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Do you know that Singapore’s transportation is ranked 6th in the world in the list of best cities for public transit? The world has many different countries, including Japan which is known for its impeccable transportation system, so being ranked 6th is outstanding for a small city.

“You rascal of a monkey, that’s what you get for stealing my backpack!” I hollered at the retreating monkey as I beamed with pride. What was intended to be a leisurely stroll had been completely turned upside down. Thank goodness it had all turned out well in the end.

I am Susan Soh, President of the Student Council. Thank you for the opportunity to shortlist two locations for a day-long culture and orientation programme called “Beyond Borders”. The group of visiting student delegates from South Africa who we are hosting will be in Singapore to learn more about how Singapore harnesses technology for educational purposes. I have discussed the options with members of the Student Council and decided that the Enriching Digital Journey and National Gallery are the best options.

I had never been to Universal Studios Singapore. Although I had heard many recounts of wonderful experiences at the place, I has never set foot there myself. I expected myself to enjoy the calm rides and reject the thrilling ones because of my fears but little did I know that I would display a great deal of courage there.

“If you don’t study hard you will end up working at a construction site.” This is something that most Singaporean students or children have heard their parents say. This is because Singapore is a meritocratic society and Singaporean parents believe that talent, effort, and achievements are the key to success. Thus, I agree that education’s primary goal is about getting good grades to secure a job.

As the saying goes, “Take only memories, leave only footprints."

From Kim Kardashian to various kpop girl groups, the number of models showing off how ‘perfect’ they look is endless. Social media proves to be a challenge to some teens as they always compare how they look to others. This results in many teenagers often only caring about outer beauty. In spite of this, there are still some teenagers who care more about inner beauty than outer beauty. Therefore, in this essay, I will discuss why many teenagers prioritize outward appearance because they want to make a good first impression on others.

No matter one’s background, we should treat everyone equally. I did not always know that but one misunderstanding made me realise that we should treat everyone with compassion and respect.

How are you? I hope you have been doing well in Japan.  I miss you here and my weekends have been uneventful.  I was in high spirits when I heard that you have been enrolled in a school for Junior Chefs.  Congratulations.  I was also extremely excited when I heard that you will be visiting Singapore during the March holidays.  I know you love cooking and trying out new recipe.