Rafflesian Times

the Raffles Institution school magazine


Issue 5

When the last leaf falls: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

by Michelle Zhu (15A01B)

Editor’s note: This article was initially published on 24 March 2015 on Raffles Press’ blog, Word of Mouth,
Continue reading “When the last leaf falls: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew”


Shiv’s Diary: The SEA Games Opening Ceremony

contributed by Shiv (1P), written by Dylan Yap (4C) and Tan Wei Jun (4C)


5th June. The day that Singapore unveiled the Opening Ceremony for the 28th edition of the Southeast Asian Games, otherwise known as the SEA Games. Continue reading “Shiv’s Diary: The SEA Games Opening Ceremony”

World-Class Negotiator

by June Lee


In an international career dedicated to representing Singapore globally, one thing has distinguished Professor Tommy Koh’s work for nearly 50 years – a sense of fair play.
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Founder’s Day Reflection

by Ganesh Gunasekeran (4D)


Crazy. Tiring. And yet, fun. That probably describes the past week.
Continue reading “Founder’s Day Reflection”

Memories and Models: Revisiting the ‘Seaside English Big School’

by Inez Tan

When it comes to revisiting memories, alumni of CHIJ and St Joseph’s Institution are, perhaps, fortunate in one respect Continue reading “Memories and Models: Revisiting the ‘Seaside English Big School’”

My Grandfather’s Class

by Inez Tan

When Mr Siu Kang Fook’s (RI, 1968) former schoolmates opened his recent email they were astonished Continue reading “My Grandfather’s Class”

A Time and Pace For Everything

Writers: Joyce Er (15A01A), Louisa Li (16A13A), Sze Perng (16A13A), Kaiying (16S06E)

In light of the conclusion of the recent SEA games culminating in Singapore’s best showing with a total haul of 259 medals, the local sporting scene has been heated up with discussion of medal hopefuls at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading “A Time and Pace For Everything”

A Year For Tomorrow

By: Kang Yi Xi (15S03N), Nicolas Baey (15S03F), Louisa Li (16A13A), Huang Jiawen (16S06G)

When Dr Chan Kin Ming (RI, 1975) was just a newly minted house officer, he received a request from Dr Ho Tat Kin, the MP of Boon Teck Constituency then. Continue reading “A Year For Tomorrow”

The Doctor In A Wheelchair

By: Wilson Chan (15A01C) Tan Su (15S07A) Michelle Choy (15S05A) Trudy Chak (16S03D) Vanessa Chia (16A13A) Stella Soon (16A01C)

It’s nerve-wracking to interview a man of great stature, much less someone as dignified as Dr William Tan, but his exuberant smile reflects an inner warmth and genuine enthusiasm Continue reading “The Doctor In A Wheelchair”

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