10 thoughts about Singapore Polytechnic that only SP students would understand


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Last Updated on 2016-06-01 , 10:25 am

They say that each school is unique and quirky, and all students who have been to each school will have different thoughts, different expectations and different memories. Well, are you a Singapore Polytechnic student? If you are, you’ll probably understand where I’m coming from, right?

Here are 10 thoughts about Singapore Polytechnic only SP students will understand. If you were one, do you get me?

If you have class at the Hilltop and you’re late, it’s basically like running a marathon to get there.
If you’re a business school student, you’ll understand the pain of rushing to class and climbing up that damn hill. I mean, yes, it conveniently provides you with all the exercise you need for that day but your calves’ muscles will be sore and tired by the time you’re done rushing up the hill. Not to mention, there’s still a whole lot more steps to conquer once you’re done with the hill.

That said, you’ll never want to walk from hilltop to the design school.
No, just no. Believe me, I’ve tried it once and never again.

The chicken rice store at Food Court 3 is literally heaven.
And so is the Ayam Penyet at FC 2 and FC 6.

Trying to host a camp is one of the hardest things.
Yes, the famous story that made SP disallow students from staying overnight in school–the little gang fight incident. Due to that, we are not allowed to study overnight for school campus nor are we allowed to host camps in schools. For those in CCA committees that have planned camps before, we feel you. It’s incredibly troublesome just to bring everyone and everything to and from the campsite.

We know exactly what time to queue for one-for-one Starbucks coffee.
Starbucks one-for-one starts at noon but no, you got to be there 11.30 a.m. The early bird catches the worm, they say; and also at 5 p.m because that’s when most of the crowd has dispersed.

The famous red bridge used to scare freshies or NOT.
Located at the Business school, the red bridge is said to be the place where someone committed suicide. The story goes that a priest had to come and paint the bridge red in order to appease the spirit. Not to mention the ‘fun’ encounters that some of us have, especially at night. It’s something that you’ll immediately have heard of upon entering SP though that never stopped us from taking #OOTDs there.

Dressing up is never a huge deal to us.
Most of the time, you’ll see us decked in SP shirts and shorts/jeans. We don’t see a big need in dressing up fancily or tottering around in heels unless we have a presentation.

Llao llao is probably the best thing that happened to SP.
Mmmm, the yummy yoghurt store that landed on our campus just made FC3 our favourite foodcourt.


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If you’ve ever been to T5 basement at night, it is downright spooky.
There are stories going around about this area that got almost all of us spooked to the core, especially the long corridor in the basement. If you’ve planned fright nights, you’ll definitely have entered this basement at least once.

I’ve heard of people who have heard someone singing there at night. And for some odd reason, it’s always a little chilly down there, rain or shine. Well, I guess it’s perfect since it’s used to host fright nights!

The white wall that everyone goes to at the Design School Building.
Admit it, even if you’re a business student, you’ve travelled all the way to the Design School just for that white wall.