More drinking points and possible sugar tax on the cards as war on diabetes ramps up

A Riverside Primary School pupil refilling his bottle at a water cooler. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong wants to saturate Singapore with readily available drinking water to wean people off sweetened drinks.
A Riverside Primary School pupil refilling his bottle at a water cooler. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong wants to saturate Singapore with readily available drinking water to wean people off sweetened drinks.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE- Imagine a Singapore where there is drinking water wherever you go - whether it is at a park connector or shopping centre - and you pay a sugar tax on your packaged drinks.

That is what might happen as Health Minister Gan Kim Yong ramps up the war against diabetes.

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