14 December 17 | The Straits Times by LESTER WONG
Singapore's para-athletes are returning home with yet another record medal haul, this time from the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) in Dubai, which ended yesterday.
The four golds, five silvers and six bronzes obtained in the third edition of the quadrennial event - as of press time last night with the athletics session still ongoing - tops the Republic's previous best showing (2-1-1) at the inaugural AYPG in Tokyo in 2009.
Team Singapore had...
11 December 17 | The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG
He had to withdraw midway through his last tournament two weeks ago because of a twisted ankle, and has yet to fully recover.
Yet, India's Ramit Tandon still found enough in his tank to win the Professional Squash Association men's Challenger 5 event at the Singapore Squash Open yesterday at the Kallang Squash Centre.
The world No. 88, seeded sixth for this tournament, beat Chinese Taipei's James Huang 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-3) to claim the...
05 December 17 | The Straits Times by TOH WEN LI
Kapap Academy chief executive and co-founder Qin Yunquan, 28, wants to teach self-defence to the masses.
The 1.62m-tall instructor teaches a version of Kapap, a form of Israeli martial arts. Ms Qin's academy, which was founded in 2008 and has had about 8,000 students this year, has tweaked the original version to better suit real-life situations.
Called Modern Street Combatives, the academy's self-defence system teaches people to be street...