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

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

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

The Investigative Trail

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10 ways to slash your bill as water and electricity prices rise

From recycling water from the washing machine, to switching to LEDs, Talking Point gets expert tips to help three households ...

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These are the ‘leftover men’ of China, who just want to get married

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

He'd dreamed of travelling. Retiree Jack Liew never thought that instead, he'd be confined to a mobility scooter for two ...

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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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An app developer at 82

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A Singaporean tourist, a Cambodian tuktuk driver, and their unexpected friendship #AcrossAsean

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

Half of hairstylist Winnie Lai's customers in her HDB home are Malay-Muslims who appreciate the privacy. Some have become fast ...

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

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

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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


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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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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Oddballs: She's an embalmer

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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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‘Some people think I’m crazy’: What makes Singapore’s ant-man tick

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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