Saturday, May 17, 2008

TV License

Received a notice from MDA last night, saying I have a TV set in my home but I don't have a license to operate it. I must apply for a valid TV license from MDA within 14 days of the grace period, otherwise I will be fined. A TV license is S$110.00 per year.

It is again one of those uniquely Singapore thing. You have to pay in order to watch TV, and all the advertisements bombing your TV screen. The reason given by the government is that the government spends money to buy some 'educational' programs, such as documentaries from National Geography Channel, for airing at the free channels, and also TV programs for the minorities such as Malay and Tamil programs.

Doesn't sound logical to me, but if you have only one guy in power, what can you do?

1 comment:

  1. don't worry mate, there are some european countries which have the same system, including listening to the radio. and it costs much more than that.