Hall of Residence 12 NTU

Hall of Residence 12 NTU


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Welcome to the online abode of NTU’s Hall of Residence Twelve.

Hall 12 currently accommodates around 600 students. Our resident population is comprised by a diverse range of students in terms of both nationality and abilities. We are thus able to pick up new culture and skills through interaction during the numerous hall activities. Such activities include, Inter-Civilisation Games, Exam Suppers, Hall Idol, Culture Night, Hall Dinner and Dance, Freshmen Orientation Camps and many more! This has lead us to becoming one of the more vibrant places to be.

Being such a young hall (9 years), Hall 12 has defintely achieved much. We have performed consistently well at the annual Inter-Hall Games and Inter-Hall Recreational Games. One of niche events is International Chess.

Don’t all those activities and achievements sound exciting? If you have an interest in contributing to Hall 12, do drop us your contacts! We hope to hear from you!

Residents and alumni, do feel free to register as a member here. Besides being able to post in our forums, you will be kept in the loop for updates!

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Twelfth Night: 12th JCRC Investiture 2012

The night of September 20th saw the passing of the flag-- Where the stepping down of the 11th Joint Common Room Committee (JCRC) saw the change in ranks and the welcome of the 12th JCRC. Led by President Chong Kel Vin, the 11th JCRC saw an eventful year leading Hall 12 in the annual Inter-Hall Olympaid in sports, recreational games and performance arts. They also ensured that the residents had some R&R time in social events in the midst of burning midnight oil and pressing deadlines. Along with his committee members, they enhanced the living experience of the residents and worked together with their subcommittees like a well-oiled machine.

Now that responsibility has been passed on to the 12th JCRC President, Tan Shing Kwan, and his team of experienced individuals to ensure the continued running of activities for Hall 12 and its residents. They have great potential to influence our hall to aim for greater goals and bigger, more daring dreams in the upcoming academic year. Looking at how things have been going, it seems like we are always eager for what the committee has in store for us.

Valentine’s Day

On this year’s Valentine’s Day, The block managers of Hall of Residence 12 decided to spread the love with DJ Juicy’s music blasting at the 60’s benches. Our very own JCRC President, Tan Shing Kwan, was the deejay and he played anonymous song dedications; something inspired by NTU Confessions. The deejays’ song choices were also played to pump up the atmosphere for attached and single souls in Hall 12 that evening. It was a casual and light-hearted gathering of curious residents as well as friends all around.

Of course, what is Valentine’s Day without gifts of love? Three different Ad-hoc events made good use of this commercialised date by selling their products to raise funds for their individual events. The Dinner and Dance committee sold customised mugs, balloons and back by popular demand jelly hearts. The Adventure Race committee sold ice candies sponsored by Stoone while the SummerXII committee delivered pre-ordered stalks of roses to the different recipients’ doorsteps.

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On the last sequential date of the century, Hall of Residence 12 decided to celebrate Christmas at Nabins, an Arabian restaurant along Bali Lane. Besides being the last sequential date of the century, it is also fairly obvious why the date 12.12.12 also holds special meaning for Hall Twelvers. The cozy function room on the second level of the restaurant was a truly exotic and unique experience for Twelvers as we are given cushions instead of chairs to sit on, creating a relaxing and homely vibe that Christmas should encompass. The Arabian buffet served was also a new experience for most participants with spice-heavy dishes as well as hummus.

The night kicked off with the screening of the Inter-Hall Games video as a motivation to the Sports and Recreational Games players of Hall 12. The new hall flag that is designed by our very own Vice-President is also revealed to the hall for the very first time. Of course, the highlight of the night is the stage segment when District Twelve performed a heartwarming Christmas medley where everyone could sing along. Also, what is a night at an Arabian restaurant without some Arabian grooves? Nigel and Yong Di once again proved their emceeing prowess by hyping up the atmosphere during the Arabic Dance Battle where three pairs of Twelvers were sent up on stage to let their hips do the talking.

The Hall 12 Christmas dinner then ended with the most exciting part of all Hall 12 dinners – Lucky Draw! A Fujifilm Instax Camera, a pair of Universal Studios Singapore tickets and an iPod Touch were given out to three lucky participants of the night, much to the envy of all, drawing to conclusion the special date.

Jacqueline Lim

Spooky Fun?

The black veil at the entrance set the mysterious tone of the night, where policemen and a lot of masks greeted us. Guests were lead to the Alleyway of Horror where we were given a good dose of frights and screams.

Halloween night kicked off the start of the social events here in Hall 12, and the response was no less than eerie. Ghouls, blood and costumes were the highlight, where the dedicated social subcommittee converted the function hall into haunted mansion where residents can gather together to take their minds off the stress of exams and assignments.

The event definitely lived up to the tradition of Halloween and the barrage of candy that comes along with the occasion. There was an endless flow of popcorn, cotton candy and dessert throughout the night, satisfying the inner child in us. Booths from various ad-hoc events were set up to entice and rally in Hall 12 residents to consider participating for some R&R in the academic year.

Residents came dressed to impress, from mummies made out of toilet paper to popular urban mythical characters, with good reason. The best-dressed male and female resident walked away with CapitaLand vouchers, perhaps to reconsider their fashion choice in the human world, judging from their costumes that night. We ended the night by tucking ourselves with piping hot Nasi Lemak while enjoying The Lady In Black, the horror movie of choice to scare our stress away.

Supper Hop #2

Food fanatics of Hall of Residence 12 gathered on the 12th of September 2012 for an innovative Supper Hop organized by the Social Subcommittee of the JCRC. This time round, instead of ferrying everybody to the same food haunts in Singapore, participants were given the liberty to choose one out of three buses to board, embarking on a mysterious food adventure to destination unknown.

The three different bus routes brought the participants to Dajie Niang Dou Fu, Al-Azhar and Spize respectively, offering a variety of dishes that cater to every taste bud. Every stomach was well fed by the end of the night, filled not only with a sumptuous dinner but also with joy and laughter. The Supper Hop ended with all three groups of participants gathering at Holland Village for a free-and-easy night. Some decided to satisfy their sweet tooth while others decided to wash their palettes with some ice-cold beer. Whatever it is, the night definitely ended on a pleasant note for everyone.

Jacqueline Lim

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President's Address

Greetings Web-Trawler. It seems you have trundled upon the Hall 12 webpage. Well met, indeed. I, Tan Shing Kwan, on the behalf of the JCRC, would like to welcome you to our humble but effective webpage. Here at Hall 12, it really does not matter who you are or where you come from - but as long as you are with us, you are always more than welcome here. I think this is something most people who have resided in Hall 12 can relate to. Seniors will understand this to be true, local and foreign alike. Whatever your reasons for residing in Hall 12 now, or if you are even aspiring to be a Hall 12 resident in the future and have yet to enter, there’s one thing you will come to realize – that a part of you will call eventually this place your home as well. Trust me. I speak from experience.

Motto

Strength in Unity; Harmony in Diversity.

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                                                 JCRC Investiture


                                                 Supperhop


                                                 JCRC Photoshoot

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Hall Olympiad Closing Ceremony (HOCC)

This year’s theme for HOCC was Kelaidascope. Originating from the ancient Greek word kalos – which basically means beauty – all 16 dance groups indeed did leave the auduience in awe with each coming up with their own interpretaion of the theme.

With the stage filled with a spectrum of colours, hall 12 decided to don red with our showcase depicting that of toy soldiers. Led by our dance captain See Ting, Audancity - our hall dance group - managed to clinch 9th position. Our performance was nothing short of a spectacle – it was clear from the way all our dancers were in sync and seemingly moving as one, that an immense amount of effort had gone into the showpiece. The resounding applause from our hall residents attests to the awesomeness that is Audancity. I believe that with this standard being shown, our hall would most definitely have a stronger foundation for next year’s performance.

Inter Hall Cheerleading Competition

Formerly known as Hall Olympiad Opening Ceremony (HOOC), the organisers realised that the competition date is towards the end of the Hall Olympiad season instead and decided to change the name to Inter Hall Cheerleading Competition (IHCC) this year. This year’s theme, Movies, gave the 16 halls a lot of opportunities to let their creative juices flow and come up with innovative ideas for their routines, mascots and banners. It was only since HOOC 2012 that a major change was made to the Rules and Regulations of the competition. HOOC 2011 was the final year that the cheerleading teams were able to perform three-tiered stunts.

Thus, HOOC 2012 witnessed an obvious emphasis on safety as the halls played safe with their stunts to abide by the new regulation. As opposed to last year’s HOOC, all the halls were on par in terms of performing high risk stunts such as Toe-Touch Basket and the Pike Basket positions where the flyers are tossed high into the air, making the performances more engaging than ever. Our very own hall had their efforts paid off and came in 11th in the competition with breath-stopping stunts and of course, the dazzling mascot, Princess Leila, starring Leong Hui Chen. All the previous months of sweat and time committed to their late night trainings proved to be worth it as our very own Douzers wowed the judges over with their incredibly convincing ‘cheer faces’.

Hall 10 walked away with the much coveted champion title, once again breaking Hall 7’s winning streak since HOOC 2012. Hall 8 can be said to be the greatest winner this year. Not only did they walk away with the ‘Best Banner’ award second time in a row, they also won the ‘Best Mascot’ for their impeccably dressed Avatar. In addition, they also cinched the third place among sixteen halls in the competition.

BeachOut

With a tagline that reads, “Get hot and heavy, wet and steamy…” one would expect the day to be filled with hunks and babes sweating it out on the pristine beaches of Sentosa. And they were not disappointed, as Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Hall of Residence 12 brought the fun to Palawan Beach with the annual BeachOut! ’12, on December 23, 2012!

Participants were ferried all the way to Sentosa from hall, as the BeachOut! Committee strived to facilitate the start of the early events (Participants were asked to report to the bus at 7am!). Upon arrival, participants were given the attire of the day- neon pink singlets with black trimmings, courtesy of the publicity head, Naz.

With the battle armor on, the day then proceeded on with the fun activities planned by the committee. Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) style games were played, such as “Volleybra”, a game of Volleyball where opposing teams get to handicap their perceived strongest players with a bikini with water balloons attached precariously to it.

The committee also ensured that the food provided surpassed the typical grub offered at these events. Chief among the offerings were young coconuts. Their icy and sweet juice was a welcoming respite from the sweltering weather. Participants also enjoyed scooping the flesh out as a desert after their meals!

Unfortunately, with December being the monsoon season, the day was cut short. The sudden inclement weather dampened the activities planned, but not the spirit of Hall 12! Participants patiently waited out the rain in the shelter, before it became apparent that the rain was going to prevail. In the end, everyone made his or her way home earlier and more importantly, satisfied with the day.

Despite the unfortunate end to the day’s activities, it can be said that the event helped to bond residents together more. It fulfilled its mandate, as participants “got hot and heavy” during the games, and went home “wet and…” well, from the rain! It was truly a day well spent at Palawan Beach.

Dinner and Dance 2012

Dinner and dance every year is the event for Twelvers to be dressed to their nines. And this year’s event at the Conrad hotel did not disappoint. The theme for the night was CSI, and the event kick started with a teaser video introducing the committee as murder suspects and pageant contestants as victims of a mystery murder. Then we finally got to see the pageants in person when they took over the runway. Decked in their outfits from casual to formal to beachwear, with hair and make up perfectly done, they looked like legit magazine models.

There was good food and a good show to watch, put up by the contestants as they vied to be the new King and Queen. As a side-event, seniors took part in their own pageant. After a brief round of saucy questions and answers, Yong Di and Jasmine took home the titles of senior King and Queen.

During the beach segment, contestants showed off their hot bods in beachwear. After a performance by each of the pageant couples to showoff their talents, they each underwent a question and answer segment. We got to see whether they had as much brain as brawn. While the results were being collated, a lucky draw was held, where prizes such as a Polaroid camera, a TV set and tickets to USS were up for grabs. The night ended with Germaine Tng and Dave Perry being crowned the new Hall 12 King and Queen.

aXIIom: Hall 12 Freshman Orientation Camp 2012

That long-awaited switch to the final years of education has always been a nerve wrecking yet exciting one. For many of us, this usually involves going through some form of orientation camp in our faculties and halls. It seemed like an appropriate rite of passage to be introduced to the campus and socialize in most comfortable way— in running shorts and friendly competition. This is no exception when it comes to aXIIom 2012: Hall 12’s annual Freshman Orientation Camp.

Held in the last week of July, the camp started off with the theme of Greek Gods, representing each Orientation Group (OG), battling against each other to determine which OG is the most powerful and victorious of all Olympus.

In the five days jam-packed with activities, we saw the freshmen of Hall 12 battle under the sun and rain, rolling around in fields, sand and permanent markers. They were chasing each other in the fields, flailing around in the pool during wacky water games, and sabotaging each other for forfeits during whatever free time they had. They even had a cooking showdown in the chalet to impress the tough panel of seniors. Not that the freshies mind, of course. What’s a little bit of dirt and running around with all the fun that they’re having?

Now that they are initiated and fully settled in hall life, you can still hear the chatter and camaraderie of the friendships formed since the last week of July.

PLAY!

On November 16, 2012, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Hall of Residence 12 hosted the first ever non-traditional sports event, PLAY! This exciting multi-hall event was billed as the first of its kind, for it featured unorthodox sports including Bossaball, Dodgeball, Tchoukball, and ultimate Frisbee. The event was held at NTU’s very own Sports and Recreational Center.

Participants arrived at the venue excited to kick off a day of fun. Besides engaging in the interesting sports, there were also ample opportunities for the participants of the different halls to mingle with each other.

Guan Ying Yi, a member of the third-placed team Nature’s Wonders, said, “ It was definitely enjoyable to spend a day playing and also knowing people from other halls and CCAs, such as Sports Club members and friends from Wee Kim Wee [School of Communication and Information]!”

The event started off with a slight hiccup initially, as the overnight rain made the playing grounds slippery. However, the participants were undeterred and soon, the combination of familiarity and the strong sun kept the games running smoothly. Everyone there enjoyed the games; Bossaball particularly enthralled the teams.

“Bossaball was especially interesting as the game combined both a competitive sport and the fun of a bouncy castle,” Lim Yen Yee, one half of Team Sum’s female pair, enthused. “We were reliving our childhood as we played!”

However, the skies turned overcast and it started raining somewhere in the afternoon. Despite the organizer’s contingency plans to wait out the weather, the unrelenting drizzle forced them to truncate the event. In the end, the winners were decided based on the scores accumulated prior to the rain. The winning team was from NTU Sports Club, Dream Team.

Overall, it was an unforgettable experience for everyone, despite the weather mishap. Participants got to walk home with an opportunity for new friends, as well as the experiences of playing the four interesting sports.

Beachout 2012

With a tagline that reads, “Get hot and heavy, wet and steamy…” one would expect the day to be filled with hunks and babes sweating it out on the pristine beaches of Sentosa. And they were not disappointed, as Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Hall of Residence 12 brought the fun to Palawan Beach with the annual BeachOut! ’12, on December 23, 2012!

Participants were ferried all the way to Sentosa from hall, as the BeachOut! Committee strived to facilitate the start of the early events (Participants were asked to report to the bus at 7am!). Upon arrival, participants were given the attire of the day- neon pink singlets with black trimmings, courtesy of the publicity head, Naz.

With the battle armor on, the day then proceeded on with the fun activities planned by the committee. Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) style games were played, such as “Volleybra”, a game of Volleyball where opposing teams get to handicap their perceived strongest players with a bikini with water balloons attached precariously to it.

The committee also ensured that the food provided surpassed the typical grub offered at these events. Chief among the offerings were young coconuts. Their icy and sweet juice was a welcoming respite from the sweltering weather. Participants also enjoyed scooping the flesh out as a desert after their meals!

Unfortunately, with December being the monsoon season, the day was cut short. The sudden inclement weather dampened the activities planned, but not the spirit of Hall 12! Participants patiently waited out the rain in the shelter, before it became apparent that the rain was going to prevail. In the end, everyone made his or her way home earlier and more importantly, satisfied with the day.

Despite the unfortunate end to the day’s activities, it can be said that the event helped to bond residents together more. It fulfilled its mandate, as participants “got hot and heavy” during the games, and went home “wet and…” well, from the rain! It was truly a day well spent at Palawan Beach.

Dinner and Dance 2012

Dinner and dance every year is the event for Twelvers to be dressed to their nines. And this year’s event at the Conrad hotel did not disappoint. The theme for the night was CSI, and the event kick started with a teaser video introducing the committee as murder suspects and pageant contestants as victims of a mystery murder. Then we finally got to see the pageants in person when they took over the runway. Decked in their outfits from casual to formal to beachwear, with hair and make up perfectly done, they looked like legit magazine models.

There was good food and a good show to watch, put up by the contestants as they vied to be the new King and Queen. As a side-event, seniors took part in their own pageant. After a brief round of saucy questions and answers, Yong Di and Jasmine took home the titles of senior King and Queen.

During the beach segment, contestants showed off their hot bods in beachwear. After a performance by each of the pageant couples to showoff their talents, they each underwent a question and answer segment. We got to see whether they had as much brain as brawn.

While the results were being collated, a lucky draw was held, where prizes such as a Polaroid camera, a TV set and tickets to USS were up for grabs. The night ended with Germaine Tng and Dave Perry being crowned the new Hall 12 King and Queen.

aXIIom: Hall 12 Freshman Orientation Camp 2012

That long-awaited switch to the final years of education has always been a nerve wrecking yet exciting one. For many of us, this usually involves going through some form of orientation camp in our faculties and halls. It seemed like an appropriate rite of passage to be introduced to the campus and socialize in most comfortable way— in running shorts and friendly competition. This is no exception when it comes to aXIIom 2012: Hall 12’s annual Freshman Orientation Camp.

Held in the last week of July, the camp started off with the theme of Greek Gods, representing each Orientation Group (OG), battling against each other to determine which OG is the most powerful and victorious of all Olympus(?).

In the five days jam-packed with activities, we saw the freshmen of Hall 12 battle under the sun and rain, rolling around in fields, sand and permanent markers. They were chasing each other in the fields, flailing around in the pool during wacky water games, and sabotaging each other for forfeits during whatever free time they had. They even had a cooking showdown in the chalet to impress the tough panel of seniors. Not that the freshies mind, of course. What’s a little bit of dirt and running around with all the fun that they’re having?

Now that they are initiated and fully settled in hall life, you can still hear the chatter and camaraderie of the friendships formed since the last week of July.

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contact.


Hall Office: 6790 4246

For residents who have private/personal issues: hall12president@gmail.com

For general feedback/enquiries: hall12-11thjcrc@googlegroups.com

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