Category: Human Interest

A Day in the Life of the Raffles Cat

By Isabelle Tan (19S03S), Vanessa Lur (19S06Q), and Yoon Shwe Yee (19S03B)

Many Rafflesians would know of the sleek-looking cat with a glossy coat of grey and black fur lurking around the Y5-6 campus. He responds to the name Teddy and is most frequently spotted at the Crib, staring down the humans that pass him. Recently, Raffles Press stumbled upon a journal in the Crib, with the name Teddy scratched onto its hard cover, seemingly belonging to our feline friend. With the help of this mysterious diary, Raffles Press follows our feline friend around for a day to find out what an average day looks like through Teddy’s eyes.

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Come Fly With Me: Inside the Raffles Aviation Club

By Varun Karthik (19S06A) and Aaron Tan (19A01B)
Photos courtesy of the Raffles Aviation Club

Somewhere along Airport Road, where the buildings are low and the sky stretches endlessly above, stands a quaint little establishment known as the Singapore Air Force Museum. If you ventured within, past the retired aircraft, up the elevator to the officers’ mess on the third floor – and if you were visiting on the 13th of December 2018 – you would find four figures sitting close before a stage in the cozy hall, the site of the Aviation Safety Competition 2018.

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Kindness and Respect

By Nicole Chan (19S05A), Kwee Qiao Ying (19S03K), Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A), Benjamin Liew (20A03A), Sarah Lok (20A03A), and Emily Ni (20S03C)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

This year, Raffles Press also invited four Year 7s who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service to share about their motivations for helping others, as well as the struggles they encountered along the way. Read our interviews with them here to be inspired.

This is Part 2 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Discipline and Passion

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Shervon Lee (19S06A), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A), Huang Bei Hua (20A03A), Claire Tan (20S07A), and Valerie Tan (20S07B)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A) and Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A)

This year, Raffles Press invited four Year 7s who have invested their time and energy into their respective sports, instruments and art to share about their JC experience, and any advice they may have for juniors. Read on to learn more about the holistic side to these Rafflesians, and what they get up to when they’re not busy studying!

This is Part 1 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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Teacher Feature: Mr. Tan Mian Ou

By Aaron Tan (19A01B), Varun Karthik (19S06A), and Nicole Chan (19S05A)
Photographs courtesy of Mr. Tan and the Raffles Photographic Society

In this teacher feature, we speak to Mr. Tan Mian Ou—PE teacher, Rugby teacher-in-charge, one of the current year heads for the Year 6 cohort, and an old boy. In this interview, Mr. Tan shares with Raffles Press stories of his schooling days, his unusual entry into the teaching industry, his life as a teacher, and some advice for us all.

This interview has been edited for concision.

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