Budget 2022
Every year, REACH organises engagements and Listening Points to gather views on the Budget across different segments of the community. We also marked the year with the return of our Listening Point to One Raffles Place where we reconnect with our citizens working in the district.

REACH Deputy Chair Senior Parliamentary Secretary Rahayu Mahzam went on a live radio show – Espresso Warna 942, with DJs Mariam Masod and A B Shaik Banafe to discuss Budget 2022 issues such as GST support measures and healthcare.

Members of the public shared their views on the budget at our Listening Point at Raffles Place, and got to spin the mega-sized gachapon machine!

Shoppers at NTUC took a detour from the aisles to share their views on the Budget.

NTU-USP students had an engaging conversation with Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong on charting Singapore’s way forward.

Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major concern for many Singaporeans. Our REACH officers were active on the ground gathering views from different segments of Singaporeans as the challenges they face may differ. The team spoke to young and old, people working in the CBD, aviation sector, transport sector and food delivery drivers. We fanned out to different hawker centres in Singapore to seek views from hawkers. Some of the outreach were done in close partnership with organisations such as Dads for Life, Friendzone, NTUC and People’s Association.
REACH conducted door-to-door surveys of residents at rental blocks to better understand how rental flat residents were coping with the current cost of living. Residents shared their concerns and measures they were taking to manage living expenses.
In collaboration with Foodpanda, REACH conducted an e-Listening Point with their delivery riders to find out how they are coping with the COVID-19 situation and their aspirations. 
REACH conducted a physical Listening Point at Ghim Moh Market to engage citizens on the rising cost of living and how they have been coping with it.

REACH conducted Listening Points at five food centres at Amoy Street, Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Haig Road, and 85 Fengshan to find out how hawkers were coping with the ban of chicken exports from Malaysia as well as the rising cost of living.

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