Born in 1898, Teresa Hsu was the oldest person in Singapore at the time of her death at 113 years old.

She was a prominent social worker who began devoting her life to the poor and destitute in the 1930s. She continued her humanitarian work even after she turned 100, earning her the affectionate nickname of "Singapore's Mother Theresa".

Hsu had been a social worker in China and South America and a nurse in England, before coming to Singapore in 1961. She founded the non-profits Heart to Heart Service and The Home for the Aged Sick in 1965 and spent her savings on feeding and housing the poor and elderly, many of whom were older than she was.

In 2005, she received the Special Recognition Award from the Singaporean government.

When asked where all her ded...

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