TouRIsts: Not Just Coasting Along: A (Partial) Review of the Singapore Coast-to-Coast Trail

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Sophie Goh (22S07B)

Even though we could’ve enjoyed a nice walk in a park, two Press reporters, at the risk of overestimating our fitness levels, somehow decided to spend Gap Day on a high-intensity cardiovascular workout across Singapore. 

Buckle in, for it’s going to be a long ride.

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TouRIsts: Istana Park

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By Chern Huan Yee (22S06A), Chung Thong En (22S06N) and Jason Sutio (22S06U) 

Travelling to Istana Park is relatively easy with its accessible location—directly next to exit B of the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. Once you ascend the escalator and into the centre of the park, you will be greeted by a large Festival Arch and pool. To the left and right of the Arch is an Art Space and Heritage Gallery. However, these attractions are not where you can find the monarch of Istana Park eating.

Instead, this “king” resides in a more secluded, natural environment—a pond to the left of the arch.

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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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