Biography of the Author Derrick A Paulo

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  1. “Growing up here is special," says Daniel, even if being Jewish is “very hard" owing to Jewish laws.

    From special haircuts to speaking Hebrew, how Jews live in Singapore

    Whether they follow the orthodox code or are less strict, they are redefining, adapting and embracing Jewish life the Singaporean way. The series ...
  2. Riot police try to disperse protesters in Hong Kong's tourism district Nathan Road on July 7, 2019.

    What lies ahead for Hong Kong, a city on edge

    Protests may not be unusual in Hong Kong, but with the gulf between its government and people never more evident, Insight examines where the city ...
  3. Wen Zi Xu's Chinese language — and mum's close supervision — is taking a toll on him.

    Parents know best, or do they? In today’s Asia, the dilemmas of overparenting

    The end goal is successful children. But trying to give them a head start in life can be a struggle in a fast-changing, competitive world, as the ...
  4. Muhamad Ridhwan Ahmad is the first Singaporean boxer to become a professional world champion.

    The Singaporean boxer who wouldn’t quit, in the ring and in business

    Despite lacking a manager, fighting a contract battle and almost throwing in the towel, Muhamad Ridhwan is still in the game, driven by his dreams ...
  5. Ricky Yu built a tenancy model driven by family development and neighbourly cohesion.

    In Hong Kong, the man with a novel solution to its housing, poverty issues

    Ricky Yu found decent homes for low-income Hongkongers, by rallying people to rent out their places at below market rates — in the world’s most ...
  6. Not only has Mohd Nur Azmi grown closer to his sons, they have also been his pillars of support.

    Grit and a whole lot of love: When single fathers rise to the challenge

    One parent rediscovers what it is to truly be a father after a traumatic divorce, another has been raising his daughter since she was one — two ...
  7. Station Inspector Zulkiflee Mohamed is a Land Division investigation officer from Tanglin Division.

    Inside the world of a Singapore police investigator

    Istana incidents, mindless crimes and long hours are just some of the things Station Inspector Zulkiflee Mohamed faces on the job. CNA Insider ...
  8. The programme Money Mind finds out the turning points that changed Propnex CEO Ismail Gafoor's life.

    From living in rental flat to running Singapore’s largest estate agency

    Once a newspaper delivery boy, Ismail Gafoor became Propnex chief executive officer only with persistence and through many twists and turns on his ...
  9. Ben Arman calls himself a jack of all trades, from electrical to plumbing to miscellaneous repairs.

    ‘You’re paying for my experience, not my labour’: The handyman trying to earn his keep

    If there’s something wrong with your home fixtures, who are you going to call? Benjamin Arman, for one, isn’t afraid of choked toilets, but what ...
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    Too scared for pre-school: A young mum’s struggle with her daughter’s fears

    Forced to pull her girl out of childcare when she couldn’t adapt, and struggling to care for her family, things were looking rough for Yasmin – ...