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Ngee Ann Poly Students’ Documentaries on Channel 5

It started off as an assignment for their Documentary Production module, but months later, their documentaries were broadcasted on national television in Singapore. Two teams of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) students from the School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) were chosen to work with Mediacorp to produce an episode of YXY: Youth by Youth, […]

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Mechanical Engineering Students’ Project Reaches Maturation

Four years on from its conception, the Fall Prevention Toilet Sensor designed and built by students of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s (NP) Automation and Mechatronics Systems course is ready to be implemented in old folks’ homes. NP teamed up with Ren Ci Hospital to create the system at low cost, which aims to alert caregivers through […]

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A-KIN to Magic

By Anthea Wang Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Design’s Product Design & Innovation alumnus Lim Li Xue, 23, and her teammates Cheryl Ho, 21, and Ng Ai Ling, 20, introduced the Kin wallet, the world’s first self-organising wallet, on Kickstarter, the biggest global crowd-funding platform. In its first four hours up on Kickstarter, the wallet […]

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Forgoing University for Unique Opportunities

By Charlene Koh For two former classmates and entrepreneurs, Ho Chang Jun and Eugene Cheng, going to university to complete a degree was a risk not worth taking. “In (university) you learn a lot of things, but not all of them are applicable, maybe 10 per cent to 20 per cent of what you’ve learnt […]

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Same Faces, Different Pursuits

Oct 17 heralded in the beginning of the new school term, and npTribune set out to discover how our current students’ ambitions, motivations and expectations have changed over the course of the year.   Rohit Bhojwani Banking & Financial Services School of Business & Accountancy, Year 2 How have your motivations and expectations changed from […]

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Movie Making in a Battle Against Time

By Isabelle Liew Bi Xuan From Apr 15 to 17, aspiring filmmakers from around Singapore were tasked to create a short movie within two days Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) team, Twinfilm, emerged as Best Visual Effects winner at The 48 Hour Film Project award ceremony on Apr 23. Twinfilm comprises of second and third-year students […]

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Against all Odds

By Teo Zi Lin Being resilient, courageous and determined is no easy feat for this student – but Edgar Cheong has what it takes to rise above adversity After being granted a chance to live again, Edgar Cheong turned his near-death experience four years ago into his source of motivation in life. Despite being paralysed […]

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Right on Track: Singapore’s First Social Supermarket

by Charissa Joy Ng Desiree Yang never imagined her career would be one that helps the needy. Yet she took the leap of faith when the opportunity presented itself, and started Singapore’s first social supermarket Not really knowing what a social enterprise is all about, Desiree, 21, was guided solely by her passion to help […]

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Radio Heatwave Jock Makes His Debut on 987FM

by Megan Elisabeth Tan Mass Communication student Joseph Soh is the new 987FM Star Joseph Soh, 17, is not your average “Joe” since he came out top at the annual DJ competition, 987 Star. 987 Star searches for the “next voice and face” of the radio station. This year’s 987 Star auditions drew more contestants […]

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Banding Together to Relive Fond Memories

By Rachel Toh Undeterred by last year’s low audience turnout, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s (NP) Alumni Band held their second concert at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Music Box On May 30, the Alumni Band, consisting of alumni aged 21 to 45, performed 10 pieces and two encore pieces, comprising Japanese pop and local songs. Up till last […]

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