Going solo? You are not alone as more people are living by themselves

The Population Trends 2018 report revealed that there are more people living alone here. Widower K.P. Sivam, 82, has been living alone in a flat after his wife died about 12 years ago.
The Population Trends 2018 report revealed that there are more people living alone here. Widower K.P. Sivam, 82, has been living alone in a flat after his wife died about 12 years ago.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Family life may hold a special place in Singapore but increasing numbers of people are living alone, either by choice or circumstance.

There has been a stark rise over the past two decades or so in what are called one-person resident households. These refer to households headed by a citizen or permanent resident.

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