Biography of the Author Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

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  1. Underwater currents, strong winds and even heavy rain add uncertainty to commercial diving jobs.

    For a pay packet, they risk drowning, crocodile attacks and being hit by ships

    They are in one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, but these divers want to do what they love and go to sea, as On The Red Dot discovers.
  2. Riding on a Go-Jek motorcycle is often the only way to zip through Jakarta's jams.

    Go-Jek’s going places, but is it leaving its riders behind?

    The Singapore-bound ride-hailing provider is Indonesia’s most valuable technology start-up, last valued at about US$5 billion, so why do some of ...
  3. As experts told Why It Matters, poverty is complex and is not only about not having enough money.

    How poverty tends to trap people into making poor decisions

    Weighed down by a scarcity mindset and tunnel vision, the poor are at risk of making choices that feed the poverty cycle. Sometimes they are out ...
  4. DFM instagram seniors cedric and granddaughters

    The loneliness of old age - and an experiment to see if Instagram can be a cure

    One lonely cancer patient wanted friends to know she was “still here”; a former sprinter didn’t know how to interest his grandchildren in his ...
  5. DMUI petrol attendant 13

    Heartache and duty: At 77, the petrol pump attendant who must keep working

    One of the oldest workers at his petrol station, Mohamed Yasin works hard to keep up with the demands of his job, which is far more than just ...
  6. WIM dirty money 3

    This is how dirty your money is

    Banknotes in Singapore were tested for bacteria, and the results were not comforting, as Why It Matters discovers.