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Heart of the Matter

DPM Heng Swee Keat bows out: What happened and how PAP’s leadership transition can get back on track

The 4G leaders called DPM Heng’s decision to step aside a setback to succession planning. What’s behind the decision? What implications does this ...

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Thursday.  

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34:44minutes

DPM Heng Swee Keat bows out: What happened and how PAP’s leadership transition can get back on track

The 4G leaders called DPM Heng’s decision to step aside a setback to succession planning. What’s behind the decision? What implications does this ...
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35:14minutes

'Accidental ambassador' and Singapore female icon Chan Heng Chee gets personal about her life and work

She’s a distinguished diplomat with a string of honours to her name. Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Foreign Affairs ...
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31:48minutes

Intermittent fasting for beginners – and what you may not know

How effective can such diets be for weight loss, reducing your cholesterol or burning fat? Can they be dangerous? And what role does culture play ...
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23:09minutes

Wild boar attacks in Punggol – averting the next dangerous encounter

As Singapore becomes greener, could there be more man-versus-wild episodes in places near forested areas? Lin Suling tackles culling, fencing and ...
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25:55minutes

Food delivery apps: How riders, consumers and F&B outlets have found them a year since COVID-19

COVID-19 was a shot in the arm for food delivery platforms. One year on, have apps and restaurants gotten their systems in order? Why do we still ...
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34:27minutes

Budget 2021: A clarifying moment for businesses and workers as Singapore shifts gears

Budget 2021 afforded huge support to businesses and workers in riding out COVID-19. But what must give as Singapore switches priorities from ...
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29:11minutes

Electric cars: When’s a good time to start thinking about buying one?

Ambitious targets in Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 on the adoption of electric vehicles announced on Wednesday (Feb 10) have signalled a bigger ...
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38:54minutes

GameStop’s rollercoaster: What really went down and could it happen here?

January 2021 will go down as one of the most bizarre months in Wall Street's 200-year history where a video-game company found itself in the ...
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27:47minutes

COVID-19 restrictions ahead of Chinese New Year: Rules, risks and responsibilities

Two weeks before Chinese New Year, what’s behind Singapore’s new restrictions? What is the outlook for the country’s COVID-19 fight amid a raging ...
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25:02minutes

What’s so special about Dover Forest? When love of nature meets urban planning

In recent months, Singapore’s forests have been in the public eye after stunning drone shots of Clementi Forest went viral. Now, Dover’s lush ...