Budget 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Big bills looming and how to provide for them

As Singapore matures, its spending needs will rise. An ageing population will give rise to higher healthcare costs, while ageing infrastructure will have to be upgraded. At the same time, investments in areas such as security and education have to continue as Singapore grapples with global trends, ranging from the advent of technology to the threat from terrorism.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2018, with the headline 'Big bills looming...'. Subscribe