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IF YOU DON’T GIVE UP PRIORITY SEAT, YOU DESERVE TO BE STOMPED!

Recently, there's been some articles going round about the eons-old issue of pregnant women and priority seats. There were many comments like "how would i know if you are pregnant or just fat?", "Wear a t-shirt and print in big letters I AM PREGNANT", "Open your golden mouth and ask for seat la, why stomp?" "Need a seat so badly then take taxi la, don't take public transport", "you tired, i'm also tired", "i paid for my fare so i'm entitled to sit wherever i want" and so on and so forth, with some even going so far as to say pregnant women are just trying to gain sympathy for seats.

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ALLOW MEDISHIELD LIFE TO PAY FOR ELDERLY S’POREAN’S EYE OPERATIONS

Poor vision or vision loss among the elderly is a major healthcare problem and many of our seniors will require cataract operations once they hit 60 and beyond. The most common cause of vision loss among our elderly includes macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. A recent check with Tan Tock Seng Hospital revealed to my surprise that Medishield Life does not pay a single cent for cataract operations which cost $950 per eye.

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ELDERLY COBBLER WITH SICK WIFE EVICTED FROM HIS KATONG PLAZA STALL

In 2014, elderly Cobbler Mr Ng Ah Bah won the admiration and sympathy of Singaporeans for his love and dedication to his wife, Madam Yap Guek Neo, who had become immobile and increasingly ill after suffering a stroke. At the time, he had brought her along to work every day as he could not bear to leave her at home, but as her condition worsened, he had to put her in a nursing home while he carries on making a living with his shoe repair business.

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FIRST “RETIREMENT VILLAGE” IN S’PORE COSTS $3.5K PER MONTH

Located in a single-storey bungalow in the prime district of Bukit Timah, St Bernadette Lifestyle Village - Singapore's first "retirement village" - will soon open its doors next month to welcome 8 seniors who need help looking after themselves. Each resident will pay $3,500 dollars month for their stay, which includes breakfast, housekeeping and laundry services. Other nursing homes cost within the range of $1,200 to $3,500 a month, before government subsidies.

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