Tag Archives: Eng Kai Er

IS DR ENG KAI ER THE FACE OF SELF-ENTITLEMENT?

Dr Eng Kai Er not only had 1 scholarship, she had TWO. It’s a luxury many parents cannot give their children. To “protest” against her bond shows how unaware she is of the struggles us average Singaporeans go through to get a degree.

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DANCING OUT OF A*STAR

First, I have to say that a lot of people are in jobs that they don’t like or enjoy, but stay on for various reasons. They grit their teeth and get on with it. Of course, they are not compulsorily bonded to the job – they can jump ship or pursue their area of interest. But maybe they need the money, maybe they feel obliged to their employer who has been treating them well, maybe no one wants to offer them a job to their liking. In other words, you are not alone.

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SINGAPORE’S SCHOLARSHIP SYSTEM IS BROKEN

An alumni of the University of Cambridge at which she studied in 2003, she was sent on an A*STAR National Science Scholarship (NSS) to study infection biology in Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in 2007. A MENSA member with an IQ of over 148, she was also a champion skater who had represented Singapore at Skate Asia, the largest ice-skating competition outside the US.

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