Alison Tan (23S03A)

Teachers’ Day 2022: Teachers’ Drip

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Alison Tan (23S03A), Anamika Ragu (23A01A), and Nor Akmal (23S03A)

“Doesn’t ‘drip’ on its own mean something different from ‘dripping’?”

Ms Chuang Sulynn, Literature Department

Indeed it does, and more. With the sweltering heat of living on the equator and attire regulations looming over us every time we reach for something from the closet, having ‘drip’ (fashion and/or style) in Raffles Institution seems to be a mammoth task. 

Despite this, our teachers make do rather impressively. 

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Raffles Chorale 2022: Across The Horizon

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), and Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A).

Photos courtesy of Huang Xihao (23S06S) from Raffles Photographic Society.

This concert, which was highly anticipated by a full house of attendees, was preceded by the gradual hushing of an otherwise highly active audience awaiting the performance with bated breath. The curtains swept apart to reveal a soft wash of vivid colours, strikingly reminiscent of a sunset. The lecture theatre hung in stillness as all eyes fixed onto the choristers on stage. With a flourish of a hand, the concert began.  

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RI 199.5: Bicentennial Logo Sculpture Inauguration Ceremony

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A) and Lim Yong Le (22S03M)

Founded in 1823, Raffles Institution was Sir Stamford Raffles’ last public act to help educate and civilise Singapore. Some nearly 200 years later, the Institution has arguably succeeded in its purpose, having stood the test of time to continue enlightening future generations. 

On Monday, 23 May, 2022, selected students and teachers gathered in front of the RI200 Logo Sculpture, eagerly waiting for the ‘unveiling ceremony’ to begin. Even though the Guest-of-Honour, Senior Minister of State Zaqy Mohamad, was slightly delayed by a talk delivered on the Y1-4 Campus, his belated arrival was still met with a rousing round of applause.

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Raffles Jazz 2022: Shades of Love

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Chung Thong En (22S06N), and Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

“I hope the audience enjoys this,” said Keith Chan (23S06Q) minutes before the performance began, backstage buzzing with all the pent-up nerves of performers who hadn’t properly been on-stage for at least two years. As the clock ticked down, the PAC gradually filled up, a hum of anticipation in the air for performers and people alike.

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