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The WEATHER on SATURDAY (4 May 2002): Showers with thunder in the afternoon over many areas.   WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUNDAY & MONDAY: Weak wind conditions and afternoon showers with thunder can be expected.   WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 3.03am  2.5m   6.09pm  2.0m    SUN Sunrise  6.57am    Sunset 7.07pm   MOON  Moonrise  1.01am   Moonset   1.20pm   PSI: 30 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-34 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.

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Singapore Budget 2002

 

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  Deputy Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong, who is also the Finance Minister, delivered the Budget for Financial Year 2002/2003 in Parliament yesterday afternoon.

  The man in the street will be most pleased that the Government is issuing Economic Restructuring Shares (ERS) to all adult Singaporeans. 

  Here are the Budget highlights:

  FOR INDIVIDUALS

  Cut in Personal Income Tax rates from YA 2003:

  - Top marginal tax rate reduced to 20% in three years

  - Top marginal tax rate reduced to 22% in YA 2003 (down from 26% in YA2002)

  - Tax rates for all income tax bands reduced; taxpayers save $620m a year

  - Income bands reduced from ten to seven

Chargeable Income ($)
Marginal Tax Rate (%)
From
To
0
20,000
0%
20,001
30,000
4%
30,001
40,000
6%
40,001
80,000
9%
80,001
160,000
15%
160,001
320,000
19%
> 320,000
 
22%

  New class of "Not Ordinarily Resident" (NOR) taxpayers

  - To attract global talent to relocate to Singapore, and senior management of companies to use Singapore as their base for regional activities

  - NORs will enjoy tax-exemption for their employers' contributions to overseas pension funds, and will be exempt from tax on the income earned before relocation to Singapore

  - NORs who spend at last 90 days outside Singapore will be taxed only on the income earned for the days they are in Singapore.

  - NOR scheme to take effect from YA 2003

  More.....

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Ginflowers.com  is a florist established in 1997. It started online but now has both an online website and a brick-and-mortar shop in Katong Shopping Centre. It now supports a growing world-wide customer base. Ginflowers specialises in hand bouquets, floral baskets and special gift items. It provides delivery in Singapore only.

SculptureSq.com.sg  is the website of Sculpture Square – a non-profit, independent arts organisation. It is Singapore’s only art space dedicated to sculpture and other contemporary 3-dimensional arts. Their mission is to be a viable hub where contemporary art can be viewed, critically evaluated, promoted and presented to the public.

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