Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. bean sprouts

    As beansprout prices shoot up in Singapore, will they go missing from our favourite dishes?

    What used to be a cheap vegetable is no longer, beansprout prices have increased 70 per cent at wet markets while those at supermarkets have gone ...
  2. Insight Japan doll maker 2

    The village with dolls but no children – and Japan’s existential crisis

    ​​​​​​​Its population ageing and declining, Japan must let go of some of its deep-set traditional values – if it wants to avoid an economic crisis.
  3. TP drug addict 1

    Yuppie drug abusers are on the rise, and checking into S$19,000-a-month rehab centres abroad

    Today’s drug abusers are students and young professionals. Talking Point explores how some are going overseas at high cost to kick the habit - ...
  4. Insight children terrorism shelter

    Child suicide bombers, and the shelter rehabilitating them in Indonesia

    They have been manipulated and radicalised to become fighters and human bombs. Will re-socialising and counselling these children at a secretive ...
  5. OTRD SIngapore Couple Ati clinic2

    For 33 years, Singaporean couple helped a ‘forgotten’ people – at a personal cost

    They’ve endured illness, separation from their kids and tough conditions, to bring help to the impoverished Ati tribe of the Philippines, as On ...
  6. Insight vietnam brides main

    Raped, beaten and sold in China: Vietnam's kidnapped young brides

    More young girls from Vietnam are ending up in forced marriages in China, where the gender imbalance has created a demand for foreign brides, as ...
  7. In the post-Islamic State era, returning militants could be an even bigger threat.

    Islamic State fighters heading home: Is Southeast Asia ready?

    Roughly 1,000 Southeast Asians joined the conflict in Iraq and Syria. With the terrorist group’s military collapse, Insight examines whether they ...
  8. Singaporean David Chen had to convince farmers in Myanmar that he could increase their yields.

    How a Singaporean is changing the fates of rice farmers in Myanmar

    Against a backdrop of climate change and a cyclone disaster, David Chen is helping to tackle the problem of poverty through the way rice is farmed ...
  9. Talking Point collected water samples across the island, including from taps in dirty surroundings.

    Drink water from a public toilet? Singapore's taps put to the test

    Talking Point looks at why Singaporeans resist drinking directly from the tap, especially public taps, and how well founded their fears are.
  10. The Chinese government has poured billions of dollars into AI research and applications.

    How China the copycat became a tech giant to rival the US

    From having four Silicon Valleys to scoring a world first — a city with a 100 per cent electric bus fleet — China has taken on the US for ...