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How to work productively when you have noisy kids or housemates

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‘Singaporean or Malaysian, they’re people’: How shelter volunteers rallied to help workers sleeping rough

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We have been fighting and the tide is still coming in. What has changed is that we have put up our dyke, we have held the water out, but the dyke leaks.

PM Lee Hsien Loong on Singapore’s continued fight to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control

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Singapore 'The tide is still coming in': PM Lee says COVID-19's impact on healthcare a 'very big problem'
This is a landmark package, and a necessary response to a unique situation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on the additional S$48 billion Budget to help those in Singapore tide over the COVID-19 pandemic

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Singapore COVID-19 Resilience Budget: ‘Landmark’ S$48 billion package to tide Singapore through ‘unprecedented’ crisis
Actually my family members are quite scared of getting infected. They don’t want to be near me. ​​​​​​​

Malaysian doctor Sean Thum on being on the COVID-19 fight’s frontlines and its impact on the people around him

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Asia ‘If not us, then who?’: Malaysian doctors overcome fear of infection in country’s battle against COVID-19
In 1998, then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong planted the yellow rain tree. It was still small (then), but now 20 years, you see the tree grow and it’s such a majestic tree. You feel proud and you feel happy that you have contributed in a small way to promoting tree planting, seeing the tree grow.

Senior curator Wong Tuan Wah, who has worked at Singapore’s Istana for 24 years

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It looks like a battlefield and it is a battlefield. Whether you realise it or not, you are involved.

Wuhan resident Qu Zhixiang on life in the original epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic

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I feel sad thinking about her. We’re very close.

Malaysian worker Sumon Nuam on missing his youngest daughter’s birthday. He’s one of many who decided to stay in Singapore after Malaysia closed its borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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