Fadilah Noor Abbe
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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. She has been widely regarded as the oldest person that lived in Singapore, with her identity card showing her as being born in 1897. 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. Fadilah's case was brought attention to after the death of 113-year old Teresa Hsu Chih. Fadilah also had a brush with pneumonia in mid-2011.
When Fadilah died in 2012 she was one of the oldest people in the world. 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 of 114.
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