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CNA Correspondent - S1E22: Has huge international interest in Muay Thai diluted its traditional roots?

CNA Correspondent - S1E22: Has huge international interest in Muay Thai diluted its traditional roots?
11 Jan 2023 07:13AM
16 mins

Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is a symbol of cultural pride and identity and now, Thailand’s national sport is generating huge interest internationally. But with it comes the fear that it will lose its ancient traditions. With dreams of the sport making its Olympic debut growing bigger, Teresa Tang talks to correspondent Saksith Saiyasombut about how Muay Thai could change, and what is being done to preserve it. 

CNA Correspondent - S1E32: A Singapore journalist in Ukraine

On the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine, CNA sent correspondent Jeremy Koh to get a firsthand look at life in a conflict zone. He sits down with Teresa Tang to share the challenges and fears he and his team faced while reporting in Kyiv and Lviv. 

21/03/2023 19 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E31: The dangerous and gut-wrenching experience covering the Turkiye earthquake

From the rollercoaster of emotions while rescuers searched for survivors, to a nation coming together to support the relief efforts, Trent Murray talks to Steve Lai about his time reporting from Malatya, Turkiye after deadly earthquakes devastate an area roughly the size of South Korea.   

14/03/2023 22 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E30: How women in India fight the patriarchy

CNA Correspondent marks International Women’s Day with a look at India’s progress through the eyes of its women. Steve Lai talks with Neha Poonia and Rebecca Bundhun on how women in India are fighting the patriarchy and charting their own course. 

07/03/2023 26 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E29: Protecting domestic workers from abuse in Indonesia

Stupid. Idiot. Brainless. These are insults some domestic workers have had to endure from their employers in Indonesia. There are also those who end up being hit too. Teresa Tang speaks to CNA’s Saifulbahri Ismail who explains why a near two-decade old bill to protect these workers has been in limbo, and what are its chances for success now. 

28/02/2023 20 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E28: Why does Singapore engage in orchid diplomacy?

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his wife were the latest dignitaries to have an orchid named after them as Singapore and Vietnam celebrate their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. At least 200 varieties of specially curated orchids are named after heads of state, royalty and celebrities in Singapore. Why does gifting a beautiful orchid matter in diplomatic relations? Steve Lai asks Glenda Chong in this episode. 

21/02/2023 18 mins