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  • The Straits Times - 17 May 2014

    Mixed bag of results for S'pore in cost study (PDF File) - 425kb

    In a study compiled by Deutsche Bank, it was found that while Singapore is one of the priciest places to buy a car, public transport here is among the lowest in the world. The study noted that a new Volkswagen Golf in Singapore costs more than five times the price tag in New York. However, the minimum fare for a single ride on a bus or train in Singapore is 61 US cents, with only China, Malaysia, Mexico and India offering cheaper fares. The bank collated data from prices posted on the Internet and from secondary sources. Comparisons were made wither at the national or city level, depending on the type of item reviewed or the figures available. Deutsche Bank global strategist Sanjeev Sanyal said that Singapore has become a more expensive place to live in because of the high levels of inflation and strong currency. Overall, Australia is the most expensive major economy while the US is generally the cheapest developed country. While Singapore lies in the middle, Mr Sanyal declined ranking Singapore, highlighting that much depends on the basket of goods chosen for comparison. Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.

    The Straits Times - 13 May 2014

    Three more City Direct bus services on the way (PDF File) - 344kb

    Three new City Direct bus services will begin operations in the next few weeks to serve residents in Eunos, Bedok and Hougang. Running more or less parallel to MRT routes, they join 11 others rolled out since late 2012 to alleviate crowding on trains during weekday peak periods. LTA said about 10 more such services are in the pipeline. Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.

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