Category: Raffles Reviews

Rank It: Cafes of the Cat’s Meow

By Tay Jing Xuan (20S03C) and Emily Ni (20S03C)

Do you still remember that one April Fools’ article, “Cat Cafe To Open in Raffles Institution”? Students were excited at the prospect of a cat cafe opening in school, with Teddy as its resident. It certainly disappointed quite a number of students when it turned out to be a deliberate prank. But we certainly wouldn’t leave our readers with such a sad conclusion to the saga. While the school will not be able to set up a cat cafe here, one can still visit some of the cafes on this little island. To make up for the dismay some readers might have felt, we (Emily and Jing Xuan) have decided to speed up the decision-making process for everyone and embarked on a journey to two cat cafés in Singapore (ignoring the threat of impending CTs and our thin wallets—after all, one can’t spell ‘cat cafe’ without ‘C’ and ‘T’, right?) Continue reading “Rank It: Cafes of the Cat’s Meow”

It’s Not About How Much We Lost, It’s About How Much We Have Left

By Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

Whether it was your lecture notes, sleep, youthful idealism, or that water bottle you left behind in LT1 after a Math lecture and then never saw again, you have probably experienced loss in one of its many forms.

But how does the loss of a plastic hydration container measure up against the grief of losing “friends… family… a part of ourselves”, as Captain America so aptly puts it?

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.

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Holiday Movies Extravaganza

By Chloe Wong (19S07C) and Ina Song (19S07C)
Photographs courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes and Google Images

Are you bored? Holidays got you feeling cooped up? No worries, we’ve got you covered. We watched two movies of different genres that you could catch this June, and reviewed them as well! Here is our take on MIB: International and UglyDolls, now showing in cinemas.

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Rank It: The Tea on Bubble Tea

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Sarah Lok (20A03A), and Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

On the 4th of May, Raffles Press headed down to NEX to compare three bubble tea stores and the eight drinks we bought from them—Tai Gai (台盖), Yuan Cha (源茶), and PlayMade by 丸作—in order to decide which of the eight would emerge superior to the others. We evaluated the drinks along the lines of taste, price, visual presentation, and most importantly—“would we buy this again?”.

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