Author: Chia Kei Yin (24S03C)

An Ode to Waffles…

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B), Cao Yuhan (24S03M), Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (Annie) (24A01A)

Being a Rafflesian may be a vastly different adventure for different people, but the spark of joy when a classmate asks “Anyone wants something from Chill?”, the anticipation of biting into a freshly-baked waffle, and the glee in comparing waffle flavours with friends are central parts of the RI experience. Raffles Press dives into stories behind the waffle-making process and what waffles truly mean to Rafflesians.

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Smashing for Gold: Girls’ Badminton Finals 2023

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By Cao Yuhan (24S03M) and Chia Kei Yin (24S03C) 
All photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

“The team spirit was finally here, and it was the strongest I’d ever seen.”

Ling Shi Hui Alicia (23S02A), vice captain of Raffles Badminton Girls’ Team
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Honouring the Past by Inspiring the Future: RI200 Founder’s Day  

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Jermaine Lee (24A01A), Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A) and Syaura Nashwa Rasyiddin (24S03R)

On 8 September 2020, RI started its 1000-day countdown to FD200 with the launching of the RI Bicentennial Wall and Countdown Timer. Since then, a flurry of activities have commenced, including the launch of the RI200 microsite, the virtual Raffles Archives and Museum, the 1823 Trees campaign, the English compilation “Some Dreams From Now: 135 Years of Rafflesian Writing”, the Mandarin publication “莱到两百年” (or “Our StoRIes”) and the Festival of Ideas.

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Supporting A Friend

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By Chia Kei Yin (24S03C) and Lee Tse Yee Megan (24S03M, Peer Helper)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month.

If my friend is struggling with anxiety and depression and messages me saying they are feeling bad, how should I support them? Is there any way to help them feel better? What if they just send short messages and don’t really elaborate much? 

Concerned Connie

Dear Concerned Connie,

Supporting a loved one with mental illness is not always easy, especially if the person struggling is not comfortable talking about their troubles. We would like to first applaud you for your kindness and compassion!

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CII 2023: Prospects or Passions?

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By Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Elgin Rahardja (NUS High), Chua Zea Ra (HCI), Ng Jie Ling (DHS), Li Jiahan (HCI), and Michele Loke (VJC)

This video is part of the 5th Edition of Cross Island Impressions. CII is a national student paper written by student journalists across Singapore. This year’s edition will comprise publications from teams spanning 8 different schools: DHS, EJC, HCI, NJC, NUSH, RGS, RI, and VJC. Each team of writers collaborated to produce a video and a photojournalistic article. Come read the 5th Edition of CII here, and watch the videos here!

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