Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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  1. Orchard Towers fire 4

    Fire breaks out at Orchard Towers; 60 evacuated

  2. RASID (20)

    This farmer gave 600 homes cheap electricity that the power company couldn't

    At first, he was mocked for being “crazy”. But now, even the national electric company wants to buy his DIY hydro-power operation - and it all ...
  3. The farmer who gave them light: One man's dream electrifies his village
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    The farmer who gave them light: One man's dream electrifies his village

    No degree. No books or Internet. With little more than his own ingenuity and skilled hands, this farmer found a way to bring electricity to 600 ...
  4. How to buy the best ingredients at the wet market
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    How to buy the best ingredients at the wet market

    Young or old coconut milk? How should you pick the best chilli or nutmeg? Padang 'masterchef' Neni shares her wet-market tips. Because to make the ...
  5. vhr padang 7

    Vegetarian rendang? In Padang, an iconic dish gets a healthier update

    Reputed in her village as a 'masterchef', Neni Rahdipa cooks traditional Minang recipes the old-school way her grandma taught her - using wood ...
  6. Neni's mushroom rendang: Classic Padang food with a twist
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    03:29minutes

    Neni's mushroom rendang: Classic Padang food with a twist

    Beef rendang is perhaps Padang's best-known food. Resident Neni Rahdipa took on the challenge to create a healthier version of rendang using ...
  7. Neni's spicy cow head salad: An unusual Padang recipe
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    03:53minutes

    Neni's spicy cow head salad: An unusual Padang recipe

    It's not a dish many today can stomach thinking about, but in the old days, cow head salad was about not wasting any part of the cow that was ...
  8. rt Foxin 7

    The boy that once nobody wanted: An orphan finds his true family

    Left on the streets as a babe, abused by his adoptive mother, it took years for Lin Fo Xin to learn to trust again – with a woman who taught him ...
  9. Your Trash, His Treasure
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    Your Trash, His Treasure

    Depressed over constant worrying about money, this 38-year-old learnt to live off other people's trash. Now he gives away 90 per cent of what he ...
  10. dumpster diving 7

    The man who finds treasure, and the secret of happiness, in the trash

    He forages in rubbish to put half-eaten food and still-usable items to good use. In the process, Daniel Tay has found a happier way to live - and ...