S’poreans react to NTU removing sexually-suggestive games from orientation activities

Posted on 14 May 2016

Three thoughts you must have had.


From 2016, undergraduates starting at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will no longer need to pay S$60 to join the orientation programme.

There will also not be anymore arbitrary selection process to admit only certain students to the orientation.

The date of the programme has also been brought back to be held two weeks before term starts in August.

The new rules also stipulate all cheers will be in English, with no more Chinese and Hokkien cheers.

There will also be no more fright night and sexually-suggestive games.

All these changes were carried out to increase the number of freshmen participating.

Fewer than half of NTU’s yearly cohort of some 6,000 new students attended orientation activities previously, as a result of “timing” and “logistical constraints”.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “Fewer students would join the orientation once you remove sexually-suggestive games.”
Xio Gan, 44-year-old diploma holder


sian-half-uncle “If you need to join the orientation programme to make friends, the problem is already you.”
Wen Ti, 67-year-old retiree


happy-bird-girl “Such a pity I wouldn’t get to be humiliated the same way my seniors were.”
Wu Ru, 19-year-old fresh grad










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