Tag: SOTA

Mother of SOTA student clarifies misconceptions about school

The following is a response from a mother of a student of the School of the Arts (SOTA), to the ongoing debate over whether SOTA students should pursue arts-related degrees in the university. In a recent speech at the school, the Minister of Culture,...

Don’t treat arts as an after-hours hobby: Alfian Sa’at to SOTA students

“I know I'm coming across as harsh,” said poet and playwright, Alfian Sa’at. “But I have to register my disappointment at the responses coming from SOTA students regarding why an overwhelming majority of them, despite having an arts-based education, would ultimately choose non-arts careers.” Mr...

SIA’s overdue review to remaining relevant

By Tan Bah Bah The last time I flew on Singapore Airlines was in the mid-1990s. I won a prize as the 5,000th user of a credit card at a noodle restaurant in Centrepoint.  I had to pose and smile for a picture for an...