Through the Lens

Mr Tay Cheng Tian, 53, who had oesophageal cancer, died in Assisi Hospice on Nov 4. None of his family members was by his side when he breathed his last, but he did not die alone. In the last weeks of his life, a group of strangers had befriended him and committed to spending time with him till the end.

How has Singapore changed over the years? Every fortnight, The Straits Times will feature old and new images of a place in Singapore.

Serangoon Road in 1954 and today  »


This is the last instalment of Singapore Slider as the series is taking a break. 

Big Picture

Camels, such as this one which is being prepped for foot surgery, get first-class medical treatment at the Dubai Camel Hospital in Al Marmoum.
This combination of pictures shows Rohingya children holding objects they use as toys to play with in the refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.
An Indian naval band rehearsing for Navy Day celebrations in front of the Gateway of India in Mumbai last Saturday.