14 Feb '18, 6am

5-figure income family flamed for describing life in S’pore as “suffering” https://t.co/s6GbQWrR79

“It is those of middle-income like me who are suffering.” A purportedly middle-income family that is hoping for financial help from this year’s national budget has been met with hostility from the masses. This is the article, published by The New Paper on Feb. 12: Advertisement Even though Serene Lee’s husband earns a five-figure sum monthly, the family still describes themselves as “suffering”. Lee also holds a part-time job, although its remuneration is unclear. Here are some of the reasons listed in the article that contribute to this: – Their three children, who are in primary school, secondary school, and polytechnic. – Polytechnic school fees, about S$1,800 every semester (or half a year). – Her daughter’s sailing co-curricular activity, S$300 – 400 per year. – Lee’s life-long medication, which amounts to S$1,000+ every half a year (it would have cost around S$9,000 ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/5-figure-middle-income-fami...

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