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Prelude to the Bicentennial: RAM Virtual Gallery

By Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F)

In an effort to connect ex-Rafflesians and the public to the institution, the Raffles Archives and Museum (RAM) recently launched its virtual exhibition. This event,  as part of a wider countdown, marks the 850th day till RI’s bicentennial.

Visitors to the site are invited into a virtual replica of the museum, captured using 360-degree cameras and digital modelling. Akin to the streetscapes on Google Street View, site-users can navigate through the various exhibits by tapping on the intended location.

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Echo for Eco 2.0: Our Duties of Environmental Advocacy

By Arielle Yeo (21S07B)
Cover image by Clarice Tan (21A01C)

Among all of the issues plaguing our society, environmental advocacy may not be of the highest priority to some. Many of us have heard of it, but how many of us really know what it entails? During Echo for Eco 2.0, a webinar organised by Raffles Community Advocates, over 100 participants gathered to find out more.

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Prelude To Our Bicentennial: Rethinking Raffles

By Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F) and Thet Hninn Zin (21A13A)
Cover image by Neo Xin Yuan (21A01D)

Behind the grand piano at the Yusof Ishak Block atrium lies a room that not many know about. Commonly thought of as just another storage facility, it bears the remains of the previous Heritage Gallery, the long-standing precursor to what we now know as the Raffles Archives and Museum. It has largely remained out of use for the better part of the decade, until a new exhibition discussing the life of Stamford Raffles necessitated its use as an annex of the museum. 

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Raffles Business Symposium 2020: Food Wastage

By Clarice Tan (21A01C) and Neo Xin Yuan (21A01D)

Like all other events in 2020, the Raffles Business Symposium (RBS) took a different form this year. Hosted entirely on a Zoom video conference call by the Raffles Entrepreneurship Network (REN), competitors, judges, emcees and viewers all attended from the comfort of their homes. Despite all these changes, the spirit of the Symposium still remained the same. The two main components of RBS are unchanged too—Symposium and Competition.

This year’s theme was Food Wastage, a relevant and important topic of discussion in today’s context. The RBS 2020 opening video provided news reports of increasing food wastage both globally and locally, and explained its negative impacts—wasted food not only produces methane, a greenhouse gas which contributes to global warming, but it also serves to perpetuate food insecurity. 

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Prelude To Our Bicentennial: The Raffles Archives and Museum

By Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F) and Thet Hninn Zin (21A13A)

As the institution’s bicentennial nears, we look back as a school on our past two centuries of history. For many Rafflesians, both past and present, it is the traditions that we remember most. Be it the age-old ceremonies that continue to underpin our journeys or the illustrious histories of our co-curricular activities, these legacies are what shapes our ethos. Carrying the mandate to protect such a heritage for generations before and to come, is the Raffles Archives and Museum (RAM). Together with the Office of Alumni Relations, and led by Mr. Magendiran (Advisor Special Projects & Alumni Relations), the RAM will oversee some of the upcoming bicentennial celebrations in the next two and a half years.

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