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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly

 

One hard working centenarian

Everyday at around 5pm, Madam Tan Lau heads down to the ground floor of the shophouse to attend the cash register of the Shun Kee Eating House. She busily watches the front of the restaurant and close up after a long shift, at 4am.

"I'm used to it. I don't need much sleep anyway, and besides, I prefer to keep myself busy," she says.

When The New Paper first approached her, she said: "Oh no, don't interview me. I'm a nobody, just another old woman." I'll be the first to disagree with her on that point!

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