Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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

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  1. Can he consummate a marriage? Will any children he has “be like him”? Alex has faced such questions.

    I want a wife, not a maid: When a man with cerebral palsy looks for love, intimacy

    Like many of his peers, Alex, 33, craves companionship and a family of his own in future. But his disability is not the only challenge. He must ...
  2. Looking for love
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    Looking for love

    Can a person with disability have sex? How do they find someone who'll love them as they are, and not see them as a burden? These are questions ...
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    COVID 19: No spike in number of migrant worker suicides, says MOM

    The ministry adds that it is working closely with NGOs, who say the mental state of many migrant workers has been affected by uncertainties over ...
  4. Pandemic financial advice for Millennials (by mostly Millennials)
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    Pandemic financial advice for Millennials (by mostly Millennials)

    How long is it okay to stay unemployed in this crisis? What should you do to make yourself more employable? Are REITs still good to invest in? ...
  5. Blogs that can cut it have replaced stuffy branding with, say, illustrations or snazzy stock images.

    The rise of personal finance bloggers, out to save financially illiterate millennials

    How do you make personal finance shareable for the Instagram generation? Replace jargon with relatable comics and a conversational tone to ensure ...
  6. Life after COVID-19: recovered migrant workers stay on cruise ship, in flats
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    Life after COVID-19: recovered migrant workers stay on cruise ship, in flats

    What happens to migrant workers from Singapore's dormitories during and after their recovery from COVID-19?   Two residents of S11 ...
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    Recovered from COVID-19, migrant workers live on a cruise ship and in an HDB flat

    Former dormitory residents like Pugal may be resting easier, but they still grapple with uncertainty. Part 3 of a series on Singapore's migrant ...
  8. Newlywed at 78 - lessons in love, in the time of COVID-19
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    Newlywed at 78 - lessons in love, in the time of COVID-19

    Is there love after 70? What about life after a stroke? Tom, 81, a Swedish national, and May Swan, 78, a Singaporean writer, married at Alexandra ...
  9. Life 24/7 in a 2-room rental flat during Singapore's COVID-19 measures
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    Life 24/7 in a 2-room rental flat during Singapore's COVID-19 measures

    Squeezed into a two-room HDB public rental flat for 24/7, Tina's family of 10 has had to grapple with full home-based learning, son Max's upcoming ...
  10. Life in isolation - when a migrant worker gets COVID-19 in Singapore
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    Life in isolation - when a migrant worker gets COVID-19 in Singapore

    It's been about two weeks since Singapore's first foreign worker dormitories were gazetted as isolation areas, just before Singapore's switch to ...