Raffles Reviews

Good Bites: Good Or Not?

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Andrea Ng (22S06B), Chloe Pudjo (22S03G), Keiran Koh (22S06M), Mei Feifei (22A13A), Sophie Goh (22S07B)

On a sunny Tuesday morning, five Raffles Press members found themselves at the Bishan Sports Centre, ready for a workout of their… stomach muscles at Good Bites, a halal-certified cafe restaurant serving “delicious fusion western dishes at pocket-friendly prices”

Good Bites is about a five minutes walk from Bishan MRT station. We would advise taking the sheltered route along Bishan Street 13, instead of walking along the sun-baked Bishan Road (as Andrea and Sophie learned the hard way).

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Rank it! PENS, PENS, PENS!

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

The only, absolute and best friend that a student has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is their PEN

The pen is truly mightier than the sword—one gets you an A, one doesn’t. That said, some pens are mightier than others. One trip to Popular and multiple pen tests later, Raffles Press presents to you the conclusive guide to the most popular pen brands from our school’s Popular bookstore!

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Rank It! Special Edition: Online Games

Reading Time: 19 minutes

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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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