The Big Quiz primer: Learn more about Singapore's Budget

The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz is on from Mar 21 to Aug 1. Its presenting sponsor is the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation. This year, 24 schools are taking part.

As part of the outreach programme, 12 primers on various current affairs issues are published in the Opinion section of The Straits Times every Monday. The paper's journalists discuss issues of national concern, offering unique Singaporean perspectives on these topics.

The third, published on Apr 4, focused on this year's Budget.

This year's Budget was presented by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's eighth finance minister since independence. The past ministers were: Mr Lim Kim San, Dr Goh Keng Swee, Mr Hon Sui Sen, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Dr Richard Hu, Mr Lee Hsien Loong and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

Read our ST Explainer on Singapore's Finance Ministers here

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