Author: Shermaine Lim (22S03N)

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: 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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Let’s Talk: Multi-hyphenates

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By Shermaine Lim (22S03N)

On the first day of the January Induction Programme, I sat in the middle of the lecture hall, amidst 200 restless students who were visibly reeling from the effects of the never ending series of perfunctory talks. 

However, there was one particular talk that piqued my attention, that being the one titled: How to Thrive in JC. Intrigued, I craned my neck and paid special attention to the Year Head, who introduced the concept of being a multi-hyphenate. 

For those unfamiliar with this term, a multi-hyphenate is described as a person with varied skills with a certain level of expertise. These are your Kylie Jenners, the actress-model-business owner-celebrity, of our society. They refer to a group of outstanding individuals who excel at a range of areas of expertise, with a multitude of titles under their belts. 

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My Week with Burnout 

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By Shermaine Lim (22S03N)

It starts small, with a few unfinished lectures and forgotten tutorials, before it snowballs into misunderstood concepts and a looming test date. With the added pressure of an outstanding batch of peers and the never ending deluge of work and responsibilities, catching up soon becomes an impossible mission, until it reaches a peak where you just stop. 

Sound familiar? 

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Raffles Reads: Instructions for Dancing

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Shermaine Lim (22S03N)

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

Rating: 3.5/5  

“Not everybody can dance good, but everybody can dance.”

For Evie, the spirited protagonist of this story, love is a wasted concept. After a shocking revelation that left her family divided and her belief in love shaken, the once hopeless romantic finds herself forsaking her collection of romance novels at a nearby mobile library. There, she meets an enigmatic stranger who gifts her a mysterious book eponymously titled ‘Instructions for Dancing’ and an inexplicable gift: to see the past, present and future of any couple—including their inevitable end. 

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