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Human interest stories about people in Singapore.

The oldest man in the world dies at the age of 146-years-old
By Martha Soezean Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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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AWARE: More shared responsibility for older people for 2017 National Budget
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Gender equality group AWARE has submitted its seventh annual set of recommendations for the National Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 13 January. “The Budget will be announced on 20 February, the World Day of Social Justice,” said Jolene Tan, Head Read More

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Veteran journalist Seah Chiang Nee passed away at the age of 77
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Veteran Singaporean journalist and former columnist of The Star, Seah Chiang Nee, has passed away yesterday (15 Jan) at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) at age 77. Mr Seah’s wife, Patricia Wong (69), said he had been hospitalised at SGH since July 2016, Read More

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Joan Poon: Fighting malnutrition with coconut oil
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Realising the connection between the coconut oil, in this case, a cooking oil, her increased immunity to the diseases and general health and daily energy – she began to think of the possibility of the oil usefulness for others, especially for communities where Read More

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