Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. Families in Bangkok are often faced with floods. But is it a problem with no end in sight?

    The fight to save Bangkok from sinking into watery depths

    A green basin, an urban farm and a floating home — the programme Insight explores the solutions being devised to keep climate change and ...
  2. WIM killer heat future

    Why Singapore is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world

    Extreme heat, combined with the island’s high humidity, could be life-threatening, the programme Why It Matters discovers.
  3. (dn) TP utilities main

    10 ways to slash your bill as water and electricity prices rise

    From recycling water from the washing machine, to switching to LEDs, Talking Point gets expert tips to help three households reduce their ...
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    How your phone’s apps and features can be used to spy on you

    Smartphones have many built-in sensors, and you may be surprised at what app developers do to gain access to them and your personal details, as ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. (dn) TP hire purchase 7

    How a S$3,000 bill became S$30,000: The truth behind retailers' instalment plans

    Lured by low monthly repayments, some buy their electronics and furnishings on hire purchase, not realising how much higher the price will be in ...
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    He’s 48, and already grappling with dementia

    More Singaporeans are being diagnosed with dementia at a younger age. Talking Point looks at the problems they face, as well as ways to prevent ...
  8. Mr Tan Chee Meng opens his stall at 7.30am, and usually by lunchtime, he’s out of fish balls.

    Fish balls made by hand and sold out daily? Meet one of a rare breed of hawkers

    Set in the traditional ways of his father, hawker Tan Chee Meng refuses to rely on machinery or pre-mixed paste to sell more fish ball noodles.
  9. Debbie Yam, 30, has a few ideas about how to take her family’s legacy to the next level.

    Can a millennial hawker rejuvenate her great-grandfather’s zi char stall?

    Fourth-generation hawker Debbie Yam uses social media marketing and tweaks classic dishes to help her family’s 74-year-old food business. But the ...
  10. Canned food covers a wide spectrum, from luncheon meat and cream soup to chickpeas and green beans.

    Canned food: Maybe it isn’t as bad as you think

    It is often perceived to be less nutritious than fresh food, but if you know what to look out for, it can be a healthy alternative. The programme ...