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.

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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.

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