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Society, Monthly Spotlight

2017 in Review: News Headlines Ranked

2017 was a year of surprises for Singaporeans with several local stories grabbing headlines, some for days on end.

The Oxley Road saga which saw PM Lee Hsien Loong and his two siblings embroiled in a highly public dispute was seen as the year’s top local story (21%) whilst SMRT received significant attention for several high-profile incidents (20%), including a train collision and flooding in an MRT tunnel. As we gear up for 2018 Singapore Budget due to be announced in February, Singaporeans are also keeping a close eye on the prospect of tax hikes (19%).