Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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  1. Jack gym tonic 18

    Defying frailty: How a 67-year-old is training to walk again

    He'd dreamed of travelling. Retiree Jack Liew never thought that instead, he'd be confined to a mobility scooter for two years, fighting pain and ...
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    A musical tribute to Singapore this National Day, from the folks of St John's Home

    After a successful fundraising video on Facebook, the folks from St John's Home are back on social media! This time round, the eight spunky ...
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    Girl Guides forever: A sisterhood that's lasted over 50 years

    They are former Girl Guides and now part of the Trefoil Guild. Their friendship has gone from strength to strength since they were as young as ...
  4. The sisterhood of guides
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    The sisterhood of guides

    Aged 68 to 84, these former Girl Guides who have been friends for more than 50 years, still go camping and laugh like schoolgirls when joking ...
  5.  I will walk again: Retiree defies ageing in a 12-week challenge
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    12:30minutes

    I will walk again: Retiree defies ageing in a 12-week challenge

    Reliant on his personal mobility device for the last 2 years, Jack Liew has been depressed and frustrated at not being the man he used to be. His ...
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    ‘Just like us’: Singaporeans open hearts and homes to migrant workers

    Eight families inspired to invite migrant workers over for a meal, after a CNA Insider series, discover a new level of appreciation for their guests.
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    'My heart cries': Muslim migrant workers ache for family, but find support from bosses this Ramadan

    At the Paya Lebar Quarter construction site where these men work, extra measures are taken to safeguard their well-being. But nothing can shield ...
  8. Ramadan diaries: Migrant workers try to make a home away from home
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    Ramadan diaries: Migrant workers try to make a home away from home

    What happens when Kadir and friends step inside a Singaporean's home for the first time. For migrant workers here, it's a struggle to make for ...
  9. Kadir and Mateen

    'We need to take the first step': Giving migrant workers a taste of home away from home this Ramadan

    They have helped to build Singapore’s flats and offices, but Kadir and his friends from Bangladesh had never set foot in an HDB home - until now, ...
  10. (ry) ramadan diaries secret life of migrant workers
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    Ramadan diaries: The secret life of migrant workers

    They get up at 4.30am and get to work on building our city. A glimpse into the lives of construction workers during Ramadan - the hardships, ...