I have always had a longstanding fascination with old things – illuminated manuscripts, ancient artefacts, monuments from past centuries and millennia, pen and ink, and languages spoken by peoples from a time long past, some already lost and many in danger of being forgotten.Read More >
Study your personal, social, economic, and educational contexts carefully, and then answer all the questions.
1. How did you come by this profession? Why not be a doctor, or a wife? [5 m]
As a disclaimer, I am a doctor. Though not the kind who would be able to help you if you have a heart attack in a coffee house.Read More >
For the average Singaporean, it is far easier to believe that the drug problem exists far away—in another country, another neighbourhood, amongst another community, an alien and invisible segment of our society. Many of us learnt about drugs through early preventive education. Surely, we can all recall those school assemblies where stern-faced officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), would show us slides with photos and videos of the various drugs and the terrifying impacts that their use can have on the human body and appearance.Read More >
Fully titled For[god]: a remembrance of love in the path of losing, the volume is a collection of short prose and poetry spanning 2014 to 2018, based on Noor Iskandar’s observations and ruminations during his travels. Many of the pieces in the collection are centred on the interplays of spirituality and the earthly states of human existence.Read More >
Midday, and though the sky is leaden signalling the rain that would soon come, the pristine common path between the rows of shophouses leading up to the golden-domed majesty of the Sultan Mosque is already teeming with arrangements of tables and chairs from the Turkish restaurants, racks of tourist-trap paraphernalia, displays of voluminous skirts, colourful pashminas, and opulent Persian rugs.Read More >