Singapore is The Economist's "World's most expensive city 2014"
Me now thinks the Brompton was a good buy, considering a Toyota Corolla is currently retailing comfortably at US$105,000. The car comes with a piece of paper that allows the car to be on the roads for up to 10 years, after which you have the option to pay another US$40k or so simply to keep it for another 10 years. And so on.
Now I know where the National Parks Board got the money to fund 26 Bromptons for their staff to ride around in.