More good news: you can now use your CDC Vouchers at Giant Singapore and Ang Mo Supermarket.
The two new entrants will join NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Prime, HAO Mart and U Stars, offering Singaporean households more than 360 outlets islandwide to spend their vouchers.
South West District Mayor and Minister of State Low Yen Ling announced this on Facebook today (Feb 1).
She also took the opportunity to update the claim status of the CDC Vouchers.
More than 1.1 million Singaporean households — that’s some 90 per cent of all Singaporean households — have claimed their S$300 2023 CDC Vouchers. Compared to the 2021 and 2022 CDC Vouchers claim, this also represents a 15 per cent increase within the first month of the scheme’s launch.
And over S$132 million has been spent at participating CDC Voucher Scheme outlets in less than a month. These outlets also include over 20,600 participating heartland hawkers and merchants.
“We are glad with the speedy claim and spend this round as the higher quantum of CDC vouchers (S$300) continue to spur activities and local businesses in our heartlands and also defray the household expenses for Singaporeans,” she wrote.
Helping Singaporeans defray cost of living pressures and GST increase
The 2023 CDC Vouchers scheme is part of the enhanced support of the S$8 billion Assurance Package and S$1.5 Support Package and is designed to help Singaporeans defray cost of living pressures and GST increase.
And there’s more support.
For instance, utility bill rebates, Medisave top-ups and cash payouts.
Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said last month at the launch of the 2023 CDC Vouchers scheme:” We recognise the concerns that many people have about cost of living issues. Hence looking at additional measures in the budget to support Singaporeans over the coming year, especially those in the more vulnerable and lower-income groups.
“I assure everyone that the Government will always be here for you, to help you cope with rising prices and inflation.”
As you may have observed, the PAP Government’s policies are geared towards uplifting the vulnerable and lower-income households.
More importantly, they are designed to make Singapore a fairer and more equitable society, evident from the Forward Singapore exercise, which aims to refresh our social compact.
After all, the real Singapore story is of broad-based social upliftment and the PAP Government will continue to ensure this remains so.
Cover photo credit: Ang Mo Supermarket and Giant Singapore / Facebook