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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).
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.
Beijing — Some of our elderly are contented with a simple retirement.
Singapore — While others prefer purposeful work to fill up their time.
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.
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.
Singapore — While some are left to fend for themselves. Living with very little.
Singapore — So how do you envision yourself as you grow older? As creatives, what can we do for the ageing population in our city?