This elderly taxi uncle was spotted limping all the way back to his taxi at a petrol station, and mustering whatever strength was left in him to operate the vehicle.
From the video, the taxi uncle is clearly clinging on to a walking stick in order to get walk.
Our longtime contributor, Kev, sent us the video, saying:
“This is a grim reminder of what growing old in Singapore is like. This taxi uncle could be you in the future. We need a more compassionate society, and young people should really be mindful about saving for retirement.”
As it stands, taxi uncles (and aunties and chiobus alike) pay in the region of S$100 a day for rental of their taxis.
They don’t get off days or sick leave.