The more than two-hour long speech delivered by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Monday attracted a wide array of social media reactions, ranging from the witty to the wacky.
The minister tabled the country’s budget for 2015 in Parliament during which he spoke about various revisions made to several areas such as petrol duties, personal income tax rates for top earners as well as CPF contribution rates.
Tharman also announced the introduction of various schemes, such as the Skills Future scheme, which aims to support Singaporeans in their lifelong learning, and the Silver Support Scheme, which aims to support the bottom 20 per cent of Singaporeans aged 65 and above. You may also visit our live blog for more information on the speech.
So what do some Singaporeans think of this year’s budget? Well, it really depends on what parts stood out for them.
Here are some that we’ve handpicked for you:
1. Silver Surfer Scheme you say?
While DPMRead More »from ‘Silver Surfer', you say? Singaporeans react to Budget 2015 on social media