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Singapore is an exceptional place on earth

Singapore is an exceptional place on earth

When the whole world is threatened by terrorist attacks, Singaporeans can sleep in peace, partly due to the exceptional govt and the exceptional men in blue. 27 terrorists were arrested and deported to Bangladesh without doing any harm to Singapore. What was remarkable is the discovery of this terrorist cell in the island. What... 

Ordinary Singaporeans pay the highest tax rate in the world (Part 2)

Ordinary Singaporeans pay the highest tax rate in the world (Part 2)

I refer to a recent post, “Ordinary Singaporeans pay the highest tax rate in the world”, which has generated some interest and confusion. It would have been more convincing if I had used the example of a couple, each earning $30,000, or lower, instead of $40,000 a year. (with 2 children, living in a 4-room HDB flat, expenses... 

Nathan: Singaporeans are singing to me

Nathan: Singaporeans are singing to me

Former President S R Nathan In a recent exclusive ST interview [Link] which was published on 31 Jan, former President S R Nathan repeatedly refused to be drawn into commenting about the various aspects of the Elected Presidency, which the Government wants to review. However, he did note that Singapore practises a system akin... 

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