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The struggle to bring up Tamimi, a 13-year-old with brittle bone disease

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Inside the hospital mortuary

"Dead bodies, they are dead. I'm more scared of the living." CNA Insider gains unprecedented access to the TTSH mortuary and ...

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Inside the women’s prison: Empathy, rigour and help to turn inmates' lives around

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Advocates for those in need: The Social Service Office where social and job assistance come together

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Behind the scenes with SBS Transit: How to keep 3,000 buses running daily

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

The Investigative Trail

There are over 1,000 types of bananas worldwide, but the Cavendish variety is the big cash crop.

The banana money trail: Prices rising in Singapore, but farmers not gaining

The cost of bananas from the Philippines has shot up, but farmers are struggling with losses, so where is the money from ...

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The premum quality of Thai jasmine rice has come at an increasingly higher price.

What politics and drugs have to do with the hike in rice prices

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The harsh realities behind the rising sugar cane prices in Singapore

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No more 'hum' in laksa? Why cockles are becoming costlier and harder to find

Ms Diana Ser immersed herself as a teacher's assistant in two pre-schools for a week.

Why it's still so hard to have more early childhood educators in Singapore

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

Inside the Storm

Japan Airlines' saviour was 77-year-old retiree and ordained Buddhist monk Kazuo Inamori.

How a Buddhist monk turned CEO revived Japan Airlines from bankruptcy

When JAL was state-owned, it had picked up some bad habits. After privatisation, it lacked the instinct for survival. Inside ...

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How a Chinese fridge factory prevailed over General Electric, once the world’s best firm

Over-expansion was the start of Starbucks' woes.

How Starbucks’ growth nearly destroyed the business, until one man saved its skin

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

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Entrepreneurs

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The challenges entrepreneurs face in Singapore, and what it takes to succeed

Is Singapore a good place for inventors? What rejections should they be prepared for in running a start-up? Their struggles ...

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Mr Kevin Chiam's special set of kitchenware, called Folks, has helped his friend Rosie Wong.

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

From breastfeeding mum to inventor
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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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Stories of Survivors

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A dream unfolds for artist living in IMH, with a special exhibition and meeting

As a child, he learned painting from eminent artists like Choo Keng Kwang. After 40 years, Sim Kah Lim gets to see his idol ...

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

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

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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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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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She gave everything up to save Malaysia's wild gibbons

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Family Ties

The Beijing Boys' Club isn't an army camp, but there is military-style training such as drills.

‘Masculinity crisis’ in China leads parents to enrol kids in boot camp

A Beijing club has set out to save young boys from being ‘effeminate, petty, weak-minded and emotionally fragile’, and to turn ...

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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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OTRD We are the Pohan family main

The struggle to bring up Tamimi, a 13-year-old with brittle bone disease

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Saving Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines' saviour was 77-year-old retiree and ordained Buddhist monk Kazuo Inamori.

How a Buddhist monk turned CEO revived Japan Airlines from bankruptcy

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Inside the hospital mortuary, lessons in life and death

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