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

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

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He's the 23-year-old who wants to change the way we think about bus drivers

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Super Children

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My 8-year-old, the computer prodigy - and why we moved him to Melbourne

Seth Yee knows three programming languages and thinks at the level of students more than twice his age. But he struggled with ...

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

How to tell if your kid will succeed in life: A little social experiment
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How to tell if your kid will succeed in life: A little social experiment

How to train your baby to be super smart
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How to train your baby to be super smart

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

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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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This 81-year-old granny from Taiwan is shattering track records and preconceptions about aging.

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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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An app developer at 82

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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

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

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

The Investigative Trail

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The monstrous scale of plastic bag wastage in Singapore

Do Singaporeans know the extent of the resources needed to fuel their plastic bag usage, and the amount of bags that is wasted?

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From floating solar farms, to HDB rooftops: Where Singapore's sun-powered future lies


Stepping on the gas to keep Singapore's lights burning

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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Oddballs: She's an embalmer

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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 petrol pump attendant: A 77-year-old's duty to family

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

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The 11-year-old math marvel

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

A gymnastics champ at 10, and Singapore's future Olympic hope?
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A gymnastics champ at 10, and Singapore's future Olympic hope?

Facing depression: A family man's journey to the brink and back
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Facing depression: A family man's journey to the brink and back

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

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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