Poverty in Singapore is commonly seen. From streets to outside mrt stations or outside the malls.
Poverty can be shown in the form of old people selling tissue papers to earn money or collecting newspapers or cardboards to sell them.
Most old people that sells tissue paper appear outside the mrt and in coffee shops. They would buy packets of tissue papers and sell them at a higher price to earn a living. The old people are probably people who lost their families and have to earn money themselves. There are also cases when people cannot find a job. Because they need money to eat or buy necessities, they have to find a job. However, it is now difficult to find jobs as there will be certain job requirements. People may not be able to reach the job requirement and hence cannot get the job. Therefore they have to collect newspapers, cardboard, or other recyclable materials from the neighbourhood to earn money.