Lee Hsien Loong Wishes All A-Level Students The Best of Luck

A-Level Results – the start of something new Today is the day. The fateful day when all Junior College students and private candidates receive their results after two years of hard work. At 2pm later in the day, students will be anticipating their results with bated breath. We all know how...

A Layman’s Perspectives On Budget 2015

Thoughts about the 2015 Budget from a man on the street This year's Budget took on an interesting approach atypical of a potential General Election year, as previous GE year Budgets have had huge payouts. On the surface, there was a lot to cheer for, with help mainly going to the lower-income...

8 Books That Should Have Been Literature Texts Too

Singapore's literature curriculum reimagined Young fans of The Hunger Games, delight in this new piece of news: Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) has made the book a literature text for their Secondary 2 students. Source Yup, the popular best-selling book will be making its debut alongside literature veteran The Merchant of Venice....

17 Reactions To The 2015 Budget

Yay or Nay? Here are the reactions to this year's #SGBudget2015 ...in gifs, because there are too many words and numbers. Maybe you fell asleep while listening to Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam's 3-hour speech. Well, all you want to know is whether the proposed changes are good for you, right? These...

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...

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