By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those assorted humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide background are stated briefly prices from their lives. those on my own make the publication a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational ebook approximately making whatever of your individual existence. no matter if your aspirations are humble or increased, no matter if you're from an easy or advantaged history, the message in every one of many tales inside is identical: you may make your individual success.” Vita version This enlightening booklet describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles ladies' college and Raffles Junior collage, lots of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood carrier within the optimum positions. The biographies comprise little identified evidence of curiosity, that have been adorned with own anecdotes got from these interviewed. The booklet additionally represents a courageous project via a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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After passing the Intermediate Law Examinations of London University, he was appointed as a Coroner with the handsome monthly salary of $850 which also came with a driver and car. 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.
Born in the Year of the Rabbit, it is not surprising that Cham keeps a menagerie of rabbit ﬁgurines and has 60 ties with rabbit motifs. Perhaps he can best be described as a romantic, especially when his favourite author is Somerset Maugham. He is a rare combination of the scientist and the artist. In RI, Cham excelled in the long jump and high jump. He also represented the Singapore Combined Schools in table tennis. Nowadays, he is content with exercising every night on a stationary bike or rowing machine.
Eddy and I got on very well, as his friendly attitude and humour brought us closer together. ” Barker was a devoted husband and father. His daughters, Carla and Deborah, have followed in the footsteps of their illustrious father into the legal profession. indd 20 11/16/2007 5:40:38 PM Of Rabbits and Fish Head Curry Cham Tao Soon Cham Tao Soon wanted to be a musician. However, his father discouraged him and he graduated with a degree in Engineering. He became an academic and subsequently, the founding President of Nanyang Technological University.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan