Archive for 七月, 2017

Don’t Hide Them In The House

Mr Quek likes working on the mushroom farm at Edible Garden City, alongside friends with Down Syndrome.

Three days a week, Quek Hong An, 31, wakes up early, all excited and prepped for work. He commutes to mushroom farm Edible Garden City in Queensway, where he learns how to prepare substrate for the mushrooms to grow.

By most measures, Mr Quek leads a rather ordinary life – but for a person born with Down Syndrome, ordinary is good.

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法证科学家受训辨笔迹 竟发现同窗遗书

林馨敏专门进行文件鉴定,在显微镜下分析字迹、印刷术和印章等。

入行受训钻研笔迹,学习辨别遗书真伪时,竟意外发现同窗同学当年自杀前留下的遗书,高级法证科学家吃惊之余,也感受到自己肩负的使命感,决定细读每一个字体的一笔一划,从字迹中寻找真相。

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Quit the rat race to support refugees

When her dad died unexpectedly, Dumfries woman Mhoirbheinn Doyle could hear some of his words of wisdom ringing in her ears.

“He told me life was too short to be working all the time, and that I should get out and see the world while I was young”, she said.

Earlier this year, the 25-year-old decided to take his advice when she packed in her office job and fled to Greece.

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Singaporean doctor spends over 10 years in war-torn Afghanistan

Dr Wee Teck Young left a cushy life in Singapore more than 10 years ago to help those affected by the war in Afghanistan. In 2005, he started A Journey To Smile, later renamed Afghan Peace Volunteers, whose members come from different ethnic groups and are dedicated to promoting non-violence as a way of life. PHOTOS: DON WONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, WEE TECK YOUNG

Dr Wee Teck Young sits in a corner of a quiet cafe in Holland Village, mulling over mortality.

“I know I may die any time. I may not have another conversation with you,” he says dispassionately.

Noticing the grimace on my face, he smiles and continues serenely: “It’s not morbid. That’s the reality. But it doesn’t stop me from enjoying our conversation.”

He is not being melodramatic. For more than a decade, the 48-year- old’s chosen home has been Afghanistan, a country ravaged by an international conflict triggered by the Sept 11 attacks of 2001.

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Cooking their way to independence

SOUTH KOREA • Ms Jihey Lee was a successful marketer at an IT company when she decided to give it all up in 2008 and set up a social enterprise helping marginalised women.

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妇收养智障婴 母子情半世纪

黄亚纯(右)与养子陈才德。(海峡时报)

曾被生父抛弃的清贫老妇,收养邻居遗弃的智障宝宝,拥抱半世纪动人母子情。

89岁老妇退休裁缝黄亚纯(Ng Ah Chun,译音)一生坎坷,年幼时遭父亲嫌弃,流落街头,新婚后又因丈夫中风,年轻守寡。尽管如此,她仍心怀悲悯,领养了邻居抛弃的智障儿,50年来一手养大,视如己出。

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Restaurant ‘taken over’ by prisoners

Prisoners have taken over a restaurant to serve Sunday lunch to diners in a scheme to prepare them for release.

Seven inmates from HMP Kirklevington Grange on Teesside are running the Fork in the Road in Middlesbrough, with the help of managers.

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