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  • winsomeea's Avatar
    2,318 posts since Sep '11
    • Singapore's oldest person Teresa Hsu dies

      Yahoo! NewsroomBy Alicia Wong | Yahoo! Newsroom – 46 minutes ago

      Singapore's oldest person Teresa Hsu has died at age 113. (Photo courtesy of TEDxSingapore and Mezzé Films)

      Singapore's oldest person Teresa Hsu has died at age 113. (Photo courtesy of TEDxSingapore and Mezzé Films)

       

      Singapore's famed 'Mother Teresa', social worker Teresa Hsu has died at age 113.

      The supercentenarian was Singapore's oldest person.

      According to an announcement on the Heart to Heart website, Hsu's welfare service, Hsu died peacefully at her home on 7 December. She was cremated on the same day,"

      Hsu wanted to "depart quietly and peacefully" and left instructions not to make any announcement of her death in the news media, or perform any ceremonies that would "cause disturbance and inconvenience to others", said the notice.

      The notice was signed by her co-worker Sharana Rao.

      "She has further instructed that no claim be made of her ash by whosoever," it added.

      Hsu, a trained nurse, devoted her entire life to helping the less fortunate.

      Born in a tiny village in the Guangdong province of China, Hsu traveled to various countries, such as Hong Kong and Paraguay, to help others, before settling down in Singapore.

      Here, she served first as an unsalaried matron at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital for about three years before opening an old folks home, called the "Home for the Aged Sick".

      After retirement, she turned her attention to her welfare service, Heart to Heart, where she reached out to needy elderly folks and families.

      Yahoo! Singapore last featured Hsu in our Inspiring People column for her lifelong work with the less fortunate. Read more about her life story here.

  • Dalforce 1941's Avatar
    2,186 posts since Dec '11
  • Fcukpap's Avatar
    7,290 posts since Dec '09
    • perhaps a new award should be established to honour this selfless great woman..

      TERESA HSU CHIH AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SOCIAL SERVICES 

      or 

      TERESA HSU CHIH SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICES 

      Edited by Fcukpap 13 Dec `11, 11:49PM
  • BanguIzai's Avatar
    7,563 posts since Mar '10
  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • Wisdom from the wise great lady who have contributed to the true less fortunate of the society:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAv9_IefGxM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZvCiMCBKio&feature=related

      Thank you for your service to the citizens of Singapore.

      May you rest in peace.

       

      Edited by Medicated Oil 14 Dec `11, 12:01AM
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  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • The oldest and happiest person have moved on.

      Peanut Goh forgot to consult her what is happiness.

      Then again, he and his croonies will know what is it.

      The press did not detail all the great deeds she have done for Singapore without earning million dollar salary.

  • Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,244 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:

      The oldest and happiest person have moved on.

      Peanut Goh forgot to consult her what is happiness.

      Then again, he and his croonies will know what is it.

      The press did not detail all the great deeds she have done for Singapore without earning million dollar salary.

      A passionate care for the less fortunate is better than the great economic advancements of a few.

      RIP my great woman.

  • winsomeea's Avatar
    2,318 posts since Sep '11
    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:

      The oldest and happiest person have moved on.

      Peanut Goh forgot to consult her what is happiness.

      Then again, he and his croonies will know what is it.

      The press did not detail all the great deeds she have done for Singapore without earning million dollar salary.

      Controlled press will not publish her achievements for fear of giving the impression she out outshines LKY and wife.   

  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • Actually what she have done for Singapore and the region have far exceeded what the old man and his croonies have done.

      If you have done a lot, you dun have to write a book every year to tell the world.

      They belong to different world: She do charity so as to bring joy and happiness to the world; the other party is not worth any mention.

      I am just disappointed that the news of her death was released many days later.

  • Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,244 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:

      Actually what she have done for Singapore and the region have far exceeded what the old man and his croonies have done.

      If you have done a lot, you dun have to write a book every year to tell the world.

      They belong to different world: She do charity so as to bring joy and happiness to the world; the other party is not worth any mention.

      I am just disappointed that the news of her death was released many days later.

      It's her last wish, let us respect that.

  • BanguIzai's Avatar
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  • winsomeea's Avatar
    2,318 posts since Sep '11
    • She is a rare gem, doing good but asked for nothing in return.  This is true charity.    

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