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The Chetti Melaka come from Hindu roots, but honour many religions.

Meet the Chetti Melaka, or Peranakan Indians, striving to save their vanishing culture

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Singapore dreaming: Painting his world, from behind a mental institution's walls

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

The Investigative Trail

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Spying on maids with CCTV – where do we draw the line?

As more employers embrace the use of surveillance cameras to monitor their household and maids, the programme Talking Point ...

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Spy cameras, illicit filming and upskirt photos: Are you being watched?

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The truth behind 'sustainably fished' and 'organic' labels

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India’s parched earth: Too late to solve the worst water crisis in its history?

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7 things to know about the more virulent strain of HFMD that’s killed 2

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Entrepreneurs

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Young designer invents kitchenware for the blind, but struggles to bring it to market

From a knife with a safety guard to a chopping board with a side tray, the utensils Kevin Chiam has developed could be a help ...

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From breastfeeding mum to inventor

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How Uber, valued at billions, was sent packing by a start-up in Singapore

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Trust and respect: Why Muslim women are this home salon owner's biggest clients

Japan has announced plans to ease immigration restrictions and bring in more foreign workers to

Facing Ageing

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8 seniors on a social media mission to build a S$15 million home

Almost all of them had never used a smartphone, but within weeks, these elderly residents of St John's Home learnt to shoot a ...

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The house that gave Mummy Soh, 75, new lease of life as an entrepreneur

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Defying frailty: How a 67-year-old is training to walk again

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'Like a knife poking my heart': Loss, loneliness and the killing pain of elderly depression

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Heartache and duty: At 77, the petrol pump attendant who must keep working

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Home, truly, after 8 years: A divorced mum's search for housing security

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Ramadan Diaries

Ramadan diaries: Migrant workers try to make a home away from home

What happens when Kadir and friends step inside a Singaporean's home for the first time. For migrant workers here, it's a ...

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His music of yesteryear makes the sick, lonely elderly dance and smile once more.

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Stories of Survivors

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Left half-paralysed in a holiday crash, she walks at her wedding three years on

A New Zealand holiday ended in a horrifying accident and life in a wheelchair. But Jean Ling tells On The Red Dot how she ...

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He’s 48, and already grappling with dementia

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'Mummy, help me find my soul': Learning to be a mum again, to help fix her child's broken mind

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'I knew my life was in danger': Singaporean hiker lost on Johor mountain

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Facing depression: Working adults battle not just demons, but also stigma

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She gave everything up to save Malaysia's wild gibbons

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Family Ties

China millennial vs parents: A gulf of expectations

16-year-old Ji Xuan has given up on dancing, music and calligraphy lessons - and now she wants to stop school for a year to ...

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A 71-year-old and her grandchild on a green journey together, to find closeness again

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Starting a family of 7 in Singapore at the age of 21

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Super Children

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Raising an 11-year-old maths marvel who craves a challenge

Aarushi Maheshwari can work on university-level problems and is a chess champion. But with her parents not wanting her to skip ...

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‘I miss my friends': A 10-year-old Singaporean's sacrifice for her Olympic dream

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EQ 'more crucial' than IQ, as China's parents send kids to golf classes and CEO school

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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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Food Heroes

Mdm Milah's Saba Banana Kueh: A Bugis recipe

"If it's not sweet, the Bugis tastebuds will not like it." Mdm Milah may be Javanese, but she has mastered the Saba Banana ...

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She wants to change up Samy’s Curry, but dad’s not ready to let go

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Two brothers want the best for Rumah Makan Minang, but just can’t agree

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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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InspirAsian: The Series

They are the individuals who bring light to others' lives - nominated by CNA Insider viewers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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The Chetti Melaka come from Hindu roots, but honour many religions.

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

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