Senior Citizen Singapore
In Singapore, U are considered a senior citizen :
- if U are 55. You can watch movie at $4/$5 per ticket on weekdays before 5 p.m.
- if U are 60. You can apply for a senior citizen concession pass to take MRT and buses. ($0.90 Subject to certain restrictions)
- if U are 65, You may start to receive annuity payment from the minimum sum with CPF.
Whichever criteria you used, I am considered a pioneer generation senior citizen in Singapore.
To make senior citizens' life more meaningful, we are encouraged to:
1. know all the elder care services available.
2. continue working.
3. engage in lifelong learning.
4. exercise at least three times a week.
I am quite lucky that I am still able to play tennis at least 3 to 4 times a week. Each time at least two hours. (I have no medical insurance to fall back. My wishful thinking is that government has have some form of incentives to encourage senior citizen to stay healthy!)
Like most senior citizens in Singapore, I was on CPF scheme. When I retired at the age of 55, the then minimum sum of $70,000 was used to purchase annuity from NTUC income. And it pays me a monthly annuity of $450 when I turned 62 years old. This works out to be $15 a day. This is hardly enough for senior citizen to survive.
As work is hard to come by, to continue working, I have started a small consultancy company helping SMEs filing annual returns with ACRA and IRAS.
As I am operating from home, hardly any overhead, so my fee is very affordable .Call 9489-9429 if you need my help.
Lately I have studied the quality of drinking water and found that drinking alkaline water will be very good for health, especially for senior citizens, who are slow to feel thirsty. And the cost of producing good alkaline water is very low, so I am selling Nano Water Flasks and Alkaline Water Sticks on internet.
Cost of living has gone up quite a lot for the last few years, Please support Senior Citizen in Singapore; so that they can earn some pocket money.
PS. If you google search the term "Senior Citizen Singapore" and find this webpage appearing in the first two pages of the search result, then my lifelong learning should be effective. (I am using SEO techinque and hope that you can find my presence on the internet!)