Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. Covid-19 is apparently less lethal but more contagious than the Sars coronavirus.

    How wide the spread of COVID-19 might actually be

    The mortality rate of the new coronavirus has been lower than SARS, but the nature of the virus suggests that it might be moving faster and ...
  2. The novel coronavirus outbreak has spread to more than 25 countries.

    Coronavirus outbreak: Economic fallout could be worse than SARS

    With millions of people in China on lockdown, and flights to the world’s second-largest economy being cancelled, the programme Money Mind examines ...
  3. Have smartphone, will share — as seen on TikTok, which is popular among domestic workers right now.

    When mobile phone usage comes between employers and domestic workers

    From sexy selfies to oversharing information online, the way some helpers use their phones is making some employers uneasy. Talking Point finds ...
  4. A lady selling a portable fan via live stream.

    What you need to know about live-stream auctions, including ghost bidders

    It is the latest trend in online shopping, but can you really bag a good bargain in these auctions, or are you paying an invisible price for the ...
  5. China bamboo rats main

    Bamboo rats – eco-friendly answer to growing appetites for meat?

    Two vloggers may have found the perfect solution to China’s rising meat consumption – a critter some consider pests, the programme China’s Growing ...
  6. Digital payments

    Screwed up an e-wallet payment? Here’s how to get your money back

    This form of electronic transaction often offers little consumer protection, so when mistakes occur, are you still entitled to that money? Why It ...
  7. One of the images is a deepfake. Can you tell which one? (Answer: The one on the left.)

    Deepfakes, nudes and the threat to national security

    While it seems like a bit of entertaining video wizardry, deepfakes can make people say things they never did in real life and influence public ...
  8. Ralph Teo, 12, has been having therapy with the help of dogs such as Hope and Telly.

    Faced with PSLE anxiety, boy finds help - and joy - from therapy dogs

    Animal-assisted therapy is relatively new in Singapore, but some are turning to it to help them improve their emotional well-being. On The Red Dot ...
  9. 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 - ...
  10. Why It Matters host Joshua Lim discovers how clutter in your digital space can have a marked impact.

    Digital clutter’s messing with your mind — here are 5 ways to ‘KonMari’ it

    We install more applications than we use and hoard too much data, putting ourselves at risk of not only cyber threats but also mental stress. Why ...