Most of the people will respond this way!
Well, if you Google "Aberystwyth Singapore" (Quote not included in the search string),
you will find these entries:
Aberystwyth is 48% cheaper than Singapore :: Cost of Living ...
When we studied there in the early 1980s, the exchange rate for the UK Pound was S$5.00+ to One UK Pound.
For a simple meal like Chinese style fried rice, it cost 1.99 pounds, and that was about 5 times more than what we used to pay in Singapore.
We seldom ate out, and I saved money on haircuts by keeping my hair long.
My hair grew to shoulder length after a year, it looked great as I have straight natural hair and with that, styling hair was just tying them with rubber bands!
Keeping long hair in Aber is rather practical, it kept me warm in cold summer, autumn, winter and spring time. (To me, a Singapore girl, all 4 seasons were cold!)
Being a tropical lady, it was cold even in summer. The summer temperature was around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius on good days, and I wore winter clothing when I arrived in August 1981.
I seldom kept long hair in my early days as I find it too hot to have long hair in Singapore. Cutting and perming hair was a routine cycle since my Uni days.
Hence, when I returned to Singapore after one year of studying in Aber, my family members could not recognise me at the airport as they were not used to my Look then!.
So, within that week of arrival in Singapore, I returned to the short hair look and went back to my routine cycle of hair trimming every month, and perming hair every quarter.
This year is 2014, it is about 42 years since my study in Wales. Unlike some Singapore classmates like Yan Chuin and Hayati, I have not returned to Wales and visit CLW in Aberystwyth.
If not because of writing this article, I will not know the cost of living in Aberystwyth is 48% cheaper than Singapore now!
How I wish I could visit Aberystwyth in the near future and and experience it personally.
|This material is held at||Aberystwyth University|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW|
|Dates of Creation||1956-1990|
|Name of Creator||College of Librarianship Wales|
|Language of Material||English, Welsh, French, Italian, German.|
|Physical Description||0.375 cubic metres|
The archive contains the administrative papers of the College of Librarianship Wales, along with a selection of teaching papers; the papers of the CLW library; papers relating to staff and student societies, and a number of works published by the nearby Bronpadarn Press.
The College of Librarianship Wales was established in 1964. Located at Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, it was the first library school in Wales.
CLW was therefore of great importance in training and developing the skills of the Welsh library community, especially as it offered Welsh medium modules. Yet from it's inception the college adopted an international outlook, and established a reputation for high quality teaching and research.
CLW was also the first UK independent college of further education specialising in library science, and the first library school to offer residential accommodation. It's courses prepared students for Library Association examinations offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and the college consistently received a high number of applicants from the UK and abroad.
The college merged with the nearby University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1989, becoming the Department of Information and Library Studies. It is still located on the original campus in Llanbadarn Fawr.
The papers may be consulted through application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Aberystwyth University, Archives, Information Services, Llandinam Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DB. Tel: 01970 628593.
Basic finding aid available on request from Archives staff.
|College of Librarianship Wales|
|University of Wales, Aberystwyth -- Department of Information and Library Studies|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW/1|
|Dates of Creation||1956-1990|
|Physical Description||0.17 cubic metres|
The group contains the administrative papers of the College of Librarianship Wales, including correspondence; prospectuses; pamphlets; handbooks; policy documents; papers relating to scholarships; papers concerning conferences and summer schools hosted by CLW; papers relating to degree congregations; papers concerning exams, and papers relating to the opening of CLW.
|Universities and colleges Administration|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW/2|
|Dates of Creation||1964-1983|
|Physical Description||0.07 cubic metres|
The group contains teaching papers of the College of Librarianship Wales, including student assignments and reports on study tours to libraries abroad.
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW/3|
|Dates of Creation||1965-1989|
|Physical Description||0.11 cubic metres|
The group contains papers relating to the College of Librarianship Wales Library, now known as the Thomas Parry Library.
The papers include pamphlets; handbooks; library guides; bibliographies of CLW Library holdings; photographs of visits to the library; correspondence; newsletters; CLW Library Occasional Papers; library supplies catalogues; minutes of meetings and reports.
|College of Librarianship Wales Library|
|University of Wales, Aberystwyth Thomas Parry Library|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW/4|
|Dates of Creation||[ca. 1979]|
|Physical Description||0.01 cubic metres|
The group contains copies of works published by the Bronpadarn Press, including The Dragon of Wantley and other beasties ; Skyline Pigeon and Other Poems and A Selection of Elizabethan Songs and Words Without Music .
|Reference Number(s)||GB 982 CLW/5|
|Dates of Creation||1967-1980|
|Physical Description||0.015 cubic metres|
The group contains papers relating to the CLW Staff Association; CLW Students' Union and CLW Old Students' Association.
|Universities and colleges Employees|
GB 982 CLW - College of Librarianship Wales Archive
- GB 982 CLW/1 - Administrative papers
- GB 982 CLW/2 - Teaching papers
- GB 982 CLW/3 - Library papers
- GB 982 CLW/4 - Bronpadarn Press publications
- GB 982 CLW/5 - Papers of staff and student societies
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