People

Human interest stories about people in Singapore.

GrabCar driver declines taxi fare from family and gave it as “ang bao” to sick child
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

A couple expressed their gratitude towards a Grabcar driver for his care and concern for their son when they had to book a taxi to rush their sick son to the hospital on Tuesday. Mr Mohamed Shahreza had shared on his Facebook account Read More

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Hanging up the keyboard: dreams of e-sports career crushed by National Service
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Charles Teo Online 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game League of Legends has been at the forefront of the e-sports phenomenon. The objective is to take down the opponent’s nexus, located at each corner of the playing field as players slug it Read More

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The Two Kirstens: Han interviews Tan
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

Some time in late 2008 or 2009 I printed a copy of my student film on to a tape, put it in a bubble wrap-lined envelope and sent it from New Zealand all the way back home to Singapore for consideration at the Read More

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His leg is rotting but he refuses help, despite pleas from family and friends
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

In a rather heartbreaking story, 64-year old Mr Lim is refusing medical help to treat his suspected gangrenous left leg, leaving family and friends worried and helpless. Mr Lim’s plight was first reported by The New Paper (TNP) on 3 January, and he Read More

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Providing free herbs for the sick and needy
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

By Sharanya Pillai Losing a loved one to cancer is a painful experience, one that 63-year-old Ng Kim Chuan knows all too well. In 2001, Ng’s younger brother succumbed to lymphoma, a cancer affecting the immune system. While coping with his loss, Ng, Read More

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Ruslan: A second chance under a flyover
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

“Ruslan” is a documentary about a man who finds his second chance under a flyover and calls it home. The documentary is currently promoted in Singapore via Viddsee, a social watching platform for Southeast Asian films. The film’s subject, Ruslan first got into Read More

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Embrace compassion, regardless of religion
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Masked Crusader With one eye on the brooding sky, I strode out one evening about eight years ago to take my dog on her daily walk around my condominium. Rosie, a Jack Russell mix, had stopped growing when she was around six Read More

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Man receiving MSF assistance says he did not intend to cause trouble with his video
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Sean Francis Han Ravi Rajasagaran, the man in the viral video involving the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said that he did not intend to cause trouble and appreciates the help provided to his family by MSF. The video showed Read More

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Men and boys: Part of the solution to ending gender-based violence
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

Alvin Wong is the programme coordinator for WE CAN! Singapore, a campaign that seeks to end violence against women. As part of White Ribbon Week, TOC got in touch with him to talk about gender-based violence and how men and boys can do Read More

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Media Literacy Council member makes troubling statements involving the killing of children
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Calvin Cheng, a former Nominated Member of Parliament and current member of the Media Literacy Council recently shared his ideas of how to tackle ISIS, which involved killing not just the extremists, but also children. Some members of the public were troubled by Read More

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