Tag: Elderly in Singapore

Alfian Sa’at concerned about ministry’s “clarification” of elderly dishwasher’s story

Singapore — Playwright Alfian Sa'at has weighed in on a viral post from earlier this week concerning an elderly dishwasher and her struggle to make ends meet, a matter which the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) sought to clarify in a Facebook post...

SDP’s Bryan Lim breaks down after hearing of 74-year-old auntie working as a dishwasher to make ends meet

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) Bryan Lim was moved to tears after hearing the plight of 74-year-old Mdm Tan who works as a dishwasher to survive. Mdm Tan's story was featured on SDP's Facebook page on Tuesday (July 7), where she shared it...

“I’ve never worked so hard,” says elderly cleaner about impact of Covid-19

Singapore — While cleaners may not have received the same kind of recognition as healthcare workers during the Covid-19 crisis, they have been every bit as essential. The fact is that many cleaners are elderly people in their 60s to early 70s. They may have  health...

Circuit breaker: video of woman insisting on eating outside sparks mixed reactions online

Singapore – An auntie was spotted eating her meal at a hawker centre and refused to leave despite being patiently advised by social distancing ambassadors. A video of an auntie eating her kwai chap in a hawker centre and refusing to eat her meal at...

Alleged shoplifter at Toa Payoh Guardian pharmacy retaliates by kicking during arrest

Singapore – There is no question that times are tough, as people struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A 48-year-old man, for example, was arrested in Toa Payoh for allegedly shoplifting and displaying disorderly behaviour. On Monday (April 13), a video of the incident began circulating...

Elderly man tears away plastic covering tables and seats in hawker centre

Singapore -- An elderly man was seen on Monday (April 13) ripping the plastic off tables  and seats in a hawker centre because he wanted to sit there. The four-minute video was shared on the Facebook page All Singapore Stuff. The man was later shown...

Heng Swee Keat stays mindful of lessons from LKY, GCT to care for Singapore’s seniors

Singapore—At an event for seniors on Sunday, October 13, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat told those who had gathered together of the lessons he had received from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who was then Minister Mentor, as well as the...

Appeal made for help with finding 84-year-old woman with dementia, last seen at Hougang

Singapore— A netizen has posted an appeal on social media to help find an 84-year-old woman, who has been missing since October 13, Sunday. Netizen Kian Seng posted on the Facebook page Singapore Missing People early on Tuesday morning that the elderly woman’s name...

Inspiring NTU student starts project to raise awareness about and funds for elderly cardboard collectors

Singapore—21-year-old Adrian Foo obviously believes that little drops of water make a mighty ocean. This student from Nanyang Technological University collects the five-cent coins that some people might find annoying or useless. But he does this not for himself, but to help Singapore’s elderly...

Only about half of CPF members are able to hit $1379 sum needed for daily living—LKYPP study

Singapore — Researchers from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYPP) have released the results of a new study that finds S$1,379 a month is the income required to meet the basic needs of people 65 and older, and who are living alone. The study...