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Like mothers expecting their newborns, Benecia Ng bought a romper for baby Elkan. But at the same time, she also inquired about infant funeral services.

A routine ultrasound scan in the 12th week of pregnancy dealt a devastating blow to Benecia and her husband Ernest Yeo. Their child had no skull. She was determined to carry the baby to term, even though doctors said the chances of Elkan’s survival were zero. “I could hear his strong heartbeat. It felt like he was fighting for his life,” she recalls.

In 2018, Elkan was born. Six hours later, he was gone. Three years later, the couple suffered another loss when Benecia had a miscarriage. Supporting each other through loss and grief has made their marriage stronger. “We always think the best of each other now,” says Ernest.

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High income, low wealth: Over half of adults here don’t watch their spending

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