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  • Singapore Mourns Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore Mourns Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew : The Two-Way

    npr.org 23 Mar '15, 4pm

    i A woman lights candles in memory of Lee Kuan Yew at a community center in Singapore. Lee, Singapore's first premier, died Monday at the age of 91. Wallace Woon/EPA /Landov hide caption itoggle caption Wallace Woon/EPA /Landov A woman lights candles in memory of Lee Kuan Yew at a com...

  • Singapore Court Sentences Two Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

    Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti : The Two-Way

    npr.org 05 Mar '15, 2pm

    i Andreas Von Knorre (right), one of two German nationals arrested for vandalism in Singapore, arrives in a police car at the state court on Nov. 22, 2014. Both men were sentenced Thursday to a prison term and caning. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Roslan ...

  • How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

    How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination : The Salt

    npr.org 15 Feb '15, 12pm

    When the government of Singapore decided to make culinary training a centerpiece of its plan to turn the island into a world-class tourist destination, it invited the Culinary Institute of America to open its first international branch on the island. Four years ago, Managing Director ...

  • Who #advocates for the rights of #Military #Children and their families #milhealth #milhealth

    'Military Children': Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths : NPR Ed

    npr.org 29 Dec '14, 4pm

    'Military Children' From WAMU i i Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU hide caption itoggle caption Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds ligh...

  • Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

    npr.org 29 Sep '14, 6pm

    September 29, 2014 1:54 PM ET by Felix Contreras Latino migration in the U.S. has placed people of Afro-Caribbean heritage all over the country. Bio Ritmo's heritage leads directly back to that migration — and to the sound of Fania Records, which fueled Latin dance music's transition ...

  • Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad: The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001,...

    Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad : Goats and Soda

    npr.org 19 Nov '14, 4pm

    i i Jack Sim John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption itoggle caption John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR Jack Sim John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR Jack Sim's career is in the toilet — literally. The 57-year-old Singaporean made his fortune in the construction industry when he was in his 40s. And ...

  • The time when Justice Sotomayor tried to get all of the #SCOTUS justices to salsa dance with her:

    How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

    npr.org 07 Oct '14, 1pm

    Underlining those astonishing numbers is the fact that, as Biskupic puts it, Sotomayor is not someone who "happened to be Puerto Rican." Her heritage is central to her identity. True, her odyssey in the legal profession was a cautious one; even after winning appointments to two lower ...

  • Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System : The Salt

    npr.org 20 Aug '14, 1pm

    A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Just as property developers build up when they can't build out, so, too, are these agricultural pioneers. Vertical farming is taking hold across Singapore — not only in greenhouses in the vanishing countryside but also on rooftops in the...

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