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Unlock Your NUS Student Discounts

Unlock Your NUS Student Discounts

What do you use your matriculation card for? Besides entering the Central Library and presenting it to the obviously-bored invigilator in the exam hall, did you know that your matriculation card has a different kind of power? No, it can’t do all your readings for you, but it can make your short-term gratification when you’re...

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Invisible Hands: The Hidden Lives of Migrant Workers

Invisible Hands: The Hidden Lives of Migrant Workers

“My name is Karim Razaul. I from Bangladesh. I work in a construction company doing things like hacking – hard job, many hard jobs. Now, I working on a building at HarbourFront  – a tall building, 11 blocks. I work in Singapore 1 year 3 months. I don’t know how long I want to work,...

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A Glimpse Into Singapore’s Largest Migrant Worker Dorm

A Glimpse Into Singapore’s Largest Migrant Worker Dorm

There’s a movie theatre, air-conditioned gymnasiums, a beer garden – and even a sea view to boot. No, we’re not talking about a fancy chalet by the beach, but the Tuas View Dormitory, which touts itself as the “largest housing complex for foreign workers in Singapore”. Around 20 participants from NUS and members of the...

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Upcoming NUSSU Events for Sem 2 AY2015/16

Upcoming NUSSU Events for Sem 2 AY2015/16

Wondering what’s happening on campus this semester? Check out our comprehensive guide on the fun-filled activities and events organised by the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) and its constituent clubs and committees in the coming weeks! For more updates, visit NUSSU’s Facebook page. BIZCOM Infinite Bazaar An exciting marketplace event by the NUSSU Business Committee (BIZCOM)...

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The 5 Biggest Stories of 2015: How NUS Played a Part In History

The 5 Biggest Stories of 2015: How NUS Played a Part In History

It’s been an eventful year for Singapore, which has experienced a roller coaster ride of epic highs and lows. From mourning the death of its greatest state leader, to celebrating the significant milestone of its 50th year of independence. Here are the top five stories of 2015 in which Singapore’s “most loved school” played a part...

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Don’t Know Anything About Investing? Here’s How to Start

Don’t Know Anything About Investing? Here’s How to Start

This post was sponsored by MoneySENSE, the national financial education programme spearheaded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Curious about investing? Check out the My Money @ Campus seminar on 21 October!   Investing. It’s a word that gives the financially unsavvy the shudders, with all its underlying complexity, financial jargon and mind boggling numbers. Yet...

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Meet Your Future President: NUSSU Elections In a Nutshell

Meet Your Future President: NUSSU Elections In a Nutshell

With the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) internal elections coming up on 12-13 September, The Ridge speaks with both leaders of the running teams, to find out who they really are, and what their plans for NUSSU are if elected. With the non-faculty club representatives successfully elected and the results of the faculty club representatives pending...

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Meet Your Arts King & Queen of 2015!

It’s a cool afternoon at the Deck, where I’m scheduled to meet the newly crowned King and Queen of Arts Bash, Weirong and Janella. Organised by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS), the Arts Bash is a popular, annual pageant contest, which brings together 10 freshie contestants to compete for the (non-literal) crown....

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VISION: More Than a Magic Show

VISION: More Than a Magic Show

VISION isn’t just a magic show, it’s an illusion theatre performance. This is what Priscilla Khong, who stars alongside her father Lawrence Khong, tells me. “Think of it as Phantom of the Opera meets David Copperfield: there is an intricate storyline and plot that is seamlessly merged with the illusions.” Featuring Singapore’s only professional illusionist...

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[Travel] Should I Go for an Exchange Trip?

“Should I go overseas for an exchange trip?” “Is the Student Exchange Programme my only option?” “What if I don’t want to stay overseas for an entire semester?” There comes a point in every university student’s life when the question pops up: “Should I take part in an exchange programme?” “It’s something that I couldn’t...

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[Travel] Great Escapes

[Travel] Great Escapes

We’ve all been there: scrolling through your friend’s Facebook photos of her amazing backpacking trip in Europe, ogling at lists of ‘top 10 most beautiful places’ inconveniently located thousands of miles away and costing thousands of dollars, and reading descriptions of foreign and exotic lands you desperately want to go to. You’re drowning in envy...

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