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Float competition

Date: 1998

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Description: School of Engineering organised a float competition as part of the Freshmen Orientation 1998. Freshmen were given 2 days to design and fabricate their floats based on the themes, "Singapore My Home" or "Technology 2000". They were given only a one-metre wooden pole and a ball of raffia string to start with. Students demonstrated their resourcefulness and creativity by using mainly recycled materials or discarded items to build their floats.

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Freshmen Orientation 1990

Date: 1990

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Description: TP inaugural freshmen orientation was held on 12 to 14 July 1990 at the Grange Road campus for 540 first-year students from the School of Business and Design. Dr N Varaprasad, Principal and CEO of Temasek Polytechnic gave the welcome address.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 1991

Date: 1991

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Description: The Students' Union took over the organisation of the orientation for new students in June 1991. They organised a residential camp which was attended by about 140 students. For the day activities, the average attendance per day was between 250 and 300 students.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2012

Date: 2012

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) is a non-compulsory orientation programme organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time students. Freshmen may choose between a 3-day non-residential camp or a 3-day, 2-night residential camp. The orientation camp was held over two weeks, from 9 - 20 Apr, with varying dates and duration across the Schools. The activities planned during the 2-week orientation, including the Week-Zero camp, allowed students to familiarise themselves with their School environment and provided ample opportunities to make new friends, network among peers, and experience the vibrant TP campus life.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2013

Date: 2013

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) is a 3-day, 2-night residential orientation programme, including staying over on campus. It was organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time students. The freshmen participated in a series of programmes to orientate themselves to the new school environment, including many opportunities to make new friends and bond with their peers through fun and exciting games.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2014

Date: 2014

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) is a 3-day, 2-night residential orientation programme that includes staying over campus. It was organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time students. The freshmen participated in a series of programmes to orientate themselves to the new school environment, including many opportunities to make new friends and bond with their peers through fun and exciting games.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2015

Date: 2015

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) was organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time students. Freshmen may attend either a 3-day non-residential camp or a 3-day, 2-night residential camp. The activities planned during the orientation will allow students to familiarise themselves with the school environment and provide ample opportunities to make new friends, network among peers, and experience the vibrant TP campus life. The orientation camp was held over two weeks. Dates and duration varied across the Schools.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2016

Date: 2016

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) is organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time diploma students. Freshmen may choose to attend either a 3-day non-residential camp or a 3-day 2-night residential camp. The activities planned during the orientation will allow freshmen to familiarize themselves with their respective School and provide ample opportunities to meet new friends, network among peers, and experience the vibrant TP lifestyle.

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Freshmen Orientation Camp 2018

Date: 2018

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Description: The annual Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) is organised by the Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union (TPSU) for full-time diploma students. The activities planned during the 3-day non-residential camp will allow freshmen to familiarize themselves with their respective School and provide ample opportunities to meet new friends, network among peers, and experience the vibrant TP lifestyle.

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Freshmen Orientation Grand Finale 2000

Date: 2000

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Description: The highlight of TP's Week Zero Orientation Camp 2000 was the traditional "Final Clash", which would see students from the four Schools competing against each other in the telematch and cheerleading competition. Temasek Engineering School emerged as the winner for this year. Over 4000 freshmen sold cute little teddy bears by Sasha Bear Company at various locations around Singapore to raise funds for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), National Kidney Foundation's Children's Kidney Transplant Centre, and TP's Campus Care Network. BG George Yeo, Minister for Trade and Industry, was the Guest-of-Honour for the orientation finale held at the Triangular Garden on 30 June 2000. Five confetti canons were fired, and two students abseiled down from the sixth-storey corridor accompanied by fireworks to welcome him.

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Freshmen Orientation Programme 2023

Date: 2023

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Description: After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Freshmen Orientation Programme (FOP) activities returned in full physical form in April 2023. Organized by the Student Development & Alumni Affairs (SDAA), the FOP plays a crucial role in helping freshmen to adapt to the new school environment through various activities and programmes. The games and activities foster interaction, friendship, and camaraderie among the students, allowing them to start their academic journey at TP on a positive note.​

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Human Wheelbarrow Challenge at TP

Date: 2009

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Description: Temasek Polytechnic set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human wheelbarrow race. A total of 1,378 participants joined the event held on 24 Apr 2009 at the Sports Complex. This defeated the previous record of 1,044 participants set by the Carey Baptist Grammar School of Melbourne on 9 Sep 2008. At the same event, the Polytechnic also made it into the Singapore Book of Records, by setting 4 records for the fastest human wheelbarrow race, fastest human wheelbarrow relay, the longest human wheelbarrow chain, and the longest human wheelbarrow endurance. This event marked the end of freshmen orientation and the beginning of the new academic year. Besides welcoming the freshmen into the TP family, the event also aimed to further strengthen the TP camaraderie.

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Inaugural Temasek Regatta

Date: 2005

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Description: The inaugural Temasek Regatta or Dragon Boat Competition was held on 20 May 2005 at the Bedok Reservoir. It was also the grand finale of the Week Zero Orientation. About 15 secondary schools signed up to compete in the invitational schools' competition in the morning, while TP staff and students competed in the late afternoon. Senior management staff, including Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua, also participated in the race.

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Recycling and Temasek Polytechnic

Date: 1992

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Description: The Polytechnic's Temasek Green Nature Club organised its first seminar entitled "Recycling and Temasek Polytechnic" to promote "green" consciousness as part of the Orientation programme on 29 June 1992. Key speakers from the Nature Society of Singapore were invited to share their knowledge and experience on the conservation of the environment.

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School of Engineering Orientation Programme

Date: 1994

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Description: About 1,042 students and staff from the School of Engineering joined hands at Kim Seng Campus to set a world record for the longest human chain. The human chain snaked through the corridors of the campus buildings and the carparks. The activity was part of the School's three-day orientation programme from 4 to 6 July 1994.

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Temasek Business School freshmen orientation 2010

Date: 2010

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Description: Temasek Business School freshmen orientation was held on 15 April 2010 at the Temasek Convention Centre. Mr Daniel Yeow, Director, Temasek Business School addressed the freshmen, followed by performances from the Salvo Drums and Dance Ensemble and the singing of TP anthem by freshmen and staff. To bond the freshmen at school level, everyone including the Business School lecturers gathered at Temasek Polytechnic Sports Complex and with much creativity and teamwork, successfully formed the numeral "20" to commemorate TP's 20th anniversary.

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Temasek Olympiad 2015 : Freshmen Orientation Finale

Date: 2015

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Description: The inaugural Temasek Olympiad 2015 was held at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Students from the six schools gathered on the final day of the Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) to compete against each other in activities such as telematch, games and dances. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences was the champion for this Olympiad.

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Temasek Regatta 2006

Date: 2006

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Description: Temasek Regatta 2006 kicked off on April 21, 2006 with secondary school students, TP students, and staff gathering at the Bedok Reservoir for a battle on the water. The regatta was the grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2006. For the second year running, numerous secondary schools were invited to compete against one another in the dragon boat competition as part of TP's outreach programme. After an intense fight, CHIJ Katong Convent finished first in the Women's Finals, while Mayflower and Evergreen Secondary Schools came in second and third, respectively. In the Men's Finals, Victoria School emerged champion, while Bukit Panjang and Chung Cheng High (Yishun) finished runners-up and second runners-up, respectively. In the afternoon, staff and students, led by Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua, took to the water to compete in the inter-school dragon boat races and friendship races.

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Temasek Regatta 2012

Date: 2012

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Description: The grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2012 was the regatta held at the Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races, which included the freshmen, juniors/seniors, alumni and staff categories, the regatta is a must-attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff, including Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua, were present to cheer on all teams participating in the dragon boat races. The overall championship went to the School of Business, the School of Applied Science won the best cheer team award, and the School of Design won the best-spirited school award.

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Temasek Regatta 2013

Date: 2013

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Description: The grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2013 was the regatta held at the Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races, which included the freshmen, juniors/seniors, alumni and staff categories, the regatta is a must-attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff, including Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua, were present to cheer on all teams participating in the dragon boat races. The energetic students from the School of Engineering clinched the overall championship crown, while the School of Design won the best cheer and most spirited school.

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Temasek Regatta 2014

Date: 2014

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Description: The grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2014 was the regatta held at the Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races, including freshmen, juniors/seniors, alumni and staff categories, the regatta is a must-attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff, including Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua, were present to cheer on all teams participating in the dragon boat races. The School of Engineering emerged champion, while the School of Applied Science won the best cheer and most spirited school.

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Temasek Regatta 2016

Date: 2016

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Description: The grand finale of Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2016 was the regatta held in TP's own backyard, Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races which included the freshmen, junior/seniors, alumni and staff categories. TP's regatta is a must attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff including Principal & CEO Mr Boo Kheng Hua were present at the regatta to cheer on all teams who participated in the dragon boat races. The School of Engineering emerged the winning team and champion for third consecutive year as well as the winner of cheer leading championship.

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Temasek Regatta 2017

Date: 2017

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Description: The grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2017 was the regatta held at the Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races, which included the freshmen, juniors/seniors, alumni and staff categories, the regatta is a must-attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff, including Principal & CEO, Mr Peter Lam and Board of Governors, Mr Lee Kok Choy, were present to cheer on all teams participating in the dragon boat races. The energetic students from the School of Engineering clinched the overall championship crown, the fourth consecutive year it has done so.

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Temasek Regatta 2018

Date: 2018

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Description: The grand finale of Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation 2018 was the regatta held in TP's own backyard, Bedok Reservoir. Comprising seven official races which included the freshmen, junior/seniors, alumni and staff categories. TP's regatta is a must attend for everyone who is part of the TP family. Senior management staff including Principal & CEO, Mr Peter Lam were present at the regatta to cheer on all teams who participated in the dragon boat races.

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Temasek Regatta 2019

Date: 2019

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Description: The Temasek Regatta 2019 kicked off on 11 April, 2019 when about 5000 new students from the polytechnic's 6 academic schools congregate at the Bedok Reservoir Park to compete in a series of dragon boat rowing events, a cheer-dance competition, a mascot competition, as well as cheering contests. The regatta was the grand finale of the Temasek Polytechnic freshmen orientation. Senior management staff including Principal & CEO, Mr Peter Lam were present at the regatta to cheer on all teams who participated in the dragon boat races.

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