National Service

Rafflesian Times: Life is Bigger Than You

Reading Time: 13 minutes

Published online at Rafflesian Times
By Michelle Zhu (15A01B), Nicholas Baey (15S03F), and Teo Yao Neng (3G)

In 2014, two of our alumni, Major-General (MG) Perry Lim (RI, 1988; RJC 1990) and Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han (RI, 1989; RJC 1991) were appointed as Chief of Army and Chief of Navy respectively. In this interview, they share their candid thoughts about Singapore and the armed forces, as well as the life lessons they gleaned from their time in RI.

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Diary of an RI NS Boy: Adil Hakeem

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Adil Hakeem

Adil, with his RI classmates.
Adil, with his NS platoon mates.

I’m only a three-month-plus-old soldier (unlike most of the people in my batch, who enlisted three to five months earlier), and yet it already seems like a long time! I’m not here to preach about the virtues of the army or how to survive it, but I thought even an experience as short as mine would be worth sharing, given that it has changed me quite a fair bit.

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