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."
December 26, 2008
Sore losers burn Vietnamese flag and beat up rival supporters after second leg semi-final loss to Vietnam
National Stadium, Sunday, December 21, 2008 - Some Singaporeans showed last night what idiots they were when they criminally attacked Vietnamese supporters who were celebrating outside the stadium after the game, leaving some with bloodied faces.
Singapore lost 0-1 last night in the second leg semi-final of the ASEAN Football Championship against Vietnam and for some ‘fans’, it was apparently too much to bear.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "We may not match other footballing powerhouse nations in terms of skill nor the fanaticism of its fans...but lamentably, we seem to be gaining some ground in football hooliganism...
Singapore Ultras? hmm..."
September 17, 2007
February 19, 2007
"Was on the train home @ 18th Feb 10.30pm. Going home from dhoby ghaut when i saw this guy lying across 3 1/2 seat happily sleeping away~
The train was sought of cramp at that time as everyone was going home after last minute of shopping. The auntie that sat near his head there shifted away when he tried to move further up for more space."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "You can see many passengers that love to sleep on the train. Not sit sleeping but lay down on the seats spreading out like a bed! "
September 10, 2006
Kevin Lim said:
The one about living abroad segways neatly into my latest reality documentary entitled “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”. This video was taken from a recent Singaporean dinner gathering which offered a chance for seniors to meet incoming students here at the University at Buffalo.
In this short piece, I chat up with Singaporean students on the premise that given a choice, would they rather stay in the U.S. or return to Singapore.
Recommended by at82: "Where are you now? And if given a choice, would you stay or would you go?"
June 12, 2006
my colleague's bf who went to CPF building one day with his father to retrieve a considerable sum of money. What really shocked me was when she spoke of the counter staff who, apparently, seriously lacked his sense of professionalism in dealing with his customers. When he knew that the man was about to withdraw a large sum of money, he started to be wary and started asking questions about the relationship between her bf and his father. And after being deemed to be interrogated, in a state of fury the young man loudly acclaimed that he is his father's son.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some Singaporeans are too kaypoh for their own good. "
April 04, 2006
A majority of the Southeast Asian student groups at Brown University focus on promulgating the cultural aspects of Southeast Asia . However, insufficient attention has been paid to socio-political developments, especially in consideration with a US-dominated global political as well as cultural scene.
The Singaporean community at Brown University is attempting to breach this gap by organizing a Singapore Lecture Series, a forum that focuses on international relations and democratization, for prominent Singaporeans who have taken initiatives in the unfolding of their lives, to enter into discussion with Singaporean students from the Northeastern region of the US and other non-Singaporean Brown students.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "They brought in Francis Seow and Colin Goh last year. This will be a subsequent continuation of the lecture series. Singaporeans from Top Universities across America will be attending this. Brown University, will be for two days, the place in America with the highest concentration of brilliantly intellectual Singaporean Youth. The movers and shakers of Singapore Society Tomorrow."
March 28, 2006
... a group of kids no bigger than 8 years old picking on a stray cat. It was meowing in distress and hiding from them. They were trying to drag it out of its hiding behind shelves and kiddy rides...Their mother was with them... She seemed to me as enjoying her children’s taunts...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An ugly side of Singaporeans abusing animals."
March 14, 2006
Clubsnap member Bartman posts some photos of a shoe sale at Suntec.
Happened to walk pass Carrefour and saw this from the second level in suntec on my way to the IT Show.
The shoes must be selling at dirt cheap prices to have created such an chaotic scene... Here is something you don't see everyday...Check it out folks.
September 29, 2005
Singapore Critic said ...
I decided to play the (Chinese) disk in the jazz cafe last night [...] a table of 3 young women asked my waitress over and requested the CD be changed [...] we're not in the mood for such old tunes and we don't like these kind of music, please change the CD.
Find out what happens when the CD is changed to an English jazz one.
May 13, 2005
Serena, a Singaporean model turned Criminal Justice major in New York City notes:
On the new Adventures of Spazimo this week, Serena laments over the lost of her purse with cash, cards, I/D and camera in it. She searches the house and room in vain and questions her housemates to no avail, concluding that in her stupor the night before, she had left it in the taxi on the way home. In time she got over it. Everything could be replaced, couldn't it? There even was an exact replica camera in NY just in case something like this happened. Problem was, it was in NY and she was in Singapore. . .