Category: Raffles Reviews

Rank It! Special Edition: Online Games

Feeling bored at home? Well, have no fear as Raffles Press has got you covered this June holidays! We have specially come up with a whole list of games that you can indulge yourself in and add a bit of spice to your life. After much research, we proudly present to you our top 9 online games that you can play in your free time!

So sit back, relax and get your App Store ready for some great game additions to your phone!

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Raffles Reads: This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

By Ng Ziqin

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

Rating: 4.5/5

Non-fiction has a bad rep for being too stuffy, too boring, too educational. How could anyone possibly feel engaged in a book with neither a plot nor a plucky protagonist to root for? Many non-fiction authors—and readers—seem to have forgotten that we read books to be entertained, not just to look or sound impressive when posed the commonplace question of ‘what are you reading now?’

It might be clear by this point that I have a slight vendetta against non-fiction. This might also have been what put me off finishing the book and submitting my review—originally due December 2020—in a timely manner. But while I don’t usually make a habit of reading non-fiction, I must say that This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was quite unlike any other non-fiction book I’ve ever read.

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Raffles Reads: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

By Ms Nicole Magno

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Before she was known as Wonder Woman—donned in her iconic red and blue armor and vanquishing villains with her Lasso of Truth—she was simply known as Diana, a young woman struggling to define her own worth.

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Over the Moon: Underdone

By Max Chwa (21A01B)

Rating: ★★★☆☆

It’s hard not to feel proud when an aspect of one’s culture somehow permeates the Western consciousness. Sure, it’s more than a little colonial, but perhaps everyone raised on Western media doomed to feel this way. So when Over the Moon was released on Netflix, I couldn’t help myself— I simply had to watch it.

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Lady Gaga: The Fame Monster Lives On

By Shaun Loh (21A01A) 

“Lady Gaga? The meat dress woman? The one from the movie with Bradley Cooper?” A classmate blurted out earlier this year when someone mentioned the singer. 

“Ummm…yeah, both of those things.” 

Somehow, in spite of Lady Gaga’s status as an omnipresent musical giant, there always seems to be a sense of doubt, a sense of uneasiness, in attempting to grasp the concept, or personhood, beneath the title “Lady Gaga”. 

Many used to remember her by her odd theatrics. Now, people think of her as a prolific embodiment of musical versatility. Yet, few understand where her true power and place in the music industry lies. It’s only in tracing her discography that we discover the true source of her meteoric rise. Just a decade ago, with a poker face shrouded in mystery, she released her most revolutionary record to date, The Fame Monster

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