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  • Hi mum

  • Hi sir

  • Can you hear me?

  • Testing

  • Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

  • Welcome to KNS. I'm your new host, Rosa Magaling

  • Magaling means "very good"

  • Rosa "very good"

  • That's me

  • Today in the news

  • we'll address the rising cost

  • According to the economist intelligence unit,

  • Singapore is now the world's most expensive city in the second year running

  • The ranking is meant as a guide for human resource managers

  • to calculate compensation packages for business travellers

  • and expatriates, like me, Rosa Magaling, that's me.

  • Getting to the bottom of this issue

  • we go live to... uh...

  • Is this his real name?

  • Dick, former news anchor

  • reduced to a roving reporter

  • thanks to a child

  • who also happens to be the CEO of the Kampong News Station.

  • You're a child

  • who also happens to be mine!

  • Today we're talking about money

  • We don't have any

  • I spent it all on you

  • and you spent it on your stupid hair gel!

  • Reporting live from home, this -

  • Is a cardboard box.

  • Reporting live from my home

  • this is...

  • Dick Loong

  • The house is on the streets!

  • Right, so we're here for public opinion

  • How do you feel about Singapore being the world's most expensive city?

  • And also, do you feel the pinch?

  • Um, I think it's true

  • that Singapore is the most expensive city

  • and definitely, I feel the pinch

  • because I own a car

  • and I have my own place with my husband.

  • Ahh.

  • What things are affordable here

  • as compared to other "developed" countries?

  • I think the food, transport is quite acceptable here.

  • Takeaway food, the hawker stalls?

  • Below hundred bucks?

  • Um... definitely cars are really expensive

  • because of the COE

  • and we can only drive it for ten years.

  • I see

  • Well, I ride a skateboard

  • It's pretty cheap

  • If cost of living were to rise any further

  • would you make any changes?

  • I would jump another job

  • with a better salary

  • You can save more, or -

  • You'll have to walk more

  • Walk more, okay.

  • Move out of Singapore

  • Where?

  • Right, um..

  • This is a tie...

  • No idea yet.

  • Ah. Public opinion, precious gold!

  • We're back with our guest in the studio

  • He is a coconut oil tycoon, and... a prince!

  • Thank you for joining us, Mr...

  • Luke Hja ("look here")

  • Excuse me?

  • Luke Hja ("look here")

  • I am.

  • Are you sure?

  • Now, I understand that the recent report of Singapore

  • being one of the most expensive city

  • has an adverse effect on you?

  • Look here

  • Times are difficult

  • The oil prices have been slipping

  • My company posted a loss of 0.2% this quarter alone

  • With the cost of living going up

  • I don't know what this means

  • You see,

  • I have to sell one of my wives

  • just to acquire this sapphire watch

  • Now, that definitely doesn't make sense!

  • Uh, okay, so Mr Luke Hja

  • as the owner of a multi-billion dollar enterprise

  • feeling the pinch of the rising cost

  • do you ever get lonely?

  • And now, Dick Loong with the weather.

  • The weather is fine, but the budget isn't.

  • I'm Rosa, you've been watching KNS.

  • Stay awesome Kamponger!

  • Are we even paying him?

  • Does this guy have email?

  • I might need his help transferring some funds.

Hi mum

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Is Singapore Too Expensive?

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    Peter Yang posted on 2015/04/20
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