Biography of the Author Ray Yeh

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  1. Four generations of selling youtiao: The dough that binds this family

    It started as a humble pushcart on Chin Swee Road. Now they've got stalls overseas. Xi De Li’s success for the Koh family is built on one simple rule:
  2. Car park attendant's gift of a school, to children too poor to afford it

    Poverty forced Undang Suryaman to drop out of school. Now, he wants to give every child in his village the education he couldn’t afford - even if ...
  3. Malay devotee of Chinese calligraphy proves critics wrong, one stroke at a time

    “I speak Malay, I eat Malay food, I am everything the community would identify as being Malay.” But that’s why Malik Mazlan thinks he has ...
  4. In pictures: For Chinese street opera performers, show must go on even if no one's watching

    Only about 10 professional street opera troupes are left in Singapore, appealing to an ever-smaller audience. But the ageing performers aren’t ...
  5. Lies, greed and heartbreak: How orphans are ‘made’ for the adoption industry

    Adopted by Swedish parents, one woman returns to India 23 years on for clues about her birth mother – and uncovers a web of lies, including how ...
  6. At 97, this Vietnamese grandma has mastered the Internet

    She Skypes, uses Facebook, and has spent her life fighting stereotypes with her hunger for learning new things.
  7. For old folks left to die at Myanmar's roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope

    Cast aside “like rubbish” and turned away even by nursing homes, these elderly outcasts are given dignity at the end of life by volunteer groups ...
  8. Poverty forces families in Myanmar to ditch their elderly

    “The old woman was left in the dark, tainted with faeces and urine,” recalls a social worker, who warns that elderly abandonment is on the rise.
  9. These angels bring warmth into the lives of Hanoi’s homeless elderly

    Students and young professionals are among the volunteers stepping in to help the sick and homeless elderly, who otherwise die alone and ...
  10. Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty

    More are working into old age to survive, in the world’s most rapidly aging country. Will solutions be too little, too late for Vietnam’s growing ...