Raffles Players Presents: Derailed

By Keziah Lam (19A01B) and Sarah Chen (19S03C)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The production’s title – “Derailed” – kept us guessing up until the curtains went up and the show started. What would the performance be about? A train crash? A really distracted student? We couldn’t be sure. But there was one thing that was for certain – whatever we were imagining was not even half as good as what we got.

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Meraki: RPS Exhibition 2018

By Alyssa Loo (19A13A), Keziah Lam (19A01B) and Mabel Yet (19S03Q)
Photos courtesy to Tian Rui Ying (19S05B)

It isn’t easy to showcase the most vulnerable parts of yourself, much less allow it to be under the close scrutiny of hundreds of strangers. Yet, the Year 5 photographers from Raffles Photographic Society took up the challenge and put up a spectacular exhibition, entitled Meraki. Through just 1 to 2 photos, the photographers told their own unique story by allowing visitors to uncover that sliver of themselves woven into their work.

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Batch Night 2018

By Benjamin Lim (19S03I), Vanessa Lur (19S06Q) and Chloe Wong (19S07C)
Photos courtesy of Jiang Jin Liang (19S06N) and Amy Lin (19A01B)

Batch Night 2018 certainly was a night to remember. The performances. The food. The games. Everything seamlessly flowed from the start to the finish, with the audience enjoying every single performance by the many talented individuals in this institution. The halls of the Albert Hong Hall Auditorium opened timely at 6.30pm, with several groups of people milling around, queueing for the tasty food before the night started.

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First Man: The Cost of a Dream

By Aaron Tan (19A01B)

Like a tuna in a tin can, the man rattles in his metallic prison. We see nothing but his tortured face, stifled by shadow, all at once a blur and a clatter, the force of nearly four Gs pressing skin into bone—we hear nothing but the oppressive jangle of loose parts, the monstrous roar of the rocket engine, the altimeter’s tick-tick-tick, counting up thirty, a hundred, two hundred thousand feet. Up, up he soars, past the clouds (his breath is laboured), piercing the stratosphere (the rattling persists) to the edge of light and darkness, clawing at the gates of the final frontier. 

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The Midterms, Discourse and Singapore

By Varun Karthik (19S06A)

PW Oral Presentations were at full throttle on November 6th. The first few victims had already gone through the ordeal while the rest braced themselves for their impending doom. Throw in Deepavali and the nail-biting Arsenal vs Liverpool match that had just ended, and you might be excused for forgetting that the ‘leader of the free world’ returned to the polls on November 6th.

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