Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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  1. A room in the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (Source: Amin Mohamad Al)

    COVID-19: Battling fear and boredom, migrant workers grapple with isolation in dormitories

    What is it like living in an isolation area? With their phones, migrant workers take CNA Insider into their quarters, and talk about how they have ...
  2. Tom Iljas and Liong May Swan were not going to wait for Covid-19 to pass before tying the knot.

    A stroke and COVID-19 didn’t stop them marrying at 80. Here’s a lesson in love

    Tom Iljas and Liong May Swan had to cancel their original wedding ceremony owing to COVID-19. So they held the solemnisation in a hospital where ...
  3. Inside Changi Airport emergency service main

    Inside Changi Airport’s emergency service — the team given life-and-death tasks

    A dedicated team of firefighters, known as the Airport Emergency Service, are the airport’s first responders. Out of 300 who apply, only about 20 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. The bakery that changes lives
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    The bakery that changes lives

    They bake gingerbread cookies, pineapple tarts, kuehs and more every Hari Raya, Deepavali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. But these low-income ...
  6. There are gingerbread men, pineapple tarts and a home from home for the women bakers here.

    The low-income women who are baking in change into their lives, together

    Since the start of an initiative to enhance the skills of bakers in rental communities, the women involved have found support from one another, ...
  7. The boy from the Normal stream who almost gave up
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    The boy from the Normal stream who almost gave up

    “When I ask, 'Who thinks that being in Normal (Technical) means it’s the end for you?', a few raise their hands.” But this story proves otherwise.
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    ‘Without him, I’d be in Boys’ Home’: The Normal Stream student who just needed someone to believe in him

    After barely scraping through to secondary school, Yap Zi Yang’s self-esteem was shattered - until a youth worker with The Scaffold Programme ...
  9. Integration Farrer Park main 2

    Friends from other lands: The unique challenges of international students at one primary school

    One is grappling with English; another with local food; a third takes tuition in her native Russian and Mandarin. At neighbourhood schools like ...
  10. Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 
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    Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 

    Even before preparing for the PSLE, international students in neighbourhood schools must learn to adapt to local food and other ...