Raffles Reviews

Raffles Reads: Land of Sand and Song

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Mandy Wong (22S03C)

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

Rating: 3/5

At first glance, Joyce Chua’s Land of Sand and Song seems like a typical YA novel filled with historical fiction and fantasy tropes. There’s a strong-willed princess for its heroine, a rogue prince for its hero and plenty of political drama that I recognise from dipping my toes into Chinese historical dramas. Little did I expect to open it and only stop when I reached the last page.

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Raffles Reads: The Secrets of the Sakura Girls

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Azzahra Osman (22S03P) and Ting Kaily (22S03P) 

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

Rating: 1.5/5 stars 

Prostitution is taboo in Singapore; many of us do not know much about this topic and tend to shy away from it, due to the social stigma associated with it. But did you know that it has existed here for nearly two centuries?

In The Secrets of the Sakura Girls, Aoki is a karayuki-san (Japanese prostitute) working along Malay Street in Singapore in 1870. 

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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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