Biography of the Author Neo Chai Chin

Chai Chin - no smile byline

Neo Chai Chin

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

Displaying 10 out of 12 results

  1. Talking Point host Steven Chia ate fried chicken daily for a fortnight.

    This is what happens if you eat too much fried chicken

    Talking Point host Steven Chia puts his health on the line again, this time as he digs into Singapore’s love affair with fried chicken. Is there a ...
  2. Experts do not believe that Indonesia's military will make a political comeback.

    ‘We live in a different age now’: Why Indonesia’s military is unlikely to return to politics

    February’s coup in Myanmar has turned the spotlight on other Southeast Asian countries whose militaries have played a significant political role.
  3. Rayner Loi's start-up has developed smart waste bins to reduce food waste.

    Surviving recession: My dream is to reduce food waste. So I won’t let my start-up die

    Rayner Loi’s food-waste-tracking start-up had zero revenue at one point last year. What his investors had was faith. The 27-year-old is one of 12 ...
  4. Jake Tan, 26, thought he would have worked for other companies before starting one of his own.

    Surviving recession: I didn’t plan to start a firm after uni. COVID-19 made me do it

    Fresh graduate Jake Tan and some of his friends were unable to find work, so they made jobs for themselves. He’s one of 12 Singaporeans who shared ...
  5. Who killed the cats and dogs that appeared on Hong Kong's beaches? Undercover Asia investigates.

    What dead pets on Hong Kong shores have to do with the COVID-19 pandemic

    CNA correspondent Wei Du stumbles on the mystery of vanished pets in Hong Kong, and a much bigger problem behind the phenomenon, in the programme ...
  6. Syazwan Rahmad, 30, is a self-employed dancer, choreographer and instructor.

    Surviving recession: My dance career, mental health suffered. I’m still finding my way back

    It’s been an intense period for 30-year-old dancer Syazwan Rahmad — from the impact on his livelihood and new norms for performers, to a big ...
  7. Meeting people when she volunteers in the neighbourhood helps Sara to de-stress.

    ‘If I say I’m poor, there’s someone poorer’: Struggling mum of 4 finds time to help others in pandemic

    ComCare recipient Sara has had to stretch her budget to feed her children, while managing to do volunteer work in her neighbourhood. She tells her ...
  8. Extreme abusers dehumanise their victims. (Posed photo: Jeremy Long)

    ‘I want you to suffer with me’: What drives people to torture, enslave someone at home?

    They could have sadistic tendencies and a sense of entitlement. But violence escalates ‘primarily because there’s no consequence’, an expert believes.
  9. Last year, the Indian government blocked three environmental groups, even accusing them of terrorism

    Helplessness, hopelessness: The human cost of India’s Internet shutdowns

    India is the world’s worst disruptor of the Internet. Children and ordinary folk are paying a high price, the programme Undercover Asia finds out.
  10. Health officials point to pandemic-related stress as the cause of more suicides.

    With Southeast Asia's highest suicide rate, Thailand grapples with mental health challenge amid pandemic

    Sex workers, tourism employees and rural-to-urban migrants are among the victims of Thailand’s coronavirus fallout. How is the Land of Smiles ...