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CCA Previews ‘23: Swimming

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By Randall Neo (Captain)

Founded in 1924, Raffles Swimming is among the oldest and most established CCAs in Raffles Institution. Some notable alumni from the Raffles Institution Swim Team (RIST) include  Goh Chok Tong, the former Prime Minister of Singapore between 1990 and 2004, and Quah Ting Wen, Olympian and 26-time gold medalist at the Southeast Asian Games between 2007 and 2022.

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CCA Previews ’23: Recreational Badminton

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For many of us, physical activities, especially in the form of sports, are an indispensable part of our lives. Everyone stands to gain much from sports, be it a team sport like football, martial arts such as taekwondo, or even more skill based sports such as bowling. 

Some play to give our body the regular pump it needs to stay fit as a fiddle, while others play to seek an adrenaline rush, or for numerous other reasons.. This is why all kinds of people are welcome at Recreational Badminton, or RecBad, as more fondly known by its members.

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CCA Previews ’23: Sailing

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By Faith Ning Koy (Captain) and Keenan Cheung (Vice-Captain)

When you think of sailing, what comes to mind? Popeye the Sailor Man, or Pirates of the Caribbean? Take this mental image of a sailboat, shrink it and paint the boat white; now you’ve got yourself picturing a modern sailboat! 🤩 We want to put it out there — sailing is not the same as canoeing or dragon-boating, contrary to popular belief. Performing the rowing action and claiming that it is sailing in front of a sailor is a foolproof way of rocking the boat!

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CCA Previews ’23: Malay Cultural Society

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By Khadijah Alsagoff (Chairperson)

Raffles… Malay Cultural Society? Haven’t heard of us? It’s been a little quiet since COVID brought us down, but we have so much in store. With sessions held in our school’s MLEP room, MCS offers you the opportunity to learn about Malay culture and arts, but most of all we provide you with a community—a place to strengthen bonds and find a family you can always fall back on.

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CCA Previews ‘23: Sports Recreation Club

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By Isabel Low (Captain) and Lee Ray Jin (Captain)

Sports Recreational Club is a CCA where we learn and play many different sports. We conduct PE-like modules, where members have the chance to experience and develop interests in the respective sports. Members can pick the sports they wish to experience through a vote that is conducted after every module. 

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