Biography of the Author Lianne Chia

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  1. Horses that heal: A second chance at life for the unwanted
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    Horses that heal: A second chance at life for the unwanted

    Former jockey Shamri Samsudin used to race horses for the money and thrills. Now, he's helping retired horses find a more fulfilling life - in ...
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    They used to race for money. Now, man and horse help heal the human spirit

    No longer wanted as race, polo or riding mounts, these horses found a home at EQUAL - where ex-jockeys like Shamri Shamsudin show them how to ...
  3. Medical social worker Melissa Chew's job entails bringing comfort to both the living and the dead.

    When all a patient has at death’s door is one last hope, she steps in

    Melissa Chew's job as a medical social worker includes reuniting families, even at the eleventh hour, and tracking down a dead person’s next of ...
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    I sell fruits because it’s fun: 97-year-old granny in viral post sees wave of kindness

    The day after a Facebook post about the elderly Thomson fruit seller went viral, one customer gave her S$100 for all her stock, just 30 minutes ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Iskandar Ibrahim lost the ability to see in bright light. But his make-up dreams are undimmed.

    Breaking free from his shades of grey: The visually impaired make-up artist

    Iskandar Ibrahim’s cosmetics career was cut short when he could no longer tell shades of colours apart. But even as his vision deteriorated, his ...
  7. 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 ...
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    Determination and a desperate daughter’s plea: The ban mian seller who turned her life around

    Alone, penniless and with a young child to take care of, Mdm Vivian Leong was once on the brink of suicide. But a desperate plea from her daughter ...
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    Vigorous debate in Parliament over proposed changes to Town Councils Act

    The Workers’ Party’s Sylvia Lim described part of the changes as "fundamentally flawed" and perpetuating an "extreme conflict of interest".
  10. The Workers' Party's Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim arriving at the Supreme Court on Oct 16 (2)

    AHTC trial: Sylvia Lim agrees to stating 'untruth' about extra cost for new managing agent

    The former Aljunied-Hougang Town Council chair also admitted to being “careless” with a media statement, but objected to the need to disclose the ...