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By 19, Jennifer Heng Already Had Two Abortions. This Is Her Story of Secret Shame, Self-forgiveness and Triumph.
Jennifer Heng is in a cold, sterile room. Lying on the surgical bed and staring into nothingness, she waits. The silence, interrupted only by the... Read More
Clad in loud overalls of eye-popping colours, Edmund Khong is hurling multiple balls into mid-air with ease and dexterity. Free falling, each ball lands and... Read More
Lisa Teng is lying on a bed fitted with white cotton-polyester bedsheet. Only laboured staccato breaths she draws, her life whittling away as a dandelion... Read More
Singapore five decades ago is markedly different from what she is today. Rustic kampong houses dotted the streets of Bukit Merah. Gangsters with thick gold... Read More
When he was studying in medical school, Dr Siew Tuck Wah would, come mealtime, ostensibly say he had a prior appointment and steal away from... Read More
Raindrops are pounding on skin like bullets on armour. The vagaries of Franz Josef’s weather are at work again, and the onset of rain sours... Read More
The sun’s golden shafts pierce the mackerel clouds. New Zealand is one of the first countries to welcome a new morning. An eclectic posse of... Read More
He was from Cape Town, she was from Kansas City. He was the tour guide, she was the traveller. Hendrik Human and Chrissy Wolfersberger-Human met... Read More
Cruising past Cape Town’s landmarks like Vredehoek and Three Anchor Bay always brings to 53-year-old Eric McLaren’s mind fond childhood memories of playing “Cowboys & Indians”,... Read More
TheSmartLocal began as a humble travel blog, and today it is one of Singapore's most authoritative voices on all things lifestyle. The man behind its... Read More
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