Biography of the Author Derrick A Paulo

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  1. Singapore's national symbols remain a platform for the people's common aspirations.

    Five things you didn’t know about these symbols of Singaporean nationhood

    They represent the nation’s highest ideals, but had to be created in a hurry to rally the people to a new vision. After 60 years, there are ...
  2. China’s growing middle class has developed a taste for exotic fruits like durian.

    How China’s love of durian is reshaping the Thai countryside

    The king of fruits in this region is a new favourite in China, largely sourced from Thailand. But whether that is a blessing or a curse for the ...
  3. PSLE results day 2019 (4)

    PSLE maths: Thorn in the side of parents, or challenge to embrace?

    Emotions ran high after this year’s PSLE maths paper. And the question surfaced again: Is too much being asked of our children? Talking Point ...
  4. Sam Leong (right) is the founder of Forest restaurant; his son Joe is out to make a name for himself

    His dad is Michelin starred. Chef Joe Leong is trying to step out of his shadow

    What happens when a child follows in the footsteps of a famous parent like Chef Sam Leong? There are tribulations and also poignancy, as On The ...
  5. The hostages in Taiwan's 1997 hostage crisis were a South African diplomat and his family.

    Inside the sensational 1997 hostage crisis that rocked Taiwan

    When the island’s most wanted criminal held a family hostage, the negotiations became fraught with chaos, and the situation threatened to spiral ...
  6. Firefighters in the Brazilian Amazon basin state of Mato Grosso battle a forest blaze.

    China is hungry for food. The Amazon is left counting the cost

    The face of Brazilian rainforest is changing, and China is responsible for that in no small way, with its newfound love of beef and demand for ...
  7. With 5G, investments are pouring into entertainment content as the South Korea experience has shown.

    After seven months, here’s what South Korea can teach us about 5G

    It was the first country to launch 5G mobile networks, and the programme Why It Matters looks at how the technology is not only about faster ...
  8. Young people at a climate change rally in Singapore.

    How Singapore sees its millennials (and it's not a pretty picture)

    A nationwide survey uncovers cracks between the different ages, raising questions on whether the young are being ignored, as the documentary ...
  9. Medical social worker Melissa Chew's job entails bringing comfort to both the living and the dead.

    When all a patient has at death’s door is one last hope, she steps in

    Melissa Chew's job as a medical social worker includes reuniting families, even at the eleventh hour, and tracking down a dead person’s next of ...
  10. Chinese President Xi Jinping has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as his "best friend".

    How China and Russia are becoming BFFs, following Trump’s US policy

    The two world powers are breaking new economic ground, ramping up co-operation in various areas like defence and seeking a dominion of sorts. The ...