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By Jermaine Lee (24A01A) and Michelle Lee (24A01A)
The Peranakan Museum recently reopened its doors on 17 February, after undergoing extensive renovations since 2019. This charming building along Armenian Street was once home to Tao Nan School, before housing the Asian Civilisations Museum and finally the Peranakan Museum since 2008.
We interviewed its curator, Mr Dominic Low, about the new changes and the inspiration behind his curatorial decisions.
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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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By Clara Chai (22A01D), Faith Ho (22A01A) and See Man Teng (22S03A)
Photos courtesy of the writers and Mr Patrick Wong
While it was undoubtedly difficult to get to the park via public transport (one writer got lost on the way from the MRT), our trip to Pasir Ris Park can be summed up in a sentence: worth the walk.
The rest of us began to venture into the park while waiting. We were certainly not alone, having been accompanied by bird watchers and other park explorers. The park turned out to be an excellent place for bird spotting (for those with eagle eyes), among other things.
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By Chern Huan Yee (22S06A), Chung Thong En (22S06N) and Jason Sutio (22S06U)
Ann Siang Hill and its neighbouring Telok Ayer Green Park allow you to take a breather from the stresses of the future… by escaping to the past.
The Chinatown-Telok Ayer area might be more well-known for its markets and food, but you should not miss the two parks it contains that preserve the old Singapore in the middle of urban development.
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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Sophie Goh (22S07B)
Even though we could’ve enjoyed a nice walk in a park, two Press reporters, at the risk of overestimating our fitness levels, somehow decided to spend Gap Day on a high-intensity cardiovascular workout across Singapore.
Buckle in, for it’s going to be a long ride.
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