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...

A Totally Serious Look At SDP’s GE Teaser

The General Election war begins Saturday. With Singapore's General Election (GE) widely anticipated to be held in 2015, rumours abound about it being called as soon as March. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has already started counting down to the start of their GE campaign, which is slated for this Saturday, 10...

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...

Ex-NTU Professor Issues Open Challenge To NTU President

Cherian George calls NTU President's bluff Cherian George, former Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, has issued a reply to NTU Head Bertil Andersson over disparaging remarks made by the latter during an interview. In it, Professor Andersson stated that the decision...

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...

S-League Club Posts Online Job Ad For Footballer

Balestier Khalsa trawls online job site to bolster squad We've all seen the standards of the S-League in recent years, especially after the LionsXII team took the best players across the Causeway to "reclaim the glory days". Unfortunately, the plan hasn't worked out in the S-League's favour. With continually declining...

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...

Heartbreaking Stories Behind Some Of The Passengers Aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501

The Stories Behind The Passengers On Sunday 28 December 2014, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 took off to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia at 5.30am Indonesian time. About an hour after the plane took off, it lost contact with the Indonesian air traffic control. The commercial plane was supposed to land in Singapore at...

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...

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