POSTED 23 May 2018 - 15:45

Quality of life in Singapore: Good or bad?

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How do people here feel about our quality of life? Does the Government need to re-examine how it's helping lower-income families?

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Ren Min

Best in the whole world. Some even say it's better than heaven.


20 Jun 2018 - 17:50

If you're talking about "standard of living", it is good. For quality of life, including happiness level, pace of life, and income-level disparity, I think it's very bad. More can definitely be done by the government.

Edna Teo
24 May 2018 - 19:13
  1. Good only for the elite and the rich.

  2. Yes.. re-examine!

CPF - should be able to withdraw at age 55 and use for all medical issues

HDB - affordable and buy back and give enough retirement fees

Employment - age 54 and below should be given jobs. Those aged between 55 to 65 should hold a part-time job or full-time job at their choice

Retirement funds should be topped up. Give Workfare Income Supplement if they work to take care of family members or a special needs child.

Aged 65 onwards - free and easy. Good if they want to work, if not just let them live their older years with freedom.

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24 May 2018 - 17:59

Let's start by comparing costs of buying a laptop. Even after accounting for currency exchange rate and import taxes, buying a laptop in Singapore still costs about S$400-S$600 more than buying it online and delivering it from another country.

Furthermore, as property prices in Singapore are sky high, you just can't compete on an equal footing. A warehouse or office space (per square foot) in China or USA cost just a fraction of that in Singapore. They can profit on prices we can't even break even on. Not to mention technology levels and actual human talent.

Startup grants also seem to be basically just an equity grab. Coffeebean and Starbucks have contributed more towards ease of conducting business than the self righteous, all powerful, "holier-than-thou" government.

Jeffrey Tan
24 May 2018 - 16:44

The government has to do more than just re-examine. Our reserves cannot and must not be a bottomless pit. Government surpluses must stop. It means they are collecting too much in taxes and indirect taxes for their revenue. That means many Singaporeans are over-taxed.

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24 May 2018 - 13:03


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24 May 2018 - 13:03

Going downhill. Poor quality.

24 May 2018 - 13:02

Good. It's all about expectations and attitude.

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Bryan Chew
24 May 2018 - 12:49

Best and luxurious if you have the money.

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