TNP PHOTO: Gavin Foo
Madam Wan Po Man (above), 66, and Shanger Pannerchelvam, 15, are neighbours in the York Hill neighbourhood in Tiong Bahru and live in one-room rental flats.
Parents in China no longer need to fear abandonment.
After China amended its law for the elderly in December last year, children are now required to visit their parents "often" - or risk being sued.
Motorists rev the engines, honk or yell at us, say elderly heartlanders in Ground Zero this week.
Madam Alice Ang, 70, a grandmother of five, is quite certain she will die in a road accident.
TNP PICTURE: Kerri Heng
HE WAS old, ill and lived alone, and he died in his flat without anyone knowing.
Mr Mui Pui Chung was found dead in his ninth-storey HDB flat along Beach Road earlier this month.
TNP PHOTO: Choo Chwee Hua
Like other seven-year-olds, he started school this year, but he is no ordinary Primary 1 pupil.
TNP PICTURE: GARY GOH
A TNP reader has helped to clean up the stink of an elderly man's incontinence in Woodlands.
PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao
She had told a foodcourt patron not to leave used trays on the floor.
For that, 72-year-old cleaner Lim Geok Kim got a volley of vulgarities from the woman and a punch in the face.
TNP PHOTO: Ariffin Jamar
The smell of urine from this Woodlands flat is so strong that it allegedly keeps some residents awake at night.
TNP PHOTO: Kelvin Chng
You may have come across this unusual sight at Block 26, Sin Ming Road.
Artist's impression of the block of studio apartments. PICTURE: HDB
A few Toh Yi Drive residents have made one more attempt to reverse HDB’s decision to proceed with building a block of studio apartments for the elderly near where they live.
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