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MALAY BARBER SHOWS SOLIDARITY, INCREASE PRICE FOR HAIRCUT DUE TO CNY

The CNY period is typically the time of the year where prices of everything goes up. That also includes the price for cutting hair. Normally, during this period, there will be a minimum increase of $2 for hair cuts. This, while not ideal, is understandable, as many people will use up this last week before CNY to go for their haircuts. Some shops hire more part time workers, hence the increase in price. What I was most amused with was the Malay barber shop also increasing their price. Maybe they also don't want to lose out in terms of getting extra income, so that's why price also increase. But, if I really put on my thinking cap, if your price did not increase like the rest, then maybe more people might come cut their hair at your barber shop. Cheaper mah. Right? So why increase? Our Malay barbers showing solidarity with the Chinese-owned hair salons? Then, we salute you!

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PETROL PRICE SOAR BY 20 CENTS PER LITRE AFTER PETROL TAX HIKE

Pump prices across all four petrol companies were up on Tuesday, following Monday's Budget announcement of a hike in petrol duties. The most popular grade of petrol, 95-octane, now costs between $2.01 and $2.04 per litre. Premium grade petrol, such as 98-octane, now ranges from $2.20 a litre at the Singapore Petroleum Company, to $2.65 for Shell's V-Power. All prices are before discount.

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Kopitiam unhappy with CASE for exposing profiteering beer price hike

An undercover survey conducted on food and beverage vendors has sparked a heated exchange between a consumer watchdog and a coffee shop chain. The spat arose after the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) sent 10 officers to various F&B outlets islandwide to covertly check their beer prices. With excise duties for liquor raised by 25 per cent last month, the cost of a big bottle of Tiger beer should increase by S$0.41, said CASE in a media release yesterday. But the survey found that the two vendors with the greatest price hike were outlets under the food chain operator Kopitiam.

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