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
Topic |   Singapore

TOP PICKS

Matwikarta Kariyo, 102, travelled by boat to Singapore from Indonesia. Photo: Dewey Sim
READ FULL ARTICLE
Residential and commercial buildings in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong can solve socio-economic problems, like Singapore did: ex-diplomat Kishore Mahbubani

  • Socio-economic inequality in the last 30 years has fuelled the protests, says Mahbubani
  • The ex-Singapore diplomat also addressed criticism that he was too soft on China
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

TOP PICKS

Residential and commercial buildings in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE