Andrea Ng (22S06B)

Special Edition: TouRIsts

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By Raffles Press ’22

Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ‘ 22

Although we may technically be a school press, we at Raffles Press constantly seek to expand our horizons beyond Raja Block and the Marymount gate to venture into unexplored territory. This is why our journalists have taken full advantage of the easing of community measures to head out into various corners of Singapore over the past few months.

We are proud to present to you TouRIsts — a special edition in which you can find reviews of trails, parks, museums, dining establishments, and everything in between. We hope you will have as much fun reading as we did writing.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we take you on a tour to inspire and perspire!

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TouRIsts: A Picture of Pasir Ris Park

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By Clara Chai (22A01D), Faith Ho (22A01A) and See Man Teng (22S03A)

Photos courtesy of the writers and Mr Patrick Wong

While it was undoubtedly difficult to get to the park via public transport (one writer got lost on the way from the MRT), our trip to Pasir Ris Park can be summed up in a sentence: worth the walk. 

The rest of us began to venture into the park while waiting. We were certainly not alone, having been  accompanied by bird watchers and other park explorers. The park turned out to be an excellent place for bird spotting (for those with eagle eyes), among other things. 

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National Examinations: How Standardisation Benefits Us

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By Clara Chai (22A01D)

104 twenty-cent and fifty-cent coins. 1.134 kg. Sound familiar? 

While browsing through countless memes of Helen and Ivan last year, I came across this interesting news article. It touched on the stress that the PSLE brings to young children, as well as how our approach towards the national exams may be causing more harm than good. Yet, it also encouraged readers to maintain a positive attitude towards these exams.

For most students, the grades that they attain from their examinations are very important. To them, their marks impact their academic confidence and future educational pathways. For this reason, the scores they obtain for their national examinations may carry more than double the weight in their hearts. Words like ‘bell curve’ and ‘national performance’ strike fear in many students’ hearts as their grades seemingly hang on sheer unpredictability.

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A Goodbye to Our Wonton Mee Vendors

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By Clara Chai (22A01D) and Phang Duncan (22A13B)

Wonton mee vendors Mr Chew (left) and Mdm Lee (right)

Hectic, unfamiliar, intense… such were the emotions that Mr Chew and Mdm Lee carried in their hearts on their first day at RI over a decade ago. Since then, they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs, but as they doled out their final bowl of wonton mee on 27th August 2021, Mr Chew admitted that the experience has been ‘a very happy one’.

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