By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those different humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide historical past are stated briefly charges from their lives. those on my own make the publication a desirable learn . . . past historical past, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational publication approximately making whatever of your individual lifestyles. no matter if your aspirations are humble or increased, even if you're from an easy or advantaged historical past, the message in every one of many tales inside of is identical: you can also make your individual success.” Vita variation This enlightening booklet describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles ladies' tuition and Raffles Junior collage, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and group provider within the maximum positions. The biographies comprise little identified proof of curiosity, that have been adorned with own anecdotes bought from these interviewed. The booklet additionally represents a courageous venture via a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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Extra resources for 100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003
After all, RGS was the best girls’ school at that time and still is. The Principal told her that I was late for entering school and that there was no room for me. Undeterred, my mother walked to the classes and spotted an empty desk in one of the classrooms. She persuaded the teacher to put me there. ” Chen was also one of the ﬁrst girls to study Science at Raﬄes Institution. Three days before the fall of Singapore, her family boarded a ship bound for Australia. In the Java Sea, out of 24 ships that were bombed by Japanese planes, only three were not sunk.
Soon, her face was on the covers of Taiwanese entertainment magazines. They described her as a young talent with such a soulful voice that she seemed to be breathing life into each of her songs. In 1994, she hit the big time with her album Heartache. In the same year, she won the local ‘Media Recommendation for Best New Artiste Award’, which would be followed by many other awards and accolades, musical or otherwise. Not content with just being a mega pop star, Kit Chan turned her attention to the stage.
Choor Singh persevered with his Law studies and passed the Final Examinations of Gray’s Inn. However, he could not be called to the English Bar because he could not comply with the requirements of keeping Dining terms. In 1949, when he presided at a Magistrate’s Court, he caused quite a stir. “It was quite a sensation to see a Sikh sitting as a Magistrate. In fact, I was the ﬁrst Indian to do so. ” In 1953, he was granted leave to attend his Dinners, and it took him three days to reach England.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan