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Human interest stories about people in Singapore.

HK Activist Joshua Wong expresses solidarity with Jolovan Wham
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Joshua Wong, more commonly known as the face of the Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong, has expressed his support for local activist Jolovan Wham on Twitter. The Umbrella Movement was a series of protests in 2014 calling for democracy in Hong Kong Read More

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Eulogy for Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao, an exemplary teacher of the Christian faith
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Rev Miak Siew In the middle of the forest lay a fallen redwood tree – it stood tall in its day – as tall as a 30-storey building, a giant above the rest. It lay on the forest floor now. We gather Read More

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Eulogy for Rev Dr Yap Kim Yao – friend, comrade, mentor
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib It’s too soon. Just last week I was asking a friend how Rev Yap was and that I should visit him at his home soon. But God loves him more. Rev Yap has been an inspiring figure. To me Read More

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The oldest man in the world dies at the age of 146-years-old
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

SRAGEN, Indonesia – Sodimejo, said to be the oldest man in the world, died at the age of 146 years on Tuesday, 2 May. The news of Sodimejo’s death, who is from Sragen, Solo, Indonesia, was delivered by the police deputy head of Read More

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Taiwanese trekker found alive after 47 days with girlfriend dead just days before rescue
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A Taiwanese trekker who went missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days was rescued Wednesday (26 Apr), but his girlfriend died just three days before rescuers discovered them. Taiwan News reported that an official from Asian Trekking agency, Madhav Basnet, found Read More

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NUS students’ time out with furry friends
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Earlier this week on Monday, a group of friendly, high-spirited dogs paid a visit to NUS students, offering them a much-needed time-out from a busy week of studying and exam preparation, the National University of Singapore informed on NUSNEWS. Organised by animal welfare Read More

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Singapore Muslim Community extends winter and educational aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Singapore Muslim community is contributing a total of US$232,600 (S$342,569) in aid to Syrian refugees living in camps and dwellings located in Jordan and Lebanon, according to an announcement made by The Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF). Noting the severe winter conditions enveloping Read More

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A money minute with Shireena Shroff Manchharam
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg How does she/he do it? It’s a question that we find ourselves pondering whenever someone appears to be always on top of their game — whether it’s their career, their style, or the way they raise their perfect children. The same can Read More

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Looking for aunt, Chang Mei Hoi, 82
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A Singaporean, Yim Fun Lai (Linda Lai) wrote to The Online Citizen, asking for help to find the whereabouts of her aunt, Chang Mei Hoi, 82. Ms Yim explained that it has been a long time since she and her family met, heard Read More

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No closure yet for Father Joseph Ho
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Tan Wah Piow Vincent Cheng has finally managed to locate the resting place of our common friend, Fr Joseph Ho who died in 1992, aged 62. This discovery is important to Vincent, as well as to my wife Beng Lan and I Read More

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