By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those diverse humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide background are mentioned briefly fees from their lives. those by myself make the ebook a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational e-book approximately making anything of your individual lifestyles. no matter if your aspirations are humble or increased, even if you're from an easy or advantaged history, the message in every one of many tales inside of is identical: you can also make your individual success.” Vita version This enlightening ebook describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles ladies' college and Raffles Junior university, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood provider within the maximum positions. The biographies comprise little identified evidence of curiosity, that have been decorated with own anecdotes acquired from these interviewed. The publication additionally represents a courageous project by way of a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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Extra resources for 100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003
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. He holds the double distinction of representing China in the 1948 Olympic Games in London and being a member of the victorious Singapore team which won the Malaya Cup 1950–1952.
In the same year, she was voted one of the ‘Ten Most Admired Women in the United Kingdom’. For almost two decades, her heroic exploits, always at the risk of her own life and limb, have been exemplary and inspiring. indd 14 11/16/2007 5:40:37 PM Ang Swee Chai 15 home in a body bag. Her gentle demeanour belies her unﬂinching commitment and compassion for the oppressed. Beneath this veneer of vulnerability is a very courageous and fearless woman who lives up to her ideals. indd 16 11/16/2007 5:40:37 PM The ‘Cambridge Blue’ Minister Edmund William Barker When he was a schoolboy, Edmund William Barker read how the British Empire was won on the playing ﬁelds of Eton.
I learned how to be trickier, ﬁtter and faster to outwit my bigger opponents. Playing at inside-left, I was closely marked. I was also harassed, bullied and received many hard knocks. His modesty prevents him from making comparisons with present day standards of Singapore football. “Times have changed and soccer has also changed. Nowadays, the players are ﬁtter and faster. The techniques have become more sophisticated. Modern training facilities are also readily available. Then, football enjoyed only amateur status.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan