Just how mediocre are Singaporeans? Hundreds of people were huddled outside the Apple store in Singapore so that they can spend almost $2000 on the brand new iPhone XS or XS Max.
The iPhone XS is going from $1649 and the XS Max from $1799. Imagine the amount of help this sum of money can do to needy Singaporeans.
While Singaporeans complain about higher costs of living, they queue and brave the thunderstorm to spend a crazy amount of money on a gadget. Is being money-minded and materialistic a Singaporean thing? Why are both citizens and Ministers like that? What kind of lifestyle are we promoting?
How to we educate people to stop chasing material things? In the long run, will this mindset be detrimental to our society? Or is this no big deal at all?
Have a look for yourself: