Michael Lien may be the grandson of one of Singapore's richest men and with a gilded career of his own as a corporate financier, but he has set himself the task of tackling something far removed from his own experience - rural poverty in Indochina.
Death and taxes, they say, are among the few certainties of life. Paradoxically, for some, its unpredictability is another absolute.
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BY DAY, Toa Payoh East is like any other busy road. But a transformation takes place 11/2 hours before midnight, as trucks pull up, crates get unloaded and the buying and selling begins in semi-darkness.
SINGAPORE'S largest estate Bedok is in the middle of a makeover, and residents are cheering the move, saying they hope their estate can finally shed its jaded image.
A TRAIN station bearing the name Beauty World will rise up in two years in a part of Upper Bukit Timah where an open-air market of the same name once stood.
IT WAS where students from the likes of St Margaret's Secondary School, National Junior College and Ngee Ann Polytechnic would hang out, exchanging glances over their burgers. It was also where families in the tony Bukit Timah district went for a snack or two after their Cold Storage shopping.
THREE generations of Mr Riduwan Matni's family have used the pools at Buona Vista Swimming Complex, which after 38 years will lock its gates for good tomorrow as the land is cleared for redevelopment.
HIDDEN beside a block of HDB flats and a childcare centre in Bukit Purmei Ville is a littleknown graveyard with possible links to the descendants and successors of early Singapore’s legendary founder, Sang Nila Utama.
IT WAS 1.30am at the Sheng Siong supermarket in Khatib Central, and Mr Arnold Alcones, 31, was dragging his suitcase down almost empty aisles. The flight attendant had got off a plane an hour ago and was itching for supper.