The Tempinis diaries

December 20, 2007

Hostels for Asean Scholars

Filed under: education — Tags: , — toru @ 8:32 am

Bobby Ong has a pretty informative post on hostels for Asean scholars here.

December 3, 2007

Asean Scholarship: A Compilation of Personal Accounts

Filed under: education — Tags: , — toru @ 2:39 pm

I have been getting a steady stream of hits everyday based on the keyword search of the phrase “what to do after spm“.  Someone told me my previous post might have painted a too rosy picture of studying in Singapore; I thought in order to have a more balanced account I might link up a couple of other people’s posts.  See here for an extremely negative account of the Asean scholarship.  A rebuttal by an irate Singaporean is found here.  More positive accounts can be found herehere and here.  To me the most balanced account is found here (especially in the comments section). But I guess with most things the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

At the end of the day, some people just don’t like studying and living in Singapore.  For example see this blog by a Malaysian studying at SMU.   As my father used to say, you can’t argue about someone’s taste.

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