Tim De Cotta has become a big name in the local music scene, gaining recognition for his R&B, hip-hop and jazz tunes. PHOTO CREDITS: JUDE TAN


The Musical Communicator

Singer Tim De Cotta (CS’11) stays true to his roots in Singapore’s music scene

Chinese current affairs producer Tiffany Goh (CS’16) knew little to nothing about Serangoon Gardens when she first started working on the documentary about French expatriate families. But after two weeks of exploring the area and another two of filming, Goh now knows the estate at the back of her hand. 

Putting Stories Into Motion

From telling stories through images as a photojournalist to weaving them within award-winning documentaries as a TV producer, Tiffany Goh (CS’16) is always on the lookout for a compelling tale to tell.

Asst. Prof. Li (CS’08, MMC’10, Ph.D.’15) hopes his research in VR can help alleviate discrimination and sustainability issues. 

Bringing Virtual Reality into the Limelight

Assistant Professor Benjamin Li’s (CS’08, MMC’10, Ph.D.’15) research in virtual reality aims to improve societal behaviour in the areas of discrimination and environmental sustainability. He also hopes to promote the adoption of VR in more sectors such as healthcare.

Jeremy Ho (CS’15) started filming after sunset when working on “While You Were Sleeping” (2021). He planned the shoot dates based on the moon phases to ensure there was sufficient natural lighting, for places like MacRitchie reservoir and Lim Chu Kang cemetery.

Recapturing Lost Stories

Inspired by a series of photographs shot in deserted parts of Singapore from 2002 to 2004, Jeremy Ho (CS‘15) directed “While You Were Sleeping” (2021). In the documentary, he dissects the disconnect between natural and man-made locations in Singapore.

Despite his experiences with journalistic work, William Phuan (CS‘97) knew that it was not his calling and went to pursue his true passion for film and literature. PHOTO: XU MEI CHENG

Uniting Singapore through Literature

As Executive Director of the Singapore Book Council, literature is William Phuan’s (CS‘97) medium of choice in strengthening intercultural and multilingual ties in Singapore.

David Lee (CS’09) (left) and Nicole Chia (CS’16) (right), photographed with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, are both sports journalists for The Straits Times. PHOTO COURTESY OF NICOLE CHIA

Turning Passion into Career

Three sports journalists share the grit and grind it took to turn their passion for sports into their careers.

Four Alumni: Shaun Tan, Nigel Lim, Jolene Ang and Christine Seow share how they overcome a creative block. PHOTO: HELENE TIAN

Getting Over a Creative Block

Over the years, WKWSCI graduates have taken on a range of jobs upon graduation. Across the myriad of industries and roles they pursue, creativity remains an essential part of their craft.

For Dr Chew Han Ei, his research interest lies in technology for development and education. “Research is a lifetime of work.” PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN

The Data Whisperer

With a love for crunching numbers, Dr Chew Han Ei (CS’ 01, MMC’08) shares his experiences as a project consultant for UNESCO, where he aims to bridge the inequality gap with his research.

Prof. Goggin hopes to create greater awareness of the need to improve the accessibility of technology for the disabled and the elderly. PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN 

Inclusivity in the Digital Age

With a focus on the elderly and the mentally disabled, Professor Gerard Goggin’s ongoing research sheds light on the inaccessibility of technology for some in these groups of people.

Taking up the challenge of making essential data analytics knowledge accessible for CoHASS students is Associate Professor Goh Hoe Lian, Dion. 


Staying Ahead: A New Wave of Modules

Four WKWSCI faculty members step up to the challenge of creating new interdisciplinary modules to meet the changing demands of the workforce.

An aspiring photojournalist, Tay finds joy in telling stories through photos. PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN

Sharpening His Focus

Aspiring photojournalist Shintaro Tay (CS’22) shares about his love for photojournalism and how WKWSCI has helped further hone his skills.


With his debut short film clinching an international award, rising film-maker Jun Chong (CS’16) shares how he has steered his career. PHOTO: NATASHA KASIM

Directing His Career

With his first win at the 2018 Sapporo International Film Festival, Jun Chong (CS’16) is a rising narrative film-maker in the local scene.