18 Feb '11, 11pm

Budget 2011 Reactions: Singaporeans react to getting up to $800 each in cash

Budget 2011 Reactions: Singaporeans react to getting up to $800 each in cash

Madam Wong Siew Yin, 61, a retired odd job labourer who lives in a four-room flat with her children and grandchild, said $600 will go a long way towards paying for her personal daily expenses. But father-to-be Jasper Chiang, 31, a teacher, felt the $700 he will get will not ease his burdens by much: 'I just bought a resale three-room flat and I have a baby due in August. With everything becoming more expensive, it's not enough.' For administrative assistant Loh Nan Yan, 42, however, each payout is an unexpected extra to be set aside for her three children's university fees. 'Between my husband, my mother-in-law and myself, that's $1,800. That's quite a lot.'

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