Sheltering Passengers from Rain

PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SBS Transit bus captain Kamarul, 29, has been driving for about a year. He often stands between the bus and bus stop with an umbrella to shelter those without one during rainy days.

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女交警日理50案 调查中看人生百态

西蒂性格开朗,对目前的工作岗位充满热忱。(警方提供)

有人声称忘记自己曾违例驾驶,有人强词夺理、态度恶劣,还有人无中生有冤枉她……女交警每天处理近50起案件,坦言在调查过程中看出人生百态。

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瞎子说亮话 盲人教授演讲鼓舞人心

学习盲用电脑后,开启蔡书宪的新视窗,重返最爱的教学现场,生动且扎实的教学风格,受到学生喜爱。记者王慧瑛/摄影

「双胞胎哥哥就是我的眼!」国立嘉义大学特教系助理教授蔡书宪8年多前失明后,和在嘉义女中教书的哥哥蔡书穆像生命共同体,同住并由蔡书穆接送上下班,手足深情让人动容。

嘉义市府「梦想讲堂」曾邀蔡书宪分享心路历程,蔡日前也到嘉市宣信国小演讲,以「瞎子说亮话」为主题,鼓舞特教班家长及老师。在演讲中,不忘谈到哥哥的悉心守护,感谢老天派一位和他外表相似度高的天使来相伴。

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Helping Neighbours without expecting reward

The scene of their mother sweeping away stagnant rainwater along the common corridor is a familiar sight to them.

After all, they grew up watching Madam Zulaika, who has been living in Circuit Road for more than 50 years, doing that each time it rained.

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18岁工教女生逐户敲门救邻居

邻家失火,洪美琪(右图)逐户邻居去敲门,通知他们疏散到组屋楼下。

楼下组屋失火,楼上18岁工教女生不跟母亲一起逃命,坚持逐户敲门疏散六家邻居,还拨电报警通知警员抱出坐轮椅的90岁老邻居。

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用触觉看世界 视障者也能回馈社会

两名视障者发挥良能做环保回馈社会。 (图/记者黄文博翻摄,2018.01.15)

慈济台南分会于仁德静思堂举办「台南区社区岁末祝福感恩会」,62岁的沈文楠以及70岁的徐玉琴,皆因遗传性视网膜病变导致双眼失明,两人在志工陪伴下参加活动,沈文楠分享投入环保志工的喜悦;曾经在军中担任播音员的徐玉琴,加入环保站万岁合唱团,用不同的方式善尽社会责任,再创全新人生。

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She braves a family crisis to emerge stronger

After Miss Angel Ng’s father walked out on her family, she worked part-time as a waitress to put herself through polytechnic. Denying herself leisure time or a treat became routine. In this new series, The Straits Times talks to millennials like Angel, 21, who have had more than their fair share of adversity, but every day, disprove the stereotype of the soft and selfish strawberry generation. This is her story.

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