The invisible poor

The invisible poor

While attending university in the United States, Singaporean Kevin Seah remembers being struck by the snaking lines outside soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

"That was my impression of poverty. Begging, homelessness. But in Singapore you don't see all that," said Mr Seah, 27, a former Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) boy who admitted his life until then had been quite sheltered.

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