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mosquitos don't bite.
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Do you mean they don't have teeth do don't technically "bite". Rather use that horrible probe to puncture the skin?
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Nah, NTU
What's it like?

I see. I've few friends in there right now. My dad works there as well .

It has loads of students from China. Especially in their engineering courses. What course are you doing?
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Would people try to charge you more if you look like you're a foreigner? (Which will be obvious in my case, since I'm ginger haired :lol:)
That's possible, but I'd say it's less common in Singapore than in some other countries!

Have you read these impressions from other Strathclyde students who've been to NTU?
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I see. I've few friends in there right now. My dad works there as well .

It has loads of students from China. Especially in their engineering courses. What course are you doing?
I'll be on the "Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering" course
Do your friends enjoy it there?

Are you studying in the UK?
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That's possible, but I'd say it's less common in Singapore than in some other countries!

Have you read these impressions from other Strathclyde students who've been to NTU?
Indeed I have and e-mailed them before, but I'm just looking for as much info as possible

Out of interest, how expensive is it to travel to other Asian countries, say China?
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I'll be on the "Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering" course
Do your friends enjoy it there?

Are you studying in the UK?

I'm still on a Gap year. Most probably headed to Manchester Uni in Sept.
My friends in NTU are doing fine - just note that it's quite competitive there.

Personally, I've seen the place and did not really like it - but hey, go there with an open mind and you might actually enjoy the time spent there!
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I see. I've few friends in there right now. My dad works there as well .

It has loads of students from China. Especially in their engineering courses. What course are you doing?

Agree!!!
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Indeed I have and e-mailed them before, but I'm just looking for as much info as possible

Out of interest, how expensive is it to travel to other Asian countries, say China?
Hi GingerGoat,
if u want to travel to other parts of asia, we have a few budget airlines like Tiger airways, Jetstar asia and Air asia for u to choose from. they are not as cheap as for u to travel within europe, i must say if u manage to book early and u are lucky, u can get to china for about 150pounds and back to singapore.

I live at the area near NTU; about a 20mins walk. if u reach singapore before i fly off, i dont mind meeting u up and help u familarize area around the university and also show u where to get necessities without getting "hacked" by the vendors.

Are u from Scotland? I am going there for my studies this september and i wish to know more about the place, wonder if u are willing to share with me?
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Hi GingerGoat,
if u want to travel to other parts of asia, we have a few budget airlines like Tiger airways, Jetstar asia and Air asia for u to choose from. they are not as cheap as for u to travel within europe, i must say if u manage to book early and u are lucky, u can get to china for about 150pounds and back to singapore.

I live at the area near NTU; about a 20mins walk. if u reach singapore before i fly off, i dont mind meeting u up and help u familarize area around the university and also show u where to get necessities without getting "hacked" by the vendors.

Are u from Scotland? I am going there for my studies this september and i wish to know more about the place, wonder if u are willing to share with me?
Wow, £150? Definitely going for a visit then
And I would definitely love to meet up if I arrive before you depart. I will arrive on the 6th of August (so soon!)

Yes, I'm Scottish and from the highlands but live in Glasgow now
Where are you going to study in Scotland? If you tell me where I can give you an idea of what the place is like
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(Original post by GingerGoat)
Indeed I have and e-mailed them before, but I'm just looking for as much info as possible

Out of interest, how expensive is it to travel to other Asian countries, say China?
Just note that China's not a very good comparison if you're talking about travelling - it's an Asian country, but not near Singapore at all (as compared to the neighbouring SEA countries). It's something like comparing the cost from travelling to Amsterdam from London, as compared to the cost from travelling to Turkey (or even further east) from London!
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Wow, £150? Definitely going for a visit then
And I would definitely love to meet up if I arrive before you depart. I will arrive on the 6th of August (so soon!)

Yes, I'm Scottish and from the highlands but live in Glasgow now
Where are you going to study in Scotland? If you tell me where I can give you an idea of what the place is like
that was the price about a year ago. now with fuel surcharge, i guess u might have to visit the websites of the airlines to check again. u can try zuji for travel deals too.

u book your ticket already? if u arrive on the 6th aug we do have some time to meet up. i will most probably leave around late august.

I am going to Heriot Watt, but not the main campus, i will be at scottish borders galashiels.
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Just note that China's not a very good comparison if you're talking about travelling - it's an Asian country, but not near Singapore at all (as compared to the neighbouring SEA countries). It's something like comparing the cost from travelling to Amsterdam from London, as compared to the cost from travelling to Turkey (or even further east) from London!
Ah right, just I've always wanted to see China and probably one of the safer ones if travelling alone, right? Some of the scenery looks incredible, also.

Where would you recommend travelling to that's nearby?
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(Original post by jonobebe)
that was the price about a year ago. now with fuel surcharge, i guess u might have to visit the websites of the airlines to check again. u can try zuji for travel deals too.

u book your ticket already? if u arrive on the 6th aug we do have some time to meet up. i will most probably leave around late august.

I am going to Heriot Watt, but not the main campus, i will be at scottish borders galashiels.
I haven't booked yet, hopefully soon But that's when the induction week starts. I plan to leave Germany (where I'm doing an internship in summer) on the 4th for London, then flying out on the 5th

Heriot Watt eh? Shame you're not on the main campus as Edinburgh is a fantastic (if often overly touristy) place. However the borders is generally very nice. You won't meet many people with really broad accents either, like you would in Glasgow or Aberdeen. If you want the traditional Scottish scenery you'd have to travel north. Trains within Scotland can be quite expensive if you don't book in advance, also. You can generally get to London quite cheaply too by train or plane. Bus, also, if you don't mind slumming it!
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I haven't booked yet, hopefully soon But that's when the induction week starts. I plan to leave Germany (where I'm doing an internship in summer) on the 4th for London, then flying out on the 5th

Heriot Watt eh? Shame you're not on the main campus as Edinburgh is a fantastic (if often overly touristy) place. However the borders is generally very nice. You won't meet many people with really broad accents either, like you would in Glasgow or Aberdeen. If you want the traditional Scottish scenery you'd have to travel north. Trains within Scotland can be quite expensive if you don't book in advance, also. You can generally get to London quite cheaply too by train or plane. Bus, also, if you don't mind slumming it!
"slumming"? sorry i dont understand what u mean..
is the borders often rainy and gloomy?
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hey ppl i got a question here...

for example when i make my decision on ucas and i selected "withdraw", would that particular uni know my decision?
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hey ppl i got a question here...

for example when i make my decision on ucas and i selected "withdraw", would that particular uni know my decision?
I would imagine so...... the university can't be kept "pending" forever. In fact, that would be like banning you from seeing your rejections on UCAS... and only letting you see your offers. They let you know if you're rejected, so I guess that much is granted for the universities as well.
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I would imagine so...... the university can't be kept "pending" forever. In fact, that would be like banning you from seeing your rejections on UCAS... and only letting you see your offers. They let you know if you're rejected, so I guess that much is granted for the universities as well.
i think you got me wrong. the story goes like this -- i had to select withdrew from this particular uni because i need to firm the offer from my first choice. i am now wondering if this particular uni knows i already withdrew from them, because i receive an email from the course tutor requesting my portfolio (as i am doing design course).
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Hi could I just ask if anyone's going to warwick?
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Hi could I just ask if anyone's going to warwick?
What will you be doing in Warwick?
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What will you be doing in Warwick?
Erm got an offer in economics but not sure if im accepting the offer yet as i would need a scholarship to go

What about you?
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