Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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  1. Who mourns the elderly poor when they die alone? This compassionate 80-year-old does.

    The 80-year-old who cares for the lonely elderly poor, in life and death

    Lim Hang Chung founded a welfare society to provide Chinese medical services, and then realised he could do much more by giving those in need a ...
  2. MCI ITE Elevate lab class

    ‘We’re passing them hope’: The ITE student who found her purpose uplifting others

    Coming out of a low point, teenager Ng Pei Ying was “desperate” to make something of her life - when a pilot project called ELEVATE came along, ...
  3. Sparked to serve: The ITE teen who found purpose in helping others
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    Sparked to serve: The ITE teen who found purpose in helping others

    Adrift and lost, this ITE student was searching for a purpose. She found it in helping others less fortunate, through project ELEVATE - and now, ...
  4. OTRD We are family follow-up

    For three families who broke our viewers' hearts, an outpouring of help

    Their stories about their struggle against rare disabilities struck a chord with readers and viewers, who responded with offers of help of various ...
  5. The trauma specialists from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, doing a job few are equipped to handle.

    Inside the trauma unit: The surgeons who fight to save every life

    If you are badly injured, they are the ones in the front line fighting to not only save you, but also help you get back on your feet. CNA Insider ...
  6. Inside the trauma unit of Tan Tock Seng Hospital
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    Inside the trauma unit of Tan Tock Seng Hospital

    "When shit hits the fan, you need to know how to mop it up, and not everybody can." Meet the trauma specialists from Singapore's Tan Tock Seng ...
  7. The Chetti Melaka come from Hindu roots, but honour many religions.

    Meet the Chetti Melaka, or Peranakan Indians, striving to save their vanishing culture

    There are around 200 of them in Singapore. There could be a few thousand more, but so little is known of the community that many don’t know their ...
  8. Singapore's Peranakan Indians
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    Singapore's Peranakan Indians

    They come from Hindu roots, but honour many religions. They celebrate the Qingming festival, with an Indian twist. They speak a Malay patois, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. St Johns Home national day music video thumbnail
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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 ...