New PDF release: 100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003
By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those assorted humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide heritage are stated in short costs from their lives. those on my own make the booklet a desirable learn . . . past historical past, 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, no matter if you're from an easy or advantaged historical past, the message in each one of many tales inside of is identical: you can also make your individual success.” Vita version This enlightening publication describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles ladies' institution and Raffles Junior university, lots of whom have served within the Singapore public and group carrier within the maximum positions. The biographies comprise little recognized evidence of curiosity, that have been decorated with own anecdotes received from these interviewed. The e-book additionally represents a courageous venture through a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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Extra info for 100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003
Claire’s achievements include a book that she co-authored: Stepping Out — The Making of Chinese Entrepreneurs. The 47 lives portrayed in the volume were based on four years of her research. “I was awakened to an old Singapore that I never knew. ” As the Nominated Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2001, she consistently focused on social services, women’s access to employment and educational opportunities, family values and the disadvantaged. How does Claire Chiang see her parliamentary contribution as a woman?
As a person, Cham does not conﬁne himself only to the nuts and bolts of his profession but also has a passion for the arts, rabbits and ﬁsh head curry. During his early years, Cham attended a Chinese school and Pasir Panjang Primary School, and later received his secondary education in Raﬄes Institution. He graduated in Engineering from the University of Malaya and obtained his PhD from Cambridge. He was Dean of the Engineering Faculty of the National University of Singapore. In 1982, Cham was appointed the Founding President of the Nanyang Technological University.
He was highly regarded as a lawyer and government minister, and known for his sense of humour. As a sportsman and a politician, he always played the game. Born in 1920, Edmund William Barker was educated at Serangoon English School and Raﬄes Institution, where he was the school captain, Head Prefect and champion athlete in 1938. He represented Raﬄes College in cricket, football, rugby and hockey. He was also the College’s champion athlete in 1940. After the Japanese Occupation, he was awarded a Queen’s Scholarship in 1948 to study Law at Cambridge.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan