TouRIsts: Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop Extension 

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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

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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

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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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Cross Island Impressions: Issue #4

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), on behalf of Raffles Press

The theme for this year’s Cross Island Impressions is ‘Through the Journalist’s Lens’. This theme provides two areas for exploration: first, where does the journalist look for newsworthy stories? There are many things that the average student takes for granted — think something as commonplace and mundane as online lectures — that deserve behind-the-scenes stories. Second, where does the future of journalism lie? The world’s largest newspaper publications have gone multimedia in response to their audiences’ changing needs: a three minute video with suitable graphics and engaging animations is much preferred to a traditional three thousand word article.

The 2022 edition of Cross Island Impressions thus aims to look at where we can find our stories now, and how we can harness the power of photo, audio and video to supplement our craft.

On behalf of Raffles Press, I hope you enjoy reading Cross Island Impressions Issue 4: Through the Journalist’s Lens.

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Special Edition: Orientation 2022

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By Raffles Press ’22

Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ’22

Raffles Institution on 1 Raffles Institution Lane is home to more than a thousand Rafflesians, hundreds of staff both teaching and non-teaching, each individual inspiring and dazzling in their own way. 

For hundreds of years, this institution has been filled with the rich and thriving Rafflesian population: 

Students, who fastidiously attend lectures and do their homework for the wide array of subjects studied and examined (more on page 6); 

Teachers, who navigate the myriad of blocks, levels and classrooms (we have a map for you on page 15) to impart invaluable knowledge and make sure that every student’s life is thoroughly examined (and thus, worth living); 

Canteen vendors and cleaners and gardeners and security guards and the Popular aunties, who make sure we are fed and clothed properly (more advice on page 16). 

Now, the flock welcomes a burst of new life—you, the Year Five, probably somewhat anxious, somewhat excited to begin a new chapter of your education here. No matter what, this edition is for you. 

You may be looking forward to joining a CCA (or two, who’s to stop you?) or a WEP. Perhaps you can’t wait to start your own CE01. (Not sure what these acronyms stand for? Head to page 13) 

Or maybe you aren’t looking so far ahead—the more pressing issue is clearly settling into this almost completely foreign environment (we’ve scattered some tips throughout this edition; for the JAEs, you might find mythbusters on page 24 helpful). 

Coming into a new environment is always a nerve-wracking experience, but hopefully this special edition can help you along as you throw yourself into JC life. It’s only two years, so make it a good run. 

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