Waiting Room

Based on a True Story

By Nicole Midori Woodford

male and female volunteers handing drinks through door to tenant
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Tommy opens up his life and home to those who are alone in their last hour, as they move from the world of the living to the dead.

​This film is based on the life of Tommy Yu. A former hooligan, Tommy found joy helping and befriending old folks. Today he runs Seng Xiang Services, which performs pro-bono funerals for those who die alone. He has been volunteering with seniors for the past 30 years.

Rated PG

The film is dedicated to Love & Unity Volunteers Establishment

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HealthServe seeks to meet the needs of the migrant workers in our community through the provision of medical care, counselling, case work, social assistance, and other support services. Since 2006, they have developed partnerships with regulatory authorities, agencies, schools and corporate organisations to initiate public health awareness programs and research projects.

Would you like to learn more about isolated elderly in Singapore?

About the film director


Nicole Midori Woodford is an alumnus of the 8th Berlinale Talent Campus in 2010 and was selected to join the Asian Film Academy at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2010. Her short film, “Kitchen Quartet”, was selected for the Singapore International Film Festival in 2010; and “For We Are Strangers” made its world premiere at the 20th BIFF. Nicole was one of the five selected directors in the inaugural edition of SEAFIC (Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab) in 2016 and is currently writing her first feature film.

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