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Beijing — We’re more culturally alike than we think.
Two Senior citizens engage in a game of chess by the ‘hutong’ (narrow streets/alley).



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Singapore — We’re more culturally alike than we think.
The ethnic Chinese in Singapore are descendants of immigrants that came from China during the 19th Century and early half of 20th Century.

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Beijing — Some of our elderly are contented with a simple retirement.

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Singapore — While others prefer purposeful work to fill up their time.

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Singapore — At times, retirement is not a choice.
Here, an elderly couple helps to trim the ingredients for their family business passed down to their children. A hawker stall situated in the heart of Chinatown.

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Beijing — Many find solace in kinship.
Here, a daughter brings her father who is in his 90s to Tianmen Square outside the Forbidden City.
For a large part of their lives, they had been living in a village and had never set food on these two national landmarks in their lifetime.

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Singapore — While some are left to fend for themselves. Living with very little.

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Singapore — So how do you envision yourself as you grow older? As creatives, what can we do for the ageing population in our city?

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Daylon Soh

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