Singapore 

Guy meets random stranger whose life story shames all of us, Singapore News

We cross paths with hundreds of strangers a day, but how many do we strike up a conversation with? For many, it’s close to zero. Maybe we feel awkward. Or maybe it’s because we don’t want to be creepy. Some of us might even be afraid of getting STOMP-ed. But as one man discovered this week, an unexpected chat with a stranger can end up as a source of life-changing inspiration. A Twitter user Minionman posted a Twitter thread on June 18 chronicling his encounter on MRT with a stranger who had complimented him on his…

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Singapore 

Jailed: Man used sob story to molest victim, Singapore News

He approached a woman at Jurong East Interchange, shared his life story with her and cried. Out of sympathy, the young woman gave him a hug, but Li Xiang, 27, took it further and kissed her, apologising after he had done so. The woman later made a police report for outrage of modesty. Li, a Chinese national, also touched the buttocks of two other women on two other occasions. Yesterday, he was jailed 16 weeks on three charges of outrage of modesty, with another charge taken into consideration. Li, an…

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Singapore 

Toy Story 4 theme for Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay, Lifestyle, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Buzz Lightyear, Woody and other characters from animated film Toy Story will come to life for a new adventure at Gardens by the Bay this weekend. The Toy Story 4-themed Children’s Festival by Gardens by the Bay features a host of family-friendly games and activities and runs from June 15 to 30. This year’s festival, which is in its seventh edition, is part of a three-year collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (Disney). It also comes ahead of the theatrical release…

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SCMP wins Citi’s 2019 Journalistic Award with story about Sichuan’s cockroach farm, complete with swallowing a deep-fried insect

South China Morning Post has won Citi’s 2019 Journalistic Excellence Award with its story about a facility in Sichuan province that farms 6 billion cockroaches for medicinal and environmental use. Liu Yujing’s article, first published in June 2018, involved a visit to Xichang, where the insects are being bred in a two-storey building to be turned into ulcer-curing drugs. Six tonnes of cockroaches are killed with heat, and their extracts turned into 600,000 bottles of healing potion every day… Source link

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Singapore 

Giving her son a chance at life: A mother’s story, Singapore News

A moment of desperation drove Jean Guo, 42, to make the difficult decision to leave her young son behind in Henan, China, and make the journey to Singapore all alone seven years ago. It wasn’t to search for a better life for herself, but to give Peter, then aged three, a chance at life itself. Peter was born normal, but a sudden illness and fever when he was just eight months old resulted in damage to his brain. Doctors subsequently found Peter to have severe mental retardation and developmental delays. “They told me to be…

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Singapore 

Audi couple share car cam video of collision with teen cyclist and their side of the story, Singapore News

A couple who were involved in a heated dispute with a 15-year-old cyclist in Pasir Ris have shared their side of what happened. In an earlier video, taken and shared by the cyclist, the couple are seen repeatedly grabbing at the boy’s phone and demanding for his identity card. In the original video post, the cyclist said he had hit the Audi with his hand after the driver had allegedly jammed on the brakes. SG Road Vigilante posted a video shared by the Audi couple, showing what happened before the…

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Singapore 

In sickness and in health: The love story of a couple married for 72 years, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In their 72 years of marriage, Mr Phua Gee Moh and Madam Han Fong Tin were no strangers to distance and hardship. In a Facebook post on Valentine’s Day, Assisi Hospice shared their story, which embodies the spirit of love in sickness and in health. They got married in 1947 in China’s Hainan province- he was 21 and she was 20 – but lived apart for more than 10 years after their wedding. This was because Mr Phua came to Singapore to work to support the family, while…

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Singapore 

‘I flunked the IP’: Integrated Programme dropout shares his story, Singapore News

With his top honours in finance and economics, Singaporean Edwin Chaw, who recently graduated from the University of Melbourne, should enjoy good job prospects when he returns home. But the 26-year-old is applying for jobs in Melbourne, Australia, instead, as he believes that his past as a “dropout” from the elite Integrated Programme at Hwa Chong Institution still haunts him. He recalls how elated he was when he made it to Hwa Chong after getting an aggregate score of 258 in his Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at St Andrew’s…

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The Post’s Peggy Sito scoops top prize at State Street’s Press Awards for her unusual story about The Center

Peggy Sito, deputy business editor of South China Morning Post, was awarded “Journalist of the Year” prize in the Investment category of State Street’s 2018 Institutional Press Awards, Asia-Pacific. Her story, “How did 10 investors divvy up a 73-storey office tower? They picked ping pong balls from a hat, was named the winner by a panel of judges led by William Mellor, Bloomberg’s former Asia correspondent. Her story gave a glimpse into how the investors decided to split up the 73 floors of the city’s fifth-tallest building among themselves. “It…

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China 

‘The biggest story in Chinese politics right now’ – silence over Communist Party’s autumn meeting

As China’s ruling Politburo wrapped up its October meeting on Wednesday, there was still no word on a key autumn meeting of the Communist Party, which according to party convention should be taking place soon if not convened already. Analysts said the likely delay of the Central Committee meeting – expected to focus on mid to long-term economic policies – might suggest a lack of consensus among the Chinese leadership over how to battle the growing headwinds facing the world’s second-largest economy. The autumn plenum that comes a year after…

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