Rentals, property tax and other costs still up!

Conrad Raj's article in the Today paper mentioned that rentals in Chip Bee Garden under JTC has just gone up by nearly 50%. A David H wrote that his property tax for year 2009 has gone up by 55% from year 2008. And this month CAAS raised the airport taxes at the main Changi terminals from $21 to $28 while the Budget Terminal is up from $13 to $15. Small feats actually. Small increases are affordable.


Anonymous said...

pse continue to point out such discrepancies.

people should be shown that the govt is full of wayang or just don't know whats happening.

many are still living under the illusion that the pap govt is infallible,exceptional & therefore continue to vote for them

Matilah_Singapura said...

Increases in taxation are a necessary move by govt to fund their shortfall in revenue during times of financial crisis.

No surprises here.

Anonymous said...

So the help that they are going to dish out soon, whether to prepare for an election as some people are predicting, will have to come from somewhere. Singaporeans know what to expect when the Govt tells them that giving help will give rise to a budget deficit, so be careful what you wish for.

Lost Citizen

redbean said...

this time quite safe. coming from the reserves, or at least for a start.

Matilah_Singapura said...

No one should be concerned with the 'start'. Every fool already knows the govt can't help but 'meddle' and therefore has always got to 'start something'. It's a political and a realistic expectation.

What should concern The Sheeple, if they can be aroused from their mass slumber, is where this thing ends.

IMO, the end (if it ever comes) will be messy. S'pore will look like a sewer. People will be more broke than they are now. The 'elites' will have shoveled their money offshore and be living in their chateaus and villas overseas.

Anybody want to hazard a guess how many super-elites buy substantial holdings of real estate overseas?

Why not invest in the country (so-called) you consider 'home' (so-called) where you can have 'faith' (so called) in the stability and prosperity of the nation?

After all, these 'elites' are always telling us how fantastic S'pore is for investment. Thus how come so many 'elites' are funneling their money OUT?

Anonymous said...

today i eat mee siam at NTUC Foodcourt near my resident. it went up from $2.50 to $3.00. i asked encik how come up?. he said rent up lah. no choice lah. Wahlah eh, my johor friend said their meesiam in malaysia already down. Kopi O also down. sign----

redbean said...

rental is the biggest portion of operating cost, especially for the stall holders. and the consumers ended up paying them. this is very complicated and very difficult to understand, like rocket science.