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Botanic Gardens staff receive gifts, notes of appreciation

Staff and workers at the Botanic Gardens – recently in the headlines after a centuries-old Tembusu tree fell during an event, with fatal consequences – were given drinks and notes of...

Do Good

$50 can do a world of good

I looked at John (not his real name) from across the classroom. He was always cheerful, sociable and friendly; he did well in school. But that was just the facade. A classmate of his said John...

Real Life, Real People

Hooked on drugs and paralysed, I should have died

I started taking drugs in the 1990s. I went in prison, came out, went in, came out. Every time I was in prison, I was desperate to change. To quit drugs.  But each time I came out, within a few...

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This Chinese New Year, make time to visit one more home

When the cycle of Chinese New Year spins to a start, most of us don’t think twice about what we’ll be doing over the long weekend. There will be the expected reunion dinner, the visits to...

Worldview

Stewardship of the environment: My worship

The first time I saw a humpback whale breach, tears flowed uncontrollably. It too, seemed to worship its Creator. It is not alone. “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the...

Christmas

This Christmas, stop to appreciate those who work while you celebrate

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were...

Illness

I feel like ants are eating away at my flesh: Living and dying with ALS

When Lum Kum Sung was a teenager, he lived the #YOLO life. An adventure-seeker, he loved anything that got him on his feet. His social life was also rich – friends jio-ed him for many activities...

Worldview

Injustice is our problem: Why indifference is not an option

Have you been bullied in school or witnessed someone getting bullied? I have. Have you met employees who have been unfairly treated – not paid their hard-earned wages, not given adequate rest,...

Missions

One New Testament, 25 years of labour

“Why would you choose to be a missionary? Are you stupid?” When Lue Maiseka announced that he was going to work as a Bible translator, his family and friends did not take it well. He was 27 years...