Am I my neighbour's keeper? The tragedy of those who die alone

The case of Madam Lily Loh, whose remains in her condo unit were not found until nearly two years later, raises troubling questions, not least the implications for Singapore’s ageing society.

In crowded Singapore, it is understandable to respect one another's personal space. Yet, even in our busy lives and in respecting other people's privacy, there should be room for kindness, says the author. PHOTO: ST FILE

On Nov 23, the body of Madam Lily Loh, who was in her 80s, was found in her Amber Road condominium unit.

Madam Loh, who was last seen almost two years ago, had died alone, and her remains were found along with those of her pet dog.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.