Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. There are nearly 7,000 escalators in Singapore, and safety-related issues have grown in importance.

    Almost an accident a day on Singapore’s escalators, and the reasons why

    Most of these accidents were caused by "user behaviour", such as using prams on escalators, running on them and not holding the handrails. Talking ...
  2. Christian Calledo became a lechonero, someone who roasts whole pigs on a spit, without any training.

    The Cebuano who quit his lucrative job to roast pigs in Singapore

    Iskina Cebu saved owner Christian Calledo from a life he did not want, and his eatery's lechon dish has now created a mini Cebu away from home, as ...
  3. Talking Point host Steven Chia asks three youngsters how they feel about their parents 'sharenting'.

    Embarrassing and risky: When parents share too much of their children online

    ‘Sharenting’ has become a social phenomenon, but what do youngsters have to say about it? What is at stake? Talking Point finds out.
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    The Philippines’ little delinquents, committing some of the most brazen crimes

    To deal with youth offenders, some lawmakers are hoping to make children as young as nine criminally liable. The programme Get Real investigates ...
  5. For every baby found abandoned, experts reckon that many more cases go unreported.

    Poor sex education, social exclusion leading mums in Malaysia to abandon babies

    The country is grappling with the problem of baby dumping as confused and fearful women struggle with various restrictions, from sex education to ...
  6. Chongqing native Yang Jian, the owner of You Ma You La, is now a Singapore permanent resident.

    The farm boy who became owner of one of Singapore's largest mala xiang guo chains

    You Ma You La owner Yang Jian once struggled to find customers and almost had to shut down before a mini-lobster dish saved his business, as On ...
  7. Mr Koh Seng Choon of Dignity Kitchen makes it his business to help people with disabilities

    Money lost, a life claimed by suicide, but Dignity Kitchen’s founder never gave up

    There have been obstacles along the way, from naysayers to a lack of government funding to a forced relocation, but social entrepreneur Koh Seng ...
  8. Many of the deportees are unprepared for re-entry to Cambodia.

    Kicked out of the US, Cambodian migrants are sent to a home they’ve never known

    Separated from their family and friends, these deportees must fight against homesickness, depression and suicide as they adapt to their new lives.
  9. Richard Ashworth shares with social worker Ng Jek Mui the difficulties of being a sole caregiver.

    When carers are burnt out, who cares for them?

    They spend a good part of their lives looking after loved ones, and it sometimes can be debilitating. Talking Point finds out what happens when ...
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    Spy cameras, illicit filming and upskirt photos: Are you being watched?

    Being unwittingly filmed is becoming a serious issue in Singapore, and for every hidden camera found and insult of modesty case reported, there ...