Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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  1. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Life in isolation - inside Singapore's foreign worker dorms
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    Life in isolation - inside Singapore's foreign worker dorms

    On April 5, S11 Dormitory @Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan became the first two dorms where nearly 20,000 residents have been put under a 28-day ...
  7. Tina has been worrying about expenses for her eight children, aged 15 months to 19 years.

    ‘If no work at all, how?’ Low-income families grapple with zero income, higher expenses amid circuit breaker

    ​​​​​​​How financial worries are gripping families in public rental flats, in the second of two stories looking at the impact of COVID-19 measures ...
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    Home-based learning blues: Life in a rental flat during the COVID-19 circuit breaker

    What the past two weeks of staying home 24/7 has been like for four Singaporean families living in one- and two-room flats.
  9. Dealing with crisis: the airport firefighters
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    Dealing with crisis: the airport firefighters

    A plane's landed at Changi Airport with an engine fire. It's up to this specialised team of airport firefighters to save the day. Here's an ...
  10. A photo taken by Subramaniam Pugalandi, a migrant worker in Singapore, with his wife and son.

    'Just pray, very soon I can get well': Migrant workers from dorms battle on

    Some things have changed — while others have not — since the first foreign-worker dormitories were declared to be isolation areas nearly two weeks ...