Science and Engineer Importance to Singapore

Singapore has boosted its water supply through water-recycling and also increased its land area by reclaiming land, all feats accomplished by engineers. And engineering will continue to be important for Singapore's future, as the country works towards becoming a smart nation and overcoming its lack of resources
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
(50th anniversary celebration of the IES)

Monday, May 28, 2018

The PhD route

Some have more obstacle from their daily life
Some have more obstacle in their field of research
Some have more friends to help them here and there
Not everyone who started on this path gets to the end point
#limjunlong #jllim

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Quote for Life

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

#limjunlong #jllim

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Quote for Quality

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

#limjunlong #jllim

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Quote for Goodness

Think good thoughts
Speak good words
Take good actions

Three steps that will bring more to us than we can ever imagine

#limjunlong #jllim

Monday, April 23, 2018

Quote for long term goals

We need lots of powerful long term goals to help us past the short term obstacles

Quote for Strategy

Strategy is a fancy word for coming up with a long term plan and putting it into action

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Planning everyday

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that we can do something about it now
#limjunlong #jllim

Monday, March 12, 2018

ASTAR I2R Webmail

Staff can access the new I2R webmail by going to or simply type the full secure address: or or

Step by step guide on how to login into the I2R Webmail

1. Go to and click on Sign in
Home page to the Office365 - LIM Jun Long
Home page to the Office365 (mobile version)

2. Enter your prefix email address and click Next
Signin page to Office365 - LIM Jun Long
Signin page to Office365 (mobile version)

3. You will be redirected to the organisation login page. Enter your password and click Sign in
Login page to I2R Webmail - LIM Jun Long
Login page to I2R Webmail (mobile version)

4. You will be redirected to the
Homepage in the Office365 of I2R Webmail - LIM Jun Long
Homepage in the Office365 of I2R Webmail (mobile version)

5. Done. Enjoy your research!

Old I2R webmail is

  • [offline now]
  • [offline now]

Quick Link



Public domain information


  • Disclaimer apply.
  • The mobile version appearance is different from the desktop version. You will be able to manage it! 
  • Usable within ASTAR intranet and the outside networks

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ready for anything



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Configure your Dell high performance computer

Every few years we need to upgrade our high performance computer for one reason or another. The great thing about technology nowadays is that there are many tools available online for you to customised your next high performance computer as you need it.

Below is an example from

I have customised it for running pure numerical simulation with some form of mass storage. With 192GB of memory, it is more than enough for most of the researchers in the world. You will still need to pump cool air into the beast to maximise its full potential and ensure uninterrupted processing.

Note: Full disclaimer applies!

Precision 7920 Tower Summary

Dimensions & Weight:  
1. Height: 17.13” (433 mm)
2. Width: 8.50” (218 mm)
3. Depth: 21.46” (566 mm) 
Weight: 45.0 lb (20.4kg) 

Dell Price

US$12,749.29 (approximately SG$17,126.70)
Ships in 24–28 business days
Note: Full disclaimer applies!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Useful links for employees of ASTAR

This page contains the most comprehensive useful links for staff. The links URL are obtained from various web sources available to the public. Please report any broken links or updated links URL. Thank you!

ctrl + f

Use Ctrl + F on your keyboard to quickly find the link you need !

For sites or links that requires intranet access, please use your respectively VPN:

Frequently Used Quick Links

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

STRUM (Shifting Track Right Under Method)

Tokyu Corporation sucessfully tested the proprietary STRUM (Shifting Track Right Under Method) technology at Tokyo’s Shibuya station. The technology converted a operational line above-ground train to underground train system in about four hours. Service continues as usual the next day.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

It doesn't matter how many resources you have

It doesn't matter how many resources you have. If you don't know how to use them, it will never be enough.


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Friday, September 1, 2017

Admission Requirement for NTU PhD and MEng Programmes

Thinking about joining the postgraduate degree at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore? 

1. General Admission Requirements

2. Additional Admission Requirements

Depending on where you obtain your Bachelor's degree, you may need additional items listed below.

3. Validity of test result

Your test result are valid for a certain period of time depend on the school.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Test date must be within 5 years or less from the date of application
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
    •  Test date must be within 3 years or less from the date of application
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
    • Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application

Screenshot of the information page:


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


You can't build a #great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you are going to have a #strong superstructure.

What comes easy won't last long, what come hard stay longer... a bit

Saturday, July 22, 2017

8th year at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

This month marks the start of Jun Long's 8th year at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) 's Institute for Infocomm Research.

A lot of things have changed in the organisation since he joined. The past two year was the most most drastic change in operations and landscape. Hopefully, the changes create a better environment for Singapore research and a better country future.

Follow his Facebook or Twitter for more updated news or fun!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A*STAR Annual Report

An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company's activities throughout the preceding year. Annual reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the company's activities and financial performance. [Wikipedia]

A*STAR Annual Report 2015 – 2016

[Direct A*STAR Link]
[Dropbox Link]

A*STAR Yearbook 2010 – 2011 

[Direct A*STAR Link]
[Dropbox Link]

A*STAR Yearbook 2005 – 2006

[Direct A*STAR Link]
[Dropbox Link]

A*STAR Yearbook 2001 – 2002

[Direct A*STAR Link]
[Dropbox Link]

More annual report at

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Half Of All PhD Students Suffer From Psychological Distress

A brand new study by a team of international researchers has underscored just how common such conditions crop up in this very specific demographic. Writing in the journal Research Policy, it’s concluded that one-in-two PhD students experience psychological distress, and one-in-three are at risk of experiencing a psychiatric disorder, either over the short or long-term – particularly depression.
“Most prevalent are feelings of being under constant strain, unhappiness and depression, sleeping problems due to worries, inability to overcome difficulties and not being able to enjoy day-to-day activities,” the team, led by Ghent University, write in their paper.