'Luxury' water: $1,260 a bottle

Visitors sampling "Asia's most expensive water", priced at $1,260 a bottle, at a pop-up bar in Ocean Financial Centre. The campaign was launched by non-profit group Lien Aid yesterday to raise awareness that clean water is a luxury for many poor peop
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Visitors sampling "Asia's most expensive water", priced at $1,260 a bottle, at a pop-up bar in Ocean Financial Centre. The campaign was launched by non-profit group Lien Aid yesterday to raise awareness that clean water is a luxury for many poor people in Asia. "We wanted to highlight the fact that the rural poor are paying more for clean water while earning just a tiny fraction of what we do here in Singapore," said Lien Aid CEO Koh Lian Hock.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2016, with the headline ''Luxury' water: $1,260 a bottle'. Print Edition | Subscribe