Friday, February 22, 2013

He was Weathering Storms at Seven Years Old

Life isn’t always smooth sailing. For Lin Josua, a Year 1 Diploma in Sports & Wellness Management student from SBM, he had experienced sailing on stormy seas from the tender age of seven. Most kids that age have hobbies on land, but for Josua, the challenges of the sea are far more interesting.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Exhilarating 24-Hours

Poh Hui Jie (middle), Ong Kah Jing (second from right) and Tan Peck Joon  (third from right) with their lecturers at the Grand Finals held on 3 Feb 2013

They had 24 hours to come up with an innovative hotel concept. Stress levels were high and they had the added pressure of being younger than their competitors from the universities. But our students from Hospitality & Tourism Management managed to impress the judges by entering the Grand Finals and they eventually emerged as the only polytechnic team to be among the top three in the Tourism & Hospitality Case Challenge.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A New Video Featuring World Record Champion - Red Atom

Remember Red ATOM? The robot that topped the world record for robotic sprints last year? Well the School of Engineering (SEG) and School of Interactive and Digital Media (SIDM) has created a new video that features Red ATOM’s amazing accomplishments. Check out what this wonderful robot can do!

Isn't it amazing?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

“Fire in Snow” – A Preview of Chingay 2013

Recently I had the opportunity to take a sneak peek at the Chingay rehearsal.

Chingay, which means “The art of costume and masquerade” in Hokkien dialect, is a traditional Chinese New Year procession that began as a neighbourhood parade with Chinese elements in 1973. It has since evolved into a massive street and floats parade in Asia. The Chingay parade is famous for its resplendent mobile floats and breathtaking local and international performances, showcasing the rich, vibrant cultures from Singapore and the rest of the world.

The theme of Chingay 2013 is “Fire In Snow” and it aims to celebrate the strength of the Singaporean spirit. The parade will feature cold, harsh snow symbolising struggles and hardships,that are overcome by the indistinguishable fire which symbolise power, passion, dynamism and determination.