SINGAPORE (May 22): Just how much does a single, elderly person aged over 65 years who lives alone in Singapore need to cover his basic needs?

Some $1,379 a month, according to a team of researchers led by assistant professor Ng Kok Hoe of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

If the name sounds familiar, it is because Dr Ng had in 2017 conducted the first count of Singapore’s homeless people.

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