A general view of hotels and entertainment park at Resort World Sentosa off Singapore on March 10, 2017. / AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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More than 100 people gathered in Singapore's Speakers' Corner Saturday for a rare protest against a government plan to hike water prices that has stirred discontent over sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment in the city-state.Singapore's government enjoys strong popular support but is also known for having little tolerance for dissent. It will be the first increase in water prices for nearly two decades, but some Singaporeans say rebates proposed by the government will not be enough.Singapore also recycles used water with advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection and has invested heavily in sea water desalination as it seeks to reduce its reliance on imports.
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