December 9, 2009

SINGAPORE: How Filial Are You?

. SINGAPORE / The Straits Times / Breaking News / December 9, 2009 SIXTY per cent of senior citizens in Singapore rely on their children for income, or have children who provide them with a fixed monthly allowance. The figure was revealed by Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon on Sunday at a community event. Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon ST Photo How Hwee Young Some people say it is part of Singaporean culture to provide for their parents, while others argue parents should not expect money from their children. But the question begs - is it necessary for working Singaporeans to support their ageing parents? RazorTV hit the streets to find out what people thought of the situation and got mixed reactions from both senior citizens and young Singaporeans. [rc] How filial are Singaporeans? Should your children give you money? Copyright © 2008 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd