Biography of the Author Alistair Ang

Alistair Ang

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. 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 ...
  2. Singaporeans love to fly, but should they be less blase about air safety?

    How you can survive a plane crash (it’s not as rare as you think)

    Passengers can do a lot more to stay safe when flying, and avoid or even survive an accident. The programme Why It Matters finds out eight things ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Rope access professionals do a range of jobs, from cleaning building facades to executing rescues.

    To do their job, they dangle from high-rise buildings by just a rope

    These technicians risk their lives every time they go to work, and go to great lengths to perform tasks few dare to, in places few can reach. On ...
  5. (dn) OTRD chef mission Thailand main

    The Singaporean grad who ditched his corporate dreams because of a glue-sniffer in Thailand

    The plight of a 15-year-old Thai boy moved economics graduate Daryl Tay to volunteer in an impoverished village, as Prive Group executive chef ...
  6. (dn) OTRD Rumah makan minang main pix

    Two brothers want the best for Rumah Makan Minang, but just can’t agree

    One has formal training, the other has street smarts and experience. Who’s right about changing their family-owned restaurant’s menu? As they’ve ...