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By Guan Heng Tan

ISBN-10: 9812779469

ISBN-13: 9789812779465

“In tracing the careers of those different humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide heritage are stated briefly fees from their lives. those by myself make the publication a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational publication approximately making whatever 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 every one of many tales inside of is identical: you may make your personal success.” Vita variation This enlightening e-book describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles women' college and Raffles Junior collage, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood provider within the maximum positions. The biographies include little identified proof of curiosity, that have been adorned with own anecdotes got from these interviewed. The publication additionally represents a courageous venture by way of a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.

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Claire founded the retail arm of the resorts, Banyan Tree Gallery, which works closely with village cooperatives and not-for-profit marketing agents to produce local crafts in order to sustain gainful employment for artisans. Originating in Phuket in Thailand, the Banyan Tree group now includes 22 resorts and hotels, 58 spas, 70 galleries and two golf courses. Claire is a Council member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is one of the first two women to achieve this distinction after 89 years.

Choor Singh achieved high judicial office against overwhelming odds, through sheer hard work, determination and opportunity. He is an inspiring example of a self-made man, who started his career as a solicitor’s clerk and became a Supreme Court Judge. indd 42 11/16/2007 5:40:41 PM Mr Accountant-General Chua Kim Yeow Chua Kim Yeow was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Yet, with only nine years of schooling, he rose to the top of his profession. He was Singapore’s Accountant-General. His successful career is inspiring, as he achieved it through self-study, sheer hard work and determination.

His stage was the Jalan Besar Stadium, which could only hold 20,000 of his adoring fans. For those of my generation, the nickname ‘Twinkletoes’ will always be etched in our memory. indd 36 11/16/2007 5:40:40 PM A Woman of Many Parts Claire Chiang Claire Chiang See Ngoh is a woman of many parts. 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.

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