Redirects To NTU Homepage; Vice Versa

If the National University of Singapore (NUS) rejects you, where do you go? suggests Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

And what if NTU rejects you?

Well, has a suggestion too — NUS.

In recent days, Internet users have discovered that going to redirects you to NTU’s homepage. Conversely, entering redirects you to NUS’ homepage.


These redirecting domains seem to be poking fun at a common stereotype — that being in one university somehow means that another had rejected you.

For example, being in NTU means NUS had rejected you. Likewise, being in NUS means NTU had rejected you.

No local university left out

Whoever was behind all of this took a jab at the other local universities too. redirects you to Prudential’s homepage. Why’s that? Because being an insurance agent — or ‘financial advisor’, as they prefer to be called — seems to be the next best alternative to ‘appearing’ like a suave, sharp-suited poster student from Singapore Management University (SMU).


The newer universities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), received more playful redirections. redirects to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) homepage — an organisation seeking to prevent suicides. Clearly, the owner of this domain does not think very highly of SUTD.


Then we have

In a clever twist of the game, entering leads you right back to SUSS’s homepage. If we had to guess, it would be that SUSS never rejects anyone. Ever. So if SUSS has rejected you — or you believe that SUSS has rejected you — you best check that you did not apply to the wrong school.

Spreading beyond unis

The redirecting satire doesn’t stop at schools.

Entering takes you to SMRT’s homepage, which makes amusing sense considering how the top rungs of SMRT are dominated by ex-military personnel.

This final domain stands out from the others. So there is a chance that the domains are not all owned by the same person. Someone may have caught the news early and purchased domains to produce similar satire. After all, it isn’t very expensive to purchase such a unique domain. For example, is going for a mere $1.49 per year!

We’ll be waiting to see if that gets snatched up in the coming days.

Featured image from NTU.