Belly-dance champ: Dance saved me from depression
Hit with post-natal depression in a foreign land, she finds her feet again in belly dancing
She found it hard adapting to a new country, with no friends or family here except her Singaporean husband.
After Madam Susan Shu - who moved here from China in 2006 after her marriage - gave birth to her first child a year later, things got worse when she had post-natal depression.
But the 36-year-old found an outlet in belly dancing. Her passion soon inspired her to teach the dance and start her own troupe called Shakiya.
At the recent Asia Global Bellydance 2014 at Far East Plaza, Madam Shu and Shakiya won their respective categories.
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Coroner's finding on elderly woman's death: Oxygen tank was not turned on
Coroner's inquiry into death of 83-year-old woman during hospital transfer
It was a basic task - ensuring their patients had oxygen to breathe while she was being transferred from one hospital to another.
But when the medical team heard a hissing sound, they mistook it to mean that the ventilator was already switched on.
That mistake lead to the death of Madam Ramasamy Krishnama, 83, who suffered hypoxic brain injury, which occurs when insufficient oxygen gets to the brain, in July last year.
Yesterday, State Coroner Marvin Bay questioned whether there were sufficient safeguard procedures in place during the transfer, where the roles of the medical team are critical.
He also called for a review of protocols when transferring a patient from one hospital to another.
Madam Krishnama's son told The New Paper yesterday that his mother's death had been a shock to all of them.
"All we wanted was for her to come back (from the hospital) safe and sound," he added.
Parkway Shenton, which was handling the transfer and is part of the healthcare chain with Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital, said it is "deeply sorry for the family's loss" and is taking a very serious view of the incident and has since reviewed and revised its protocols that address the relevant issues.
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Johor durian trip turns prickly after minibus breaks down
Family stranded for five hours in Johor after minibus skids to a stop
The day trip to Johor Baru to feast on durians two Sundays ago was meant to be a happy gathering for Ms Candice Chin and her family.
Instead, the family of 14 got stranded for hours on a secluded Malaysian road after their transport, a minibus provided by a tour agency, broke down.
Ms Chin said they had to arrange their own transport to get home after the agency could not send them a replacement vehicle until 9.30pm.
The agency, however, said the vehicle arrived at 6.30pm but Ms Chin could not be contacted. Read the full report in our print edition on July 31.
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