23 October 17 | The Straits Times by SAMANTHA BOH
For three days, eye doctor Quah Boon Long swam till his arms and legs burned.
He had a target: 1,500 laps.
Yesterday, under the scorching sun, the 54-year-old finally hit his mark.
With that, he won the open category at Safra's Swim for Hope charity drive.
The three-day event ended yesterday and involved more than 2,000 swimmers doing laps at five Safra clubhouses - Yishun, Mount Faber, Jurong, Toa Payoh and Tampines.
Speaker of Parliament...
20 October 17 | The Straits Times by ANKITA VARMA
For a long time, fitness junkies have lived by the mantra that good things take time.
Want to build muscles? Carve out an hour to pump weights at the gym.
If it is cardio fitness or weight loss you are after, strap on your running shoes and pound the pavement a few times a week.
But in recent years, the idea of an extended workout routine seems to be going out of vogue.
16 October 17 | The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA
They arrived at Kallang Wave mall last Tuesday one by one, sharing a group hug and exclamations of delight upon meeting.
But this hour-long gathering of Clare Cheng, Sneha Sivakumar and Lau Ywen was no ordinary outing among friends - it was a reunion five years in the making.
Chosen to attend the 2012 Olympics as young journalists under the McDonald's Champions of Play programme, of which The Straits Times was a partner, they are...