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GrabWheels cuts e-scooter sharing service on campus

GrabWheels cuts e-scooter sharing service on campus

Photo: Isha Meleth Grab has terminated its electric scooter sharing service GrabWheels across the NUS Kent Ridge campus as the ban of electric scooters from footpaths kicked in on Tuesday (Nov 5). The nationwide ban was announced on Monday after a string of injuries from collisions with pedestrians related to electric scooters.  From Tuesday, these...

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In search of the cheapest coffee in NUS

In search of the cheapest coffee in NUS

Customers on their laptops outside The Coffee Roaster, a cafe at FASS. Photo: Liang Lei By Liang Lei, Tan Yu Xuan and Teo Kai Yi A regular-sized coffee in NUS can cost as little as 40 cents or as much as S$5.60 — depending on whether you are a canteen or cafe person. The Ridge cafe-hopped across...

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Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Originally Posted on: theoctant.org Written by: Daryl Yang, Guest Writer and Alysha Chandra, Editor in Chief Photo: Alysha Chandra After the story about Monica Baey’s experience as a survivor of sexual violence went viral, much attention has focused on the appropriate penalties that her perpetrator, another student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) named Nicholas...

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Climate change calls for environmental action

Climate change calls for environmental action

Southeast Asia, home to 655 million people, is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. As it becomes more developed, electricity demand is expected to more than double to 2,000 tera-watt hours (TWH) by 2040.   The fast-growing cooling crisis is a hot topic of late, as cooling technologies like refrigerators and air-conditioners...

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Understanding the South China Sea Dispute: The Enduring Reality of Chinese Nationalism

Understanding the South China Sea Dispute: The Enduring Reality of Chinese Nationalism

Written by Zhou XiZhuang Michael When we observe China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, it is tempting for us to pause and ask: why has China instigated such a geopolitical affair that has exacerbated regional relations and rendered itself to a difficult position? In the words of Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, China’s political intransigence...

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Windows of Hope Exhibition 2018

Windows of Hope Exhibition 2018

Get a glimpse into life without clean water at Windows of Hope in the lead-up to World Water Day. For the first time, Lien AID opens roving VR exhibition to the public to raise awareness on rural Asia’s water and sanitation crisis. This World Water Day (22nd March 2018), get a glimpse into the lives of...

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Singapore Heritage Festival 2018 – New Places. New Stories. New Communities.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2018 – New Places. New Stories. New Communities.

Fancy catching a film at a drive-in cinema reminiscent of Jurong in the 70s; embarking on explorations to learn about the lesser-known aspects of Chinatown’s history; or soaking in the old-meets-new charm of Jalan Besar? The 15th edition of the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF), Singapore’s signature heritage festival organised by the National Heritage Board, will be offering...

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[Charity] Habitat Singapore Bare Your Sole 2014

[Charity] Habitat Singapore Bare Your Sole 2014

[Press Release] Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s annual walkathon Bare Your Sole is back this year, providing participants with a unique way to raise funds in the fight against homelessness and poverty. The 2.5km and 5km barefoot charity walk will take place on Saturday, 12 July 2014, from 9am-12pm, at Gardens by the Bay. Currently in its...

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[Photography] Montage 2014: NUS Photographic Society Celebrates Singapore Photography

[Photography] Montage 2014: NUS Photographic Society Celebrates Singapore Photography

The Photographic Society of The National University of Singapore (NUSPS) is holding its annual nation-wide photo-festival, Montage 2014, from now till 3rd August. Garnering up to 1,500 entries each year, Montage is one of the biggest and most anticipated photography events of the year run entirely by the management committee of NUSPS. Montage 2014: Photo...