A List Of International Lists Featuring Singapore

Check out the lists that we've somehow made it onto Singapore may be just a little red dot on the map, but we've been making waves globally, with honourable mentions from the likes of New York Times naming Singapore as one of the top must-go places in 2015. Here's a look at...

Singaporean Parents Take Tuition Just To Teach Their Kids

Parents attending math tuition? How hard is primary school math these days? Very hard, apparently, and parents learnt it the hard way. "Alamak, so difficult." On 6 December, thirty students attended lessons for eight hours. School was a multi-purpose room at Muhajirin Mosque, and the teacher was not from the Ministry of Education...

MOE Locks Horns With Tommy Koh Over ‘Poor Students’ Allegation

MOE takes offence at Prof Koh's column Professor Tommy Koh, former ambassador to the United Nations and current Special Advisor to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has said that he is "unhappy that many of our children are growing up in poverty." This sweeping statement was what prompted the...

Hong Kong Parents Buy Singaporean Exam Papers Online

Parents from Hong Kong are buying up Singaporean exam papers online What do oil refining, Hainanese chicken rice and exam papers from top schools have in common? Why, these are all Singaporean exports! Although the last one isn't exactly legal. Oops. A middle-aged couple have been re-selling exam papers from schools...

Singapore’s Top Secondary Schools In 2015 – Ranked By Cut-Off Point

Keeping up with the Cut-Off Points It has already been two years after the Great Secondary School Banding Scrap of 2012. Life has continued as normal. Our education system hasn't crumbled. Yet. Even the PSLE has yet to be abolished. But some ingenious buggers at Acescorers have managed to create their own version of a...

Dad Lies About Address To Get Daughter In Favoured Primary School

A man lied about his address in order to get his daughter into a prestigious school Kiasu-ism is increasingly becoming more than just a Singapore pastime. Being kiasu can land you a fine and jail, as this father found out when he conned a primary school principal into getting his daughter a place...

Watch How This Cool Video Transforms By Pressing A Button

How would school life be without friends? There'll be no one to guide you in your homework, no one to take wefies with, no one to dance with. Dull, lonely, and unexciting, for sure. Raffles Institution knows all too well how this feels. Watch how they convey this message by ingeniously...

This Heartfelt Blogpost About QZ8501 Passenger Will Have You Fending Off Invisible Onions

A student who graduated from Hwa Chong Institution this year has written a post on her personal blog yesterday in reminiscence of her form teacher, who was one of the passengers on the missing QZ8501 AirAsia flight which failed to arrive at Changi Airport on Sunday morning (28 December). Source Upon hearing...

Singaporean Students Rank Third Globally In Doing Homework, Shocked That They Aren’t First

Singaporeans rank ONLY third in doing homework, MOE determined to be first next time Spending an average of 9.4 hours to homework a week, 15-year-old Singaporeans rank third globally in a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Suddenly every Singaporean student is scratching their head -- who...

Student Exempted From Final Exams, Induces Student ‘Worship’

About Koh Heer Ee's Exemption From Final Exams Ah, to be a stressed out student in Singapore. Last month, Koh Heer Ee received a letter from Hwa Chong Institution, which exempted him from 7 of his final exams—yes, you read that right. This letter soon made its rounds on the...

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