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In ageing Singapore, the Sandwich Generation is feeling the squeeze

Singapore tops the world in life expectancy, but for some of its citizens long lives come with a sting in their tail. Increasingly, people in their 60s and 70s are finding themselves caring not only for their children – but for their parents, too

4 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM

Singapore tops the world in life expectancy, but for some of its citizens long lives come with a sting in their tail. Increasingly, people in their 60s and 70s are finding themselves caring not only for their children – but for their parents, too

In ageing Singapore, the Sandwich Generation is feeling the squeeze
In rich Singapore, why must migrant workers go hungry?

Labourers in the Lion City are paid about US$15 a day, leaving them little choice but to turn to low cost caterers for their meals. Unfortunately, that means food that is nutritionally questionable – and often downright rotten

8 Apr 2019 - 12:57PM

Labourers in the Lion City are paid about US$15 a day, leaving them little choice but to turn to low cost caterers for their meals. Unfortunately, that means food that is nutritionally questionable – and often downright rotten

In rich Singapore, why must migrant workers go hungry?
Geylang, oh Geylang! How mainland Chinese fell in and out of love with Singapore’s red-light district

Cheap rent, food and sex once drew Chinese foreign workers – and plenty of locals – to the enclave. But two decades on, Geylang is a shadow of its former self, a situation that saddens many of its residents

6 Feb 2019 - 4:04PM

Cheap rent, food and sex once drew Chinese foreign workers – and plenty of locals – to the enclave. But two decades on, Geylang is a shadow of its former self, a situation that saddens many of its residents

Geylang, oh Geylang! How mainland Chinese fell in and out of love with Singapore’s red-light district
‘Worse than death’: the children who survived the battle for Okinawa

More than 70 years on from the fighting, the horrors of war still haunt the survivors. For them, there may be one thing worse than dying in war: surviving it.

7 May 2018 - 11:52AM

More than 70 years on from the fighting, the horrors of war still haunt the survivors. For them, there may be one thing worse than dying in war: surviving it.

‘Worse than death’: the children who survived the battle for Okinawa