Exam Welfare Pack

The highly anticipated Exam Welfare Pack Giveaway took place on the 5th of April 2017. Residents took a well deserved break from studying, and gathered together for one last hall event (for this Academic Year anyway).

The promise of free ice-cream proved to be highly effective in luring residents down early, and by 8.30pm, the queue had stretched all the way to the entrance of the comms hall.

The emcee of the night, Yeo Guang Jin, was an invaluable part of the event, hyping up and engaging everyone there right from the start of the event all the way through till the end. Jokes are definitely the best way to relieve stress, so Guang Jin’s mere presence would have sufficed. However, he went above and beyond himself and shared with us some of his very best jokes.

Q: What do you call Batman when he skips Church?
A: …Christian Bale.

The process of collecting the packs was fuss-free. Each resident was handed a bag when they registered, and goodies were placed into their bags by the Biz Mag subcommers as they walked down the demarcated collection route. Their smiles grew wider as their goodie bags got heavier and heavier.

Well, mostly…

Just kidding! Sorry we didn’t catch you at a better timing, and thanks for humouring our request for a photograph!

We spoke to Sylvia, a 4th Year Triple E exchange student from Spain, who mentioned that they did not have EWPs at her school. “I was studying in the study room and heard music, so I came down with my friend and we were so happy to be able to receive this pack. It’s very nice,” she said.

Natalie Chong, who was attending her 4th Hall 8 EWP Giveaway, said “The welfare pack is the heaviest this time round. Thank you biz mag for making all this possible, the ice-cream is the BEST* part of the pack!” (*Any views expressed here are entirely Natalie’s. )

Hmm, it must have been tough deciding which was the best goodie, considering that we had such awesome sponsors this year! Thank you Yue Hwa, Tao Ti, Swiss Miss, Gogovan, Padeve, Moist Diane, BKC Kopi, Uncle Saba’s Poppadoms and Lotte for making sure that our EWPs were gaogao!

After collecting their EWPs, residents were treated to delicious finger food served by the Residential Affairs (RA) subcommers. Besides filling their tummies with yummy food, their hearts were also filled with song by Hall 8’s very own Sing and Strum. Sing and Strum’s JYPZ performed a set list of three songs including both English and Chinese songs. Do their talents know no bounds?

The final few words of “Toxic” by Britney Spears, “I think I’m ready now” signaled that the event was coming to a close. Surrounded by empty boxes, the tired Biz Mag subcommers knew that they had done good and all they wanted was rest. However, the words of Britney Spears spurred them on. Collection had ended and they were ready to pack up.

We had time to squeeze in one last interview with our very own Biz Mag, Shonna! Have you ever wondered what it takes for your EWPs to come into existence?

“It starts with a recce of NTUC, Facebook and Instagram, followed by loads of emailing, countless rejections and finally you have your EWP,” said Shonna.

Thank you everyone for coming down! As you make sure your brains have enough knowledge to ace those examinations, don’t forget to have ample food and rest as well.

“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

So study hard and go make sense of the universe. All the best for finals!


Eighter’s Games Night

The bi-annual Eighter’s Games Night, previously known as Inter-Block Games, took place on the 15th of March 2017 with a fresh new format for residents from different blocks to bond and have fun.


The night was an amalgamation of dart-throwing, nerf gun shooting, spicy noodle eating action that had everyone in good spirit.


Eighters were organised into teams of six and competed in a series of station games.


Teams participated in some nerf gun action, and tried to earn as many points as they could by taking their best aim at some targets.






Eighters were also part of the adrenaline-inducing competition in the games room where they threw darts at balloon targets their opponents had set up for them. The friendly competition had everyone laughing and shrieking in excitement.





To keep things spicy, teams had to aim ping pong balls into cups filled with sauces. These spicy sauces were mixed into noodles, and it was truly an emotional moment (lol) when team members teared while eating such a spicy noodle dish together. Talk about team bonding.


Teams also tested their nimbleness and flexibility at another station. The rule was simple: hit the strings twice and you’re out. It was a tad bit like the laser beam scene in Mission Impossible but in Hall 8 TV lounge style. (lol again)




All in all, it was an enjoyable night and I believe everyone had fun that day.




Till next time!




Eighters had a great time at our annual cluster event last Wednesday – Arcadia. It was a fun-filled evening that gathered all the residents from Hall 8,9,10 and 11 to come together to enjoy the games, mouth-watering food and drinks available across the communal hall. The atmosphere was exuberant and lively as the residents met up with their peers after a long day in school. It was also heartwarming to see familiar faces and alumni residents of hall 8 coming back for the event. For a small price of $5, residents get to enjoy free flow of snacks such as the popular Ramly burger, hotdogs, ice-cream and nachos chips.

There were numerous mini games for the residents to play and the crowd cheered as various participants try their hand at topping the score board!

Besides, the snacks and games, the residents queued up excitedly for the photo booth as well for a free photo shoot with their close friends. Many residents happily posed with the props while others did cheeky poses to animate the photo.

It was not long before the Jam Band came out and belt out several acoustic music. The singers serenaded the audience who sat with their friends in the middle of the communal hall. The residents listened intently as they cheered for their peers singing in the front.


The Jam Band sang 5 songs — Still into You by Paramore, Rain Check by the New Velvet, Everybody Talks by Neon Trees, Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars and E.T by Katy Perry


The night ended off with a lucky draw giveaway. Anxious participants prayed for their serial number to be called for a chance to win great prizes such as an iPad Mini! The audience listened attentively as the hall fellow announced the numbers.



The winners were announced eventually and they gladly accepted the prize from the hall fellow. It was definitely a night to remember for the winner and you can see how happy they were!



Nicholas won a $50 voucher from topping the score board in one of the mini game station. As for the lucky draw, 3 lucky residents walked away with exciting prizes! Yong won a printer (with no ink), Cindy won a hard drive and the grand prize went to Chantel – an iPad Mini 4!


The eventful night ended promptly and all the residents were grinning from ear to ear as they returned to their respective rooms. They were beat yet thoroughly satisfied with the event. The event came to an end as the hall awaits to see yet another full-filled Arcadia event next year.


Cultural Night 2017

Heyo Eighters~!

Our annual Cultural Night will be held on 19 March Sunday @ Aliwal Arts Centre at 1830hrs. As tickets are in limited quantity, do reserve them soon! A fantabulous dinner will also be served (i.e. not finger food!!!!).

Transport will also be provided back to hall after the event.

The price of each ticket is $10.

Reserve now @ http://bit.ly/2m5QWu6

Hall 8 Cultural Night 2017 Tickets

Date: 19 March 2017 (Sunday) Time: 1830hrs Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre Dinner will be served too so please come on time! Please fill in your details to book the tickets. They are in limited quantity~! Support your Sing&Strum and JamBand Friends! Price: $10 We will drop you an SMS/Whatsapp Message for the collection date/timing.

Collection of tickets will be announced at a later date.


Take this opportunity to unwind after your stressful midterms and submissions ~
Support your Jamband and Sing&Strum friends too c:

Soldier on for your remaining submissions/midterms!

Lim Kai Tjoon (Mr)
Deputy Arts & Cultural Director | 23rd JCRC
Hall of Residence VIII
Nanyang Technological University
Mobile: 9640 3272 | Email: klim054@e.ntu.edu.sg

Eighters’ Games Night

Hi Eighters! Looking to take a break and have a chill session of games with your hall pals? Sign up now for Eighters’ Games Night!

Previously known as Inter-block Games, Eighters’ Games Night presents a fresh format for sign-ups and aims to promote bonding within residents across the blocks (without compromising on the fun factor and attractive prizes, of course). Hall alumni are also invited so come join us for a night of games, prizes and fun!

Details of Event:
Date: 15th March 2017
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hall 8 Communal Hall

Format of sign-ups:
You may opt to sign up with a buddy if you wish to. Each pair will then be grouped with 2 other pairs to form a group of 6 members. You can also sign up on your own if you don’t mind grouping with other hall residents too!

So wait no further and sign up by this Sunday, 12th March with this link:

We hope to see you there! 🙌

Best Regards
Soh Jing Wen Rachel (Ms.)
Deputy Recreation Director l 23rd JCRC
NTU Hall of Residence 8
Tel: 9222 8616

Hall Olympiad Closing Ceremony

Hey Eighters!
Excited for the upcoming HOCC?
This year, HOCC will be held on 25 February 2017 (Sat), at 5.30pm in the Nanyang Auditorium. Hall 8’s very own Srethgie will be performing and tickets are extremely limited!  We will be having our dance showcase on 22 February (Wed)9pm at Hall 8 Comms Hall and will open the tickets for reservation too. Do bring down your matric card for verification purposes and only 1 ticket can be reserved per person.
Do note that we will only issue the tickets out on the actual HOCC day, Saturday 25 Feb. More details will be given on showcase day.
P/S: The tantalising noise you frequently hear at night comes from our dedicated dancers amidst their rehearsals for an awesome show this coming Saturday! We seek your understanding that during this period, Srethgie will be using the Comms Hall till ~5am daily for practice 

PP/S: We are still looking for more volunteers to help Srethgie out for backstage and props. If interested, please contact Jermaine @ 8223537 or Kai Tjoon @ 96403272


Hey Eighters!

As Hall Olympiad 16/17 draws to a close, I would like to take the chance to cheer on our dancers for the upcoming HOCC event this Saturday. It has been so heart-warming to know that each one of you put in your heart and soul, practising through the night for Srethgie and for Hall 8. The same goes for the rest of our Eighters as well who have contributed to hall in one way or another. So come on down for a sumptuous steamboat spread this coming Thursday23rd February 7.30pm – 10.30pm, and take a well-deserved break as we feast together!
P.S. Please do note that we will only be providing disposable bowls and chopsticks but feel free to bring your own bowls and cutleries if you would like. Also note to bring your own favourite sauces as these are not provided for.

P.P.S. For those who have any dietary requirements or specific allergies, please do highlight them to any of your block reps through the respective block chats. Otherwise, you may contact me directly at 9320 4212 (Adalric) as well.

Best Regards,
Ang Wee Heng, Adalric
Vice President | 23rd JCRC | NTU Hall of Residence VIII
Tel: (+65) 9320 4212 | Alt email: Adalric2516@gmail.com
Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Arts Showcase 2017

Hey Eighters!
School is getting tough but FRET NOT, RECESS WEEK IS COMING!!! And what better way but to kick-start the break with AWESOME MUSIC?? Come down for a night of eargasmic live performances from our fellow Eighters as well as halls 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and Sabby and the Cats @ Nanyang Arts Showcase 2017!!!
It will be held on 26th Feb, 6pm-12am at Five Square Bar (Pickering Street) so be there or be SQUARED!!
GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW @ tinyurl.com/nas2017tix
Best Regards,
Cassandra Cheng Kai Ting (Ms)
Honorary General Secretary|23rd JCRC
Hall of Residence VIII
Nanyang Technological University

Fine Arts Production Proudly Presents…

Hello Eighters!
The long awaited annual Hall 8 Fine Arts Production is back again!
Misguided follows the tales of individuals who seek the greener grass on the other side of the fence and lose their footing amidst the struggles. 1 show, 2 extraordinary plays. Held on 3rd March in Orchard Central. Tickets are limited so hurry now and book your tickets! 💯
Best Regards,
Cassandra Cheng Kai Ting (Ms)
Honorary General Secretary|23rd JCRC
Hall of Residence VIII
Nanyang Technological University

Valentines Day

The annual Valentine’s Day will be happening tomorrow, Wednesday (15/02/17) from 6.30pm – 10.30pm!
Come join us as LUXE brings to you a fun-filled night of events as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Games will be played during the event, together with performances by Hall 8’s SNS and Jam Band, and the winners of MMS will also be revealed. The event will start promptly at 7pm, do come on down earlier to grab yourself a good seat! Light refreshments will be provided as well! 🙂
Be there or be square!
Thanks and Regards,

Boris Koh

NTU Hall of Residence 8
LUXE Chairperson