Author: Raffles Press

Malay Language Elective Programme: First Year in RI

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Afeef Ikhwan (21A13B)

Wahah Cendekia—the Oasis of Intellectuals.

Upon walking into school from the Marymount gate, you may have noticed these exact words adorning the front of the Blue Room. However, there’s a catch: it is no longer officially called the Blue Room! Formerly a multipurpose room, hosting classes and meetings alike, this room has now become the headquarters of the school’s new Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP). The aptly named MLEP Room had undergone major renovation works over the December holidays and is now open for students to partake in the programme’s plethora of events. 

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Food In RI

Reading Time: 10 minutes

By Coco Liu (20S06L) and Tay Jing Xuan (20S03C)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate as of time of writing, and may be subject to change.

The cheap and affordable, yet rich flavours of the canteen food may be what some of us are looking forward to when we return to school after the December holidays. Those looking for quick titbits to grab from Chill@RI in between tutorials and lectures can finally do so, too. But with so much to choose from when deciding on a meal or a snack, some of us may feel overwhelmed. After all, do you even remember all that’s sold at the school canteen? Fortunately, we have compiled a list of what is sold at the canteen, Chill@RI, and Professor Brawn Café for you to pick out the food you want!

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Raffles Reads: This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Ng Ziqin

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

Rating: 4.5/5

Non-fiction has a bad rep for being too stuffy, too boring, too educational. How could anyone possibly feel engaged in a book with neither a plot nor a plucky protagonist to root for? Many non-fiction authors—and readers—seem to have forgotten that we read books to be entertained, not just to look or sound impressive when posed the commonplace question of ‘what are you reading now?’

It might be clear by this point that I have a slight vendetta against non-fiction. This might also have been what put me off finishing the book and submitting my review—originally due December 2020—in a timely manner. But while I don’t usually make a habit of reading non-fiction, I must say that This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was quite unlike any other non-fiction book I’ve ever read.

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CCA Previews ’21: Table Tennis

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Janine Chew (21S06S), Girls’ Captain, Lim Ye Ning (21S06A), Girls’ Vice-Captain, Donovan Koh (21S06S), Boys’ Captain and Leom Sheng Rui (21S03O), Boys’ Vice-Captain

Table tennis, also known as “whiff-whaff” or “ping pong”, is a fast-paced, thrilling sport in which players hit a lightweight ball back and forth on a table. Behind the spectacle of thrilling rallies lies a challenging juggling act; one in which precise skills and mental toughness are put to the test.  

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