They say I’m crazy, selling second-hand clothes will never be a scalable business: Refash CEO Aloysius Sng on riding the waves of fast fashion

They say I’m crazy, selling second-hand clothes will never be a scalable business: Refash CEO Aloysius Sng on riding the waves of fast fashion

Photo Credits to Inslee Haynes You stand in front of your opened wardrobe, haphazardly pick up the dress that had rolled off the shelf, and for the third time try to stuff it back into the paltry space that’s left, as if it was a game of Tetris. Behind you is a pile of freshly washed clothes, still waiting to be kept among your pile of old ones. It’s been 10 minutes, you are running late, and you still do not have anything to wear. Never mind that the closet is bursting at its seams, you still can’t wait for...

Interview with Yu Gao-Fei: Founder of Learnseeker

Interview with Yu Gao-Fei: Founder of Learnseeker

  1. Share with us the activities you are taking part in while studying in NUS. I was mainly running my company (learnseeker.sg) while studying in NUS and learning from a myriad of business mentors about how to run & scale a business from zero. It was a great 4 years. I learned most of my business knowledge and skills through my experience running Learnseeker. On the side, I was also the founder and president of Raffles Hall Sponsorship Club, of which I managed to secure $10,000 worth of sponsorship amount for Raffles Hall within my stay there. It was...

Exclusive Interview with MP Sun Xue Ling: Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development

Exclusive Interview with MP Sun Xue Ling: Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development

  1) Share with us the activities you took part in while studying economics in NUS. While studying economics at NUS, I was also in the publications team for NUS Political Association. I enjoyed interacting with other students, reporting on student activities as well as conducting interviews with interesting personalities. 2) What made you decide to pursue a Master of Science in International Political Economy with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)? I decided to do a master programme in London as it is a bustling international city and I wanted to see the world. I...

Interview with Geraldine Tan – Founder of The Therapy Room Singapore

Interview with Geraldine Tan – Founder of The Therapy Room Singapore

Geraldine holds a Masters in Applied Psychology and is a Doctorate Candidate of Clinical Psychology. She has almost 2 decades of experience working with individuals with a multitude of psychological problems. Geraldine is trained in a number of techniques including, Choice and Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her desire to help has her fill her toolbox with exciting therapeutic methods like, Hypnotherapy, Play, Clay, Sand and Colour Therapy. She is also an ACTA accredited Trainer. She uses these techniques to help clients with clinical disorders and behavioural issues. Her clients span...

Interview with Joan Pereira – Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC

Interview with Joan Pereira – Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC

(image courtesy of Joan Pereira) 1) Share with us the activities you took part in while studying in NUS. I took part in the NUS Catholic Students’ Society. 2) What is your greatest takeaway from NUS? NUS gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams and empowered me with the necessary tools to find my way in whichever path that I chose to take. The learning does not stop at university education. In fact, it is really only the beginning of many lessons that I have learnt throughout my career. 3) What are your hobbies? In my free time, I enjoy...

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity announced on 11 July 2018 that RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC Industries to jumpstart the testing and production of its drinking straws, and thereafter to produce other biodegradeable alternatives to plastic products. Presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and organised by sustainability media Eco-Business, The Liveability Challenge aims to close the gap between the ideas that will...

Canon seeks to inspire and give back to the local community through Canon PhotoMarathon XVI

Canon seeks to inspire and give back to the local community through Canon PhotoMarathon XVI

Back for its 16th year, Canon PhotoMarathon XVI is slated on 28 July at Suntec City Convention Hall 401-402, from 9am to 10pm. This year, Canon is taking a step further by giving back to the community and also introducing exciting new elements such as a ‘dusk’ challenge in the competition format.   In line with Canon’s ongoing support of the local sporting scene, Canon has recently announced a partnership with Joseph Schooling, who will be present at the Canon PhotoMarathon XVI. Canon has also pledged to donate all event registration fees collected to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund...

Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton  has been named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace 2018, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work, climbing from its third ranking in the 2017 list. The latest award is a result of positive feedback from Team Members across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, where Hilton was ranked in national Best Workplaces lists, including Australia, China, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The Best Workplaces list recognizes companies that are dedicated to sustaining high-trust cultures for their employees, and are distinguished by the extraordinary levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie in their...

Interview with Lyn Lee: Founder of Awfully Chocolate

Interview with Lyn Lee: Founder of Awfully Chocolate

NUSSU The Ridge is proud to feature Lyn Lee on her journey and life as a successful entrepreneur in Singapore. 1) Share with us the activities you partook in while studying law at NUS. Mooting & Debating Society, Jessup Moot, and Raffles Hall musical productions! 2) What is your greatest takeaway from NUS? It has got to be my degree! 3) What was the inspiration behind Awfully Chocolate? Dark chocolate! 4) Where do you see yourself five to ten years from now? Fatter! 5) Growing up, did you have a role model you looked up to? Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica,...

2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

Organized by PacificLight, the 2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition encourages young Singaporeans to address environmental challenges, share stories and innovative solutions to demonstrate their passion in tackling the global challenge of sustainability and to create a sustainable Singapore. The aim of the competition is to generate ideas and initiatives around the topic of sustainability and environmental conservation. In support of Singapore’s Climate Action Year 2018, the focus of this year’s competition is our Climate footprint. Through drawing, writing and videos the competitions aim to inspire students to come up with ideas on what needs to be done, how it could be...

Stewarding the Next Direction Towards a Greener Red Dot

Stewarding the Next Direction Towards a Greener Red Dot

Eco Action Day is a national public awareness campaign organised by Ricoh Asia Pacific that aims to, along with various supporting partners, engage its employees customers, corporate neighbours, government organisations and the wider public to reduce their footprints on the environment. As part of Ricoh’s annually organised Eco Action Day campaign, this year’s Eco Action Day Industry Roundtable focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 9 and how its principles are applicable on a local context. Entitled “Industry Innovation in the Year of Climate Action”, the emphasis on the UN SDG included ideas about promoting inclusive and...