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TouRIsts: Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop Extension 

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Chloe Charitey Pudjo (22S03G) and Mei Feifei (22A13A) 

The Gallop Extension is the newest addition to the famed Singapore Botanic Gardens. In this article, Raffles Press takes you on a tour through its 8 hectares of lush greenery, open spaces, and picturesque black and white houses.

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TouRIsts: Marina and Museums

Reading Time: 10 minutes

This is Part 2 of our coverage on Press’ 2022 learning journey. You can access Part 1 here.

Photos courtesy of Mr Patrick Wong and Mirella Ang (22A01C)

If you came from Part 1 of our coverage of our Prexcursion, you might be wondering: surely Raffles Press didn’t just spend school money on three separate meals and called that their learning journey? 

Well, apart from paying homage to the array of cuisines to be found here in sunny Singapore (surprise surprise), we also did other fun, more educational things. And what better way to kick off our gallivanting than with some good ol’ kite flying? 

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TouRIsts: Food Adventures

Reading Time: 10 minutes

This is Part 1 of our coverage on Press’ 2022 learning journey. You can access Part 2 here.

Good food is tough to come by, even in sunny Singapore. After close to two years of being scared to go out and eat with friends, we finally took the plunge — and the opportunity — to review some food places as part of our Prexcursion (our affectionate name for “Press Excursions”). 

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Hidden Gems at Upper Thomson

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

Tired of Junction 8? Been to Jai Thai for the hundredth time? Bored of mala (how dare you!)? Located just a short bus ride (or walk for fellow Gryphon Challengers) away, Upper Thomson is an undiscovered trove of treasures. As self-proclaimed food lovers, we couldn’t resist checking it out. Here are a few places we tried!

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Tree Two One: Kicking Off a Greener Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society, and credits to Brandon Ang (23S03L) for the title of this article.

Raffles House, at Fort Canning Park, overlooks the sleek skyscrapers of the Central Business District. As a place with such grand reminders of modernity, it seems even more meaningful that it should be a venue for the celebration of heritage and history.

Fort Canning was where, two centuries ago, Sir Stamford Raffles erected Singapore’s first botanical and experimental garden. On 4th June, the school honoured this ecological legacy: Raffles House hosted teachers, students, alumni, and esteemed guests at the inaugural tree-planting event for the 1823 Trees campaign.

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