August 15, 2009
Mr Wang Says So said:
I proceeded to check out the available graduate scholarships at the NUS Law Faculty. Alas, I saw that in fact, almost all the scholarships were reserved for non-Singaporeans.
That's still the way it is today. See the current list of graduate scholarships here:
(1) Research Scholarship
(2) Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals (NUS GSA)
(3) Faculty Graduate Scholarship (FGS)
(4) Scholarship for Young Asian Academics
(5) Microsoft Scholarship
The 1st scholarship is open to both Singaporean and foreign applicants.
The 2nd scholarship is open to students from all ASEAN countries, except Singaporeans.
The 3rd scholarship is open to students from anywhere in the world, except Singaporeans.
The 4th scholarship is open to all Asian students, except Singaporeans.
The 5th scholarship is open to students from anywhere in the world, except Singaporeans.
Is it strange that so many Singaporeans feel marginalised in their own country? No, it is not strange at all. It is clear that in our country today, citizenship often turns out to be a liability.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "In Singapore, citizens are automatically disqualified from most scholarships, just because they are citizens. Amazing."
September 03, 2005
A Doc's Life said:
"What's the story?" The Medical Officer asked his Houseman.
"75 year old lady. History of CVA with left hemiplegia. Social admission lah." The Houseman replied.
"Oh yeah, now is the September school hols. Season for granny dumping. December even worse.!"
A doctor's observation of the holiday season, and the greater social issues behind our greying population.
April 24, 2005
Eddie G spells out the differences between a true blue Malaysian and a die hard Singaporean. He lists, among others:
Singaporean: Allows adult films to be screened so long as patrons are of age and film possesses a certain aesthetic value
Malaysian: Buy the VCD lah!
[Ed: Very funny!]