Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia-Pacific & it’s impact on Singapore [Conference]

Primarily organised by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, this event took place during World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 13th and 14th November. There were a lot of great regional and local speakers, and the event was well attended even by officials from local ministries – always a good sigh for the National Strategic […]

First Prize (JC/Polytechnic Section): Essay Competition

While the first prize was the JC/Polytechnic section was deservedly awarded to Mstr Fong Khi Yung from Raffles Institution, for his work of futuristic fiction. More by the microscopic than the colossal On some evenings, I walk through the expressionless countryside fields undulating in the wind, gazing up at the crimson heavens and golden sunset […]

Second Prize (Secondary School Section): Essay Competition

This clearly written effort from Suhaina Yasmin of Tanjong Katong Girls’ School netted her the second prize in our Post-Antibiotic World Essay Competition. One of our judges was deeply impressed and persuaded the other two to revise their scores! The War Between Man and Mutant Along with other crises of the world like terrorism and […]

Second Prize (JC/Polytechnic Section): Essay Competition

The second prize for the JC/Polytechnic section was deservedly awarded to Mstr Brian Tan from Hwa Chong Institution for his educational work of fiction. Blood Blood. So much blood. At first, it wasn’t obvious. In retrospect, maybe I was too negligent. Negligent of the tiny details, negligent of the little indicators that something was wrong. […]

Merit Award (JC/Polytechnic Section): Essay Competition II

This excellent technical essay (except for the part where I was quoted!) by Mstr Quek Sze Yang from Ngee Ann Polytechnic was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Post-Antibiotic World: The Antibiotic Apocalypse 1. Introduction A grim and dreadful future is looming – a future where one of the most widely […]

Merit Award (JC/Polytechnic Section): Essay Competition

This essay by Mstr Aaron Chua from Raffles Institution was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. “Post-Antibiotic World” I was born in 2007, the decade before antibiotics failed us. Living in a HDB apartment, going to the pre-school at my void deck, and then attending a primary school in my neighbourhood, […]

Merit Award (Secondary Section): Essay Competition II

This reflective essay by Ms Julianne Jessica Talens Leow from Tanjong Katong Girls’ School was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Antibiotic Resistance, Paralysis, and Stewardship: The Walking Ecosphere’s Destiny I read the headline many times over: “FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) Fails to Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance, Guarantees […]