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IN FOCUS NO CAR, NO PROBLEM: THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET AROUND SINGAPORE
For some Singaporeans, expensive car prices have opened up new avenues for them to move around. These include cycling, using personal mobility devices (PMDs) and even becoming private-hire car drivers.
Prices for cars have skyrocketed in recent times, mainly due to the increasing cost of the Certificate of Entitlement (COE). Car park rates around the island are also set to increase in the months to come. Consequently, it has become more difficult to own a car in Singapore, despite the Monetary Authority of Singapore's recent adjustment that allows car buyers to pay lower downpayment rates and take up a bigger car loan. Consequently, some Singaporeans have resorted to taking public transport because of its lower cost. 41-year-old Brendan Goh lives in Punggol and uses an electric scooter to get to work everyday, covering a distance of 16 kilometres in total per day.
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