Happy Places on Campus

on Campus


With a campus as large as SP, most students will each have their own go-to spots, whether to chill alone or hang out with friends. We speak to a few students to get in on their favourite corners of SP!

Food Court 2 is not just another food court to my friends and I. Since we started poly together it has been a familiar place for us to share our stories. Sometimes we may grumble about little things over our teh pengs, but looking at the greenery of the Eco-Oasis, which is right next to us, brings me some peace and calm.

Nur Farah Binte Noor Mohamed, second-year Diploma in Interior Design (DID) student and alumna of Riverside Secondary School


This quiet corner near InnoV is not actually very well known. But I really like that it’s away from crowds and I can really focus on my work.

Jerusha Tan, first-year Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) student and alumna of Fuchun Secondary School (left in picture)

Whenever I need somewhere to do work and chill a little after my classes end, the Main Library is definitely my go-to, mainly because of the bean bags. I usually plonk myself down and get my earphones out to drown out any distracting thoughts. Sometimes, inspiration hits and I’ll start to jot down random lines that come to mind, and the same lines may very well turn into lyrics for my future track. So in my book, the Main Library is definitely the top contender as the cosiest area to chill in.

Axel Teoh AKA Axel Brizzy, first-year Diploma in Music and Audio Technology (DMAT) student and alumnus of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian High School

I started hanging out at the Sanctuary with my friends ever since I was a Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) student. It’s a great place to study too (when the library or classrooms are too cold, my friends and I would find ourselves a quiet corner here instead!) Also, I’ve known Zaheer (right in picture) since I was in primary school and we still find time to catch up at the Sanctuary despite our schedules.

Ellaine Garcia, first-year Diploma in Architecture (DARCH) student and alumna of Unity Secondary School (centre in picture)

The Sanctuary is a peaceful place that allows me to calm myself down and forget about the pressure brought about by school work and projects.

Zaheer bin Abdul Malik, first-year Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business (DCEB) student and alumnus of Chua Chu Kang Secondary School (right in picture)

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