National Service

What Comes After November: Part 3

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

A journey one, two, or even twelve years in the making is not easily forgotten. So far, this series has been focused on painting a picture of the ways you can enjoy your relative wealth of free time after November, but that time is as much a post-A-levels life as it is a post-A-levels life.

This article looks at some of the ways the interviewees reflected on their A-levels experience: their thoughts on managing academic stress, the process of figuring out how to spend twenty-four hours outside of school, and their advice for juniors taking on the A-levels.

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What Comes After November: Part 2

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

The post-As period isn’t always about exploring dozens of interests or gallivanting around the world. For half of the people reading this article, trenches and military uniforms will be an inevitable part of the near future. Others might choose to focus their efforts on fewer areas. In this part of the series, I curated stories from seniors who undertook National Service (NS) or delved into specific fields.

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Rafflesian Times: Life is Bigger Than You

Reading Time: 13 minutesPublished 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 minutesBy 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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