New Face 2014: Introducing Tiara

New Face 2014: Introducing Tiara

Tiara Skadiang is a criminology and security major in university. Her interest in the field was sparked by TV police dramas like Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds.

She said: "I wanted to do law, but realised I'm not interested in legal proceedings, but in the sociology of crime and the people involved."

The 20-year-old at Singapore Institute of Technology wants to work in such fields as policymaking and diplomacy in the future.

She added: "I want to be a polyglot (a person who can speak several languages) and do something on a global level."

Tiara also likes to sing. Indeed, she has joined school talent shows and uploads covers to YouTube occasionally.

She said: "I picked up singing a few years ago, but never thought of it as a career. Now, I sing while showering most of the time!"


Tiara's love for music goes back to her primary school days when she first heard Aaliyah and Lauryn Hill.

She said: "I support all genres, but my favourites are hip-hop, R&B, and soul."

Tiara said her proudest accomplishment is getting into university.

She explained: "I used to think I'm a case of 'could have been', having always been an average achiever and 'almost-getting-there-but-never-really-made-it' kind. Getting that (university) acceptance letter was therefore a huge thing for me.

She added: "As a kid, I was pretty care-free. I would happily welcome those extra hours in bed and waste a lot of free time I had after school.

"Now, I would feel guilty if I idle around. I actually like being busy and fill my free time with as many things to do as possible."

This article was first published on Sept 15, 2014.
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