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: Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop Extension 

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By Chloe Charitey Pudjo (22S03G) and Mei Feifei (22A13A) 

The Gallop Extension is the newest addition to the famed Singapore Botanic Gardens. In this article, Raffles Press takes you on a tour through its 8 hectares of lush greenery, open spaces, and picturesque black and white houses.

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TouRIsts: Marina and Museums

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

Photos courtesy of Mr Patrick Wong and Mirella Ang (22A01C)

If you came from Part 1 of our coverage of our Prexcursion, you might be wondering: surely Raffles Press didn’t just spend school money on three separate meals and called that their learning journey? 

Well, apart from paying homage to the array of cuisines to be found here in sunny Singapore (surprise surprise), we also did other fun, more educational things. And what better way to kick off our gallivanting than with some good ol’ kite flying? 

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Hidden Gems at Upper Thomson

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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

Tired of Junction 8? Been to Jai Thai for the hundredth time? Bored of mala (how dare you!)? Located just a short bus ride (or walk for fellow Gryphon Challengers) away, Upper Thomson is an undiscovered trove of treasures. As self-proclaimed food lovers, we couldn’t resist checking it out. Here are a few places we tried!

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How To Stop Feeling Like The World Is Coming To An End

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A) 

What happened on 14 April 2018? Airstrikes took place in Syria. An Oscar-winning director died. And a lawyer set himself on fire

Four years on, I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of David Buckel until I started work on this article, even though other cases of self-immolation, such as those of Mohamed Bouazizi or Tibetan monks, stay at the forefront of public consciousness. 

Why, then, has David Buckel’s case faded into obscurity, even as the cause he was protesting against—climate change—looms closer? 

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