Author: Lim Yong Le (22S03M)

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: Not Just Coasting Along: A (Partial) Review of the Singapore Coast-to-Coast Trail

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Sophie Goh (22S07B)

Even though we could’ve enjoyed a nice walk in a park, two Press reporters, at the risk of overestimating our fitness levels, somehow decided to spend Gap Day on a high-intensity cardiovascular workout across Singapore. 

Buckle in, for it’s going to be a long ride.

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TouRIsts: Food Adventures

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This is Part 1 of our coverage on Press’ 2022 learning journey. You can access Part 2 here.

Good food is tough to come by, even in sunny Singapore. After close to two years of being scared to go out and eat with friends, we finally took the plunge — and the opportunity — to review some food places as part of our Prexcursion (our affectionate name for “Press Excursions”). 

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Rank-it! The Hottest Nood(le)s in Town

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M)

From Mala Xiang Guo to the best Home-Based Learning Naps, Rank-It! has certainly dabbled into many different fields. The spiritual successor to the previous Mala article, this article sets off on a perilous journey of evaluating various brands of popular fiery instant noodles. All noodles reviewed here were cooked as per packet specifications.

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Blast to the Past: An Open Letter to the 1970s Rafflesian Times

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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Lim Yong Le (22S03M)

Hey 1970s Rafflesian Times

We bet you didn’t expect your musty little publication to make headlines again. Didn’t think you would survive so far into the future, did you?

Well, you didn’t. Just like Pokemon, you’ve evolved: we’re Raffles Press and we’re in charge now. 

We may not have paid advertisements like you did. We may not have a regular print edition (climate change and the lack of funds has caught up to us). And unlike you, our strapping ancestor, we may not write our pieces like Victor Hugo or Jane Austen for our Rafflesian comrads.

Still, we couldn’t help noticing that despite fifty years, some things never change. Let’s get started, shall we? 

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