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HDB Low Water Pressure: Phone Hotline

For those living near the top floor of HDB blocks, you may experience low water pressure since the water tanks are typically built at the rooftop of HDB flats. The pressure exerted by a column of liquid of height h … Continue reading

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Free American Tourister 25” Luggage (Dumex)

Very good deal here, free 25 inch luggage (American Tourister brand) with purchase of Dumex milk powder! This is the official Dumex Qoo-10 store, by the way. [S$325.90](▼23%)[Dumex]Free 25 luggage(worth $220)【Bundle of 6】Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 2/ 3 / 4 … Continue reading

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Ohm $20 Referral Code: OHMREF25CC5A

*Ohm Referral Code: OHMREF25CC5A Ohm has just improved their discount off tariff rate to 25%! Their fixed rate is also improved! Previously Ohm was good, now it is fantastic! Read my previous review of Ohm at: Ohm $20 Promo Code: OHMREF25CC5A … Continue reading

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Good news for Poly students: O Level “not counted” for Uni admissions

Should be good news for most Poly students. It is good to aim for a decent grade for key subjects like E maths and A maths though, as they may still be required for certain subjects in university. For example, a … Continue reading

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Test your Circuit Breaker today; Circuit breaker can save you from electrocution

Do forward this to your family and friends. Especially for older homes, the circuit breaker could have broken down silently without anyone noticing. Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/circuit-breaker-could-be-a-lifesaver Pressing a button at home regularly could save your life. This is the “test” button, typically … Continue reading

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10 cents Mr Bean Soya Milk (with Masterpass @ Qoo10)

A small reward for yourself/ your children this October? Coupled with the ongoing Masterpass promotion ($1 off) at Qoo10, and this Mr Bean promotion, the soya milk ends up costing only 10 cents! This is probably the cheapest drink in … Continue reading

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How do students in Singapore from the Express, Normal Academic and Normal Technical streams perceive each other?

Recently, this CNA (Channel News Asia) video is very popular on YouTube. Do check it out. Basically, due to the segregated nature of the education system, GEP, IP (Integrated Programme), Express, Normal Academic and Technical students rarely mix with each … Continue reading

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No More Recontract Voucher from Singtel? Best Phone to Recontract and Sell

It is an “open secret” last time that if you call the Singtel customer service hotline at 1688, they may give you a recontract voucher for you to get a new phone. In previous times it used to be as … Continue reading

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Poll: Opinion on Fewer exams for Primary and Lower Secondary Students?

I have added a poll to see what readers think of this new proposal? Actually mid-year exams and assessments may have a role as a “buffer” to reduce the weightage of the final exam. Removing mid-year exams actually has the … Continue reading

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Chope.co Review

Sign up for Chope here: https://cho.pe/hna9y Chope.co is a restaurant reserving website that provides diners with benefits and rewards for reserving their seats at restaurants! “Chope” is a Singlish slang for “reserving a seat”. Reserving a seat is often important since … Continue reading

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From PSLE 124 to PhD A*Star Researcher

Source: A-star Official Website For those familiar with the Singapore education system, you would know that PSLE 124 is not a good score by any standard. Yet Dr Vincent Lim, through his hard work and perseverance, managed to push on and … Continue reading

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RI vs HCI vs NUSH

Many excellent P6 students will be spoilt for choice at this stage, as they have been accepted by multiple schools under the DSA. Here are some views on RI versus HCI versus NUS High, which are the top 3 choices … Continue reading

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Chinese Lessons in Singapore (Video)

Source: How has Singapore’s Chinese Language syllabus evolved? Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-chinese-syllabus-changed-back-to-school-10664986 Quite interesting to see how Chinese lessons are like nowadays. To be honest it doesn’t seem much different from 10 years ago? One aspect that has changed is … Continue reading

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Free Money from PayLah (Quick! Before it is fully redeemed)

Hey! You can get S$5 when you register for PayLah! with my Referral Code WILDOF087 (last 3 digits are numbers zero-eight-seven) by 31 December 2018. Download PayLah! from http://www.dbs.com.sg/paylah now and enter the above Code during sign-up before this offer is fully … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Which JC is the Best?

62 people have voted for the best JC in Singapore. (Poll is at: Which JC is the best in Singapore? At top place is Nanyang Junior College 12.9% (8 votes), tied with Raffles Institution 12.9% (8 votes). Visit the poll to see the … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Promotion – Free Stuff to be won

Royal Hunt QR Codes The first two tiers of rewards are Polar and Ya Kun $2 vouchers. The final tier is a chance to win the top prize (worth $15,000); a seven-night Mediterranean Cruise for two on board Royal Caribbean’s … Continue reading

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More schools to merge in 2019, JCs included

Seems like the declining population is quite serious indeed. Not too long ago there was another merger: 8 JCs to merge (i.e. 4 JCs to close down). “Merge” is just a nice way to say that the affected schools are … Continue reading

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PSLE 181 to NUS Medicine (Miracle Story)

Quite an amazing story. The road from PSLE 181 to NUS Medicine is a long and arduous journey. Read how Mr Tan Jun Xiang, 22, managed to overcome the odds to enter the prestigious NUS Medicine faculty. NUS Medicine is … Continue reading

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Fave (previously Groupon) FREE Promo Code

FREE Promo Code discount: http://myfave.com/invite/KJMDZ?city=singapore Fave (previously known as Groupon) is a fantastic deals site that offers many discounts. It includes discounts to many restaurants/buffets in Singapore. Quite many famous restaurants are offering discounts there: e.g. Dancing crab, Mouth Restaurant, Ah … Continue reading

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Singapore is in the wrong timezone

Most people who have been living in Singapore all their lives wouldn’t know this: Singapore is in the wrong timezone. To be precise, Singapore should be in the GMT +7 timezone, but we are using the GMT +8 instead. This … Continue reading

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‘Stemaritans’ help breathe life into maths and science

Quite interesting term “Stemaritans”, referring to people who promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). ‘Stemaritans’ help breathe life into maths and science The Straits Times “Parents think highly of the Singapore education system and like the fact that the bulk of our … Continue reading

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Free Movie about PSLE

There are 2 short films on the subject of PSLE, free on YouTube. Quite accurate about the lives of kids in Singapore currently. Do feel free to watch if you are interested. It is truly a first-world problem (only kids … Continue reading

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Son of taxi driver among this year’s President’s Scholars

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/son-of-taxi-driver-among-this-years-presidents-scholars Mr Lee Tat Wei lives in a four-room flat in Woodlands. He and his older brother went to neighbourhood schools. His father is a taxi driver and his mother works as a part- time sales assistant. Despite his humble … Continue reading

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SG Education News: More places for Medicine Students

Good news for those aspiring to be medical doctors. Med school places to rise to 500 by next year The Straits Times The National University of Singapore (NUS) has had more than 2,000 top students fight for the 300 spaces … Continue reading

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Finally received WordAds payout by WordPress

Thanks to all readers of mathtuition88.com, I have received WordAds payout by WordPress. Mathtuition88.com first joined WordAds in 01-2014, where the payout was quite miserable (less than $1 for 5000 views). The payout has since increased considerably, thanks to higher quality … Continue reading

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Nanyang Girls NYGH starts school later at 8.15am

Very good idea by NYGH. Sleep is important for students. SINGAPORE: For almost a year now, Nanyang Girls High (NYGH) students have been starting school at 8.15am – a good 45 minutes later than most secondary schools. And the results have … Continue reading

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8 JCs to merge (i.e. 4 JCs to close down)

The latest education news in Singapore is that 4 pairs of JCs to merge as student numbers shrink; 14 primary and 6 secondary schools also affected. The effect on the primary and secondary schools is not that significant, due to the … Continue reading

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Looking for Home Tutors?

If you are looking for home tutors (any subject, e.g. Mathematics, Chinese, English, Science, etc.) contact us at: SMS/Whatsapp: 98348087 Email: mathtuition88@gmail.com We are able to recommend you highly qualified tutors, free of charge, no obligations. Note that usually tutors’ … Continue reading

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GEP Selection Test Review and Experience

The following is a parent’s review and experience of the GEP Selection Test (2016). Original text (in Chinese) at: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/xQpLynFWpZ6QNpI_vlw4cw Interested readers may also want to check out Recommended Books for GEP Selection Test. Translation: One day in September 2016 afternoon, read … Continue reading

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Kids with tuition fare worse?

Article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/kids-with-tuition-fare-worse Those who read the news, either online or in print, would probably have seen this article: “Kids with tuition fare worse”. In the article, it is claimed that: “In fact, children who received tuition actually scored about 0.256 standard … Continue reading

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Singaporean Student Wins US$250K Scholarship

Congratulations to Ms See for the win. The amount of the scholarship is no joke, it is the price of a HDB flat (a home in Singapore). If you are interested to take part, here are the details: The Breakthrough Junior … Continue reading

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Feng Tianwei wins World No. 1 Ding Ning despite being dropped from Singapore Team

Congratulations to Feng Tianwei for the epic win over World No. 1 Ding Ning in the Chinese Super League, despite being recently axed from the Singapore national team (for unknown reasons). The Chinese Super League, though not as famous as the Olympics, … Continue reading

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Top PSLE Score

The top PSLE Score for this year seems to be 286, from RGPS (Raffles Girls Primary School). Close runners-ups are 283, from NYPS (Nanyang Primary School) and Nanhua. Source is from https://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/t-scores/, which is self-reported by parents. Casting aside the “troll … Continue reading

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The Reason Why Singaporean Students are Top in Maths (PISA)

Quite interesting analysis on how and why Singapore topped the ranking for PISA in Math/Science. One possible reason is the difficulty of PSLE trains students to solve tricky and difficult (for that level) math questions. It is well known that … Continue reading

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Bullies from St Andrew’s Secondary School

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/youths-viral-video-attack-identified (Screengrab: Bhai Hafiz Angullia/Facebook) Just to inform parents of this terrible incident that occurred in Saint Andrew’s Secondary School. Apparently, this is not an isolated incident, it is quite an common occurence, it is even stated in Wikipedia: “After a … Continue reading

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NTU to open three new alumni houses with free membership for graduates

This is great news for NTU alumni. (Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/ntu-to-open-three-new-alumni-houses-with-free-membership-for-graduates) SINGAPORE – Graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can look forward to free membership at three new alumni houses. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NTU’s inauguration as a university, and … Continue reading

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New PSLE System favors “All Rounders” over “Specialists”

The new PSLE system clearly favors “all-rounders” over “specialists”. Scenario 1: Math-Whiz VS All-Rounder Imagine a Math/Science-whiz with Math:100 (AL 1) Science: 98 (AL 1) English: 84 (AL 3) Chinese: 84 (AL 3) Total marks: 366   (Approx. 275 T-score) … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of talented students.

Just read this interesting article. Will the new PSLE system reward students of the first kind or second kind? From my experience as student and tutor, Singapore has many talented students of the first kind, but very few talented students of … Continue reading

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Is the highest-ranked school the right one for your child? (Singapore)

Sometimes, the highest-ranked school may not be the right school for every child. This issue is also discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/is-the-highest-ranked-school-the-right-one-for-your-child Q Is the highest-ranked school the … Continue reading

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Engineering matters for Singapore’s future, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/engineering-key-to-singapores-future-as-smart-nation-pm Excerpt: Singapore has boosted its water supply by recycling water and increased its physical size by reclaiming land – all feats of engineers. Indeed, just as engineering helped transform Singapore into a modern state, it will continue to play … Continue reading

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Fresh graduates face challenging job search ahead

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/fresh-graduates-face-challenging-job-search-ahead SINGAPORE — They’ve sent 20 to 50 job applications but some graduating students are struggling to secure interviews, much less a job offer, amid the Republic’s slowing economy. With the gross domestic product (GDP) projected to grow 1 to … Continue reading

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H2 Topical Package with Highly Condensed Summary

All products are listed on the main page: https://mathtuition88.com/math-notes-worksheets-sale/ The new product is the H2 Topical Package with Highly Condensed Summary. Highly Condensed H2 Maths Notes, bundled with hundreds of Topical questions (arranged according to topic) for H2 Mathematics. Topical questions … Continue reading

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Free Ebook: Singapore’s Scientific Pioneers

Source: http://www.asianscientist.com/pioneers/ The non-commercial book Singapore’s Scientific Pioneers, sponsored by grants from the SG50 Celebration Fund and Nanyang Technological University, is dedicated to all scientists in Singapore, past, present and, most of all, aspiring. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine … Continue reading

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Chinese Tuition (West Side of Singapore)

If you live near the West side of Singapore (e.g. Buona Vista, Dover, Clementi, Jurong), and are looking for a patient and dedicated Chinese Tutor, do check out: ChineseTuition88.com Chinese Tuition Singapore 新加坡华文补习老师 Tutor: Ms Gao (高老师) Ms Gao is … Continue reading

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Singapore Tuition Forum News Compilation

Compilation of Interesting Articles on Tuition Recently, there have been many news on the Straits Times Forum / other newspapers / internet on the phenomenon of tuition in Singapore. There are many mixed opinions on tuition, which are discussed in … Continue reading

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How to Study in Extreme Noisy Environment (+ Math of Decibel System)

[S$54.90][3M][STOCK IN SG] 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff Ear Muff Ear Protection Head Set. Noise Reduction Rating of 30dB WWW.QOO10.SG The exams are coming, but your neighbor decides to do a major renovation? Neighbor has loud music blasting/ very … Continue reading

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Qoo10 (Singapore’s Cheapest Online Shopping Mall)

Just to share with my Singaporean readers on 5 ways to save money while shopping! 1) Universal Studios Ticket This is a very good bargain, Qoo10 is selling the Universal Studios Singapore Ticket at half the retail price. Normal price … Continue reading

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Graphic design & Fashion degree Programmes

To all Singaporean readers and parents, We are proud to recommend some excellent Graphic Design and Fashion Degree Programmes, by First Media Design School. The degree is being conferred by the University of the West of England, Bristol. For those who … Continue reading

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Exams are over! Book disproves evolution using Math!

Finally, after an arduous year, the exams are over (in Singapore). 🙂 It is now time for a period of rest and relaxation, to get ready for 2015, where everything starts again. Students who are looking for an early headstart … Continue reading

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