The upcoming Budget will be pro-Singaporean, pro-business and pro-environment, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday during the River Hongbao celebrations.
Mr Heng, who is due to give his annual Budget statement in Parliament today, was addressing crowds gathered at The Float @ Marina Bay.
"Budget Day is tomorrow. Everyone has been asking me if there will be a hongbao," Mr Heng joked in Mandarin.
But the Budget is actually a comprehensive, strategic plan for Singapore, he added in a more serious tone.
"In the coming 10 to 15 years, we will face some very large challenges, so we need a strategic plan to build a better Singapore," he said.
Ahead of Budget day, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean also spoke yesterday of the need to help companies improve their technology and workforce, and help workers gain skills needed for the "jobs of the future".