My new room D420 is facing 320˚ northwest, and the sun just shines at the wall at the side of the windows from 3pm onward until it sets.
I know I'm stupid enough that I didn't check the direction which my room faces before choosing my room and I'm pretty upset with the result and my stupidity.
Another thing that drove me mad was, the wind from the ceiling fan can only reach a certain limit of height below it, so I can hardly feel any wind when I'm lying on my bed.
Luckily I'm going to Sweden in the 2nd semester for student exchange programme.
In spite of having an Aerogaz Table Fan in my room already, I felt like buying an air cooler, which was also urged by my mom.
Fortunately this time they did sell one type of air cooler there and the price is within my budget.
Without hesitation I bought a Morries Air Cooler MS-2000AC for $79.90 (U.P. $89.90 at FairPrice) and carried back to hall.
✔ Effective cooling with simulated natural wind
✔ Timer selection
✔ Wind speed variation
✔ Water level indication
✔ With remote control
One difference between a fan and an air cooler is, you need to fill water into the tank so that the cotton which is in contact with the water draws the water upwards when you press on 'Cool' and the air is cooled by the enthalpy of vaporization of the water (in some countries it's called evaporative cooler).
Sometimes I even put ices in it so that the cooling effect is even greater, but of course you need to make sure that there is space for the cotton panel to be slightly inserted into the tank so that it can draw the water up.
The Morries Air Cooler swings in the horizontal direction while the adjustable grill is adjusted manually in the vertical direction.
By the way, I wasted my precious time climbing up and down to and from D4, so I'll definitely either move back to D1 or somewhere else in D4 if I get to stay in Temasek Hall again next year.