Not rich in cash, only ear wax: Neil Humphreys

Not rich in cash, only ear wax: Neil Humphreys

SINGAPORE - While I was sitting in the doctor's office last week, I read that Singapore now has a record number of 21 billionaires.

The article seemed most proud of this statistic.

So I reacted appropriately by dancing around the waiting room singing: "Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man's world."

And the billionaires mentioned on the list were indeed all men. Abba really were onto something back in the 1970s.

The rather euphoric tone of the piece irritated me for two reasons.

First, another hike in COE prices was announced on the same day as the billionaires list without any trace of irony whatsoever, which means there is more chance of me owning a space shuttle than a car.

(A space shuttle would certainly have its uses in Singapore. Would I be able to fly over ERP gantries?)

And the second source of my irritation was my trip to the doctor. I was about to be hit with my second medical bill - in three days - for the same ailment.

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