Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. 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.
  2. Today, the founders of the Dodo brand process over 15 tonnes of fish meat daily.

    From a kampung shed, how a family fishball empire was built on automation

    The founders of the DoDo brand, now a household name in Singapore, have transformed the simple and much-loved fish ball into a multimillion dollar ...
  3. Mr Kevin Chiam's special set of kitchenware, called Folks, has helped his friend Rosie Wong.

    Local toymaker Mighty Jaxx keen to produce kitchenware for the blind

    Young designer Kevin Chiam’s sought-after invention for the visually impaired was on ice, but the local cult toy brand saw its potential and now ...
  4. New hope for kitchen tools for the blind
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    New hope for kitchen tools for the blind

    Hopeful news: Toymaker Mighty Jaxx has offered to produce this young designer's kitchen tools for the blind.
  5. Grayden Tan and his classmates. At birth, he was within the third percentile in the growth chart.

    Should parents worry if their child is too short?

    Concerned parents in Singapore are opting to boost their children’s height in a number of ways, from hormone injections to an egg a day – some ...
  6. Over-expansion was the start of Starbucks' woes.

    How Starbucks’ growth nearly destroyed the business, until one man saved its skin

    It cannibalised its own stores and lost its soul along the way, forcing its former CEO to return and steer it through a crisis. Inside the Storm ...
  7. hawker centre

    Profit margins for hawker fare? As low as 20 to 30 cents

    Some consumers are unwilling to pay more for that bowl of fish ball noodles or ban mian, as Talking Point discovers. What might it take for higher ...
  8. CCAG plastic recycling main

    In South Korea, a lesson to be learned from a plastic waste crisis

    With trash piling up on the streets and recycling businesses losing money, the country was left scrambling for better solutions after China ...
  9. TNSR Cambodia main

    China brings casino boom to Cambodian town – but doom to local businesses?

    The new season of The New Silk Road looks at how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh, from the glitz and glamour, jobs and ...
  10. TP live streaming apps main

    Nudity, public sex, stalkers: What children are in for on live-streaming apps

    As live videos grow in popularity, parents can be more vigilant about protecting youngsters from the manipulation and sexually suggestive content ...