Biography of the Author Lianne Chia

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Lianne Chia

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Becoming Singaporean: What It's Like To Grow Up In A Filipino Migrant Family
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    Becoming Singaporean: What It's Like To Grow Up In A Filipino Migrant Family

    Crish and Carl Cruz arrived in Singapore with their parents and younger siblings in 2007, from their native Philippines. Over the years they've ...
  2. Keeping the faith during COVID-19
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    Keeping the faith during COVID-19

    Why did God allow the pandemic to happen? How can Muslims observe Ramadan; Christians celebrate Easter, Hindus the Tamil New Year and Sikhs ...
  3. What Singapore’s Higher Chinese classes are like | Part 2
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    What Singapore’s Higher Chinese classes are like | Part 2

    Channel NewsAsia’s Lianne Chia has always found Chinese difficult. We challenged her to go back to school – this time, to attend Higher Chinese ...
  4. The visually impaired makeup artist
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    The visually impaired makeup artist

    He was a Mariah Carey/Tyra Banks-channelling drag artiste, and for over a decade, enjoyed his dream job as a makeup artist with MAC. Life was ...
  5. What Singapore’s Higher Chinese classes are like | Part 1
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    What Singapore’s Higher Chinese classes are like | Part 1

    Hated Chinese classes as a student? Channel NewsAsia’s Lianne Chia did too. She recently went back to school to find out how the way the language ...
  6. A special kind of teacher
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    A special kind of teacher

    Can people with mild intellectual disability work as teacher aides? One childcare group is giving some of them the chance to do so, but they must ...
  7. Doxxing to be made a crime in Singapore | Video
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    Doxxing to be made a crime in Singapore | Video

    Doxxing someone as an act of revenge will soon be a crime punishable by jail or a fine of up to S$5,000. CNA's Lianne Chia explains.
  8. Reconciling families of the dead and dying
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    Reconciling families of the dead and dying

    What happens to patients dying alone in hospital? What goes into finding their families? Meet Melissa Chew, a hospital medical social worker who ...
  9. Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 
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    Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 

    Even before preparing for the PSLE, international students in neighbourhood schools must learn to adapt to local food and other ...
  10. Q&A with a safe distancing ambassador
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    Q&A with a safe distancing ambassador

    You need a "super thick skin" to deal with rude folks. But as a safe distancing ambassador, you also meet some really nice Singaporeans.