Tag Archives: Consumption

DON’T BE FOOLED INTO THINKING S’PORE HAS LOW TAXES!

Do you realise that the tax imposed on water and electricity consumption in Singapore is very high? Just examine this bill of a very careful consumer. Waterborne fee $4.45 Sanitary Appliance Fee $6.61 Water Conservation Tax $1.34… On top of these taxes, water and electricity consumption is added GST of $3.11 thus making a total tax of $11.12 or 23.24% of the bill of $47.73.

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DRINKING ALCOHOL MAKES YOUR FACE MORE ATTRACTIVE

As we’ve previously reported, beer goggles are a real phenomenon. Well, according to this study, drinking doesn’t just make other people more attractive–it also makes you more attractive. Here, researchers asked (sober) participants to look at photos of people who had been drinking and rank their attractiveness. Turns out that drinking a moderate amount (equivalent to two small glasses of wine) made people more attractive, whereas doubling that amount made them less attractive.

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GOVT SEEKS TO CONTROL HOW MUCH ALCOHOL S’POREANS CONSUME WITH NEW LAWS

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is working to introduce new laws on the public consumption of alcohol in Parliament early next year. Mr S Iswaran - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry - said that the MHA had conducted a series of public consultations between October 2013 and August this year. The findings will be released this week, he said, adding that "the respondents generally supported having some restrictions to mitigate law and order issues and disamenities".

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