Going local: Embracing the Singapore education system

Nanyang Primary School at 52 King's Road.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - Back in mid-2007 when my family first moved to Singapore, I mentioned to friends that my husband Jim and I longed for our daughter Happy to attend Nanyang Primary School (NYPS).

A handful laughed, while others exclaimed: "What? We're trying to find ways out of this demanding system, while you're striving to get in. That's madness!"

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