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By Guan Heng Tan

“In tracing the careers of those various humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide historical past are stated briefly costs from their lives. those on my own make the e-book a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational ebook 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 history, the message in each one of many tales inside of is similar: you can also make your personal success.” Vita version This enlightening publication describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles women' university and Raffles Junior collage, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood provider within the optimum positions. The biographies include little recognized evidence of curiosity, that have been adorned with own anecdotes acquired from these interviewed. The booklet additionally represents a courageous project via a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.

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Indd 46 11/16/2007 5:40:41 PM Of Trade and Diplomacy Ridzwan bin Haji Dzafir As an Ambassador-at-Large, Ridzwan bin Haji Dzafir belongs to the select company of only three Ambassadors in Singapore to be honoured with such a prestigious appointment. In his 46 years of distinguished public and community service, he has served as Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DirectorGeneral of the Trade Development Board and Non-Resident Ambassador to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Panama. He is also a Pro-Chancellor of the NUS and a stalwart of the Malay community.

Ridzwan Dzafir was born in 1927 and grew up in the Kampong Glam area. He studied at the Kota Raja Malay School, Telok Kurau Primary and Raffles Institution. “I was one of the few Malay boys who succeeded to get into RI in 1940. My studies were interrupted by the Japanese Occupation. I helped out in my brother’s restaurant and did work as an interpreter for a Japanese company, because I had studied in a Japanese school. I completed my Senior Cambridge in 1947 and I was the second boy in the school.

Singapore had not been able to host the South East Asian Games until 1973, due to the lack of facilities. He was also responsible for the creation of the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex and Games Village. In addition to sports, he also loved music. At parties, he would play the guitar and sing for his friends. His friendliness and humanity made him much loved by the people of Singapore. Othman Wok has fond memories of Edmund William Barker. “The first time I saw Eddy Barker was in 1938, when I joined RI.

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