New Year's resolutions are generally hard to keep. But its the Japanese custom to set their resolutions on 1 JAN yearly it learning a new language, exercise daily, start looking for a boy/girlfriend, lose weight, flush the toilet or like my nephew Augustine , dream to become a SuperBoy etc etc...

We can also dream..... to become our own boss next year, to learn a new qualification skills, learn how to cycle, learn to bake/cook......dream z.z.z.z.z.z.
Make your dream a reality and set your New Year Resolution in style, like many of our students.
U can achieve!


Wishing All Students, Associates, Partners and Friends of SingTrain Academy

This Christmas Tree @ Takashimaya is really eye catching!


Our heartfelt congratulations to Ray & LiangLi who tied the nuptial knot on 13 Dec 2008.

Her course mates also had a great time as the wedding banquet was part of the festivities & fun for members @SingTrain Academy.


Stretching.... Deep tissue massage..... Traditional Thai Massage Diploma by SingTrain Academy, an affiliated School of TMC School of Chiangmai

Thai massage, also known as Nuad Phaen Boran, is an ancient massage that involves not only deep muscle massage, but stretching, elements of shiatsu, yoga, and acupressure as well.

Traditional Thai massage focuses on the experience of the whole body. It works on the major energy lines, known as ‘Sen’. These Sen run throughout the body. By loosening blockages, the massage will help harmonize the body and recoup any deficiencies of the energy lines.

Just as Chinese medicine uses acupuncture to help revive health, traditional Thai massage uses a similar system of pressure points to help heal and relieve stress. The Prana, or life energy, is allows to freely circulate through the body.

Look at the professional techniques displayed by these group of enthusiastic and bubbly students. Believe it or not, they are only into their 4th lessons. Amazing, right?

Singapore government allocates S$600m for skills upgrading


For the past months, BLEEK job market were beset by worries over the poor economy. Many expects it could turn worse with more losing jobs.

The government announcement to allocate S$600m for skills upgrading today has given workers a booster jab.....and outlook may not may be so bleek, after all...

Workers will get training and upgrading opportunities, and will also be helped to acquire new skills so they can get jobs in sectors less affected by the downturn.....such as service & tourism sectors.

Employers can enjoy higher course fee support for Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) or courses which are nationally certifiable courses. Looking ahead, things are much more rosy with big events such as the opening of the two Integrated Resorts in a few years on the calendar. Hence, individuals should continue to acquire new skills so that one can capitalise on the growth opportunities later.

At SingTrain Academy, we assist individuals who wishes to acquire a new skills set by working with various self-help group such as Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), Community Development Council (CDC), NTUC etc to assist you obtain training subsidies.

Contact us at or give us a call at Tel: 6221 2017 if you need more info. You may also visit us at 163 Tras Street #07-05/#09-01 Lian Huat Building (Tg Pagar MRT, Exit A)


It was a day about understanding the usage of raw herbs, their functions and how to apply them on aching muscles for pain relive.

Look at the personalised hand-made herbal ball by our very talented students. The session was really enjoyable and enriching....

Moving From Strength To Strength

SingTrain Academy celebrates our New Facility for SPA, Beauty & Face Training on 09 Novemeber 2008....

The opening of an additional facility sees a consolidation of our training under one roof at Tanjong Pagar. The new unit now houses training for CIBTAC, WSQ and NSRS Beauty related courses. To commemorate the auspicious move-in, we call for a simple celebration filled with lots of fun with our CIBTAC trainees who were attending training on 09 November!


This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including plai, ginger, kaffir lime, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.

The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety.

You can learn how to make your own herbal ball with raw herbs and apply the hot compress for pain relieve:

Date : 16 Nov 2008 (Sun)
Time : 1pm to 5pm
Venue: SingTrain Academy
163 Tras Street #07-05
Lian Huat Building
Fees : $95.00 (for alumni members) and $110.00 (for public)

Please send us an email at or call Tel: 6221 2017 if you are interested.


The event on 2 Nov @ Marsiling Drive was graced By Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan. It offers organisations a creative avenue to heighten their branding awareness and profile their respective industry to an extensive pool of job seekers, students and skill upgraders.

Career exhibition organised by North West CDC has become our bi-yearly fixture. Kudos to team members of North West Community Development Council (NWCDC) for the job well done!


As part of a community project, some elderly people have received beauty treatment and shoulder massages at a nominal fee during the Fuchun Community Club Open House.

Graudands and CIBTAC students from SingTrain Academy keep the elderly young in their later years by offering EyeBrow Threading, Manicure as well as Head and Shoulder Massage. It was a meaningful event for our students to experience a day of giving as well as applying their skills set on real life situation.

Reskilling To Return to Workfoce - A Housewife Tale

Mdm Lily Lee enhanced her employability skill by attending the Diploma In Body Massage at our Academy, after being a full-time housewife for the last 17 years.

With her children gradually gowing up and becoming more independent, Lily feels the need for herself to be connected with the society and not just continue to stay at home as a full pledge housewife.

She signed up and self-finance her initial Diploma Training and is currently employed by a major SPA in Singapore. Her current achievement does not stopped her from continuing to upgrade herself.

With the help of the Academy, She is taking her Beauty course with subsidy from self-helped group. Lily hoped to eventually be able to do well in both Body & Beauty Therapy. Let's wish her every success in her aspiration!

Home Remedies - Kaffir Lime (Limau Purut, Citrus Hystrix)

These little limes can help you get rid of Smelly Feet & Arm Pit

Kaffir Lime is well known for its medicinal properties, not only by the Thais and Malays in the olden days but also by modern scientific researchers. It can be used to get rid of smelly feet,armpits and helps remove dandruff .

Smelly Feet :

(1) Slice 2 pcs of Kaffir Lime into half
(2) Squeeze the juice on luke warm waste (dun throw away the fruit, just leave them in the pail)
(3) Wash feet and soak for 20 mins, twice a week

The smell will be removed, and skin of feet will be smoother as well.

It can be used to get rid of Smelly Armpits.

(1) Take one Kaffir Lime and cut into half
(2) Apply it under arm and leave it for few minutes before rinse
(3) Repeat 2 times a week

Kaffir Lime Shampoo is used commonly in rural Thailand and beyond. It leaves hair squeaky clean and revives the scalp and helps get rid of dandruff.

Its inexpensive, natural and sweet-smelling.

We Are On Air .... LOVE FM 97.2

Were invited by Violet Fenying of Love 97.2 to speak on Alternative Career with her co-host Addy Lee.

A new experience and the entire talk show was fun!

If you have missed out today's interview, tune in again on next Monday, 20 Oct at 12.35pm. We will be on air, this time with Lily Lee.

Creating Magical Moments - Bridal Make-up

Welcome to the Wedding Bliss. These group of trainees will become qualified Bridal Make-up Artistes after today.... 12 Oct 08 (its assessment day).

They are passionate about creating a fabulous and memorable celebrations for their "brides" and to turn their dream wedding into an uforgettable experience with the skills they learnt from their beauty trainer.

Did you notice some sweet and innocent "brides" brought by their mummy to be the model for the assessment?


Start planning or creating your own career path....... if you are thinking of a career switch, re-entering workforce, coping with the risk of unemployment or facing organisation down-sizing/restructuring etc etc.

What drove these Auties, Uncles, Professionals to take up a 2nd Qualification skills set is their aspiration to "make things happen" or in anticipation of "something that may happen"!Which ever does happens, they have an alternative skills set to fall back to and could continue working in different industries, if necessary.

CHANGE is constant. Follow your heart and get ready for changes!
The School can help you apply for course subsidy from *CDAC, CDC, NTUC.
(*application are subject to approval from the various authorities).

Contact us at Tel: 6221 2017 or drop us a email at for more info.

ROM Make-Up for TaiLee

Congratulations to TaiLee on her ROM on 4 Oct 2008.

Our Beauty trainer performed a special make-up session for bride-to-be TaiLee and at the same time, provides hands-on training to our team of CIBTAC and Bridal Make-Up students. This is part of our training methodology; conducting training in a commercial salon environment.

We also make arrangement for our Make-up and Facial graduates to offer Facial and make up (Personal or ROM/Bridal Make-Up) services to our clients at students rate. Those interested may call us for appointment.

Graduates Service Menu

1-hour Rejuvenating Facial (with Bryan's scrub & serum) : $38.00 (@ academy)

Personal Make-Up : $38.00 (@ academy)

ROM Make-Up : $88.00 (@ academy)

Bridal Make-Up: $200 to $250 (off-site)