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03/26/2017 at 11:14. Facebook
South Korea has the highest rate of elderly suicides in the world. One 83-year-old is helping others like him - poor and alone - to stop from killing themselves.

READ: More on #elderlypoverty in South Korea: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/26/2017 at 01:15. Facebook
Sick of courier services that went M.I.A. or took forever, one 27-year-old decided to jump in and fix the problem - though he had zero experience.

And so a market-spoiling ninja was born. READ MORE: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#GameChangers on Monday, 8pm SG/HK.
CNA Insider
03/25/2017 at 12:35. Facebook
Three times a week, the Angel Soup Kitchen provides free meals to hundreds of lonely, elderly poor in Seoul - who queue for hours even in freezing winter for the food and company.

READ MORE: [ Bit.ly Link ] The people who give a dignified send-off to seniors who die alone
#ElderlyPoverty
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03/25/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
"This is not Singapore, this is China. You can't reserve a table by putting tissue paper on it." Born SIngaporean, Mo Wenxuan is like any other 9-year-old here. So a trip to her father’s hometown in China proves a bit of a culture shock...

The concluding episode of #InMyParentsShoes on Friday, March 31, at 9.30pm on Mediacorp Channel 5.

Catch up on this #OnTheRedDot series here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
CNA Insider
03/22/2017 at 07:31. Facebook
Stories from CNA Insider, #ICYMI

(Left) 82-year-old Tran Thi Huong and her elderly housemates in #Vietnam sell lottery tickets to survive, in the first of CNA Insider's special series on #ElderlyPoverty.
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(Centre) Earnestly dreaming of being adopted, 7-year-old Wu Keyuan is among #China's 900,000 disabled children born each year, many of whom are unwanted.
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(Left) 82-year-old Tran Thi Huong and her elderly housemates in #Vietnam sell lottery tickets to survive, in the first of CNA Insider's special series on #ElderlyPoverty.
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(Centre) Earnestly dreaming of being adopted, 7-year-old Wu Keyuan is among #China's 900,000 disabled children born each year, many of whom are unwanted.
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She's a Billboard Top 10 artiste who's sung with Usher - but Malaysian superstar Yuna really just wants to be a Star Wars Jedi and to find good nasi lemak.

(Also, check out her Pocahontas at 01:46!)

The full interview on #ConversationWith, Thursday, 8.30pm (SG/HK).
Abandoned as a baby, Tian Hua Hua grew up in a China orphanage for kids with disabilities. They are all the family he knows - and for him, it's enough.

Here is life inside a family of orphans, captured by a young man who only took up photography a year ago. READ MORE: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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At 86, Madam Yim hauls 100kg of cardboard a day for money - because she doesn't want to be a burden on her family. "My children think their mother is so healthy. I never tell them I am sick."

READ MORE: [ Bit.ly Link ] In a country touted as an economic miracle, almost half of South Koreans over 65 live in #ElderlyPoverty
Sons turned against fathers, temples and churches were razed. And the Cultural Revolution continues to leave its deep imprint on Chinese politics today.

Watch the full #AsianCentury episode on Mao Zedong's China here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
They may seem like instant hot meals out of a machine - but did you know that it takes 2-6 months, a bit of art+science, and a whole team of people to make one dish?

More about Chef in Box on #GameChangers, on Monday, 8pm SG/HK.
Here’s how your smart watch could be hacked, warns a team of professional hackers. They're #whitehats who want to set security standards in the emerging Internet of Things. #IOT

Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]. #ChallengeTomorrow, Sunday, 8pm SG/HK
At night, these students and young professionals hit the streets to reach out and bring some comfort to the hard lives of Vietnam's homeless elderly.

READ MORE: The angels to Hanoi's homeless ➡ [ Bit.ly Link ] #ElderlyPoverty
Vietnam's street food is loved worldwide - but many of its vendors struggle to set aside anything for old age.

At age 70 and 61, these sisters still toil 16 hours a day. And will likely continue till the day they die.

READ MORE: Vietnam's ticking time-bomb of #elderlypoverty ➡ [ Bit.ly Link ]
7-year-old Keyuan’s spirit can light up a room. But born without ears, and abandoned by his parents, his chances of being adopted are fading fast. Still, he hopes...

#GetReal on China’s unwanted disabled orphans, Tuesday, Mar 14, 8pm SG. (Update: Full episode now here [ Bit.ly Link ] )
At 82, she walks the streets of Ho Chi Minh City selling lottery tickets, to support her handicapped son.

Meet a group of seniors who soldier on to survive the only way they know how, in #Vietnam.

READ MORE: Vietnam's ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty ➡ [ Bit.ly Link ]

This is the first of a CNA Insider special series on #ElderlyPoverty in the region.
Don’t tell BooksActually's Kenny Leck that print books are dead - or worse, insult his “elves” (staff).

This fearless 'ah beng' will yell you right out of his bookstore. And risk all for a permanent shopfront, even as other retailers are heading online.

#GameChangers, Monday 8pm SG/HK. (Update: Full episode now here [ Bit.ly Link ] )
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This 'time bank' lets seniors in Japan earn points when they volunteer their time - and then get services in turn from other volunteers. Could this work in Singapore?

#ChallengeTomorrow, on Sunday, 8pm (Update: full episode now here [ Bit.ly Link ] )

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Stories from CNA Insider, #ICYMI:

(Left) How did Edible Garden City’s Bjorn Low start his farm in land-scarce Singapore?
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(Centre) Meet the family who opened their home and hearts to more than 20 foster children – including those with special needs – over the past 15 years.
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(Right) Hear from these Muslims on what it means to be...
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It began as Chairman Mao's campaign to eradicate sparrows as 'pests'... and led to 45 million deaths in China's Great Famine.

Watch: China under Mao Zedong on #AsianCentury: [ Bit.ly Link ]