Zihui is like many typical 12‑year‑old Singaporeans – bright, level‑headed, and eager to live up to her parents’ expectations. She wants to do well in school. But the pressure mounts as she prepares for her Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). After all, with the help and support her parents have given her, and the sacrifices they have made for her, how could she fail them? How could she produce anything less than an exceptional grade?

Written and directed by Stanley Yap, 倦子2: PSLE‑GO is the second instalment to 倦子: Don’t Leave Me, Sunshine. This heartwarming story is about growing up in an education system that has been described by many as a pressure cooker. Made by local brand communication agency Splash Productions as a labour of love, this short film was produced in response to the disturbing rise of teen suicides in the city‑state.