Still Sunday ley hehe
By Yudith Ho and Chien Mi Wong
July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Singapore overtook Hong Kong as a
more expensive city for expatriates for the first time, driven
by a stronger currency and higher rents, according to Mercer’s
Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
The island-nation was ranked the eighth-most expensive city
worldwide, rising from the 11th spot last year following a
“substantial increase” in housing costs, Mercer said in an e-
mailed statement today. Hong Kong dropped one level to ninth
place, the survey showed.
Singapore’s record economic growth last year helped the
city to become home to the world’s highest proportion of
millionaire households at 15.5 percent of the population,
according to a Boston Consulting Group report in May. Inflation
rose 4.5 percent in May, exceeding economists’ estimates, as
food and transportation costs climbed, supporting the central
bank’s decision to allow the currency to appreciate further.
“You have got high inflation and we’re talking generally
about consumer price pressures, rise in property prices, the
strong Singapore dollar and tight labor markets,” Vishnu
Varathan, an economist at Capital Economics Asia Pte. in
Singapore, said by telephone. “So it’s quite clear how
Singapore managed to edge out Hong Kong.”
By Ann Koh
July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Singapore expects 12 million to 13
million tourists to visit the city-state this year compared with
11.6 million in 2010, according to S. Iswaran, the country’s
second minister for trade and industry.
Tourism receipts are forecast to rise to S$22 billion ($18
billion) to S$23 billion this year from about S$18.9 billion in
2010, Iswaran said in Singapore today. Last year, visitor
arrivals grew 20 percent while receipts increased by 50 percent
on year, he said.
*SINGAPORE 2010 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS 11.6 MLN, UP 20% YOY
Who`s going this year?
Canon photo marathon 2011
Lets go take t-shirt n grp photo!
I thinking to get the Normal eneloop (1000mA) type cos it can charge up to 1500 times. The new one is higher power but the charging life is only 500 times.
Want to check with butties is the normal one enough or the new XX type? Any impact on the flash cycling time?
... Bumpz... bery soon, hour TS thread ish de hwill leachz page 5 han dissappear riao.......
Tsk tsk tsk ~
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