Thursday, April 11, 2013

Geosphere 2013 is available for order!

Hello teachers and students who have participated in Geochallenge 2013!

To the students, we hope that through this experience, it has helped you appreciate geography more and thus spark your interest to learn more! Hence, we have launched our annual NUS Geographical Society publication: Geosphere 2013, and we would like to share this publication with you!

To the teachers, we hope that you would take some time off to look through the publication. In this blog you will find a few of the articles in the publication, and to access the full contents of the magazine, we would encourage you to purchase a copy from us.

Geosphere is not only beneficial to geography students, but also students taking social studies. Moreover, it is informative yet interesting to read with the numerous photos accompanying every article.

A preview of the Geosphere is available in the link below:

Details for ordering Geosphere:
50* - 99: $4 per copy
100 and more: $3.50 per copy

*min order: 50.

Do contact us as for more information! Thank you!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NUS Geography Challenge 2013 GeoTrail and Grand Finals

Hi everyone!

Its 3 more days to GeoTrail and Grand Finals! We are extremely excited and we hope you guys are too! Please be reminded that schools are required to report at 0730 hours at the Open Plaza of the OUE BayFront for registration. OUE BayFront is located near Exit J of Raffles Place MRT Station.

All GeoTrail participants should be wearing the maroon coloured t-shirt with their school PE shorts given our during the Preliminary Round. After GeoTrail has ended, students are expected to change into their school uniform for the Grand Finals.

Things to Bring:

  1. A signed copy of the Rules and Regulations of GeoTrail 
  2. Digital Camera with a memory free SD card (Any photos in the camera during bag check will be deleted)
  3. Writing materials (Colour pencils/markers/highlighters are also highly encouraged)
  4. Ez-link card with at least $15 in value
  5. Some money for lunch
  6. Umbrella/Raincoat
  7. Street Directory, Bus Guides or a map of Singapore (Optional)

All students should report back to Town Plaza, University Town, National University of Singapore by 1530 hours. Schools that arrive late will be penalized 1 mark per minute. Schools are strongly encouraged to carefully plan their route to ensure sufficient time to get back to NUS. Please find at the end of this post a map of University Town. We strongly encourage you to print out a copy of this map.

The whole event is expected to end at 1930 hours. Please refer to the circular on the right column of this blog for more details. See you this Saturday at 0730 hours!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Preliminary Round Results for GC 2013

Apologies for the previous post which has been deleted due to a calculation error.

After an exciting Preliminary Round, the results are finally out!
Congratulations to the following schools for making it into the top 40! In alphabetical order, the schools are:

Anderson Secondary School
Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
Bedok Town Secondary
Boon Lay Secondary School
Bukit Merah Secondary
Cedar Girls' Secondary School
CHIJ Katong Convent Secondary
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Deyi Secondary School
Dunman High School
East View Secondary School
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
Fuhua Secondary School
Hai Sing Catholic School
Hua Yi Secondary School
Hwa Chong Institution
Jurong Secondary School
Jurongville Secondary School
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
Maris Stella High School
Methodist Girls' School
Nanyang Girls' High School
New Town Secondary School
North Vista Secondary School
Northbrooks Secondary School
NUS High School of Math and Science
Raffles Institution
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)
River Valley High School
School of Science and Technology, Singapore
School of the Arts
Sembawang Secondary School
Serangoon Secondary School
St. Joseph's Institution
St. Margaret's Secondary School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Tanjong Katong Girls' School
Victoria School

To the rest of the schools who did not make it into the 2nd round, we welcome you to participate in the Open category of GEO-Stop. To the top 40 schools, more information regarding the 2nd round will be sent to you shortly as well as updated on the blog! Please do check back frequently for updated news!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Preliminary Rounds Information

Dear Students and Teachers,

As we approach the Preliminary Rounds this Saturday, 2nd of March 2013. Please do have a look at the circular which can be found on the side bar, or you may click this Link as well!

Just a reminder that students have to report to LT11, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at 7.30 am for registration a map of the NUS showing LT 11 in a red circle can be found below.

See you this Saturday!

Best Regards,
Joel Koh
Project Director
NUS Geography Challenge 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Syllabus for Preliminary Round

Dear All,

Below is the list of topics covered under the Preliminary Round for NUS Geography Challenge 2013:

  1. Climate and climate change
  2. Hazards and hazards management
  3. Resources and resource management
  4. Environmental geography and sustainable development
  5. Landforms, landscapes and land use 
  6. Agricultural geography and food problems
  7. Population and population change
  8. Economic geography and globalization
  9. Development geography and spatial inequality
  10. Urban geography, urban renewal and urban planning
  11. Cultural geography and regional identities 

Best Regards,
NUS Geography Challenge 2013 Organising committee 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Project Director's message

Dear all,

I do hope you are having a great 2013 so far! My name is Joel Koh, and I am the Project Director for the NUS Geography Challenge 2013(NUS GC 2013).

A very warm welcome to the GC2013 blog!

The theme for GC2013 is "Made in Singapore: Stitching Our Identity". We hope to challenge student participants to view the Singapore Identity through various Geographical lenses. Students would have to adapt and apply geographical concepts in the real world setting. We wish to demonstrate to the students as well the challenges of crafting a national identity, which we Singaporeans can truly be proud of.

My team and I have been busy with preparations and are really excited about this year's competition, and we hope you would join us for this exciting adventure! Don't hesitate! Register today on this online form:

If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to email us at

Do stay tuned to this blog for updates and we hope to see all of you soon!

Best Regards
Joel Koh
Project Director
NUS Geography Challenge 2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NUS Geography Challenge 2013


The NUS Geography Challenge is back for its 17th installment! This blog would be the main source of information dissemination for NUS Geography Challenge 2013 (GC 2013).

We are currently giving the Blog a continuous facelift so do bear with us!

If you would like more details about NUS GC 2013, do contact us at for more information.

Schools & Teachers- Do Visit this page in January 2013 for more information, and updates on GC 2013!

Watch this space!