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Cost of Having Fun in Singapore Surges to Highest in 40 Years

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

Households in Singapore are spending more on necessities and accommodation. It’s getting costlier to have fun and relax too.

Prices of recreational and cultural activities in Singapore in September soared the most in 40-years, according to the Department of Statistics on Tuesday. Keeping that pet puppy or turtle now costs 5.2% more than a year earlier while holiday expenses rose by 8.4%.