Thursday, May 31, 2012

NYP Alumni to Climb Everest in 2015

Ismail, Hilwan and Sufian, three NYP alumni looking to literally scale new heights.
It was painfully cold as the blizzard raged on.  High on India’s Mount Shitidhar, members of Team Singapura Everest 2015 struggled to reach their camp. They were drenched and the white-out meant they could not see beyond their arm’s reach.

As the team hurriedly entered the warm reprieve of their camp, the remaining stragglers in the team received a chilling warning from their Sherpa - move quickly because an avalanche is coming.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

His Aviation Dreams Take Flight

So great was his love for airplanes that 19-year-old Tariq Bin Idil Adzha enrolled himself in NYP’s Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology so that he could do something related to aerospace when he graduated. It was a coincidence when he found out about the Singapore Youth Flying Club’s (SYFC) programme in Year 1, which offered him the chance of piloting his own aircraft.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spotlight: Hossan Leong on ‘We Are Singaporeans’!

By Ho Khin Wai, Year 2, Diploma in Banking & Financial Services, and
Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

One of the nation’s best comedians, he’s got his hands full doing stage acting, and being the host for two consecutive seasons of Singapore’s game show ‘We Are Singaporeans’. Luckily, we’ve managed to get ourselves some one-on-one time with the ever busy Hossan Leong and got him to shed some light on what makes him Singaporean.

He's the Man

By Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management
Mr Azhar (middle) with 2012 graduates
Mr Azhar Abdul Salam. That was who I named when I was asked about the most interesting person I met in Nanyang Polytechnic.
Mr Azhar is a lecturer from the School of Business Management. He definitely lived up to my perceptions as he managed to multitask and handle my questions whilst assigning work to his students.
It was difficult to get hold of Mr Azhar.  In fact, he was so busy that I had to re-schedule my interview appointment.  But the wait was worth it because he was apologetic and extremely accommodating throughout the hour and a half together.

NYP Clinches the Gold in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2012

16th March 2012 - Students from NYP’s School of Engineering (SEG) walked away from the “Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition” with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as $7,000 in cash and four iPad 2s.
NYP Students, alumnus and lecturers savouring their victory after the competition.
Ten teams from SEG, consisting of a total of 22 students and 1 alumnus, competed against 40 other teams from the other local tertiary institutes in two categories – Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Flight.

Friday, May 25, 2012

CCA Spotlight!

By Pavani Jeyathasan Krishnan, Year 1, Diploma in Accountancy and Finance

Remember the time in secondary school when choosing a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) was compulsory and had to comprise of either two things?

a)    It was loaded with points, so you had a higher chance of scoring A1
b)    Your friend was joining the same CCA

Monday, May 14, 2012

YouTube Stars Rock the Stage!

By Ho Khin Wai, Year 2, Diploma in Banking & Financial Services
Ever wondered what popular YouTube singers like Jason Chen and Tiffany Alvord sound like LIVE? I know I did. On May 5th, my friends and I got a chance to see and hear it for ourselves! We were so excited to be at the first ever YouTube Stars Music Festival 2012 held at The Coliseum in Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.
The show started with a special item by two popular and well-known Singapore YouTubers, Toh Yifan, known as TheSingaporenRapper, and SammmyDee aka Electricladyland8. The duo performed a cover of “Nice Guys”, which was originally created by YouTube stars KevJumba, Chester See, and popular YouTuber, Nigahiga.
Toh Yifan (TheSingaporenRapper) and SammmyDee. Photo Credit:  Gracia Chua   
Next up was Singapore’s homegrown YouTube singer, Clo (Clarence Liew). The Bruno Mars lookalike performed four covers of hit songs which got the crowd waving and singing along.

Monday, May 7, 2012

SIDM Charity Event: May the 4th be with you

May the Force be with you
To Star Wars fans, May 4th was the unofficial Star Wars day and it also marked the 35th Anniversary of the first screening of Star Wars: A New Hope. Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Interactive and Digital Media (SIDM) celebrated this occasion in style by raising funds for the Singapore Children’s Society.

‘May the 4th be with you’ posters  outside LTM1
For those unfamiliar with the Star Wars movie series, the first Star Wars movie was actually Episode IV: A New Hope. This was followed by Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

After the original trilogy fans had to wait 16 years for the series to continue with the prequels, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

SIDM celebrated Star Wars day for a good cause. There were booths set up outside LTM1, for the sale of cookies, T-shirts and personalized photographs. All proceeds were donated to the Singapore Children's Society.

Friday, May 4, 2012

How Well Do You Know Singapore?

Written by: Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

Quick, answer these if you can: What was the initial name of Singapore’s very own Bras Basah Complex? Which two school institutes merged back in the 80s to form Millenia Institute?

Can’t answer them? Neither could I, until I stepped into MediaCorp Studios for the first time to be a part of the audience in the new upcoming season of ‘We Are Singaporeans’ few weeks back.

The Avengers: Totally Worth The 140 Minutes

By Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

To be completely honest, I have never been a Marvel fan for reasons unknown. I’ve never watched Ironman (which was one of Hollywood’s highest grossing films in 2008) and I’ve definitely never watched Hulk.

But I have watched Thor and most recently, Captain America.

And I thought that if these movies lived up to my expectations, The Avengers would too.

I was dead wrong.