Living Well

Each of the 1,000 homeless people on Singapore's streets has a story to tell

Odd-job worker Mr Low has been sleeping at a void deck since March after he had a huge fight with his roommate with whom he is sharing a rental flat. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
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SINGAPORE - Many were shocked by the recent finding that there are 1,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets in Singapore. We knew there were some, but most of us had no idea that we have so many.

The finding was from the first nationwide study of homelessness in Singapore, done by Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

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