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

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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The farmers' tech hero

Indebted to and cheated by middlemen, Indonesia's farmers now have a way to cut them out, thanks to an app creator. #InspirAsian


The Kuching town hero who brought hope

“I’m a t-shirt salesman earning RM2,000 a month. If I can help 191 families in need, many of us can help many more.” #InspirAsian


Matron's house of tough love

Sick, suicidal and shunned, HIV+ women find refuge with a tough Malaysian grandma who refuses to let them "rot away". #InspirAsian

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The school that Bang Jack built

A humble parking attendant is ensuring no impoverished child in his village gets left behind. #InspirAsian


The Investigative Trail

Steel, soft power and 'fake' Islamic art: China's Belt and Road to the Middle East

The new season of The New Silk Road looks at China's extension of its master plan for trade and soft power influence, and how ...

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Mass child deaths at a hospital, another has just one nurse: India's healthcare crisis

5 things to know about lightning (and chances of being killed by a strike)

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Singapore's depression problem: Why It Matters

WeChat phenomenon: How a messaging app helped spark China’s cashless revolution

House guest: An eye-opening social experiment

When Singaporeans with no or few friends of other races meet - and try to overcome prejudice, stereotypes and ignorance.

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Overcoming Limits

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

Left on the streets as a babe, abused by his adoptive mother, it took years for Lin Fo Xin to learn to trust again – with a ...

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

The drummer who became a maid to chase her musical dreams

Love in the face of Tourette's

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.


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

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

Reputed in her village as a 'masterchef', Neni Rahdipa cooks traditional Minang recipes the old-school way her grandma taught ...

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With a twist on kaya toast and bak chang, Bandung’s oldest kopitiam is fast becoming hip

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

Four generations of selling youtiao: The dough that binds this family

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

Vanishing Home Recipes: Regional edition

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


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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The Mavericks

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

Piratheeban Kernabalan lacked focus in school and in life because of his ADHD. Until he found a musical art that called to 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

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Oddballs: She's an embalmer

From playing in arcades and a one-room flat, to top of the world

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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What the powerful magic of choice did to these nursing home residents

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

Secret violence: The silence surrounding elder abuse

Why young Singaporeans are picking up dialects

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


Special Report

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

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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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Stories of Survivors

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

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

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

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


Meet the real-life suicide squad - ordinary folks turned heroes who risked death to rescue more than 1,700 trapped in Marawi.


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Felicia and the Umars: An inter-racial social experiment


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

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

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

Inside the Storm

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

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

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Meet Myanmar's child workers who toil as labourers and maids

Uphill battle to curb child labour in Myanmar, where 13-year-olds work in construction

Crowdsourcing donations online? Here's how to improve the chances

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