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The good, the sad and the funny: Eight popular stories of 2018

Mr Wong Zi Heng became paralysed from the chest down when he was 21-years-old after he jumped into the sea at Sentosa and landed in the water in such a way as to fracture his neck and injure his spinal cord. Seeing a cockroach in her car while she wa
Mr Wong Zi Heng became paralysed from the chest down when he was 21-years-old after he jumped into the sea at Sentosa and landed in the water in such a way as to fracture his neck and injure his spinal cord. ST FILE PHOTO
Mr Koh Leng Kiat surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr Koh and Madam Meena Jaganathan worked in a construction company, where they fell in love, and got married.
Many readers were touched by the bond between Ms Remidios Sabado (third from left) and the Ng family. She is seen here with (from left) Mr Alvin Ng, 38; Ms Alicia Ng, 27; Ms Agnes Ng, 34; Aiden, three; and Madam Doris Yeong, 60. ST FILE PHOTO
Many readers were touched by the bond between Ms Remidios Sabado (third from left) and the Ng family. She is seen here with (from left) Mr Alvin Ng, 38; Ms Alicia Ng, 27; Ms Agnes Ng, 34; Aiden, three; and Madam Doris Yeong, 60.
Mr Koh Leng Kiat surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr Koh and Madam Meena Jaganathan worked in a construction company, where they fell in love, and got married. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LINGESHWARI
Mr Wong Zi Heng became paralysed from the chest down when he was 21-years-old after he jumped into the sea at Sentosa and landed in the water in such a way as to fracture his neck and injure his spinal cord. Seeing a cockroach in her car while she wa
Seeing a cockroach in her car while she was driving caused a driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash it. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JEFF JEFF
Mr Wong Zi Heng became paralysed from the chest down when he was 21-years-old after he jumped into the sea at Sentosa and landed in the water in such a way as to fracture his neck and injure his spinal cord. Seeing a cockroach in her car while she wa
Mr Clement Tan plunged into freezing water and saved a drunk man who had fallen into a river in Dublin.PHOTO: COURTESY OF CLEMENT TAN
Mr Wong Zi Heng became paralysed from the chest down when he was 21-years-old after he jumped into the sea at Sentosa and landed in the water in such a way as to fracture his neck and injure his spinal cord. Seeing a cockroach in her car while she wa
Timothy Goh

Some made you laugh, others brought a tear to your eye - this year too had its share of interesting tales that stood out. From the heartwarming to the bizarre, we look at some stories that trended on the ST social media and video platforms this year.

Mr Wong Zi Heng used to be someone who planned a lot for the future.

But life turned upside down for him during what was supposed to be a fun orientation camp in 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline ' The good, the sad and the funny: Eight popular stories of 2018'. Print Edition | Subscribe