxes and fees collected? Are they properly allocated as Bernie Sanders asked to create jobs or lessen the burdens of the citizens?

    (5) What happen to all our land sale and asset sale profits and COEs, ERP, workers’ levies, development charges, and privatised (market fees). Are they properly allocated to create jobs or lessen the burdens of the people?

    So it is illogical for LKY/PAP to give all kinds of excuses to keep raising taxes, fees and charges direct and indirect which only cause great suffering to the people.

    The main excuse for raising taxes and fees to the world’s highest as we call can see is to pay for the million-dollar salaries of the ministers and their cronies.

    Why can’t our annual expenditure show both land sale and asset profits COE, ERP, workers’ levies and privatised GLCs’ profits so that before any further increases in tax, fees and charges, we are able to show whether we need to cause further hardship to the citizens?

    Surely after the Brexit and rise of Trump our ruling party here has realised that such a crony capitalism model of government is detrimental to the growth and progress of this country and is not sustainable and something urgent needs to be done to change such a model of government?

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  • modern mafia:

    I am almost 60 years now and following closely how the events in Singapore folds from old man to his d**honourable son since at youth age.

    the more I see the whole structure episode and it kind of moulding into today siutuon and I can only sum it up in two workds…

    MODERN MAFIA!!!!!

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  • clorox:

    Doggie:
    song bo pap voters?

    they will say “bo pien lay” – what else can they say?
    but hey! at least the “value of your 99 year lease flat” never go down right?
    knn can you farking retards now see what you have done to ureselves and the rest of us?
    hum kah chan to ALL of you basterds!
    buay nee khar suay!

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  • Animal party:

    opposition dude:
    February 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm (Quote)
    Just wait for transport fare increase to be announced, you know they will do it since the price of oil has gone up already.

    Transport fare already increase few weeks ago. Quietly increase.

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  • Animal party:

    Everything also increase good,together with new citizens voter those bust**d out.

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  • Commandodol:

    All this can only happen with the electorate continuing to support the PAP during each election! What was it, 70% support from the PAP die hard supporters?

    Its not enough that the PAP gets the election boundaries “altered” each election to favor them, they are also having new “citizens” vote them in too!

    It is also not a secret that most army, navy, civil servants will have to vote the PAP and are even told or reminded to do so by their superiors.

    So to those people who complain on all the increases lately on S&C, water, ERP, transport, etc, you have only yourselves to blame!

    Its time to have a change just like in the US.

    Change the PAP government and together we can make Singapore great again!

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  • EXTINCTION BY BOHBIAN:

    I am sinkie:
    You know what a sinkie says always?

    “Knncb, BOH BIAN wor, LAN LAN lor”

    With a silly grin on their f face.
    Accepting status quo, unquestioningly.

    In tough times, they make you you get it tougher.
    You can only accept.

    You vote them out country collapse.

    You are caught in a vicious cycle of boh bian.

    ToP IN MATHS AND SCIENCE somemore!
    For decades failed to improve productivity which requires innovation, which requires creativity.

    Academic is not realworld performance.

    Bohbian leads to 1 boat sink all die.

    Matilah ganila osama!

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  • Sinkies Flawed vote logic:

    Here is the sinkies Flawed vote logic :

    1. If not ruling party experience before, vote ruling party.

    2. Everything must be BohBian. If ship sinks also invoke BohBian.

    3. Because anything in life has a risk, likewise the risk of alternative party taking over creating instability means must only vote incumbent.

    As you all can see, the above logics means there is NO BACKUP when the One Ship Sinks. All will go down.

    Sinkies cereated a ruling party too big to fail such that even if it fails, sinkies have to bail them out as sinkies ensured there is no alternative possible. WP is an opposition but not an Alternative because it has no capabilities.

    This ship has only one way to go and it’s Down. This ship has to sink.

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  • More Hikes on the Way?:

    With the reduction of foreign workers influx due to slow economy means less money collected through levies, tax, CPF, fees, etc is reduced too. Expect more hikes to come to alleviate the less income collected.

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  • Robert Teh:

    WHERE ARE LAND SALE PROFITS, COE, ERP ETC ETC

    Looking at the 2017 budget it looks like the ruling party continues to hide all the profits from land sales and asset sales, COE, ERP, workers’ levies, development charge, petrol tax, water tax, and all the extra fees and charges imposed by all the GLCs.
    Why are not these profits taken into account before increasing any taxes and fees?

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  • Hikes are BohBian:

    Tariff hikes are for the luv of the country.
    It serves to educate us all how precious water and electricity and gas are.

    There will be benefits for generations to come.

    It is a cost of educating the citizens.

    We must rally behind PM LEE, our super majority leader.

    I NEVER FLINCHED WHENEVER THERE IS HIKE.
    I accept with a smile knowing that we all accept without a second thought.

    Lets come together.

    PAP is here to stay even after all of us are long gone.
    This is the gift we pass on to our children’s children.

    Merdeka!
    Majulah!

    I love Lee bee hwa.

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  • Animal party:

    Transport fare already increase few weeks ago. Quietly increase. Then later they can increase again telling you high cost.
    Should thanks 70% voted them.
    Very good, next GE new citizens also vote those bust**d out.

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  • AHTC - Keep Up the Good Work!:

    Well done, no increase in S & CC !

    Be careful, ‘someone’ will come ‘poking’ from March 2017!

    Singaporeans will be watching closely!

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  • Tan Bee Hwa:

    AHTC - Keep Up the Good Work!:
    Well done, no increase in S & CC !

    Be careful, ‘someone’ will come ‘poking’ from March 2017!

    Singaporeans will be watching closely!

    They cannot hold back for too long. Trust me.

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  • Hawkers justify to up price !:

    Food prices will be going up again soon.

    Who is to be blamed?

    Low and Middle income families will suffer.

    Caring gahment?

    Don’t keep on bluffing the people please!

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  • Lee Bee Huat:

    AHTC - Keep Up the Good Work!:
    Well done, no increase in S & CC !

    Be careful, ‘someone’ will come ‘poking’ from March 2017!

    Singaporeans will be watching closely!

    Has WP Questioned how the cost of water have increased?

    What good work?
    Knn you cb!

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  • Bobo:

    Bapak:
    What do I think? Sinkies, ask for it and deserves it 100%. Enjoy being screwed in small space!

    Sinkies are like the guy in the show “Midnight Express”. Got to pay the Prison Chief Warden to be kind to him and got raped by him. And he tolerated until such time he killed him and escaped.

    Sinkies are not stupid to kill someone. They would rather take their own life when they can not tolerate it further. They understand that their disaster is their own course. So blame no one.

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  • ha:

    The water price increase is justifiable as it is as vital resource for Singapore, without it, Singapore would perish !

    However, raising S&CC charges several times in recent years is quite puzzling given that the introduction of new technology such as LED lighting, greater mechanization in cleaning services in conjunction with lower electricity prices is supposed to LOWER S&CC charges, and not raise them.

    The constant passenger lift breakdown in recent years in my mind cannot be another excuse to raise S&CC charges since the Lift Upgrading Programme is only concluded in 2015 and thus, many passenger lifts are in fact, brand new.

    The strangest thing is LTA and HDB are now installing passenger lifts in overhead bridges all over the island, are they going to raise tax to maintain these passenger lifts in the future ?

    And if it is only going to cost another few hundred millions just to maintain and “renew” these overhead bridge including its mechanical lift, does it not make sense economic sense to demolish these overhead bridges and build walkway tunnels instead ?

    Sometimes it is hard to understand the financial prudence mindset of our public sector.

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  • Robert Teh:

    IS IT A MISCONDUCT FOR A PAID PUBLIC SERVANT TO USE TROLLS TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM NEGATIVE PUBLIC FEEDBACK

    It will be noticed that whenever people question any government’s policies or poor performance, it is a common practice for the public servant concerned to use some underhand or underground trolls or internet brigade to intimidate the public concerned from giving feedback by various methods such as by demanding for facts or for alternative solutions as if the citizen concerned is a paid public servant himself.

    Isn’t such a public servant guilty of a misconduct for using underhand or underground trolls or internet brigade to interfere with feedback or queries and behave in such an irresponsible manner.

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  • Animal party:

    Bapak:
    What do I think? Sinkies, ask for it and deserves it 100%. Enjoy being screwed in small space!
    Sinkies are like the guy in the show “Midnight Express”. Got to pay the Prison Chief Warden to be kind to him and got raped by him. And he tolerated until such time he killed him and escaped.

    Just take a look at the history, when the human suffering of hunger until late cannot tolerate they will kill. Now I worried our beloved good man good will get kill. Can imagine that so many of them are suffering now and anyone can do that.

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  • Animal party:

    Bapak:
    Sinkies are like the guy in the show “Midnight Express”. Got to pay the Prison Chief Warden to be kind to him and got raped by him. And he tolerated until such time he killed him and escaped.

    Bobo
    Sinkies are not stupid to kill someone. They would rather take their own life when they can not tolerate it further. They understand that their disaster is their own course. So blame no one.

    Just take a look at the history, when the human suffering of hunger until late cannot tolerate they will kill. Now I worried our beloved good man good will get kill. Can imagine that so many of them are suffering now and anyone can do that.

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  • Animal party:

    Just take a look at the history, when human suffered in hunger until late cannot tolerate they will kill. Now I worried our beloved good man good girl will get kill. Can’t imagine that anyone can do that.

    Bapak
    Sinkies are like the guy in the show “Midnight Express”. Got to pay the Prison Chief Warden to be kind to him and got raped by him. And he tolerated until such time he killed him and escaped.

    Bobo
    Sinkies are not stupid to kill someone. They would rather take their own life when they can not tolerate it further. They understand that their disaster is their own course. So blame no one.

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  • Out of Touch:

    With such bad economy situation around the world,it is out of touch to increase basic charges at this time.
    Singapore is not immune to the trouble ahead…better to concentrate on making Singapore more competitive…

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  • Robert Teh:

    WHAT KIND OF TAXES DO WE NEED TO RUN A NON-WELFARE COUNTRY

    Whatever tax or fee increases, do you the government consider basic questions like are we a running a welfare country or how do we allocate our land sale profits and tax monies to proper use.

    At this point, it is relevant to ask other than sucking people dry of their monies has our government succeeded in increase our productivity or innovation

    Any world’s selling products created or Nobel prizes won?

    If we cannot answer such basic questions, to show the benefits of paying all the extra taxes and fees to run a non-welfare country, then the primary job of the government should focus on three important advices:

    (1) Ronald Reagan’s advice: Government’s first duty is to protect the citizens and not run their lives.

    (2) Bernie Sanders’ advice: There is no such thing as freebies but only proper allocation of tax monies to public services.

    (3) Warren Buffett’s advice: There are three factors of success namely intelligence, energy and integrity and without the last one you can forget the other two.

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  • rick:

    U 70% idiots who gave the farkers the mandate, pls dun KPKB
    Enjoy the SCC & water increase
    BETTER WAKE UP NOW…idiots 70%

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  • The Reality:

    My advise. Leave Singapore. Don’t stay there. The quality of life and working conditions have been steadily dropping since 2000 and continues till 2017. What’s keeping SIngapore alive is the propaganda.

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