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DMUI bus driver 12

He's 23, and out to change the way we think of bus drivers

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Singapore's butterfly children

Born with 'the worst disease you never heard of', they struggle to live normal lives as they grapple with stigma.

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Adopting Keyuan

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China orphan who broke our viewers’ hearts finds a home, 4,500km away in Singapore

Eight-year-old Keyuan is spending his first Chinese New Year in Singapore with his new parents - who fell in love with him ...

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Can you train your baby to be super smart?

Parents are sending their kids from as young as a few days old for classes. Here's what the science says about it.

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This 82-year-old is one of the world's oldest app developers, and she's inspired Apple's CEO.

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The farmer who gave them light

With little more than his own resourcefulness, he turned the river's power into electricity for 600 homes. #InspirAsian

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Inspir Asians

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Once too poor for $1-lunch, hero now rallies a town to bring hope to families

T-shirt salesman Kelvin Wan used his modest income to help families in Kuching - until his own family couldn’t afford it anymore.

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Social network founder turns champion for exploited farmers in Indonesia

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Car park attendant's gift of a school, to children too poor to afford it

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The matron who heals with tough love, in her shelter for those with HIV

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United, they feed Malaysia's hungry: The kitchen where race and creed don't matter

Russia's cash-strapped forest service struggles to cover vast expanses where wildfires occur

The Investigative Trail

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In South Korea, a society faces up to an epidemic of sexual harassment

Globally, women are standing up to their sexual predators. But most South Koreans have been used to staying silent. The ...

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New cracks seven years on, as Fukushima residents urged to return home

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The long road to ensuring that Singapore's waste doesn't go to waste

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Why Singapore needs Tuas mega port to keep ruling the seas

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Why Singapore needs Changi Airport Terminal 5, to fly higher

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'Daughter, I've wronged you'

Forced to give up their babies under China's one-child policy, they're now searching desperately for their lost children.

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When your child teeters between life and death, these folks stand and hold the line... inside the children's ICU.

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Overcoming Limits


Signs of a rising star: When deafness is no limit

As a child, Alan loved role-playing but was told he could never be an actor - because he was deaf. Some 30 years later, he's ...

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The 54-year-old who ran a marathon four years after a quadruple bypass


Once a gang member, now he's giving his all to become a nurse

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The boy that once nobody wanted: An orphan finds his true family

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The drummer who became a maid to chase her musical dreams

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Another year, another victory

When the doctors say your child has months to live - this is how far can love, hope and a fierce devotion take you.

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ITE's special breed of teachers & students

It takes a resilient kind of student to rise above life's hard knocks; and an unorthodox sort of teacher to help them succeed.

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Finding Sayfullah's Voice

"You could see from his body language he wanted to tell you a lot of things." The story of a boy, his iPad and a mother's love.

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Food Heroes

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Michelin-star chef Andre Chiang fulfils a promise to an ice-cream uncle

The day before he closed his restaurant for good, he handed Mr Ng Teak Boon - a familiar face to CNA Insider viewers - a ...

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Two CNY dishes to impress your guests: Celestial duck and fried chicken skin pancake

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Vegetarian rendang? In Padang, an iconic dish gets a healthier update

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Recipes from a different time: The Bugis art of slow and lemak cooking

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A home cook's vanishing art of home-brewed wine and hand-raised chicken

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Vanishing Home Recipes: Regional edition

We source the secrets of homecooks who are preserving dying or forgotten ways of preparing old-time recipes.

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The Mavericks

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For two champions, a lion's sacrifice of blood, sweat and family time

The training is hard, injuries are common, and their relationships with their loved ones suffer. But these two lion dancers ...

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From 'untameable' teen, to Asia beatbox champ - with dad's belief in him

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The not-so-secret life of Singapore’s crossplayers

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Of a different yarn: The crochet artist who defied critics

Oddballs: She's an embalmer
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Oddballs: She's an embalmer

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A special school, built on love

They sold their house, she gave up her career. All to build a safe world for their son and hundreds of other youths.

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Facing Ageing


Danny's Mother: A love-hate-love story of facing dementia

When that strict, strong mother you know falls prey to dementia, and your roles are reversed – how do you cope with the ...

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This South Korean tech start-up hires only seniors over 55, to prove a point

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Guilt, burnout and sacrifice: Dementia patients’ caregivers ask ‘have I done enough?'

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Secret violence: The silence surrounding elder abuse

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In South Korea, disco-loving seniors defy the stereotypes of ageing

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A boy, an 83-year-old loner, and the unlikely friendship that changed them

What a 10-week social experiment in inter-generational relationships reveals.

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Why young Singaporeans are picking up dialects

More are going for classes in Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese - in part to bridge the generation gap.

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Special Report

A CNA Insider series exploring the issues of elderly poverty in Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore and Myanmar.

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Stories of Survivors

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Bankrupt, divorced, then son dies of cancer: How one man survived to rise above it all

He came close to ending his life and was locked up for drink-driving. Jimmy Ong tells On The Red Dot what gave him the will to ...

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Wei Kong's Long Road Back

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Did I create life or destroy them?: Mother’s grief over losing 3 babies

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Sister’s death at hands of schizophrenic son spurs her to help the mentally ill and their families

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A face of homelessness today

At 35, he sleeps in food outlets, washes up at public toilets - and has been trying to work and study his way out of destitution.

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Lives in limbo: CNA Insider's Lam Shushan documents the Rohingya refugees' tales of loss and of compassion


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio regio


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How Ninja Van's 'smart and ruthlessly aggressive' co-founder hooked a big investor

At 27 and with no logistics experience, Lai Chang Wen started a company that netted S$45m in investments. A mattress on the ...

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The urban farming pioneer who wants to feed the city’s soul

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Singaporean turns coffee-grower, with zero experience but a grande ambition

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Riding the 'airfish': Singapore company hopes to make it a travel game-changer

Lightning kills thousands of Indians every year, most of them farmers working the fields

Inside the Storm

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Once bleeding billions, how Philips reinvented itself for the digital age

Seemingly past its heyday as an electronics giant, the company turned to healthcare to survive – and now thrive. Inside the ...

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How an outsider rescued crisis-hit Nissan from the brink of collapse

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How Olympus was almost brought down by one of the worst corporate scandals


How corporate greed nearly destroyed Marvel's superhero empire

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DMUI bus driver 12

He's 23, and out to change the way we think of bus drivers

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How Taipei Metro turned itself around - and the lessons for Singapore's MRT system

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Do cooking classes, spa massages help baby develop faster? Some parents think so

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Behind that service smile

Your baby's linguistic superpower
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Your baby's linguistic superpower

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What you don’t see about service with a smile – the human being behind it

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