Matwikarta Kariyo, 102, travelled by boat to Singapore from Indonesia. Photo: Dewey Sim

From transport to housing, Singapore’s centenarians on how the Lion City has transformed in their lifetime

  • For 1,300 Singaporeans, life 100 years ago included sleeping in self-made huts and drawing polluted water from a well for showers
  • Life expectancy is rising in the Lion City thanks to its transformation into a global trade hub – but it also brings with it growing issues such as elder loneliness
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Matwikarta Kariyo, 102, travelled by boat to Singapore from Indonesia. Photo: Dewey Sim
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