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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

DP Theme Day for April - Water! (the cost of it)

It's April 1, and it's also the Daily Photo community's Theme Day. The theme for this April is water.

I can imagine all the water photos that is going to be posted. After much though, I decided to post my latest utility bill to show you how much water cost in Singapore. Well, it is uniquely Singapore. LOL..



In Singapore, other than paying for the usage of water, you pay a waterborne fee and a Sanitary Appliance Fee.

You also have a Water Conservancy Tax for using water. And on top of that, you got to pay a GST of 7% on the Water Conservancy Tax too! (haha.. not it's not an April Fool joke. We pay taxes on taxes here.) Water is very very precious in Singapore thus the price is expensive.

How much do you pay for water every month in your city?


Find out more about how other Daily Photo bloggers are interpreting this month's theme. There's 178 cities participating. Due to time differences, some photos might appear at a later time.
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Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Cypress (TX), USA by Riniroo, Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), USA by A Wandering Soul, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Evry, France by Olivier, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lake Forest Park (WA), USA by Azure, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Marseille, France by Alex, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minsk, Belarus by Olga, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Nancy, France by yoshi, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norman (OK), USA by Chad & LaCresha, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Odense, Denmark by ania odense, Omsk, Russia by Nataly, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Oslo, Norway by Lothiane, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Paris, France by Gordio, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Pont-à-Mousson, France by Tintin-j, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portland (OR), USA by NWgal, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Shanghai, China by Jing, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Nathalie, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Toruń, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by Rachel, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

23 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

And how does that compare to what you pay for, say, electricity?

Thiên said...

Wow, that certainly puts things in perspective! I am going to have to check our bill when I get home (currently I'm in Pennsylvania on work). You guys pay a lot for the commodity we all take for granted, no?

Kate said...

Very clever because it is unique. Good choice!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Brilliant interpretation of the theme. Good job!!

~$100 for water bill? Yikes, Malaysia is robbing your guys blind. :-)

Is Singapore still dependent on Johore for drinking water?

Neva said...

This is a great water post!!!

gizelle said...

Lol! Funny choice for the theme =D

Happy theme day!

Sally said...

Love this - am goign to check when I get home!

I wouldn't mind drinking recycled water, but our politicians don't seem convinced :-)

Michael said...

So freakin' clever as a choice for Theme Day! I'm always amazed at what you DPers come up with !!!

jelvistar said...

Great take on the theme, my water bill varies by season...about $30/Winter and $65/summer.

Port Angeles Daily Photo

Hyde DP said...

We pay water rates annually - they are calculated on the basis of something called rateable value which is an archaic system that bears little relation to real values - nowadays though you can opt to have a water-meter and pay according to usage.

~tanty~ said...

Very unique and creative for the theme. Happy theme day Keropok :)

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Good choice and enlightening!

Murphy_jay said...

Hi Keropok.. water has always been a sensitive issue between M'sia and Singapore. But for citizens of both countries, water is equally precious.

Happy Theme Day!

Sally said...

Three months: 1 Jan - 31 March : $141. That's for a household of 3. We use less than the average for a household of 1. So about $50 a month.

magiceye said...

very informative and interesting!

Zsolt said...

you are creative Keropokman:)

Jilly said...

Oh fabulous for today's Theme Day. So original. So creative.

I have a spring on my land but unfortunately it's blocked. think 'Manon des Sources' so the water bill mounts up if I want to water the garden.

isabella said...

Yes, water is a precious commodity...
Great interpretation of today's theme!

Olivier said...

bravo, tres original et une tres bonne idée. j'aime beaucoup
Bravo, very original and a very good idea. I love

marley said...

And I thought we paid a lot here in the UK! We have high taxes too :(

Happy theme day!

Jim said...

Nice idea, we dont pay a lot for our water, but it has been in short supply during the summers. Makes us have to watch how much we use.

Lara said...

a great choice for the theme day!

Kim said...

Keropok Man, You get my vote for most original take on our theme! Not only is it a unique take, it emphasizes the admiration the whole world has for the attention Singapore has paid to math and its prowess in teaching it well, producing the most math literate population anywhere.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo