Future of the Environment

Grey fingers: Ageing Singapore uses gardening to fight loneliness

Retired taxi driver Roger Loh tending to his plants at an allotment garden in Singapore Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Beh Lih Yi

Beh Lih Yi

Correspondent, Thomas Reuters Foundation


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Future of the Environment is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Future of the Environment

Image: Masonic Charitable Foundation
An elderly woman who collects discarded cardboards for living pushing a cart in an industrial estate in Singapore March 3, 2019. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Beh Lih Yi
A tourist boat passing through a river in Singapore March 6, 2019. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Beh Lih Yi

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Future of the EnvironmentAgeing and LongevityMental Health


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Satellite imagery helps us understand how rivers suddenly change course
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum