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.
Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.
When you think of fairytale adventures, what do you imagine? Pixies, gnomes, dragons, unicorns—basically any creature from Western mythology—usually come to mind, thanks to the popularity of works from the likes of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.
Casting these aside, Mist-Bound: How to Glue Back Grandpa daringly taps into a repository of lesser-known, yet equally interesting mythical creatures hailing from legends originating in South-East Asia.
6 May 2022 was a swelteringly hot day as the MOE Evans Road field stand filled rapidly with eager spectators. The atmosphere was electric. Student Councillors kicked off the drum beat, leading the Rafflesian crowd in a set of boisterous cheers. Not to be outdone, the ACS(I) students, clad in their signature red, blue, and gold responded with a round of their own shouting—testimony to the long-standing ACS(I)-RI rugby rivalry.
This year would mark the latest match in the finals against ACS(I), our long-time rival.
“Hello Singapore!” echoed across the Performing Arts Centre, greeting a rapturous audience of Rafflesians who enthusiastically cheered in response. Was this a BTS concert? No, it was actually the RI Sustainable Futures Talk featuring Mr. Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and former Minister of the Environment in the Norwegian government. His talk received an equally effusive response, evidenced by the barrage of questions from students eager to glean insights from his vast experience in working to improve the global environment.