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Fadilah Noor Abbe (1897? — 2012) was a Indonesian-Singaporean supercentenarian who died at the claimed age of 115 years in 2012.[1]

Biography

Born in Sumatra, Indonesia, Fadilah's family moved from Indonesia to Singapore when she was a child. Fadilah outlived her six siblings as well as her three children.[2] She has been claimed to be the oldest person that lived in Singapore, with her identity card showing her as being born in 1897.[3] In early 2007, a doctor found cataracts in Fadilah's eyes during a routine visit for her high blood pressure - her only other health problem then- but due to her fear of surgery, Fadilah refused to have them removed, until her great-grandson, Muhammad, persuaded her to go for the operation.[4] Fadilah's case was brought attention to after the death of 113-year old Teresa Hsu Chih.[5] Fadilah also had a brush with pneumonia in mid-2011.

Fadilah died in 2012[6] Before her demise, Fadilah lived in Bedok with two of her great-grandchildren and a granddaughter. According to the Singapore Book of Records, the oldest person in Singapore's history was Yam Karicho, who died on Aug 30, 1977 at the age claimed of 114.[7]

References

  1. "At 100, she could still walk up to 10th floor". Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140202103112/http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/singapore/story/100-she-could-still-walk-10th-floor-20130630. 
  2. Zubaidah Nazeer, She's 113 and still helps with chores, Sep 21, 2010, "Source 1", Dec 17, 201
  3. Cheryl Ong, Meet Singapore's 'Oldest' Person, Dec 17, 2011, "Source 2", Dec 17, 2011
  4. Lee Hui Chieh, Granny, 113, lived in the dark for two years, Oct 14, 2010, "Source 5", Dec 17, 2011
  5. "At 114, she's Singapore's oldest woman". AsiaOne. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  6. asiaone, At 114, she's Singapore's oldest person, Dec 17, 2011, "Source 3", Dec 17, 2011
  7. Janice Tai, Singapore's Oldest Person, Dec 18, 2011, "Source 4", Dec 18, 2011

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