To Nguyễn Thanh Hiền, it is a river of thought, ebbing and flowing through moments and deeply rooted in chronicling the world through the individual’s eyes. Chronicles of a Village opens with the charge of “sightless humans”, when our unnamed narrator’s village is ambushed and ravaged by colonisers. At first glance, then, this is a tragedy of a peaceful, faraway and tucked-away community interrupted by outward cruelty; a classic recount of injustice.
By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Claire Jow (23A01B), and Gabriel Ho (24S02A)
Nadra Binte Hamdan (22S03M)
“In excelling in my studies, I may be able to solve the challenges that I have at home.”
Nadra has had a penchant for science for most of her life. Fascinated with the way reactions occur in chemistry, she has always worked towards a career in medicine. She describes studying the way certain drugs are capable of reacting with the body and treating diseases with a smile.
How do you get lychee mocktails, Rafflesians young and old, and provocation to convene under one roof? Three opportune nights, years in the making, somewhere near the heart of RI— Albert Hong Hall.
The Festival of Ideas (FOI) was a huge event that garnered incredible levels of attention, from students, alumni, members of the public, and prominent figures in various industries alike. Sentiments ranged from the festival being “So RI” (inviting all possible connotations of the label) to it being a smashing, and almost revolutionary, success.
Day 3 of the Festival of Ideas brought with it a great deal of promise—attendees ranged from CEOs of successful startups to environmentalists and policymakers concerned about the intersection of issues.