By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those different humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide heritage are mentioned briefly charges from their lives. those on my own make the booklet a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational publication approximately making anything of your individual existence. even if your aspirations are humble or increased, even if you're from an easy or advantaged heritage, the message in every one of many tales inside of is similar: you may make your individual success.” Vita version This enlightening publication describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles women' college and Raffles Junior university, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood provider within the optimum positions. The biographies include little identified proof of curiosity, that have been adorned with own anecdotes acquired from these interviewed. The booklet additionally represents a courageous venture by means of a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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Extra info for 100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003
She has led an interesting life as a mother of three children, an entrepreneur, academic, author, champion of women’s rights and family values, and a Nominated Member of Parliament. She attended Nan Hua Primary School and Raﬄes Girls’ Primary School, followed by Raﬄes Girls’ Secondary School before proceeding to the National Junior College and the University of Singapore, where she graduated with Honours in Sociology. She pursued her academic interest after marriage and achieved a Masters of Philosophy Degree in Sociology from Hong Kong University.
I had no table or chair to do my homework. I did some reading under the street light. Even in 1927, when I was in Standard 7 in RI, we were living in the ﬁve-foot way in a godown in Read Street. After attending Pearl’s Hill Primary School and then Outram Road School, I went to RI, the one and only government secondary school in those days. I was there from 1926 to 1929, the year I passed my Senior Cambridge Examinations at the age of 18. This is because I had started school at the age of eight.
He kept his meetings light-hearted, which made for a happy atmosphere. Bertie Cheng’s friends know him as a good storyteller, with a keen sense of humour. “I like to crack jokes, but I’m not a joker. I’m a mad man. M. A. D. stands for ‘Make A Diﬀerence’. I try to make a diﬀerence. ” His philosophy in life can be summed up by one of his favourite aphorisms. indd 34 11/16/2007 5:40:40 PM Twinkletoes Chia Boon Leong Chia Boon Leong was born on New Year’s Day in 1925. Only 5 foot 3 inches tall, this 80-yearold maestro is a legend in Singapore’s football.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan