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SG Stories - S1E3: Sports & NS saved his life! - Siva Gopal Thaiyalan

SG Stories - S1E3: Sports & NS saved his life! - Siva Gopal Thaiyalan
20 Jul 2022 02:00PM
37 mins

An educator of more than 20 years, Siva Gopal Thaiyalan came from a background of abject poverty and very limited resources, but sports and national service saved his life! He’s also spent the last three years as Senior Lecturer and Head of the Adult Learning Programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and is passionate about youth development and educational transformation.

SG Stories - S1E12: Anita Tompang, Ketupat Weaver

Though she went to National Junior College, Anita Tompang was from the Malay stream and struggled with the English language. She didn’t make it to university, but has made ketupat weaving her life’s pursuit. A skill she picked up from the age of 9, she has woven ketupats by hand every Hari Raya for over 20 years. Find out what she’s been doing to keep this traditional craft alive in Singapore.

21/09/2022 37 mins

SG Stories - S1E11: Bullied in school, Lim Yan Ling now helps at-risk youth

By age 16, Lim Yan Ling had been in and out of hospitals a number of times for depression and anxiety - the result of having been ostracized at school and at home in her growing up years. After nothing seemed to work, she decided at age 17 to take charge of her recovery journey. Today, she helps others who are seeking to improve their lives and emotional well being. One way she does this is via

14/09/2022 36 mins

SG Stories - S1E10: Timothy De Souza, one of the first RSAF Black Knights

Timothy De Souza was one of the first members of the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s official aerobatics team, known as the Black Knights. He recounts his memories of their debut on SAF Day at Changi Air Base in 1974, and his duties as Commander of the RSAF Flying Training School. He also describes Defence Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee’s instrumental role in turning our air force into one of the

07/09/2022 1 hr 6 mins

SG Stories - S1E9: Alison and Albert Lim, marriage mentors who have been married more than 33 years

Alison and Albert met during a graduation trip to Europe - she was the student who caught his eye, and he, the besotted student travel guide. Some 38 years later, Alison and Albert Lim have three children - two of them are happily married themselves, with a 2 year old grand-daughter whom they absolutely adore. Both of them are also National Directors of Family Foundations Singapore, a faith-based

31/08/2022 35 mins

SG Stories - S1E8: Anitha Devi Pillai, author, poet, and applied linguist

Anitha Devi Pillai is an author, poet, applied linguist and educator at the National Institute of Education, whose poems have made their way to classrooms around the world. Her literary flair could have come from her mother, who wrote the historical work titled “Sembawang: A Novel (2020)” — a finalist for the Singapore Book Publishers Association’s Best Literary Work 2021, as well as the Singapore

24/08/2022 1 hr 07 mins